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December 12, 2005

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Comics Are So Weird

Now this is some serious cultural cutting-and-pasting:

Set in what appears to be the entirely Anglo-Pakistani city of Bradford, England, the unlikely hero of [the comic] ”Vimanarama” is Ali, an angsty Shiite 19-year-old who gets caught up in an ancient war between pollution-loving demons and the Ultrahadeen, giant beings apparently inspired by two enduring myths: stories of angels in the Koran and elsewhere, and Jack Kirby’s ”The Eternals,” a mid-1970s comic about a race of superheroic immortals whom humans worship as gods.

Ultrahadeen, y’all!

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Posted December 12, 2005 at 12:07 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
File under: Books, Writing & Such, Briefly Noted
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