24 October 2005

LINK: When Comics and Politics Clash!

Over at Newsarama, a lively debate sprung up on their message boards. That's nothing new to Newsarama regulars, though. They have one of the most active forums on the web. Fans regularly log on to bitch *cough, cough* discuss topics related to comic books, but this one was slightly different. This time the "Hero" being written about holds a dubious place in history. Not the comic continuity type of history, real life history, as in you and me. The topic in the fanboy's crosshairs this time is Che Guevara.

For those of you who don't know who he is, here is a quick lesson. Che is the face on T-shirts that, if not looked at directly, could be easily mistaken for Bob Marley. Now if you'd like more info than that, check out a little thing called Google. (Word on the street is that Google is gonna be big. Back to the topic.)

The book being reviewed by Newsarama is a fictional and exaggerated view of Che. Written by Ian Harker, THE EPIC & TRUE* LIFE STORY OF CHE GUEVARA is published by Triumvirate Press. If you have a few minutes, I suggest you take a look at the two pages of comments that immediately follow the review. An interesting range of viewpoints are posted. When comics and politics clash, there are no holes barred. When Matt Brady, the site administrator, tries to focus the discussion thread to the review of the book, he is quickly shot down. He comes off like that teacher who couldn't corral the rowdy kids in class.

Take a look. You may enjoy it as much as I did.

Till next time.

3 comments:

Erech said...

When Matt Brady, the site administrator, tries to focus the discussion thread to the review of the book, he is quickly shot down. He comes off like that teacher who couldn't corral the rowdy kids in class.

Bastard :D

Anonymous said...

No holes barred? That must be some discussion.

Bill Burns

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

LOL! Whoops! Then again, considering the tone of the debate, perhaps that wasn't a typo?