Cory Doctorow Comics


Combining my love for off-beat comics with an overtly fan-boy consumption of Cory Doctorow led me to my own Brighton Beach Memoirs moment of perfect mash-ups: I'm now in possession of the first three Cory Doctorow comic books based on his short stories.

The artwork is fantastic, the realizations of the characters contain enough subtle hints and jokes to make each panel worthy of a Hidden Mickey-like scan, and they're, well, cool comics. If you didn't know that Doctorow and other current fave Charles Stross collaborated on a few stories (and that Stross' work draws heavily on H.P. Lovecraft), you'd find the sysadm sporting a "Hello, Cthulhu" t-shirt only mildly amusing instead of an entreaty to open "When Sysadmins Ruled The Earth."

To quote Jerry from Craphound, each one is a poem in colors and a story in layout.

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