The themes of light and dark, good and evil, black and white have been explored by artists for millenia. From Oedipus Rex
to Led Zeppelin
. We humans seem to never tire of this motif. And so it follows that the gods which populated the helenistic culture and superstitions of the first millenium of our gregorian calendar have embedded themselves in the current collective consciousness with barnacle-like stubbornness. Just as citizens of Rome at it's apex flocked to theaters
to spectate performances in honor of their preferred divinities so do we line up to watch men and women perform spectacles
which honor the most mythic aspects of the human experiences.
If you strip away the mask of CGI, you begin to see that the face of human aspirations have changed very little. Blame it on my current reading project - Grant Morrison's Supergods
- but these are the types of ideas swirling around in my noggin. So as I crack open my recently acquired copy of Cloak and Dagger #1, Bill Mantlo's themes
are what strike me as most prominent. Continue Reading »