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Hunter S. Thompson -> Uncle Duke -> Spider Jerusalem?
Whether Ellis’ creation is an intentional ape of the Doonesbury character or not, it seems like a natural progression – putting Trudeau’s profane character in the future and turning him loose on social injustice and stuff.
After a long, imposed exile, Spider’s back in the big city and in order to keep the creditor hounds at bay, he’s looking for work as a journalist.
Armed with a bowel disruptor, righteousness, his wits and a mouth that wo
really liked it
Comics have been going through a very public struggle with maturity for some time now. They were well on their way to catching up with other art forms until they were hit with the ‘Comics Code’ in the fifties. The code was an outgrowth of reactionary postwar witch-hunting a la McCarthyism, and succeeded in bowdlerizing and stultifying an entire medium for thirty years.
For example, all crime had to be portrayed as sordid, and no criminals could be sympathetic. There goes any comic book retellings
really liked it
The word ‘unique’ doesn’t even start to describe our title character and the story. From the moment I heard the name of our guy, I was hooked!
Spider Jerusalem, (crazy) journalist: A man who sees through everyone’s bullshit.
if that’s not enough to win you over, look at the character design!
*It’s like the combination of the two band members from System of down!*
I Hate it here!
Spider Jerusalem was one hell of a journalist. But after years of Journalism, the man had enough of the city. He has bee