"The Big Lie" Getting Noticed in the Comics World
Here’s two recent articles about the forthcoming “The Big Lie” from Image Comics, to be released on September 7. Remember to contact your local comics shop and make sure they’re ordering copies!
The Big Lie Isn’t Just A Truther Text… It’s An EC Comic
by Rich Johnston
Rick Veitch is old school. Coming into comics in the seventies, he worked on horror and war comics with a twist that were heavily influenced by the origins in William Gaines’ EC comics. Something nasty in the woodshed, a overall sense of foreboding, the grisly only finally revealed in the last panels. It’s a sensibility he used in The One, Bratpack and Maximortal and that’s what we have here in The Big Lie.
There are likely to be a number of lazy September 11th comics. those who play up the shock angles from a variety of viewpoints. The Big Lie, despite being embedded in Truther arguments, is a stunningly comprehensive and cohesive narrative that entertains, infuriates and convinces on all levels.
And a twist ending that will make each and every Truther ejaculate in their underwear. EC Comics are alive and kicking once again!
Veitch Corrects “The Big Lie”
by TJ Dietsch
“Man, there’s so much disinformation, much of it highly charged politically, that it’s no easy job wading through,” Veitch said. “The debate has turned into a decade long troll fest, with polarized and entrenched groups insulting and debunking each other. Fortunately, in the middle of that are guys like [co-editor] Brian [Romanoff], who work diligently to separate fact from fiction.”
Veitch liked working with so many complex ideas in an effort to get the truth out there to the reader, but he also wants to give them a good show.
“You always want to entertain readers,” Veitch said. “We’ve constructed the first issue of ‘The Big Lie’ as a taut self-contained ensemble drama, kind of like those old ‘Twilight Zone’ episodes. But in this case we also want to enlighten, so we’ve woven the information we want readers to consider into the narrative. The take away, I hope, is that there ought to be a new and independent investigation into the bad smell surrounding the whole affair.”
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