Monday, December 13, 2004

Tales Of The Expected

expl_vis_table2The most common use of comics in the larger culture is to explain things to people like they're idiots, and nobody does it better than the Department Of Homeland Security. I'm a big fan of the unnamed, inappropriately calm stars of their disaster vignettes. They've been up on for a couple of years, so pardon me if you've already thrilled to the colorful Chemical Threat, the action-packed Explosions, the sickening Biological Threat, the provocative Nuclear Blast, and the absorbing Radiation Threat.

Warning: these are comics only in the dull Prince Valiant sense: just pictures and captions. But they do get sequential, if you squint. And I've read a lot of comics that have less story than these.

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