Zaucer of Zilk hit me right where Flex Mentallo hit me. I had the distinct pleasure of reading all of it in one sitting, and I positively reeled. It’s a doozy of a book. It isn’t particularly emotionally devastating, at least not on the surface. It’s just about consequences, time, fun, magic, and celebrity. It’s about knowing who you are and knowing your limits. It’s about a lot of things, but for me, it’s really about optimism. Zaucer of Zilk is a poptimist work, in that it leverages the bright and fascinating style of pop comics toward showing us that the world, no matter how dark it may get or how heavy the rain falls, is a place worth experiencing. (via What is Ewing & McCarthy’s ‘The Zaucer of Zilk’ About? - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews)
I took a quick look at Al Ewing & Brendan McCarthy’s sublime Zaucer of Zilk for ComicsAlliance. Real swaggery piece, if that’s what you like to see me do, complete with at least one really obvious rap reference. I see a southernism in there, too, now that I’m looking at it again.