This week’s Hero History was somewhat slower going than previous ones, in part due to the sheer brilliance of the art in DC’s original Captain Action series from the late 1960’s. I kept getting swept up in the art (originally done by Wally Wood, then by Gil Kane with Wood inks) and sidetracked from the task of chronicling his exploits. It reminded me of a discussion I used to have with like-minded nerds in college, wherein we opined on which favorite artist we would rather have creating our world, given the choice. For a long time, I wanted to live in John-Byrne-drawn world, if only for the women, but after reviewing Captain Action, I’m on board with a universe created by the late Wood and Kane.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) won’t judge you for saying Liefeld, but also won’t understand why you don’t want ankles, asking: If you HAD to live in a world created by one of our world’s comic artists or art teams, who would you choose and why?