Re: Comic Books

Carl Feynman (
Tue, 22 Jul 1997 10:49:56 -0400

At 09:05 PM 7/21/97 -0700, Julio R. Vaquer wrote:
>I am trying to come up with a list of comic books with extropian
>themes. Any suggestions? I am interested in both adult and children's
>series. I would greatly appreciate any help.
>I've read the Martha Washington series. That's as close as I've come.

The Invisibles

The best comic to come out in many years. Beautiful art and writing.
Chock-full of dynamic optimism and spontaneous order. Plus plenty of sex,
drugs, and cool technology. The good guys and the bad guys fight over which
way the Singularity is going to go: total freedom or total control.

Battle Angel Alita

In the last few issues alone, the author has raised questions like: are
cyborgs morally inferior to all-flesh humans immortalized by nanotechnology?
What's the moral status of people whose minds have been uploaded to
computers which are then placed in the brain case of their original body?
How can we know we're not in a perfectly simulated world? All these
questions and more settled by grotesquely violent hand-to-hand combat!
(sorry about that last, but hey, it's a comic book...)


Only one issue out, so it's a little hard to tell. The author is a fan of
spontaneous order and utility fog.

None of these are suitable for children, not even a little bit.