Re: "Comic Books"

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 17:45:15 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 23 Jul 1997, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> re: Comic Books with extropian themes.
> "V for Vendetta", a graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

I agree, it is a very good novel. I also think his novel _Watchmen_
(with Dave Gibbons) simply has to be mentioned.

It is IMHO one of the most fascinating and multi-layered novels I
have ever read, a kind of _Gödel, Escher,Bach_ looking into the
concept of superheros and morality instead of recursion and
self-reference. I would say at least two of the protagonists could be
seen as metaphors for the transhuman (Ozymandias) and the posthuman
(Dr Manhattan), and some of the issues raised are definitely
important for us.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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