Man’s highest purpose is to officiate the marriage of Matter to Meaning. His second highest is the appreciation and enjoyment of all the wondrous works begotten by this union.
“Rejoice! This is the promised time, Of earth’s ascent to realms sublime. Imagination’s endless dance, Is mankind’s jeweled inheritance.”
The comics published presently must be made with futurity in min; they are today’s tapestries and vases, the repositories of our modern mythology, meant to preserve and pass down who we are as a culture.
Every bit as much as Daredevil is a hero is shaped and defined by Irish Catholicism, so too is Luke Cage cut from Black Liberation Theology.
Though grotesque, eerie, even eldritch imagery is scattered throughout the puzzle platformer, it is this juxtaposition of such a proximate setting with the very event which epitomizes evil in our cultural memory which imbibes in Inside such a haunting quality.
Because male characters have been historically the default, masculinity as a theme is just now beginning to be explored.
A historical survey as to how various writers have emphasized the character’s alien heritage, immigrant status, and never-ending battle for “the American Way.”