The Comics Alternative: David B. & God is Dead

I co-hosted The Comics Alternative with Derek Royal again this week, and we talked about two recently-translated works by French bande dessiné (comics) creator David B, Black Paths and Incidents in the Night. We also discussed the first issue of God is Dead, co-written by Jonathan Hickman and Mike Costa with art by and Di Amorim.

Incidents in the Night was beautifully surreal: stories with shifting, changeable metaphyics make me happy. Black Paths is about the historical micro-state of Fiume, and it’s brief existence in the wake of the 1st World War, a reality nearly as strange as the fiction of B’s Incidents in the Night. I had a harder time getting into God is Dead because of the art, mainly the way women are drawn.