Thursday, February 18, 2010

The 14 best books you missed in the noughties

One title from The Daily Beast's list of the 14 best books you missed in the last decade:
The New Frontier
by Darwyn Cooke

Darwyn Cooke's The New Frontier is Big News among comic-book fans, but it hasn't made the same leap into mainstream respectability as, say, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's Watchmen. Maybe it's because, on the surface, it's the stuff of geek heaven: a tale that overlaps Golden Age superheroes, like Superman, Wonderwoman and Batman, with their Silver Age counterparts, Green Lantern and The Flash. But its scope is more wide-ranging than all of them. Like your typical episode of Mad Men, The New Frontier is really about the 1950s/60s America in which it's set; a melting pot of hope and paranoia. Oh, and Cooke's retro artwork is a treat.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue