Friday, December 17, 2010

Comic books as the wounded optimism of pariahs? ("... but he is Doom!")

'He Wears the Mask Just to Cover the Raw Flesh' - Ta-Nehisi Coates - Culture - The Atlantic:

Image via The Atlantic.

Doom was born a gypsie [sic] —which in another place, is another way, of all the many ways, to say he was born a nigger. Put differently, he was one of us. His aspect was scarred from his attempts to transcend himself, and so he donned a mask.

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