July 02, 2003
So, remember a few days ago, when I said Alan Moore is one of the most prolific and influential comic book writers in the world?
He also happens to be a complete madman.
How can I make such a harsh judgement, you may ask? Well, for starters, rather than have a run-of-the-mill midlife crisis when he turned 40, the man decided to declare himself the sorcery-wielding servant of his own, personal Serpent-God.
I think that reaches the threshold of madness in my book.
But, consequentially, as a madman, his writing is always entertaining. Here, he turns his rapier wit to the history of Iraq and the West on page 14 of "Arthur" magazine.
Where No Man Has Gone Before
Well, they're one year off the mark that Arthur C. Clarke set in his Space Odyssey sequel, but NASA is pressing ahead with their plan to develop a nuclear-powered space vehicle to search for the possibilities of life on Jupiter's icy moons. If the unmanned craft leaves on schedule in the year 2011, given projected technology, it will still take 7 years to get there, but the scientific benefits of simply building the thing are off the charts.
Submitted for your nerd-gasmic pleasure.