In a vertebrate world, pros would cease working for Marvel and any Marvel product that involved Jack Kirby’s co-creations or derivations of Jack Kirby’s co-creations.
Reading a comic book is as a complex semiotic process — it involves understanding how the interactions between words and images have been manipulated in order to achieve a story or joke.
I’ve noticed with the British writers there’ll be a political edge that’s not in the American stuff.
I was always interested in comics because of the possibility of communicating with people who didn’t speak the same language, and just using images as language in general.
He [Roy Lichtenstein] was also fascinated by the “language” of comics, the juxtaposition of words or word balloons with an image set within a defined frame, and the way that stereotypic images and the mechanical use of colour could convey powerful emotions.