All October long I will be exploring the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator using the characters in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments! If you have a suggestion for a future meta-message, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reader Tyler G. suggested I spotlight Grant Morrison’s satire of the way that characters like the Punisher and Wolverine were written with Doom Patrol #45’s introduction of…the Beard Hunter!
In this issue, Morrison spoofs the way that characters like the Punisher and Wolverine are written via their over-the-top captions.
The issue also has a nod to Alan Moore….
Weird but funny stuff!