Captain America and Thor are getting some much-deserved action figure attention this summer thanks to their respective cinematic debuts and it looks like they'll be heartily joined by some previously-unseen plastic antagonists...
The new graphic novel "3 Story: The Secret History of Giant Man" -- not be confused with either Henry Pym or Bill Foster -- comes out today from Dark Horse and creator Matt Kindt. I'm a big fan of Kindt, who totally blew me away a couple years ago with his Eisner Award-winning Top Shelf book "Superspy," and I was even lucky enough to get look at an early version of "Giant Man" last year, which got me very excited for the final product...
% Oversized heads
¶ Anxiety of influence, father-son division
Protagonist has been the subject of an academic or mock-academic journal
¢ Can trace at least some of its lineage to Alex Raymond
£ "I can't tell the difference between people and machines," as Quasi sang
¥ Contains work by an artist who's drawn a Legion of Super-Heroes story written by Paul Levitz
§ Animals, vegetables, minerals
% 3 STORY: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE GIANT MAN
An original graphic novel by the very interesting artist Matt Kindt, who did the fine book "Super Spy" a couple of years ago. The title suggests both...