Speaking of ‘American Virgin’…

I know we’ve been talking about Vertigo’s American Virgin around here lately, and I ran across this interview with creator Steven Seagle. I’m not really sure if it’s such a good idea to read this if you’ve started reading the book, and don’t want to be spoiled, but I am sure that I’m going to avoid interviews with Seagle in the future, because both interviewer and interviewee come off as a bit smarmy in this. But that’s certainly no reason to not enjoy a potentially good comic book. I’m not sure if the book will be that yet, but it does get points for using the talented Becky Cloonan on art chores.

What I can praise this book for right away, besides Cloonan, is Vertigo once again expanding its boundaries and publishing work that doesn’t fit in a neat little box and that can appeal to a mass audience. I don’t know about you, but I think books like Y: The Last Man and The Losers, among many others, have incredible appeal to non-comics readers, if you can just get the damn books in their hands. This could be one of those books as well.