What does a perfect world look like, exactly? Is it a place where everyone agrees to get along because we’ve set aside our differences, or is it a place where the trauma that so often gives birth to those differences never existed at all?
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Our perception of reality is defined by a unchanging set of rules. That which goes up must eventually come back down. Those who are long dead are destined to stay that way. If those rules changed, however, our relationship with reality would break down. For instance, how would you react if gravity suddenly vanished? If you're anything like the heroes of this week's best new comics, the answer is... complicated.
Superhero comics operate on wish fulfilment. Readers get pulled into storylines featuring metahuman abilities because the power to fly or do things at superspeed seem like they'd let us solve all our problems. But a new comic from two great writers looks at the gap between a normal life and superhero adventures.
Even during a year when Doctor Who isn't on TV, time travel is in in 2016. We've gotten some great stories that use the concept all over the place. The latest offers a personal, pulp-fictiony take, in the form of Frank J. Barbiere, Garry Brown and Lauren Affe's new comic, The Revisionist. We sat down with Barbiere to learn more.