This is cool. Several years ago I taught a winter session class at Williams called Comic Book Politics, reading a bunch of classic graphic novels as political texts. I put out an APB on the blog asking for advice on which ones to include - we ended up reading a little bit of Authority, Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, V For Vendetta, Transmetropolitan, Kingdom Come, Uncle Sam, Persepolis, and a bunch of Cerebus. Ah, good times. But imagine my surprise to suddenly see a bunch of comments showing up today on a three year old post. Turns out that for some reason, Warren Ellis - one of the greatest comic book authors of the age - noticed the thread today. His response: "America is more screwed than I thought - I'm being taught in college." Yes, that's probably true... Pretty cool to be noticed by one of the great comic book writers of the age, though - almost as good as when Dave Sim answered one of my letters way back when. Anyway, back to vacation now, at least until Joss Whedon checks in.