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  • Miracleman Explains the Financial Crisis

    You know, people are looking everywhere to make sense of the global financial crisis- especially looking to that torch in the darkness-comics- and it occurs to me almost daily that the essentials of it all were explained best back in the 1980′s by Miracleman.

    money money money

    From Miracleman #16, Eclipse Comics, Alan Moore and John Totleben.


    Comment from odessasteps magazine
    Time: November 24, 2008, 9:25 pm

    And if you don’t believe it, someone will run an I-beam through your chest.

    Comment from kjchen
    Time: November 25, 2008, 5:21 am

    Well, it’s at least 40% true, because that’s how much of the money I had a year ago doesn’t exist.

    Comment from Michael Hoskin
    Time: November 25, 2008, 7:57 am

    Priest did a similar riff back in Black Panther#18.

    Comment from Paul Tobin
    Time: November 25, 2008, 7:31 pm

    Jeff! Shhhh! Marvel will quit paying us!

    Comment from Eric N.
    Time: November 26, 2008, 2:30 pm

    The funny part is that money is a doubly empty promise now — I hardly ever see actual hard cash from my monthly paycheck. My entire financial worth consists of numbers floating around inside of computers.

    Comment from Parker
    Time: November 26, 2008, 4:20 pm

    Well when you put it that way, it’s even scarier!