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Preview: Veitch and Erskine’s The Big Lie

The Big Lie

This September Image Comics will release Rick Veitch and Gary Erskine’s The Big Lie, and no doubt it will turn some heads. It’s the story of a lab technician who travels back in time to the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and she has one hour to try and get her husband out of the World Trade Center before it falls.

You can read more about it at USA Today, and check out the preview after the jump.




I like how she announces stuff that she already knows.

Truther comic, *vomit*

From the cover it looked interesting, but looking at the preview pages this seems sort of crummy. “I’ve arrived on the morning of the attacks!” I know. I know that because it says so in the panel RIGHT ABOVE YOU.

Also, yeah, this has a Truther vibe to it that seems kind of desperate. I expect better of Rick Veitch, and Gary Erskine, for that matter. Everything about this just seems sort of…Bluewater-y.

“Steel girder technology is notoriously hard to bring down.”

Very sneaky how that’s introduced offhandedly, like “duh, everyone knows that,” and then left for the reader to infer the final connection. Good way to route around skepticism that a more directly-made point might butt up against.


Dark Satanic Hayley Mills

July 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm

This looks dreadful. I’m probably going to get it.

If you put Rick Veitch alone in an empty room for 5 minutes he could find a conspiracy to blame on himself.
Sad, he’s such a talented illustrator.

I thought it looked bad until I read the article. Now I think it looks horrible.

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