Idoru Jones Returns! (2)

By: Adam McGovern
November 8, 2012

Idoru Jones returns… in “boulevard_of_broken_code”! — second installment in a series of seven. (Read the first Idoru Jones series here.) Published every Tuesday and Thursday from Nov. 6 through Nov. 27. Written by Adam McGovern, drawn by Paolo Leandri.


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About the Artist: Paolo Leandri drew and co-created the Ignatz-nominated Dr. Id and contributed to the hit indie-comics newspaper Pood and Image Comics’ Next Issue Project (Crack Comics #63), with unreturned calls from Marvel, Hollywood and the avenging aliens.


MORE SERIALIZED FICTION ON HILOBROW: James Parker’s swearing-animal novella The Ballad of Cocky The Fox (“a proof-of-concept that serialization can work on the Internet” — The Atlantic) | Karinne Keithley Syers’s hollow-earth novella Linda Linda Linda | Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Frank Fiorentino’s post-apocalyptic graphic novel The Song of Otto (excerpt) | Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri’s techno-dystopian comic “The Urban Legend of Idoru Jones”

MORE POSTS by ADAM McGOVERN: OFF-TOPIC (2019–2023 monthly) | textshow (2018 quarterly) | PANEL ZERO (comics-related Q&As, 2018 monthly) | THIS: (2016–2017 weekly) | PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HELL, a 5-part series about characters in McGovern’s and Paolo Leandri’s comic Nightworld | Two IDORU JONES comics by McGovern and Paolo Leandri | BOWIEOLOGY: Celebrating 50 years of Bowie | ODD ABSURDUM: How Felix invented the 21st century self | CROM YOUR ENTHUSIASM: C.L. Moore’s JIREL OF JOIRY stories | KERN YOUR ENTHUSIASM: Data 70 | HERC YOUR ENTHUSIASM: “Freedom” | KIRK YOUR ENTHUSIASM: Captain Camelot | KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: Full Fathom Five | A 5-part series on Jack Kirby’s Fourth World mythos | Reviews of Annie Nocenti’s comics Katana, Catwoman, Klarion, and Green Arrow | The curated series FANCHILD | To see all of Adam’s posts, including HiLo Hero items on Lilli Carré, Judy Garland, Wally Wood, and others: CLICK HERE

What do you think?

  1. I’d love to know the thinking behind Adam’s counterintuitive decision to have the woman on this page hope that the Attitude Squad might stay a step *ahead* (instead of *behind*) the artist. She doesn’t want them to catch up to the artist — but somehow, that would mean they’d have to… slow down? Is the idea that they’re working way out ahead, on the fringes — and therefore have a blind spot when it comes to low-tech rebellion?

  2. Yes, the acceleration of exhilarated pursuit can shoot you well past what you thought you were looking for — “gaining on” can lose a lot. I’m not sure I was more conscious of the paradox than this streetshocked passerby when the line came to me — but some of those leaps can crash you right into the truth.

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