Another article of mine has been published by the fantastic Sequential Research & Literacy Organization (aka, sequart.org), this one about some of the imperialistic themes featured in the all-time classic Stan Lee/Jack Kirby Galactus Trilogy storyline originally featured in the Fantastic Four series. For this submission, I use this classic three issue arc, which marked the first appearance of the planet-eating Galactus, and his herald,the Silver Surfer, as an allegory for the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1963. You’ll probably be surprised to see who I believe plays the role of the U.S./Soviet Union/Cuba based on Lee/Kirby’s text. Please check it out, and all of the other wonderful articles on Sequart.
Written by markginocchio
Mark Ginocchio is a professional writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. He's been collecting Amazing Spider-Man comic books since the late-1980s and launched Chasing Amazing in 2011 as a way to tell his story about Spider-Man, comics, collecting and everything else in-between. You also find Mark's writing at Comics Should Be Good at Comic Book Resources, WhatCulture.com and Longbox Graveyard. Follow him on Twitter for comic book chat @ChasingASMBlog.