Does it make sense to plug a review?
Never mind. Over at artbomb.net, Warren Ellis does a better job convincing people to buy Bryan Talbot's Heart of Empire than I could. First link takes you to the review, second goes to a preview up at Dark Horse's site. Which is apparently a wealth of material, if you can navigate it. . .
Warren also has a weekly column, Brainpowered, but you already knew that, right?
Sorry. Got Scott McCloud's Reinventing Comics from the library, and have been paying more attention to the things recently. I'm sure it's just a phase.
I will not apologize for the title, since it's actually appropriate for Heart of Empire. More or less. And the bastards at NPR used an instrumental version of the song as a horrible pun after a story a while ago, and I'm still recovering. . .