Everyone Else Is Talking About “Pope Hats” #6 — I Suppose I Should, Too


Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

So — who do we believe? Over at TCJ, inexplicably popular critic Matt Seneca used his review of Hartley Lin’s recently-released Pope Hats #6 as a platform for anti-natalist proselytizing and to burnish his “edgelord” bone fides, while at Sequential State, my friend Alex Hoffman adorned it with glowing praise, admittedly filtered though his own parental sensibilities. Can they both be right and/or wrong?

Well — theoretically, sure. But as circumstance would have it, I find myself leaning more toward “Team Hoffman” on this one, although I don’t see the latest issue of the long-running AdHouse Books series, which carries the title of “Shapeshifter,” as a revolutionary departure for anyone but cartoonist Lin himself, who telegraphs his intentions early on by ditching his “Ethan Rilly” pseudonym and positioning himself as being smaller in stature than his infant son and a toy (?) ladybug on the comic’s cover. He’s still…

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One response to “Everyone Else Is Talking About “Pope Hats” #6 — I Suppose I Should, Too

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 8/12/19 — 8/18/19 | Through the Shattered Lens

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