What happens when an unstoppable force (my complete and utter inability to pass up even the most childish dick joke) meets an immovable object (my shameful blind spots with regard to some classic genre literature)? Find out after the break, when we get to take a look at the latest trailer for Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle.
I’ve got a solid grounding in a lot of nerd cultural touchstones. I wouldn’t say I’m fluent in Star Wars EU continuity, but I could certainly pass as a naturalized citizen. I know American comics history pretty well. I can make a good “video games are art” argument with historical references. The one place I’m really weak is with Dick. I’ve only touched Dick a couple of times (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and A Scanner Darkly), so when people talk about this being one of his best stories, I just nod my head and change the subject so my shameful Dick unfamiliarity can pass unspoken. This book just jumped to the top of my reading list.
And there you have it! Jokes first, pride second. Always.
Jim Dandeneau is many things: motorcycle tech, plastics executive, accomplished Highlander. But above all else, he is a comic book fan, and has been reviewing comics and covering cons for TRV since 2014.