American comic book artist Ed Piskor has a keen eye for pop culture.
His 2009 collaboration with Harvey "American Splendor" Pekar, The Beats: A Graphic History, turned its eye to the Beat poets, and his Brain Rot series for Boing Boing touched on vintage Nintendo Entertainment Systems, real-life Seattle superhero Phoenix Jones, and pro wrasslin'.
His latest draws the lines between the superhero comics and hip-hop's music of his youth, likening enormous gun-toting mutant Cable to Dr. Dre's pre-NWA group World Class Wreckin' Cru.
Piskor's strip is funny and warm, tossing in a few keen nods to two cultures that have shaped him (experienced eyes with catch the appearance of MF Doom, an emcee who owes his whole existence to vintage Marvel Comics).
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