Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Google Gets In On The Act
The more astute among you may have noticed that Google now offers comic themes for its website. You can choose from things like Vertigo, the Incredible Hulk and Daniel Clowes (which I use). It's nice to see something as big as Google (I know a few people who use the search engine) acknowledge the world of comic books. The themes themselves are fairly unobtrusive, too, which makes the idea all the more pleasant.
The themes listed are kind of across the board, too, which shows that someone somewhere knows what he or she is doing. There are the ones you would expect (mainstream heroes) and then there is stuff like Jim Woodring. Oddly enough, Spider-Woman is also one of them (no complaints here, either).
My hat is off to Google on this one. It's important to note when the mainstream does comic books right, and this is one time where the respect for the medium is obvious and done so well that you can't help but want to see all the themes. (I think I'll be changing to that Spider-Woman one soon.)