This was probably the first comic that the vast majority of the core anglophile comic audience would have seen of ours. It was basically our advert for PHONOGRAM: RUE BRITANNIA. It’s basically the “hello” of both the book, but also me as a writer and (to a lesser degree - he had LONG HOT SUMMER under his belt) Jamie as an artist. Hello, this is what we do, join us.
The odd thing about it, which I was kinda aware of then, but doubly so now is how… confident it feels. This is not nervous, or at least, not as nervous as it should be.
(The actual first issue of RUE BRITANNIA? That was nervous, clearly driven by a twitchy anxious fear that shit we’re going to be found out that we don’t know what the fuck we’re doing.)
Killer Early McKelvie expression in the last panel as well.
Heaps of baby photos, fitness selfies, medical records and resumes are among thousands of private communications scooped up and stored by NSA spy programs.
That’s according to new disclosures based on documents Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, gave to The Washington Post – disclosures that show just how easy it is for Americans’ private conversations to be swept into the spy agency’s traps.
Nearly 90% of the individuals – or accounts – whose information was obtained were not federal targets, but rather ordinary Internet users, a Post analysis found. Some had visited online forums in which targets chatted, or exchanged e-mails with a target, and “were caught in a net the agency had cast for somebody else,” the Post reported.