I came upon this today. It is Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings talking about Grant Morrison's run on Animal Man. Pretty neat stuff.
In 1988, when Animal Man had barely been seen in decades, he was reinvented by Glaswegian comic book writer Grant Morrison in his own series. Animal Man was now an easy-going suburban dad, trying to make a living as a full-time superhero. An encounter with B’wana Beast (another embarrassingly named 1960s relic) radicalized his politics, and Animal Man became the first vegetarian, PETA-member superhero. A reasonably clever take on the character, I thought. Then things got weird.
I consider Rapid City to be metafiction, but every once in a while I am hit with just how meta some fiction can get. Rapid City is, in many ways, a story about its own production, but I don't ever expect the characters to actually address the audience. Maybe I should re-label it psuedo-meta. Meta-meta?