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“A New Aeon of Blackness”: The Possession (and Politics) of Sonny Baskerville in ‘Promethea’

Sixteen years ago, in the pages of the comic Promethea, writer Alan Moore and artist J. H. Williams III (with inker Mick Gray, colorist Jeromy Cox, and letterer Todd Klein) satirized the American public’s desire for tough, colorful politicians and political spectacle. The creative team did so by depicting the travails of a supporting character — the demonically-possessed New York City mayor, Sonny Baskerville. Moore uses Baskerville’s possession to comment on the American public’s shallow political interests and the appeal of brash politicians.

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