Great Caesar’s Ghost!

It’s too bad that Clark Kent has quit the Daily Planet newspaper. Not that I’ve read the comic for years now. But I always had a soft spot for his editor, Perry White, who would often bark, “Great Caesar’s ghost!”

Even before Perry, there was a Sunday comic strip called Great Caesar’s Ghost! And Great Caesar’s Goat! It “follows the exploits of Julius Caesar who is living in a Rome that has more than a passing resemblance to contemporary society (of the mid 1910’s anyway). This setting features suffrage parades and the strange fashion statements involving the ankles of the fairer sex among other things. Julius himself is less the figure you might remember from history class, and more the sort who might fib to his wife to sneak out with the fellas.”

Also, Great Caesar’s Ghost is a jam band that formed in 2004 in Bridgehampton, NY. “They are noted for their unique approach toward honest American music.

“Great Caesar’s Ghost is not a tribute band and has created seven albums of blues, jazz, rock, and original music in it’s eight year history. They have charted nationally twelve times.”

So beware the Ides of March [LISTEN].

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2 thoughts on “Great Caesar’s Ghost!

  1. I heard all the new comics are taking on different themes and changing up the status quo of the old versions. My favorite, of course, is the Green Lantern is gay. I hope they are handling this with respect and good taste. Wait, what am I saying? It’s a comic book!! (wink)

    Best “comic book” was a graphic novel, “Maus,” which anthropomorphized animals to portray characters in the Holocaust. Eric Spiegleman, I think that was his name. Thanks, Roger!

    • Amy- it’s Art Spiegelman. I’d met him a couple times before Maus came out, when he and his wife was putting out this oversized comic book called RAW.
      The Green Lantern who will be gay is from Earth-2, as I understand.

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