That estimable Pop Culture Gadabout, Bill Sherman, has once again hit nail squarely on head with his insightful review of Planet of the Capes. I'm still embarrassed that I didn't catch on from the beginning to what it was all about, but hey, I never claimed to be a real critic anyway, nor did I ever claim to be particularly insightful for that matter.
So does this change my final opinion of PotC? Well, somewhat. I think Larry Young and artist Brandon McKinney turned in a mostly clever little parody slash satire. But I can't help but flash on Bob Christgau's review of John & Yoko's Some Time in New York City in situations like this, specifically this statement:
...if agitprop is one thing and wrong-headed agitprop another, agitprop that doesn't reach its intended audience is hardly a thing at all.
For what it's worth, I whip that one out when referring to Grant Morrison's work quite often as well.