Portfolio magazine shows how riveting the ‘saga’ of the Bear Stearns collapse can be. Will it translate well in comic book form?
An opening line of the comic asks ‘what happened in those frenzied days in March?’ Ooo, I think I just got chills!
Although it offers an interesting and simplified take on one of the most notable financial collapses in Wall Street history, it is definitely no Frank Miller graphic novel epic . Wouldn’t it have been cool to see Jimmy Cayne get kicked into a pit of death?
Yeah, the image to the left has nothing to do with the Portfolio comic chronicling the collapse, but I can’t help but think it would have been a lot more compelling if their version featured a cartoon ‘Bear’ driving a small car. It really captures the mood of the times.
Portfolio: The Bear Trap, June 16, 2008