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Crimcast is a virtual resource devoted to critical conversations about criminology and criminal justice issues. Our blogposts, twitter feeds, podcasts and other content provide an overview of trends, research, commentary and events of interest to criminal justice practitioners, academics and the general public. CrimCast is sponsored by The Center for Crime and Popular Culture, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY.

The Activity: Comics and Military Special-Ops

Nickie Phillips

I've been reading The Activity and thoroughly enjoy it. This CNN article points out the relationship between comic imaginations and real-life secret military operations, and the striving for "realism." Comic writer Nathan Edmonson states,

"There were parts of this group that we crafted as fiction that we later found out were not as fictional as we thought," the writer told CNN...

The most recent issue, "The Activity" #7, had the participation of Navy SEALs, who co-plotted a major scene in the story.