After eight long years of the anti-science Bush crowd and an ongoing science crisis in the nation's schools, could comics begin to turn the tide? Yes, suggests Wired magazine in a posting about a new comic book, "The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA", due to be pubished next month.
"The author," reports Wired, "is Mark Schultz, a DC Comics veteran and creator of the postapocalyptic classic Xenozoic Tales. The 160-page work, illustrated by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon (improbably, no genetic relation), covers the regenerative processes of DNA, human migratory patterns, cloned apples, and stem cells. In a rapidly changing field, it's as up-to-date and accurate as possible."
The authors and collaborators have put together a wonderful animated promo - "What's in a Nucleus?" - that is viewable here.