Underground Film Journal

Steven Grant


CSI: Secret Identity

I want to get this right up front. I bought this miniseries because it was written by Steven Grant, not because it was based on the hit TV show CSI. Although I’ve been a fan of Steven’s weekly column–Permanent Damage on ComicBookResources.com–for a few years now, it’s only been recently that I’ve gotten into his comic writing.

The Last Heroes

What makes The Last Heroes different from almost all other superhero comics is that Grant and Kane put their heroic characters in a world without supervillains, creating a very political kind of superhero adventure. Grant’s politics, which he puts on full display in Permanent Damage, closely mirror my own, which is progressive in nature.