So this is why God gave us the internet: Todd Spence created these True Detective homages in the form of Hardy Boys detective novel covers. More in the link.
Speaking of True Detective—like everyone does these days—I had a few conversations about this over the weekend and observed that True Detective really played the Internet for a fool. All those complicated theories about Carcosa and whatnot…Nic Pizzolatto’s complex, many-tendriled story was simple at its core but with a novel’s structure. All those little touches weren’t part of a bigger mystery — they were part of a larger THEME. Marty’s daughter created a diorama of a gang rape with her dolls not because she had been a victim of the Yellow King but because…children are surrounded by the dangers of adult sexuality which they don’t understand and it can damage them, especially with, in this case, a father who failed to understand how he himself was part of the danger.
Chew on that, internet!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.