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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Paul O'Brien is Not A Comics Critic -- Shocking, I know, but it's a conclusion I came to some time ago. And Dick got me talking about it in the comments after this excellent post.

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Blogger Stephen said...

Alan: I posted this over there, but in case you didn't see it, my reply:

Alan, I see your point -- although I wonder if you're not putting it too strongly; he has positively reviewed some non-superhero comics that I can remember. But yeah, mostly he does the tights.

But I think I'd emphasize the part where O'Brien is a damn good comics reviewer, rather than anything else. Judging from your blog (which of course I also read regularly), I read fewer superhero comics than you do -- but I read O'Brien's X-Axis regularly, because he's such a damn funny writer. I can't even judge his taste for the most part, since I haven't read what he's writing about -- but he writes reviews that are themselves fun to read. And every once in a while if he praises something, it pushes it a bit further into my "maybe read" slot.

So I think maybe the emphasis is off here.

12 September, 2007 22:08  

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