Amongst the comics cognoscenti, such as it is, there’s been yet another iteration of endless debate as to What Are Good Comics and Can’t They All Get Along brought on by Heidi McDonald’s slightly incoherent but well meaning post on the topic of the Chris Ware edited 2007 Best American Comics anthology. I haven’t read the Anthology, but I’m familiar with every artist in the anthology. Even though lots of her arguments are ridiculous, I do understand where McDonald’s coming from. Given the choice between reading 90% of the artists present and sitting around doing nothing, I’d rather do nothing. This isn’t to say I’d go and run and pick up, say, World War Hulk. I’d rather twiddle my thumbs and curse God.
Since I tend to find both ART COMIX and Superhero comics utterly horrible, I’ve decided to run a multi-piece exploration of What Makes Comics Good to my totally idiosyncratic tastes. But that’ll start tomorrow. In the meantime, I wanted to post the John Romita, Sr. cover to the recent Daredevil #94– it escaped me at the time of its publication, but I figure putting it here on the blog means I can come and look at it whenever.
Awesome. And for once, thank god, Marvel has managed to pair Romita with a colorist that doesn’t make the thing look horrendous– I remember a few pages from Amazing Spider-Man about 3 years ago where the coloring totally destroyed the art work and made it seem as if Romita had lost the touch. My only complaint is how weirdly placed the logo is– but that’s comics design. Awful as usual.
Also, by the way: Dave Sim has admitted that I am one of the most important people alive.
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