Sunday, March 6, 2011
One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Comic Book Comics #5
GOOD THING: After a lengthy break between issues, Comic Book Comics finally returns, teaching us the history of comics in a funny fashion.
BAD THING: Out of all of the aspects of comic history they could have tackled... why creator's rights? Don't get me wrong - the battles fought by the likes of Siegel, Shuster, Kirby and Robinson were an important step in changing the industry. But it's not that humorous. This whole section also seems needlessly antagonistic to Stan Lee, who is used as a symbol for Marvel Comics here even though I don't believe was part of Marvel management at the time most of these battles were taking place.
The Final Verdict: I'm glad to see it back but I'm sorry to say that a good portion of this issue just isn't funny and is pretty damned dull.