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I bought this book in the mistaken belief it would be a history of the comic book industry; its genesis, relevance and future. Sadly not. What I bought turned out to be a thorough history of DC Comics with only cursory examination of other publishers, bulked up with hagi-autobiography about how great Grant Morrison is. Apparently he's written the best comics, made the most money and done more champagne, charlie and cuties than us. There's one page out of four hundred about Gaiman's "Sandman" and dozens about Morrison's "Flex Mentallo". Sorry, who? If you're a Grant Morrison fan, as Grant Morrison clearly is, then this may be the book for you. But for the rest of us, that thoughtful analysis of the comic book industry remains to be written...
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Initial post: 11 Oct 2012 13:16:33 BDT
Spot on. Good to see these reviews aren't totally dominated by Morrison zombies.
Posted on 16 Oct 2012 05:02:53 BDT
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I'm just past the halfway point and am finding myself becoming more and more annoyed as the history of comics gives way to Morrison talking about himself and his comics. It was kind of nice to have little bits here and there about his reading habits and what not. But by the time he's in the industry himself it just starts to become irritating.
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