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Good introduction to comics writing, but not much more.
on 7 July 2001
One would think that if someone would be perfect to write this book it would be Dennis O'Neil. He is, after all, one of the medium's most experienced writers. Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to be able to do much with the little space he has, other than fill it with (lots of) definitions. Don't get me wrong, though. The book is not bad by any means. The problem is it's too much of an introduction to comics writing. If you've read other books on the subject, you already know most of what the book covers, namely, the above mentioned definitions. That said, some of it is original enough, especially the sections on the Levitz Paradigm (the aspiring comic book writer will find this very useful), and the mega-series, something O'Neil has had plenty of experience with, as he was one of the minds behind Batman's "No Man's Land" and "Knightfall" sagas. All in all, a good read, but not a very informative one.