Comic Book Case Study: Why “Inferior 5” Failed

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how I felt reading “Inferior 5”

As stated in the title of this post, this is a comic book review..but also, a review of the entire idea of buying monthly pamphlet-styled comic books. You will hopefully understand why I felt the need to make such a referendum by the end of this post.

DC’s Inferior 5 is an originally a 12-issue mini-series (and we will revisit that little detail shortly) featuring two masters of the quirky comic book, Keith Giffen and Jeff Lemire, co-plotting the story. This title should have been the retro-cool quirkfest of my dreams, and yet the result was nearly incomprehensible and, I’m sorry to say, a bit ugly to look at as well.

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The Day I Realized Some Of Robert Crumb’s Comics Were REALLY Racist And Violently Misogynist

So I’m going to talk about the time (yesterday, to be precise) I realized a good portion of “underground” cartoonist Robert Crumb’s classic comix were **horrible**.

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