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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

does whatever a(n ultimate) spider can...

Check out my Ultimate Spider-Man review that came out in US-based zine

Here's an excerpt:

Once upon a time, lots of kids read comic books.

I know, that's hard to believe in these days when the comic book industry still hasn't really recovered from the crash largely brought about by the excesses of the '90s. And kids are more likely to be playing video games on- or offline, than shelling out money for actual comic books. Which is ironic, considering that the non-comic-book-reading man on the street is likely to dismiss comics as "just for kids", when works such as Neil Gaiman's Sandman series and Alan Moore's Watchmen -- one of the all-time 100 best novels (written in the English language, from 1923 up to the present) according to Time magazine -- prove that comics can be a medium for great literature, rather than a genre.

Read the full story.

Posted by Joey Alarilla :: 7:18 PM :: 0 Comments:

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