USA Today actually published the perfect summation of what comics looked like in my head in 2011. It is … perfect in ways I could never hope to achieve. I could never come close to this. I’m… I’m envious of this.
It’s a list of “36 of the best things that happened in comics” — 36! sure, why not?— punctuated with cliches like “epic epicness” and “nuff said”, repeating marketing hype over and over and over, interjected with random nonsense about who had the best twitter feed.
NAILED IT! Fucking nailed it!
He starts with the fact that Scott Snyder is “the nicest guy.” The winner for Best Villain gets an “A+ in Evil”. He gives out awards like “Best Event”, “Best Writer When Animals are Involved”, and “Who Can Best Rock Out Future Events“— rock it out, rockers!
Every reason to avoid comics in 2011, to dismiss the “creative” people who make them, and to think less of their audience— it’s like he squeezed out that rag into a perfect Chalice of Failure.