We never take into account the only people that have ever really done real harm to the world of comics and that is over-educated intellectuals. Thankfully we have people like Sean Rogers from The Comics Journal who opens his gob to be the condescending father figure we never had, to snatch our funnybooks from our hands, curl them up and slap us on the nose with them. … Why would you have someone who hates superheroes write a piece on the penultimate modern treatise on superheroes?
Bleeding Cool reacts to a bad review of a comic that I guess they like. I’ve written things that people have negatively overreacted to in the past, and gotten a decent variety of attacks in response. A couple manage to irritate— “why are there jokes??? This negates every other thing that was written!!! Why isn’t this more boring???” (So, uh, yeah, those manage to annoy a little, I guess.) But mostly, it’s just stuff like this… though, wow, this is an especially noxious, distilled variety of bullshit (“nerds, your true enemy is the educated!”)— this is first among equals. But explicitly anti-intellectual people burning straw-men effigies and attacking the premise of “writers writing about things” to begin with? Making people like that angry generates the opposite of shame; like, one of those Xbox trophy accomplishments should have popped up in front of Sean Rogers’s face when Whoever hit publish on this, and another one when the word “gob” was typed. I don’t know— what did Chun say in Remo Williams the Adventure Begins? I’m just going off memory, but something like assassination of high-ranking politicians is the highest form of public service. Joel Grey is so amazing in that movie. Anyways: congratulations, Sean Rogers.