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Comic Critics #100!!

Here is the ONE HUNDREDTH installment of the Comic Critics strip, courtesy of Sean Whitmore (writer) and Brandon Hanvey (artist)! You can check out the first ninety-nine strips at the archive here and you can read more about Sean and Brandon at the Comic Critics blog.

Enjoy!

Congrats, guys!!

30 Comments

Pretty great!

Are you relaunching with a new #1 now?

>>>Are you relaunching with a new #1 now?

I thought the new trend was re-numbering to a larger number?

No new comics… no new comics….
I thought it was just a bad nightmare!

That was really funny, guys.

| I thought the new trend was re-numbering to a larger number?

And working your way backwards.

“I was afraid I was going to have to learn a trade.” There but for the grace of God….

So, when is DC/Diamond going to stop shipping comics to that store because they released Blackest Night 6 early? Inquiring fans want to know!

ha ha ha! classic.

Congratulations on 100 strips; here’s to 100+ more.

I enjoyed this one. Speech bubble placement could use a bit of work though…I kept reading the bubbles out of order.

Good job guys. The strip is consistently good. You’re improving with every strip.

Tom Fitzpatrick

January 3, 2010 at 6:47 pm

@Matthew:

“You’re improving with every strip.”

So you mean that this strip was completely “awful” at the first strip? ;-)

Bill is right, Brandon. You change the numbering to higher numbers when your close to an anniversary- because those sell- then soon after the anniversary you’ll want to reset the series to #1 because those sell. Then renumber it to the old numbering so you can celebrate your 150th issue. Rinse, wash, and repeat.

And while this was a good anniversary issue for you, it would have been better if somebody died. Then you can resurrect them for the next event and kill somebody else.

a nice way of reaching one hundred not to mention love the shot at diemond making last week a skip week. not to mention all the characters troubles seemed to be wrapped up fast like an episode of a cartoon hope a hundred more

@Chris Nowlin: “while this was a good anniversary issue for you, it would have been better if somebody died. Then you can resurrect them for the next event and kill somebody else.”

You mean like his aunt? I’m seriously looking forward to her coming back, thanks to a deal with Mephisto. let’s see, “comic critics” as a theoretical species have been around for, what, 70 years? I suspect the 70th anniversary won’t be far away.

Hehe. Illusion of change at fast forward. Really, in superhero comics, you know everything is gonna be ok in the end… which is why sometimes you lose interest.

I keep reading Comic Critics hoping someday it will be good. Because it’s a good concept — a cartoon strip which critiques the comic book industry. But so far, I have found the execution somewhat lacking.

In the above “100th spectacular” the first panel was the only one to contain any comics critique. What were the rest of the panels supposed to be, humor?

In the above “100th spectacular” the first panel was the only one to contain any comics critique.

You think that’s something, I read a Shortpacked once that didn’t have a short pack anywhere in it.

This comic sucks, Sean sucks.

But he’s oh so gentle…

“In the above “100th spectacular” the first panel was the only one to contain any comics critique.”

Oh, on the contrary. This entire installment of Comic Critics was based off that one panel of comics critique. Look at what Josh said at the beginning:

“Yippee, another anniversary issue full of shocking changes that are reversed before readers can even commit them to memory.”

What happened in Comic Critics #100? See Josh’s quote above. Like Watchmen, Dr. McNinja and of course, Spider-Man: Torment, Comic Critics is a complex, multilayered work, teeming with deeper meaning.

And I enjoyed it too.

In the above “100th spectacular” the first panel was the only one to contain any comics critique.

You can complain that you don’t find the strip funny, but that statement is just wrong. As Gokitalo said, the whole stip is a demonstration of the comment in that first panel.

FunkyGreenJerusalem

January 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Here’s to a thousand more!

You change the numbering to higher numbers when your close to an anniversary- because those sell- then soon after the anniversary you’ll want to reset the series to #1 because those sell. Then renumber it to the old numbering so you can celebrate your 150th issue. Rinse, wash, and repeat.

Now that Marvel have finished raising their quarterly profits enough to be brought out by Disney, do you think they’ll still continue with silly shit like that?

I keep reading Comic Critics hoping someday it will be good. Because it’s a good concept — a cartoon strip which critiques the comic book industry. But so far, I have found the execution somewhat lacking.

Message boards and comment posts are a good concept, but sometimes, I find the exectuion lacking.

It’s been a hundred strips, if you don’t like it, you probably should have bailed 85 ago.

You can complain that you don’t find the strip funny, but that statement is just wrong. As Gokitalo said, the whole strip is a demonstration of the comment in that first panel.

You can’t tell him he’s right or wrong – their both just a matter of opinion!

I can tell him he’s wrong when he says “the first panel was the only one to contain any comics critique”, because it blatantly isn’t.

That’s not a matter of opinion.

FunkyGreenJerusalem

January 11, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I can tell him he’s wrong when he says “the first panel was the only one to contain any comics critique”, because it blatantly isn’t.

That’s not a matter of opinion.

I know.

I was trying to be funny.

Right and Wrong being a matter of opinion… objectivity being just a matter of opinion…

I failed.

Sorry.

Ah, sorry. I’m terrible at spotting what’s a joke and what isn’t.

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