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Comic Critics #148!

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

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30 Comments

I don’t get it, I mean, it just wasn’t funny, I mean, it was at least one or two or three or four or five or six or so panels too long. I already hate the next one cuz you know it won’t be any good. Really, who needs to read it beforehand to judge it?

What makes me think someone in this strip is not long for this world? :P

I see somebody doing this every time one of these is posted, but cutting the last panel would’ve improved this.

Oy Josh is harsh. Any woman I know would have slapped me.

Switch panels one and three; the last quarter of panel five should be rotated seventy three degrees and placed between panels six and seven, and the punchline should be written in Sanskrit. Just sayin’.

Hrm, Marissa believes she’s ten pounds away from being Catwoman. I’m not sure if that’s a healthy self image or a destructive one.

I usually think people are nitpicking when they keep saying it was one panel too long, but for once I actually agree.

” Hrm, Marissa believes she’s ten pounds away from being Catwoman. I’m not sure if that’s a healthy self image or a destructive one. ”

I’m flashing back to that Onion article, “Female Fan Has Inflated Opinion Of Own Attractiveness”. (IIRC). Marissa being a fairly pretty woman who associates with a largely male and romantically stigmatized population (even if she sets herself in different fandoms than superheroes, having a different fandom still makes her more relatable than women who aren’t fans period) probably gets her a lot of attention, which skews her self-perception.

Last panel needs to stay in this one, ending with “Ten?” would have been too weak.
The last two panels could have been combined though…”Ten?” “Nolan’s movies are supposed to be realistic!” “Not that realistic.” all in one panel.

Fun strip though.

I’m going on the record as pro last panel.

I’m also part of the pro last panel lobby. Last panels have been ignored in Congress for too long. They have rights, too!

Next strip- Josh has to explain his black eye after his savage beating ;)

The last panel works here. I wonder what Kelly Thompson thinks of this one. :)

Totally needed one more panel.

Love the Superman joke.

if Josh was smart he would quickly before Marrissa winds up killing him for his little jab at her joke about being catwoman. and love the how josh just said what a lot of fan boys are thinking about ann and zacks pick for supes in his own way.

Stephane Savoie

February 6, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Wait… a fat joke? The punch line to this comic-humour strip is a generic fat joke?
Weak.

(Ok, you could argue that it’s a comic joke vis Nolan’s Batman, but I’m still put off by the reinforcing of stereotypes in this strip. We haven’t seen any sign of Josh’s making this kind of joke before, so it’s disappointing.)

Zing!

“(Ok, you could argue that it’s a comic joke vis Nolan’s Batman, but I’m still put off by the reinforcing of stereotypes in this strip. We haven’t seen any sign of Josh’s making this kind of joke before, so it’s disappointing.) ”

Alternately, you could say that with the overall tone of the series so often having Marissa The Cool Indy Comics Fan look down upon Josh The Nerdy Superhero Comics Fan, the latter is entitled to at least one cheap shot.

The comments section is one comment too long!

This was like 2 comics; could’a stopped at panel 3 and restarted a new comic which ends with Josh wielding a black eye.

The last panel works here.

Agreed. “Not that realistic” got the biggest laugh from me.

That last anonymous was me. Stupid computer…

A long time ago, i complained about this strip for criticizing a DC comic that wasn´t out yet. The creator said that he had every right to do so.

As my granny used to say, “o mundo dá voltas”!

Ralph, that’s called Invoking the Leonard Pierce Clause and it is, in fact, every online-reviewer’s right.

I don’t recall the conversation, Ralph, but I have a funny feeling the details would make a difference.

Ralph’s conversation with Sean also took place in a galaxy far, far away.

“o mundo dá voltas”?? Leonard Pierce???

I have no idea what anyone’s talking about any more.

I’m pro last panel, the strip was grinning funny up until that last panel, then I actually laughed out loud(they should make an acronymn for that saying) .

funkygreenjerusalem

February 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm

A long time ago, i complained about this strip for criticizing a DC comic that wasn´t out yet. The creator said that he had every right to do so.

Yup.
There’s no difference between a comedy strip making fun of something yet to come up, and articles/message board threads having fierce debates about something that hasn’t happened.
None at all.
Not even if you point out one of them is a comedy again.

As my granny used to say, “o mundo dá voltas”!

You’re Gran digs the Mars Volta?

Cool.

Okay, Marissa’s comment makes no sense. What’s this “can’t speak” stuff? Selina Kyle can speak; Anne Hathaway can speak. Why would Marissa think that the role of Catwoman involves not talking?

Ahh, I skimmed through it too quickly. She was saying “She CAN speak” in some sort of sarcastic tone (I’m guessing), as if the ability to speak were all that’s required to play Catwoman.

Still nonsense, but at least now it’s logical nonsense. Never mind, all.

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