This is the latest installment of a feature where I spotlight interconnecting covers. I will feature three selections each installment, with my current plan being to feature one diptych, one triptych and one tetraptych (or larger). Here is an archive of all of the covers listed so far. I am sure you have suggestions for future editions, so feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions for future installments. Don’t post suggestions in the comments section!
This edition is based entirely on an e-mail reader Tom T. sent me. I liked how he sent me exactly a diptych, a triptych and a tetrapytch. Obviously, of course, other people also sent the same suggestions, I just liked how his suggestions were exactly enough for a column.
With all of the luxury, hard cover reprints of comic books, why is it so rare to see any involvement by the original authors? And why isn’t this more of a selling point, as it would be with movies when directors, writers and actors assemble to create a the “special features” on DVDs? As I begin to look at my books with a more critical eye, I can see that in many instances, collected reprints often aren’t any better than the original comic books. Continue Reading »