The Comics Reporter's Top 50 Comics for the Year 2005

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The Comics Reporter's Top 50 Comics for the Year 2005

Post by B Moore » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:16 pm

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Post by Kazu » Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:18 pm

Pretty cool. Thanks for the heads up... :D
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Post by neil » Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:50 am

Strange that he finds it 'snotty,' but still great that Copper is on the list. It gives me a few more books to look out for!

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Post by Kazu » Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:10 pm

Neil, I was assuming that he was saying that it isn't snotty satire (a la Shrek), but I may be wrong...
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Post by Josh-Ulrich » Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:10 pm

Yeah.. i didn't totally get his description of Copper, or many of the other comics for that matter. I think the guy who's writing this is trying to be way to deep and use a bunch of big words crammed into two sentances in order to seem profound.

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Post by B Moore » Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:04 pm

The way I parsed his description was that Copper is a comic that can be enjoyed by all ages. He was saying that adults (as well as kids) would like the strip on its artistic merits, not because there is some "hidden level of meaning" that would go over kids' heads but be appreciated by adults. In other words, it's a good comic. Why else would it be in a 'Top 50 Comics of 2005' list?
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Post by neil » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:25 pm

Reading it again, I agree... He seems to be saying that adults will enjoy it for the visuals and not for the reason they normally enjoy kids' fare (snotty satire). I guess I found the wording confusing because I wasn't familiar with the Harvard Lampoon, but now I can see how he's taking a swipe at American comedy in general, and rightfully so. (I think even Copper's worst critic couldn't link it to that genre.)

So he's basically saying "I like this because it's pretty and it's not full of crappy humor like everything else these days." I just wish his thumbs-up to the writing were more overt, since there are plenty of positive things that could be said. It serves its purpose regardless.

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Post by Sebastian Agresti » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:13 pm

50 -- Pyongyang by Guy Delisle

I really enjoyed that book alot.

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