Jess Lemon Samples "Golden Age" Comics
Pronounces them "dumber
than a bag of hammers.
" Yes, Jess has turned her
critical eye to DC's recent WORLD'S BEST COMICS sampler.
If you've been reading Jess's pieces regularly, you can probably write
the review yourself at this point.
And in a strange follow-up comment, Jen
Contino seems to defend
and diss "Golden Age" comics simultaneously: "I LOVED this book!
But, then again, I love the archives, like the old campy fun comics,
and am impressed that 50 years ago 10 and 11 year olds could draw
comics and make more money than their parents." I've heard that teenagers
often worked on these old comics (Siegel
were both around 19 when they started publishing fanzines
, and 24 when Action Comics #1
finally saw print), but 10-year-olds? And maybe Jen knows some
really talented kids, but to me saying that something looks like it was
drawn by a 10-year-old is more a criticism than a compliment.