"Lo, There Shall Come...A Manhunter!!"
wonders: "supercomics has inspired what first-rate writer[s]
to create a similarly substantial body[ies] of criticism/critical
Clearly, then, Milo is unfamiliar with the works of one Mr. John Jones,
writer of the esteemed and erudite "Martian
" essays. Jones (brilliantly taking his pen name from
an obscure 1950s character believed by some to be the first "true" Silver
) writes at length on such refined and rarefied topics
," and "Asexual Androids
He has also written exhaustive critical retrospectives examining specific creators'
bodies of works
Finally, Jones has even provided his readers with transcripts detailing
with fellow students of the supercomic form.
If Milo is aware of Mr. Jones' writings but believes Jones does not fit
the bill, then whom would Milo accept as a "first-rate writer" with a
"substantial body of [supercomic] criticism"? Or perhaps Milo
believes that Jones' occasional forays into other topics
dilutes Jones' classification as a pure supercomic critic. Or
could Milo and Jones have had a falling-out, inspiring a grudge similar
one Jones holds toward writer Kurt Busiek
? Whatever the case,
it is my hope that after reading some of the afore-linked articles,
others will acknowledge the unsung genius of John Jones (AKA
"Doc Nebula") even if Milo George will not.