The Comics Interpreter Volume 2 #1 by Robert Young
Itâ€™s things like this that make me wonder if Iâ€™m wasting my time writing reviews. I have fun rambling about comics, sure, and I like to think that Iâ€™m at least giving enough information away about something to make people interested in a book, but the way this guy writes reviewsâ€¦ Heâ€™s informative, funny, and intelligent without crossing that â€œComicâ€™s Journalâ€ line of being overwhelmingly pretentious at times. Granted, itâ€™s still not a magazine that any random person could pick up on my coffee table and enjoy, but itâ€™s impossible to make a magazine about comics that fits that criteria. Looks like this issue finally got printed, which is great news, and itâ€™s $6. In here are plenty of reviews that put the words on these pages to shame and two hugely entertaining interviews, especially when you consider that I knew nothing at all about Hans Rickheit and Paul Pope before this. Thereâ€™s also a section where readers weigh in on the most interesting person in comics, and did I mention the reviews? Check this out, give those people at Fantagraphics some competition!