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July 27, 2005

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Zilla

i only read the first paragraph of your review (on your advice) - but i love YOUR superpower. it's very similar to mine as a matter of fact.

Pers N. Grata

Hi Kurt: Enjoyed the review- I'll be picking this up tomorrow when I go out to buy DC's Sacrifice/Omac crossover. Yes, I'm a sucker.

I thought I'd draw your attention to this:

http://jadedfanboy.blogspot.com/2005/08/do-superfriends-hang-out-in-cincinnati.html

which I posted at my site after reading your review.

Cheers!

Mark Sable

Thanks for the review, Kurt.

I think your criticisms have merit. It's a fine line between an archetype/homage and, well, copying. Hopefully, as the series go on characters that appear to be "carbon copies" will distinguish themselves.

I am definitely not aiming to be derivative or wallow in teen angst with this book. I'll be interested to hear what you think, good or bad, when later issues come out.

I'm going to refrain from talking about Sky High for legal reasons (the law degree has to count for something).

Just out of curiosity, who are the more educated people in comics? I know that Brad Meltzer went to Columbia law school. Other than that it seems like there are a lot of brilliant auto-didacts out there (although I think that the British public education system or their culture in general lends itself to more literate writers).

Mark Sable
writer/creator
GROUNDED

Kurt

Mark,

Glad to hear you're not pursuing the teen angst angle - I suspected as much. From the preview you’ve posted for issue two I'm sure I'll have favorable things to say.

You're asking the wrong person about who the more educated people in comics are, but if there are any others with multiple advanced degrees I’d love to know about them. Anyone else with knowledge on this feel free to chime in.

I will say that the overall IQ of comics in general seems to be trending up and I attribute that to the writers. As more and more smart, literate folks realize they can reach an appreciative audience through comics, I think we’ll see more people like yourself getting involved on the creative side. That can only be a good thing.

Sadly, I think you’re right about the British public education system. Just don’t mention it to my wife the teacher.


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