Serious scholars used to sneer at comic books.
That might be because comic books were usually bad.
Today, though, that's changing. Even the stodgiest scholars have to admit that some of today's graphic novels are pretty damn good.
With this in mind, I've decided to start this blog comparing the very best of the comics industry with the very worst. Three times a week -- Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday -- I'll compare two related comics. One will be great. One will be horrible. But they will be related, somehow.
I hope you enjoy this blog, and that you might even discover some gems of the comics world that you may have overlooked. Feel free, too, to suggest your own best- and worst-of works. I'm always ready to discuss comics.