|We talked a little bit about it over here, but I suppose it should get its own thread. I quite liked it. I find McCloud's linework still has a habit of getting on my nerves after long stretches--which is odd, given how I prefer cartoony art--but I could relate to a lot of the writing. Some of it, and McCloud discusses this between chapters, some of it suffers from being overwhelmingly "relevant," but it's a nice snapshot of mid-nineties indie comics, and the tension between superhero comics and other times of material. The Earth Stories are quite good despite feeling, at times, maybe a little cliched. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of them is the tension between whether or not Zot and Jenny will end up having sex.|
So it sits on my shelf now and maybe in a year or two I'll read it again. Decent, but not as world-shattering as McCloud's "academic comics."