Reason Writers Around Town: Brian Doherty at The Comics Journal on Best American Comics Criticism


Realizing a dream I've had since I was 11 years old, I get published today in The Comics Journal–or at least its web site. It's a contribution to a roundtable of commentary on Ben Schwartz's new book Best American Comics Criticism (a book containing an essay by me, one that originally appeared right here at Reason magazine) in which I argue that the exigencies of late 20th century comics fandom created a unified scene of all-comics obsessives the likes of which the newer, more respectable world of comics and graphic novels seems to be killing off–a scene I'm going to miss.