Sunday, November 2, 2008

20 most significant American comics?

Steven Grant provides his list and it's a solid, historically aware list. It also doesn't seem to be as off-the-cuff as Grant claims - his remark about not including Spider-Man's first appearance in Amazing Fantasy because it's "more in the style of Lee/Ditko's moralistic fantasy stories" is dead accurate and something that had never occurred to me before. I might quibble with the importance of Shonen Jump as opposed to Tokyopop getting into bookstores (and teenaged hands) and Blackmark seems like a one-off rather than an inspiration but hey isn't the point of blogging to find fault with everything?