Preaching to the Choir

This week marked the release of the fourth issue of the widely-acclaimed new Image Comics series Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors. It’s a fun little book, where the villains and the heroes are allied to put on a show for the world with their fights, but are actually friends in secret. That’s a way-too-quaint boiling down of the series, but bear with me.

This week's "offending" issue...

In this week’s issue, while studying about ancient relics in Egypt, our Gladstone’s crew starts talking about comics featuring their parents’ adventures. And a page later, Mummy Girl goes into a huge spiel on how comic books are art.

Don’t get me wrong. I AGREE with what was said. But I hate being preached to when I’m coming into something for enjoyment.

When James Patterson used his characters in the Maximum Ride series to start preaching about global warming, I really stopped enjoying the series. Yes, global warming is bad. Now let’s get back to the story.

Yes, comic books are just as valid an art form as text-based literature. Now back to the story.

Focus, focus, focus. I know there aren’t any comic book writers reading this, but still. Hopefully somebody takes something from this.

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