The latest issue of COMEDIAN continues Brian Azzarello's self-humiliation. I guess that most folks would give JMS the raspberry for the worst BW book for his hilariously bad NITE OWL, but at least there's a "so bad it's good" aspect to that. Azz' work here is just pitiful, though. He doesn't understand the character and his attempt to do social/historical commentary is like something you'd get in a C+ high school report.

The only positive about it is that it illustrates a criticism I've had of modern (in the last 10-15 years) comics for a long while. This stuff gets praised to high heaven for being more adult and sophisticated than the all ages/for kids comics of the past. Yet when you compare it to actual adult literature and storytelling in books, movies and such, these comics often stink out loud.

Mike