TONY'S ONLINE TIPS for Monday-Friday, September 14-18, 2009
Well, it's big and terrible! More frightening than I ever thought possible!
Raymond Burr's line from Godzilla, King of the Monsters applies as well as to my "to do" list as it does to the star of the 1956 American version of the classic Japanese film. I have much to do for the promotion of my forthcoming 1000 Comic Books You Must Read and for the website we're developing to promote that book. I have a family project to complete as well as a prose story and a short comics script. The list is far longer than that, but those are the "must do" items on it.
So...I'm taking a week off from writing "Tony's Online Tips." It seems the sane approach to getting all the above done and off my desk. Besides, no new TOTs means you'll have more time to surf the Internet for paranoid uninformed speculation about Disney/Marvel, DC Comics/Entertainment, and McDonald's entering into an historic agreement with Fantagraphics to create "Happy Meals" toys for its restaurants around the world.
Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back next Monday with more news, views, and reviews.
ZERO: Burn your money before buying any comic receiving this rating. It doesn't *necessarily* mean there's absolutely nothing of value here - though it *could* - but whatever value it might possess shrinks into insignificance before its overall awfulness.
ONE: Buy something else. Maybe I found something which wasn't completely dreadful in the item, but not enough for me to recommend it when there are better comics available. I only want what's best for you, my children.
TWO: Basic judgment call. I found some value, but not enough to recommend it. My review should give you enough info to decide if you want to take a chance on it. Are you feeling lucky today, punk? Well, are you?
THREE: This denotes something I find perfectly respectable. There are better books out there, but I wouldn't regret buying this item. Based on my review, you should be able to determine if it's of interest to you. Let the Force guide you.
FOUR: I recommend anything earning this rating. Unless you don't like the genre, subject matter, or past work of the creators, I believe you'll enjoy this item. Isn't it uncanny how I can look right into your soul that way?
FIVE: Anything getting this rating is among the best comicdom has to offer. You should buy/read this, even if the genre/subject matter doesn't appeal to you. It's for your own good. Me, I live for comics and books this good...but not in a pathetic "Comic-Book Guy" sort of way.
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