I’m compulsively following the post-show coverage of the inaugural New York Comic-Con. Tom Spurgeon has a fine collection of links over at The Comics Reporter, and I agree with his perspective as well:
“What happened at the show is not a ‘but’ situation but an ‘and’ situation. A lot of people were frustrated and disappointed Saturday and a lot of people had a great time overall and enjoyed the energy and focus of the show. One doesn’t really have anything to do with the other; the negative doesn’t invalidate the positive and the positive sure as heck doesn’t make the negative dismissable.”
If you’re also making with the con clicky and need a breather, stop by the latest Flipped at Comics World News, where I talk about CMX titles that, for a change, aren’t Tenjho Tenge. Short version: Chikyu Misaki is awesome.