The Telegraph reviews Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean by Douglas Wolk…

“judging from the online response to his book, Wolk has been daringly irreverent about various sacred cows, his passion for what he calls ‘resonant crap’ as well as more highbrow comics leads him to spend a great deal of time discussing Marvel, DC and their associated fan cultures.”

And, talking of ‘resonant crap’; there’s an academic conference on The Aesthetics of Trash : Reassessing Animation and the Comic, 28th – 29th August 07, at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.