Friday, December 08, 2006
Hello, and welcome to The Nitpicker's Blog, where in a completely irregular basis I bring to your attention some mistakes, goofs, mix-ups and the like, that I find on the comics I read that week. The Nitpicker was published originally as a column in the Comic Book Electronic Network Magazine (CBEM, yes, it's missing the N), one of the most prestigious comic book e-zines. The CBEM stopped publication last July, and this column has been hosted in several places, such as Shotgun Reviews and Jazma Online, to finally come here, to a blog.
Yes, those who know me will say "But you swore you'd never have a blog!" Bite me, I won't use this to comment on my everyday life (although I might sneak a commente here or there), this is strictly about comics.
Usually, I'll focus on books just released, but now and then, I'll feature a back issue or two, mostly because I just read it late, or I decided to re-read something and only now spotted the mistake.
What follows is an example of the format I'll present the "nits" (as we'll call them) I've found:
TITLE: This would be the comic book title in question, such as "Action Comics" or "Uncanny X-Men".
ISSUE: Obviously, the issue number of the title in question.
CULPRIT: Whoever the main responsible for the mistake is, usually the writer, sometimes the artist, and, rarely, somebody else, like a letterer or colorist. Editors, of course, are ALWAYS to blame, so we won't waste our time mentioning them.
NIT-TO-PICK: The description of the nit I found.
NIT-O-METER: I just love rating stuff, so I'll give each nit a rating on a 10 points scale called The Bazzar Scale, in honor of a writer I completely loathe. I don't loathe him because of his nit-proneness, but because of his all-around shoddy writing. You figure out who he is, it's easy.
Well, I have tons of back-nits, since the column's schedule has been very irregular since the end of the CBEM, so what I'll do is start by, around friday, publishing the nits from the new releases I read that week; and once in a while, I'll post a few of the back stuff I have. If you like, please leave comments.
Posted by MaGnUs von Tesla at 3:29 AM