Leaving the Savage Critics

I’ve just announced that I am unfortunately no longer able to continue with the Savage Critics. I’m saddened that I couldn’t find the time I needed to do the job I wanted to do there, but my good intentions of contributing were outweighed by other responsibilities, which made me feel guilty. I thank everyone involved, especially the great Brian Hibbs, for including me in the first place. I still feel incredibly honored to be asked, and I’ll remain a reader, of course!

6 Responses to “Leaving the Savage Critics”

  1. Ray Cornwall Says:

    Let’s face it- to review comics on a weekly basis, you have to be interested in…weekly comics. Which really means superhero comics, since manga’s more of a quarterly thing. And since your desire to read superheroes has dropped, I’m not surprised to see you having problems with Savage’s review format.

    Either way, I know I’ll see reviews of the stuff you really like here. And isn’t that what’s important?

    To be fair, my blog has been on the fritz for a while. Reviewing books on a weekly or monthly basis just got difficult when I started to read differently. I can’t really review 10-15 books a month if I’m going to be reading Lone Wolf and Cub at the same time. I like long, sprawling epics, and that means I have to rethink the review format. So I can understand what you’re going through.

  2. Johanna Says:

    It’s true, I was having a hard time figuring out what fit better there than here, since I have such a wide-ranging outlet with this site. And yes, I just couldn’t keep up with the superhero comics weekly — I’d stack them up until I was either in the right mood or told myself I just had to get through them. There are some superhero comics I still like (as seen by my recent Marvel coverage), but out of three weeks, I didn’t see a DC comic I wanted to talk about. Plus, there’s the whole rating scale, which has never been the way I look at things. Thanks for the sympathy; some good analysis you’ve done as your reading habits have changed.

  3. Chris Marshall Says:

    Sorry to hear that, Johanna.
    I read Savage Critics everyday via my Google RSS Reader. Don’t worry, though, Comics Worth Reading is on the Blogroll, too.

  4. Johanna Says:

    Thanks for continuing to support us both!

  5. James Schee Says:

    Well you did expose me to a new site with Savage Critics. When I’m curious to read a take on a single issue, outside of the bias certain forums have for or against a book, I usually skim through there now.

    It’ll be nice to have most of your reviews in one place though. Especially since I prefer this comment area to SC’s one.

  6. James Schee Says:

    Er and by that I mean design, I dislike popups, not the people who post there as opposed to here.




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