When I said comics critics didn’t always agree…

… I wasn’t joking. There’s been an extended debate about what constitutes good comics criticism here, here, and here hosted by The Comics Journal on the occasion of the publication of The Best American Comics Criticism. I particularly like this thread of the debate because I get a shout out 20 pages in on the comments thread. Why do you think the debate is this intense and passions run so hot? Is it something specific about comics as a medium?

Saturday, September 4th, 2010 David Ball