If, like me, you have to order your comics at least two whole months in advance because your local comic shop doesn’t carry much stock then you will know that any review posted on the day of release is, in essence, two months too late. I already have the comic on order, ready to pick up. Technically, I’ve already bought it.
So, what is the point of a review? It can't sway my buying habits, as a general rule. A review posted on the day of release is as useful to me as a review posted two weeks after or even two years after. If what I am writing is already pointless, why bother? What is the best thing to do with all of these worthless words? How can I make them even more pointless?
And so was born the idea for The Pointless Review. The intention is that I will collect old reviews and other writings, re-edit them and re-post them here. They will provide an insight into what comics I was reading and what I thought about them back then.
Some of the comics reviewed may still be bought at comic marts or shops with an extensive back catalogue but for the most part I’m afraid you’ve missed the boat.