On their latest Critiquing Comics podcast, Tim and Mulele take a look at a recent chunk of Super Haters strips (from around #355-394) and, well, they don't like it very much... at all. In fact, Critiquing Comics gives Super Haters a 3 out of 10 ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆



Truth be told, they simply don't like the comic strip and I think they were extremely fair in expressing their distaste. They make sure to state that they've only read the past couple of story arcs. And while they're not fans of my relatively unmoving art, they did enjoy what they saw of the Guest Weeks (namely, Virginia's work).

And me? Well, I enjoyed listening to them tear Super Haters to shreds. Here are some of my favorite moments:

  • Mulele, in reference to Work for Hire: "The premise itself is just nonsense."
  • Tim: "I sometimes failed to see what was really funny about what was meant to be a joke."
  • Mulele: "These characters are self-involved ego maniacs who basically dislike each other but for some reason continue to interact."
  • Mulele: "It's just not interesting."

There's only one thing I'm bummed about and it's not specific to this Critiquing Comics review -- the vast majority of reviews have completely overlooked the meta commentary on modern superhero storytelling inherent in the physical nature of Super Haters. The Big Two corporate properties are often written like unchanging, unmovtivated, attention-starved sociopaths. That's the whole fucking point behind Super Haters... to make fun of that!!!

Anyway, thx to Tim and Mulele for taking the time to read and review Super Haters.

Comments on Critiquing Comics hates the Haters!!!? We got 3 so far... leave yours now!

  1. ross says:

    whoa, /I/ overlooked the meta commentary in SH, too!!! :O

  2. Aimee says:

    Interesting, I guess. Was this critique solicited, or did they just choose you?

  3. I solicited. We both belong to a site called the Comics Podcast Network, and I've listened to some of the their shows. My hunch was that they wouldn't care for Super Haters, but I still thought it'd be fun to hear their opinions :D

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