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But I Digress (Comics Buyer's Guide) Paperback – March 1, 1994


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Product Details

  • Series: Comics Buyer's Guide
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications (March 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873412869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873412865
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #823,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter David is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels, including the incredibly popular New Frontier series. In addition, he has also written dozens of other books, including his acclaimed original novel, Sir Apropos of Nothing, and its sequel, The Woad to Wuin. David is also well known for his comic book work, particularly his award-winning run on The Incredible Hulk. He recently authored the novelizations of both the Spider-Man and Hulk motion pictures.He lives in New York.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 4, 1998
Format: Paperback
A wonderful and often hysterical collection of essays on comic books, science fiction and Hollywood. This book is an insightful look at pop culture which will make you think about what you read and see, and will crack you up at the same time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diana Nier on May 27, 2001
Format: Paperback
"But I Digress" is a collection of Peter David's columns for Comic Buyer's Guide, from the early 1990s -- the first few years he wrote the column. Reading them in 2001 creates an interesting time-lapse effect, especially when he refers to the "recent" creation of Image, or the "recently concluded" Gulf War. Some of the columns are a bit dated, while others are more or less timeless; even the dated ones are worth reading, for a glimpse at the comics industry in the early ninties.
David has a marvelous sense of humor, and an eye for stupidity and inconsistency. His columns are entertaining, even when I have very little understanding of his subject matter. (Hey, I was only nine years old when these were current! What did I know back then?) He also explains his subject matter, which is very helpful. Looking back, it's interesting to observe which of his opinions and predictions were accurate and well-founded, and which weren't.
Basically, this is good entertainment, with information about comics writers, artists, publishers, and fans in the early 1990s. It's also a good, though indirect, look at Peter David. I would definitely be interested in a collection of his more recent columns.
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I've always enjoyed Mr.David's columns in Comic Buyers Guide, though not necessarily his politics. His revelations on the inner workings of the comic book world should be required to scifi/fantasy fan who needs to understand how the DC/Marvel business' work.

There are some unique bits in this text. The rivalry between Mr. David and John Byrne which seems to grow from something unsettling to a some sort of mutual respect. After all, Byrne contributes the back covers illustration.
(where Byrne manically throws Davids' columns into a shredder--funny I sort of always pictured that).

Some great humorous pieces in this collection as well. David really shows a talent for taking songs and adding some really twisted lyrics. I found myself singing some of them at work.

Reading this made me hungry to read his just released edition, which I just ordered. Hopefully that copy will include my favorite column of his, which discusses how a reprint of a Superman Annual in the mid-ninties was one of the best collections of the Man of Steel in quite awhile.

Good book.

JThree
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