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Friday, August 20, 2004
Too Much Space on Our Hands

Look, Comics Buyer's Guide, I know you have a lot of pages in your news monthly format -- 242 in the newest issue -- but some kinds of padding are both transparent and tedious.

Tony Isabella's reviews have been a CBG feature for years. He reviews comics in depth and also gives a rating of 0 to 5 "Tonys". Do you understand the meaning of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Tonys in this context? I bet you do. You can examine the fine distinctions in more detail here, on Tony's website, over in the right-hand sidebar. That's already more detail than you need, because once I say "a scale of 0 to 5" yo've heard everything you need to know about it.

But guys, there's no excuse for stretching the explanation of 0-through-5 into a half a page, as I find on page 61 of this month's CBG. That's just insulting.

(And more than one computer game magazine could drop the "explanation" of their rating scale, too.)

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