“The first thing that struck me about Reinventing Comics is that, unlike Understanding Comics, in which the best way to illustrate mechanisms of the comics form was in the very form it was describing, the only reason to have ‘written’ Reinventing Comics in comics form was to capitalize on the commercial success of the previous volume and to bloat what would have been a 50-page essay into a $19.95 book. There is no intrinsic reason Reinventing Comics should itself be a comic.”