My mistake. I wasn't referring to this specifically as mediocre, but just trying to make a general point to the poster above.
That said, I'm not quite feeling the brilliance of the above. I wouldn't ever call it mediocre but any stretch (and I'm at least digging it more than I KILLED ADOLF HITLER) but it's not for my tastes.
Well heck, that opens up a WHOLE messy discussion right there. I mean, shit, weren't we in a postmodern age twenty years ago at least? Thirty, even? I recall a noted screenwriting guru raging against the fact that there's no such thing as avant garde film, because the so-called arthouse films are just recycling the same tropes of avant garde films over the past fifty years rather than actually doing anything avant garde themselves!
The guy who said that is a grumpy old man prone to cynical overgeneralizations, but his words certainly strike me as having the ring of truth, especially in the indie comics world. I've often wondering just how much of comics in general are just mired in stagnancy, and no amount of going back and forth between understated and overstated will change that.