Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Uh...That's Why We Do Want It

Limited on PS Magazine

"From 1965 through 1966 I was the S-4 (Supply Officer) for a battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg.

I can vouch for the value of this publication. I made it my mission to collect many of the back editions so that my troops would have access to them.

Disappointedly, this book illustrates the great art work of Eisner but does little to discuss the idea and use of the magazine. Also, it includes only seven pages on 1965 and none beyond that.

If you want a book on the early work of Will Eisner this should fill the bill. If you want a book on PS Magazine, this is limited."

posted on Amazon.com September 14, 2011

First of all, understand that I am not making fun of this review. The writer's generousness of spirit comes through, both in his desire to educate his troops and his acknowledgement of the quality of Eisner's art. I can't help but picture the melancholy scene: "Alright! Somebody finally reprinted PS Magazine! I've been waiting for this...oh, damn. It's just the cartoons." It's like saying about The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover "If you want a mannered, visually lush allegory about England under Thatcher, this should fill the bill. If you want a movie about effective restaurant management, this is limited."

Of course, this review makes me want to hunt down old issues of PS Magazine.