Well, I’ve finally gone over the deep end. Tired of writing about superheroes and critically acclaimed comic book series like Sandman, I decided to tackle trash journalism disguised as a comic book in my latest installment of Comic Should Be Good’s Gimmick or Good? feature. I “analyze” He Said She Said Comics Presents the Amy Fisher/Joey Buttafuoco story, which was published in 1993 by the short-lived indie press First Amendment. The gimmick here is the comic is a “flip book” where one side presents Fisher’s story and the other Buttafuoco’s. My verdict probably isn’t in doubt, but where else can you get a salacious “pin up” of a barely legal teenager in comic book form?
For an archived list of my previous Gimmick or Goods on CSBG, click here. And as always, thanks to the great Brian Cronin and the entire staff of CSBG for letting me write about some pretty ridiculous comics from the 1990s.