Matthew J. Thériault is a former superhero who until recently lived a four-colored life replete with serialized adventures, incredible powers, and a costumed-persona with matching moniker of minor local celebrity, all of which culminated in a bitter battle with a best friend turned archenemy. He’s closer to Clark Kent than Superman these days, serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Hub City Review, where he writes about comics and superhero stories rather than continuing to live them out.
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Dear Mr. T,
I’m one of a handful of people working in Indian comics today – apart from writing for others, I also started a creator-owned operation because I met a lot of artists with a lot of potential and little opportunity here.
If you or any of your colleagues would be so inclined, I’d like to share some of our work with you and good or bad, I’d be grateful if you gave us some honest reviews – something that we don’t really have a system for around here. The odd blogger now and again but that’s about it.
I understand if you are not inclined or are too busy.
However on the chance that you might be willing, I can share PDF’s via drivethrucomics where we sell e-book copies of our comics.
Thank you for your time.
Akshay Dhar (Editor, Meta Desi Comics)
I’m certainly honored by your request. While time is always a constraint, I would of course prefer to prioritize requests to The Hub City Review, as is the case here. My only caveat to that, however, is that my sole criteria for deciding whether to write about a work or not is whether I feel I have anything insightful to say about such. Many writers cover popular culture, and I’d not be in this industry unless I thought I can make a unique contribution. I’d be more than happy to read the titles you send me, and if I feel I can speak intelligently on them and make an insightful contribution to the conversation surrounding them, I’ll be sure to do so.
You can reach me further at Matthew.Theriault@gmail.com
Mr. Theriault – just responding here to your enjoyable review at The Federalist of Spiderman: Homecoming. Your comments seem apropos and your analysis is persuasive. Please permit me a minor cavil: You wrote “The original Spider-man movie came out immediately in the wake of the worst day in our country’s living memory.” My mother, still alive, clearly remembers December 7, 1941, a day much more terrible in nearly every way than the admittedly very very bad September 11, 2001.