Wait, this whole musical movement they’re talking about in Phonogram is Oasis? Those guys who were bigger than the Beatles, so they proclaimed, and then they disappeared in like two years? I remember them being awful too.
This issue might be the best of the series–like the last issue, it approaches being a reasonable comic book. Instead of Gillen spewing his music snobbery and cultural elitism (over Oasis), he’s got a story. It’s a little mystery, it’s a little quest, it works.
Having a totally unlikable protagonist is something of a problem, but not too much. There isn’t a single person of any redeeming quality in Phonogram and the protagonist is far from the worst.
I’m glad I stuck with it; not because I think Gillen will have a single honest moment, but it’s interesting to see him just write a weak Image comic and not something utterly dreadful.