My friend Matthew reviewed the essay anthology Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers: Writers on Comics and heard back from one of the writers in question, novelist Christopher Sorrentino. Sorrentino wanted to convince Matthew that actually the collection was a good book. I read it a few years back and thought it was spotty. Basically, some of the guys tried and some of them didn’t. If my memory is right, Sorrentino’s essay was one of the better jobs.

On a personal note, he might have been the fellow referenced in the lead paragraph of my heartbreaking memoir of Marvel reading, “True Believer.”