Since Suat made a plea for contentious manga criticism I thought I’d point him (and maybe others) to some possible weekend reading.
At our old address, me, Bill Randall, Tom Crippen, and Miriam Libicki participated in roundtables on YKK and Helter Skelter. Both include harshly negative assessments, name-calling, hair-pulling, and small arms fire. Or at least some subset of those things. Watch especially for the “comics journal will eat its own” guest spot by Dirk Deppey.