More critiques of self-published comics! Tim and Mulele discuss getting the reader involved in your story, and your characters, from the get-go. If the first issue reads like a cliche, don’t expect the reader to come back for issue two.

Also, in case you needed us to tell you this: Show, don’t tell.

Comics under our magnifying glass: “41” #1 by Bob Frantz and Pablo Peppino; “Tape Song” by Banjo; and “Myriad” #1 by Steve Higgins and Nick Main.