Thanks for the civil discussion.
You compare this to releasing a short story anthology. Well, as far as I understand, this Beatles anthology only shows parts of the comics, not the full thing (specifically a point you refer to in your review). So I think the comparison would be "a short story anthology where there's only a small part of every story"... which I think wouldn't hurt the commercial interests of the original authors, in fact, may make people interested in a particular story listed more likely to track it down, thus increase benefits for the originator.
There's not a single soul in the world that would say, "My, I could buy this great full Beatles comic by [creator x], but look over there, there's one page from it in lower print quality from [anthology y], I'll just buy that one instead!" Just as people by and large aren't stopped buying an iTunes song if they hear the preview.
And whether or not something hurts the commercial interests is part of what one needs to look at to judge Fair Use, which is a permission-free right of ours.
Now, please don't misunderstand, I'm not saying a typical laywer would decide in favor of the publisher. I don't know, I'm not a lawyer, and I think most copyright cases brought to court err on the side of legacy rights (often, due to lobbying money in the form of campaign donations, which strongly corrupts the political process writing these laws; culture, society, individuals do NOT benefit from e.g. an ever-extending Disney copyright on their decade-old movies). All I'm saying is that it SHOULD be Fair Use if the commercial rights of the originator aren't hurt, because in the end we as society shouldn't have copyright as some magic "natural law" that says "it's stealing", because it's not -- it"s copying, and as such, we need to analyze if it will help us in the long run. With "us", I'm referring to both creators as well as recipients... and the multitude of cases along the lines of the two.
Historical archives benefit society. We here can grab this book, use it as basis for further work, comment on it, let it inspire us, hunt out for the original creators we deem most noteworthy to get their full body of work.
Realistically speaking, this anthology for many people would be the only time they'd be exposed to the comic you mention is under your rights. And the only time, a portion of them, might want to go learn more about it. And realistically speaking, due to your review on Amazon, you're hurting this exposure (just to clarify: which is absolutely your right).
Would it be cooler if this anthology would show full comics along with comments from editors and writers? Oh sure! But it would also be a very different project -- a scope so exploding that what now might have been months to years of work for the creator of the anthology turning into decades of dedication. I'm not against such dedication (hey, that's how they built churches in the medieval times!). But I would consider it unlikely to happen in many cases (not always, but often), which in turn means we may need to compare what we'd rather have not as "this anthology vs a bigger anthology like this", but... "this anthology vs none at all".
I'm a creator myself, but also a curator. Input and output, the eternal circle. We are in a historically distinct situation where he have the technology to do large-scale data mining via the internet to grow huge new collections -- a new angle into existing data (and for some rare works, a way to make them survive in the future). We, as society, need to push for the laws to help enable such collections, not fight them.