A decade of Neilalien.

§ February 26th, 2010 § Filed under customer gary § 8 Comments

Neilalien is the longest running continuous comics blogger still active, and as of yesterday he has been doing it for ten years.

I’ve spoken before about how much I appreciate Neilalien. I’ve thanked him in my anniversary posts, I’ve thanked him for helping me hash out my website issues, and I don’t remember if I ever thanked him here for, very early on, helping me with prepping images for site use, but if not, I’m thanking him now.

Neilalien is an absolute treasure, and a unique voice in the comics weblog community. I’ve never met him, no idea what his real name is (though I suspect part of it may be “Neil”), never spoken to him on the phone…but he continues to be an ongoing inspiration to my own comics blogging endeavors. Thank you Neilalien…may your own Eye of Agamotto never blink.

(Read other appreciations of Neilalien at Comic Book Galaxy and The Comics Reporter.)

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In other news:

  • Pal Andres has started up a postcard campaign to get DC Comics to manufacture a giveaway Legion of Super-Heroes flight ring, like the Lantern and Flash rings. Hey, sure, I’d like one. A ring, that is, not a postcard.

    Read more about it from Andres’ cohort Svengali Lad and dis here Robot 6 article.

    I think I’m going to start up a letter-writing campaign to get a similar Swamp Thing giveaway. (“Thanks for buying Swamp Thing Adventures #1…here’s your plastic tuber.”)

  • Speaking of rings, DC finally announced the White Lantern ring giveaway which everyone kinda expected, including me.

    I’m not ashamed…I love these goofy ring giveaways. I totally want them all.

  • Speaking of greedily wanting everything…


    …I’m glad to see in the new DC solicitations that Larfleeze, the Orange Lantern of Avarice, survives Blackest Night and will be sticking around for a while. Why? Because Everyone Loves Larfleeze, that’s why. I almost broke my own self-imposed ban on buying new action figures to get that Larfleeze figure that just came out.

    This whole Blackest Night thing is all worth it just for Larfleeze. I love that guy.

  • Chris Sims and pals have done it again…twice! First, you can read the first chapter of The Chronicles of Solomon Stone #2 (with the next three chapters posted weekly). Then, prepare for your emergency awesomeness transfusion at Awesome Hospital, updated Tuesdays and Thursdays!
  • Speaking of comics, customer Gary put together a couple of sample panels for the Atomelephant and Elastiquito comic based on Employee Aaron’s sketch.

    Oh man, such a tantalizing beginning.

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