§ May 12th, 2004 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on

1. New comics day…but I don’t really have anything to say about the comics that came out today. Claremont and Byrne’s JLA continues, and the art shows a slight improvement over the last issue. Not enough Crucifer in this issue, though, sadly. Action Comics #815 continues the “big, loud, and stupid” storytelling from the first issue…and I don’t mean that in a bad way. Geoff Johns nostalgia-fest JSA #61 digs up some old 1970s continuity for this issue, while prepping the Hal Jordan Spectre for the Big Secret Changes we pretty much all know about.

2. Also, pal Dorian and I, after looking at the previews for next weeks’ X-Men-related comics, have jointly decided to pretend that the X-Men stories ended with Grant Morrison’s last issue.

3. Evil genius Milo George has provided the humorous text sorely lacking in my most recent Batman cover posting.

4. A little bird told me that a comic shop is offering to take returns from customers on any comics written by Micah Wright (scroll way down), following the revelation that Wright didn’t serve in the military as he claimed. I’m not sure how I feel about that…yes, it’s interesting and a nice gesture, but I don’t know if any comics fan bought Stormwatch because of Wright’s alleged war record. Maybe you can make the argument that his invented history did influence purchases of this book, but the comics? I’m not so sure.

5. Heidi MacDonald responds on her weblog to the online brouhaha regarding her comics blogging article in the Comic Buyer’s Guide. I did read the column in question, and aside from briefly noting to myself “someone’s not going to be happy about this” I didn’t really think a whole lot about it. So she thinks some weblogs are dopey. Hey, who doesn’t? I know mine is! (via Grotesque Anatomy)

6. On a Blogger-related note…I’ve been having more trouble than usual getting my weblog updated, due to connection time-outs and whatnot probably caused by heavier-than-expected traffic on Blogger’s servers. I’ve been lucky so far, but sooner or later my luck’s gonna run out and I won’t be able to get my weblog updated, thus blowing the “posting every day” streak that I’ve kept up since this website started. Have any other Blogger users had this problem?

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