Tuesday night.

§ January 3rd, 2006 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Tuesday night.

Ken Lowery, America’s only comics weblogger, has finally returned…go read, learn.

Anyway, sorry for dipping into the message board well twice in succession, but really, it’s hard to resist. These things write themselves…well, literally, I suppose. Hmmm…a weblog that takes the silliest stuff from comic book message boards and posts it for all to see…if only someone out there would do such a thing on a regular basis….

But, seriously, those DC Comics message boards are something else, aren’t they? I thought the Mr. Cranky and Ain’t It Cool boards were bad. Phew.

My earliest experience with a comic book message board (outside of my local BBS scene, where I tended to be in charge of the comic boards, anyway) was on America Online. This was back in the early ’90s, when the comic speculator boom was still in full flower, and the AOL boards reflected that. My three primary memories of those days:

1) that one guy who kept hyping up Zen: Intergalactic Ninja as the greatest comic ever, and we all suspected was on the Zen payroll.

2) that one retailer who kept going on about investing in this, investing in that…oh, what, people actually read these things?

3) that ongoing discussion about a plot point at the end of a months-old Superman comic, which everyone thought was going to play into the then-current death/return of Supes storyline, thus making that comic a “Hot Collectible.” Then I, as someone who actually read Superman comics, pointed out that plot point had fully played out in the very next issue and had nothing to do with the death/return stuff, which went over about as well as if I had pooped in the punchbowl.

I really wished I had kept logs of all the nonsense that was going on there…though, come to think of it, I may have archived some stuff on an old floppy disk somewhere…I’ll get back to you on that.

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