“Suddenly, three years later….”

§ December 5th, 2006 § Filed under suddenly... § 1 Comment

Oh dear heavens, I’ve been doing this on a daily basis for three years now?

Okay, after doing two previous anniversary posts, and running off at the mouth each of those times, I don’t know if I have that much new to add…well, I’ll probably run off at the mouth again anyway, since I can’t seem to help myself. So, if I repeat myself, I apologize.

There had been times, over the last year, when my enthusiasm for comics weblogging wavered a tad, as I noted once or twice, but you folks, your comments and your e-mails and your generally positive reaction to my ongoing nonsense provide continuing inspiration. As I’ve said before, I never expected to have an audience beyond a few friends, so the fact that I have the audience that I have now quite simply amazes me. Despite my occasional low moments, I do still enjoy doing this site, and I still enjoy interacting with you folks. I don’t plan on going away any time soon, barring health issues, accidents, meteor strikes, the Man keeping me down, or what have you.

So, let me thank all of you for your continued readership, which is, as always, much appreciated. Thanks to my fellow funnybook webloggers, for making the online comics world an interesting one. Thanks to my store’s employees, current and former, and the occasional customer, for not minding too much when I talk about them on the site. (Typical conversation at the store: “Oh, that thing I did is gonna go on your website, isn’t it?” “Ayuh.”)

And, of course, my thanks to the other members of the Associated Comics And Pop Culture Webloggers of Ventura County, CA And Outlying Environs: pals Ian, Tom, J.P., Kid Chris, Corey, Sean, and Nathan (some of whom don’t post nearly enough, Sean)…but most of all, big thanks to best pal Dorian, without whom I don’t know that I’d enjoy doing the weblogging thing as much as I do. So thanks, Dor, you big lug.

Let’s shift the self-indulgence lever all the way up to “FULL BLAST,” if I may, as I present some posts of note from the last twelve months that you may have missed, may want to revisit, or that I’m misguidedly proud of:

“That was Chuck Norris,” my Adam West/Frank Miller mash-up, DC screwing up its reprint of Alan Moore’s Superman story, my evil, evil animated Joker gif, the gaslighting of Jean Loring, possibly my all-time favorite panel from a romance comic, Swamp Thing speaks on behalf of Greenpeace, “Tubby, NO,” comic book titles I don’t want to see, some thoughts on weblogging, Superman Vs. Goku, the stupidest thing I’ve ever posted…no, wait, this is the stupidest thing I’ve ever posted, “Everyone has C.B. now,” the Best Horror Comic Host ever, my birthday post, Amazon.com reviews of Alan Moore’s work, some of my favorite covers (parts one and two), Man-Thing’s war on Swamp Thing, a special message from the Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Statue prop replica, the best Batman YouTube video ever, the Comics Code approves the “s” word, the editing of the Outsiders, I look at naked Adrienne Barbeau…for science, Free Comic Book Day before and after, the Secret Crisis of Infinite Wars, Captain Dude, abandoned plot points, shelf-talkers (1 2 3), the Smurf life cycle, my X-Men 3 review, my memorial tree, get a look at my rack, too many comics, my Superman Returns review, casting the 1980s X-Men movie, DESTROY ALL ROBOTS, my signed Morn photo, superheroes and supermodels, dropping books, Low Content Mode week (starting here), Tom’s Casebook (1 2), BEHOLD THE BENOSED FACE OF DOOM, Mike’s many copies of House of Secrets #92, the continuing evil of Cicero Pig, that one guy from Swamp Thing #1, Dueling Myspace Wolverines, BOW BEFORE YOUR ALIEN MASTERS, controversy, the worst comic story I’ve ever read, the Evil Eye Evader (with a comment from someone who actually had one!), the runaway arrow, farm folk versus aliens, Invest-A-Rama, a terrible, terrible article about comics, I liked these panels even if nobody else did, some great Captain America sound effects, Richie Rich is a jerk, Let’s Go Bowling, and all roads lead to superheroes. And, every once in a while, I manage to put some words together in the right order and turn out a piece of writing that makes me think, hey, apparently I can write coherent English when I put my mind to it: in particular, my Bat-essay from the end of Bat-week.

As I was putting together those links, I went ahead and scoured the entire archives to finally assemble an index of my character linkdumps. Eventually they’ll get into the sidebar, but, what the heck, here they are for your amusement and/or edification. Note: some linkrot may have set in on some of the noted sites:



Batman (’60s TV show version)

Blue Beetle






Kitty Pryde

Lex Luthor


Matter-Eater Lad

Mirror Master


Night Thrasher


Silver Surfer

Swamp Thing






I’m still stunned that I was able to put together so many links for that Matter-Eater Lad post. I mean, who knew?

For putting up with all that, I give you a picture of me wearing 3D scratch ‘n’ sniff gorilla glasses:

Yes, that’s right, I said 3D SCRATCH ‘N’ SNIFF GORILLA GLASSES:


Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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