So I should probably say something about that thing that happened…

§ April 7th, 2011 § Filed under dipsy doodle, everyone's going to hate me, run-on fun-on, S---- T----, self-promotion § 9 Comments

…even though I hate talking about things that I’ve already read and maybe other people haven’t read — well, not old things that people haven’t read that I have, since the likelihood of any of you out there just randomly having a copy of, say, Star-Studded Comics from the 1940s, and you’re all “oh boy, I can’t wait to read this issue of Star-Studded Comics, but first I shall check the Comics Internet for the latest news and besides, it’s not as if some inconsiderate blogger out there will spoil my forthcoming reading enjoyment,” and suddenly here I am, posting this story, causing you to fall to your knees and cry out “Dipsy Doodle, nooooooooo!!! Why, Mike Sterling, whyyyyyy,” as I laugh maniacally behind my computer — no, I talking about my preference to avoid talking about spoiling current events in comics that have only been out for a day or two, since not every single person on the planet rushes into their comic book store on New Comics Day to grab the new releases, assuming they are going to comic shops and grabbing the new releases, or at least purchasing them through legitimate online outlets, and not just being cheap bastards and torrenting them for free, but regardless of how folks get the new funnybooks, if they’re also the type of people who get their comic news online chances are they’ve already seen press releases about the big news I want to talk about but even if I do discuss it on my site, even behind big SPOILER! warnings there’s always someone who says “whoa, dude, you spoiled it for me” even though as online pal Caleb has pointed out to me, even mentioning the fact that people were emailing me about the latest issue of Brightest Day is kind of spilling the beans in and of itself, and as Caleb says, it’s not like they’re writing to me to say that Sluggo appears in that issue after all, but just the same I’d feel kind of funny just coming right out and discussing it the day after the comic came out even if plenty of people have already put in their two cents and besides I haven’t quite figured out what I want to say about it so instead I thought I’d vamp a bit to give me a little more time to ponder the matter…could you tell?

In short: yes, I’m glad the character is back. I’m also looking forward to his interaction with the rest of the DC Universe, after being away for so long. That should be an interesting novelty in and of itself, and given the nature of this return, it brings sort of an extra bit of meaning to the last sentence of this post of mine from a couple of weeks ago.

Also, I knew I should have been picking up that new Green Arrow series from the beginning. Ah, well…took home ten issues of it last night. Yes, just because of its connection to the returning character. As the saying goes, we’re all fanboys about something.

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In other news that’s not insane: oh, hey, whose book just got positively reviewed by The New Yorker? OH YEAH.

9 Responses to “So I should probably say something about that thing that happened…”

  • Mike L. says:

    I somehow feel the need to congratulate YOU for the return of the character!? ..Good job!? :) Also congrats on the new yorker review!

  • Kurt Onstad says:

    Sugar is back? Or is it Spike?

  • Bill says:

    It would have been really cool if it was Sluggo, though.

  • MrJM says:

    The long-awaited return of Atari Force — and you spoiled it!

    — MrJM

  • philip says:

    Wait, what happened? You totally spoiled spoiling it. Spoiler.

  • Tim O'Neil says:

    Yeah, as soon as you said people were contacting you about your reaction to said book, the jig was up. I do feel a small, slight twinge of regret, because as awful as the book in question has been up to this point, the way they played out the reveal in this last issue – pulling a whole bunch of seemingly random elements together like that – was actually quite good.

    So yeah: Mike, Destroyer of Dreams.

  • DeliriouJAB says:

    This blog was the first thing I thought of when I read about the return of the character.

  • Sarah says:

    I have to admit, the image of Sluggo asking Lois Lane if she’d like to “be me goil” would be something to treasure.

  • Pal Cully says:

    Totally irrelevant to your post, Ernie Bushmiller is being added to the Hall of Fame in this year’s Eisner Awards. Did you petition?