Today marks the eighth year since your pal Chuck started this blog.
As a life-long comics reader (well, almost), I thought it would be fun to see if it was possible to write daily reviews of comics. Turns out the answer was: not quite. But we've had some good runs, and the missed days (with a couple of exceptions) have been few and far between.
At first, the blog was only dedicated to new comics. There's never been an attempt to cover everything out there - instead, the focus has been on the stuff that I enjoy reading.
Which is not to say that I enjoy everything. My lovely wife once asked me, "Why do you buy comics you don't like?" I replied that I bought them hoping they'd be good - but it doesn't always work out that way.
Actually, my original concept for the blog was to go negative and slam just about everything (humorously) - but I just couldn't maintain that level of negativity, even as a joke. Besides, there are lots of writers and artists working hard out there to create comics - it wouldn't be fair to denigrate them constantly.
That's why I try to maintain a positive aspect to the reviews here - you won't find many posts that slam a comic (but there are a few).
Some adjustments were made to the blog over the years, mostly because of reader requests. I added the list of "what I bought today" by request, and I started doing reviews of "classic" comics for the same reason (I've been slack on that front lately - I'll try to get back on track).
I've also been lucky enough to get lots of help along the way from a number of Guest Reviewers - heroes all! And if anyone out there would like to take a crack at it, you're welcome to send a review of a new or classic comic to firstname.lastname@example.org. There's no pay involved, but you get bragging rights!
Oh, and a special thanks to all those who've placed orders through the Amazon link on the right of the page. That puts a little bit of money into the coffers at no additional cost to you! (What does the money go toward? More comics-realated books, natch.)
So thanks for your comments (always appreciated) and for reading! I see no end in sight in the near future - and our numbers continue to reach new and surprising heights, so as long as you keep reading, I'll keep writing.
On to the next year!