Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Year in Review

BLOGGING: Well, I manged to get in an average of one post per day, even if it was just a single poster. That's not too bad - but at the same time, it's probably not something I'm going to continue to do because I expect things to pick up for me in real life in the coming year, so I won't have as much time to devote to making and posting posters.

REAL LIFE: It's going pretty well and I'm happy, but I'm also going to be very busy in the coming year, and I'm looking forward to that.

COMICS AND FANDOM: Bleh. I'm sorry, but I can't be the only to have found this year to be pretty boring as far as that's concerned. Yes, there have been islands of good stuff in the "Big Two", but I think more than anything else, it's convinced me to start really weening myself off of that and devote more time to the action/adventure and superhero comics OUTSIDE Marvel and DC - because Marvel and DC don't OWN the concepts (much as they would like us all to think otherwise). Not that I won't continue to use the material for posters or to talk about it, but I think maybe it's time to start really looking at getting myself off this train in the next year. What do you think, would you like to see me refocus this blog to all the good super and action stuff outside the Marvel/DC ranches?

So, what were your thoughts on the year?


Tom said...

Well, you are already reading Atomic Robo, which is one of the best indies out there. I recommend The Boys but I would buy the first trade paperback to see if it is for you. So far Warlord of Mars has been a pretty decent adaptation.

And while I am not thrilled with what DC and Marvel are generally putting down, the first issue of Heroes For Hire was a fun read. But I expect no less from Abnett.

Phil Watts, Jr. said...

Poster #1: If only George Perez would've drawn that first poster...

I absolutely hated what they did to Wanda. To me, it served as an indication of all the bullshit that would follow...because if they can do long-term damage to a long-standing character like her, then who's next? Who's next, indeed.

Poster #3: Even Kyle Rayner during his "inexperienced-young-guy" faze wasn't dumb enough to bring his wallet with him while he's in costume. It's hard for me to see Barry is THE GREATEST HERO EVAAAR while making rookie mistakes like that.

Poster #5: Where's this from? I always liked Grifter and Deathblow ever since the early 90's image days.