Thursday, December 31, 2009
The Year at Comic Book Galaxy -- As the old year winds down, the final day of 2009 includes a winter storm where I live in upstate New York, a Chris Ware-type whiteout that is pretty to look at and pretty tough to drive in. It also includes a look at some of my favourite moments here on Comic Book Galaxy over the past year:
* My review of Batman: The Black Glove by Grant Morrison and J.H. WIlliams (and unfortunately, Tony Daniel).
* My look at keeping my collection down to the bear essentials.
* My review of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910.
* My reflections on the Baxter Paper period (Part One; Part Two) of corporate superhero comics.
* The release of my eBooks Anhedonia and Conversations with ADD, which received some very nice reviews, especially this one by Graeme McMillan.
* My review of Yoshihiro Tatsumi's A Drifting Life.
* My review of Star Trek, directed by J.J. Abrams.
* My thoughts on Marvel acquiring the rights to Marvelman/Miracleman; and some more of my thoughts.
* My thoughts on Borders.
* Some thoughts on the best comics of the decade.
* Thoughts on comics retailers actively trying to sustain and grow their businesses.
* My homegrown shelf porn.
* My review of Abstract Comics, an anthology published by Fantagraphics Books.
* Some new Five Questions interviews: Eric Reynolds, Tom Spurgeon, Tony Isabella, Chris Ryall and Ron Marz.
* My review of The Library of America's mammoth H.P. Lovecraft collection.
* My bittersweet farewell to the periodical version of The Comics Journal, a magazine that literally changed the course of my life.
* Some thoughts on creators rights.
* My profoundly disappointed review of AMC's Prisoner mini-series.
* The posting of my comic strip Carver/Hopper.
* And of course, the launch of Trouble with Comics, the Galaxy's new group blog featuring Chris Allen, Matt Springer, Marc Sobel, and other great writers sharing their socks and feelings about comics.
Wow, it was a busier year than I thought! Hopefully 2010 will feature even more writing about comics and other important matters, both here on the ADD Blog and over at Trouble with Comics. Happy New Year, my friends.
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