The end (or the unrelenting, permanent optimism for comics)Posted: 04/19/2015
This is my 475th article. I’m done. I’ve accomplished every goal I set out for myself and am 100% proud of the work and effort I put into this blog. This moment came gradually this month as Reddit exploded one of my articles (this one) past 100,000 hits. And trust me, I’m incredibly grateful that I could help so many people experience such an amazing comic book story. I truly hope the readers reignited their comic book love or continued to fuel whatever comic passion burned within them. That was always my number one goal and for that, every hour spent on this website has been absolutely worth it. I regret nothing. But all those hits also made painfully aware of my second, selfish goal.
I hoped this website would act as a platform to catapult my own portfolio and writing abilities, and in that respect, I’ve done all I could. It’s time I move on to other projects – because while I’m indebted to all of you who have made this website the incredible success it is – I also know you guys come for the comics and not my little paragraphs every four or five pictures. As you should, by the way. I argue vehemently that every writer, artist, inker, colorist, and editor I’ve ever included on this website is a genius. Just like superheroes, they are our betters and it’s an absolute privilege for us to read and enjoy their work. But now I’m going to work on me.
For my final article, I want to show you a scene that I believe encompasses everything magnificent about comic’s modern age. We live in a time of brilliant storytelling, frenetic excitement, unbridled joy, and battles previously unmatched in intensity and scope. Without commentary, I present to you the perfect representation of what I know is the unarguably best era of comics ever seen before. From Superman/Wonder Woman #2, written by Charles Soule and drawn by Tony S. Daniel, it’s fun, bloody, enthusiastic, and provides the brilliant characterization we secretly adore more than the violence. So just sit back and enjoy. My god, do you deserve it – we read comics to become happier, friendlier, smiley-er people, after all. That’s the entire point of entertainment.
And finally, I love you. Thank you for everything. Buy lots of comics.
Until next time.