Year 2. It is something I never imagined I’d ever get to as I honestly didn’t know how this blogging experiment would turn out or how long it would keep my interest. I’m happy to say that I’m not going anywhere as I find the activity a really nice stress reliever and I enjoy immensely all the feedback and comments. So…what is Year 2 going to bring you ask? If I could sum it up with one word: growth. I plan to grow the audience, to grow the number of features, and possibly grow the team involved on this site which currently sits at just myself. Along with all of that I plan to grow personally and finally pursue two lifelong goals of mine: open a comic store of my very own and secure an artist to try to make a run at a career in the wonderful world of comics.
Some of this growth may take longer than others but it all starts with taking one small step after another. So what’s the first step? This week is all about returning things to normal after the one month celebration played havoc with the schedule. On the itinerary is bringing back the Comic Connection (including an updated Blogs You Should Follow List) and catching up on #Trending (where I’ll list all the past month’s hottest news before returning to weekly installments). Then comes next week when I’ll post the slightly tweaked schedule including what day the second Retroactive feature will be on… Yes, you read that right: two Retroactive features every week!
I was thinking last Friday that Detective Comics was coming to a close in the coming months and that its replacement was always going to be Batman. Then I thought that means its going to be years before I ever get to a DC character other than Batman and thusly I made the decision to start a second Retroactive feature to remedy that situation. This will also help with this site’s growth (there’s that word again) as Retroactive is The Speech Bubble’s most popular weekly feature. So, who are the lucky DC and Marvel series that will be featured? There is one DC character that stands just behind Batman as my favourite and that individual is potentially getting his own TV Show next year. Yes, it is none other than the Fastest Man Alive…the Flash! As for Marvel, they just celebrated a big anniversary and next year they are going to see the release of a huge blockbuster movie. For the first time ever, I’m going to feature a team when I highlight…the Uncanny X-Men! Look for the new second Retroactive to debut next week!
And with that, I just want to wish everyone a stellar rest of the week. Until next time…Happy Reading!
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Retroactive: Detective Comics 1993 & Daredevil 1968
On The Radar: Comic Book Coming Attractions 11/06/13
Relationship Issues, Team Dynamics, & Date Night: Comic Book Covers of the Week 10/30/13
“Damian Returns, Infinitely Awesome, & Ghost Sightings” – The Top 5 & Comic Book Rankings: 10/31/13-11/06/13