A comic blog highlighting the best (and the rest) of the week that was in comics. Updated daily. Schedule as follows:
Between The Continuity: I’ll discuss any Blog-related news and highlight the week that was in postings.
Retroactive I: I’ll take you on a visual comic cover tour of the past. Each week I’ll display all the covers for a single year for two titles with my current focus being on The Flash and Uncanny X-Men.
#Trending: Sam from SuperTeamAu highlights all the major comic-related news from the week that was.
The Comic Connection/wwayne’s Retroactive: These two features will share the day with The Comic Connection taking place on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month and wwayne’s Retroactive taking place on the 2nd and 4th Monday. The Comic Connection looks to ask everyone a stimulating question about comics whereupon we post everyone’s answers from here, Twitter, and Reddit on the next edition. wwayne’s Retroactive will take you on a visual comic cover tour of the past. Each week he’ll display all the covers for a single year for two titles with his current focus being on Gotham Central and Generation X.
Retroactive II: I’ll take you on a visual comic cover tour of the past. Each week I’ll display all the covers for a single year for two titles with my current focus being on Teen Titans and Ultimate Spider-Man.
The Comic-Verse: Not only will you find links to the very best comic-related postings from each of my favourite fellow WordPress bloggers but you’ll also be treated to art from one talented individual. It is all about spreading the word while also honoring those people who tirelessly work away on blogs of their very own.
The Vanier Report: Modern Mythologies’ own Reid Vanier reviews his DC Pick of the Week, providing us with thoughtful analysis and a terrific assessment of the issue.
Retroactive III: I’ll take you on a visual comic cover tour of the past. Each week I’ll display all the covers for a single year for two titles with my current focus being on Nightwing and Fantastic Four.
Retroactive – The Independents: Each week I’ll display all the covers for a single year for two titles with my current focus being on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Hellboy & the B.P.R.D..
Covers of the Week: I’ll list my Top 5 favourite covers of the week.
On The Radar: I’ll highlight the coming Wednesday’s new comics that I’m most looking forward to.
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This is an awesome blog. I’d meant to Like your Facebook. Just did. Will be coming back.
Thank you very much! Happy to hear you enjoyed the experience. 🙂
Love your work, don’t go changing, don’t stop, doing the hop, around the clock.
Great content as always man keep it up, and I really dig the background.
Thank you so much for the kind words. It is much appreciated. 🙂
I’m building a system in which I queue social media shares three days in advance, and I need a steady stream of geeky madness to share. If I were to just pencil you in for one social media share on Facebook and Twitter each a week, what day of the week would you most like me to check in and share something? Or does it matter?
Awesome idea! If I had to choose a day it would have to be Friday as by that time, The Vanier Report would have been posted for that week. Reid writes the comic review for me and e-mails it to me on Thursday whereupon I put it up late Thursday. It would work two-fold: promoting my blog while the feature also promotes Reid’s. Thanks.
The Vanier Report published on Fridays? That is the one I should look for, then? And I know we have discussed this before, but remind me what time zone you are in, plz? New Orleans here! 😀
Yeah. The Vanier Report is usually out by 9:00 PM on Thursday, Friday at 1:00 AM at the latest. I live in Vancouver so my time zone is Pacific.
These are the comic books I read in April 2015:
Detective Comics # 514
Batman # 348 (only the story titled “Shadow Play”)
X # 24
Superman/Wonder Woman # 17
Punisher # 17
I read those old Bat – issues because they have been reprinted in an italian trade collecting some Bat – stories from the early 80s. As you can guess, I haven’t finished reading the trade yet, but the two issues I read brilliantly stood the test of time.
My gold medal goes to X # 24, though. A great conclusion for a great series. I didn’t know it was the last issue until I reached the last page, which says: “And with that, the series draws to a close. But first, a perp walk! Let’s take a moment to recognize the culprits who brought you X # 0 – # 24!” And then there was a list of all the artists who have been involved in this wonderful series. I am immensely thankful to all of them.
April 2015 was a good month for my blog. My last post was far less successful than I expected, but despite that I got 23 more views than March 2015 (1718 vs 1695).
What about you? Was April 2015 a good month for you as a blogger and as a reader?
Only 5 comics the entire month? You must be a very busy man!
“A great conclusion for a great series. I didn’t know it was the last issue until I reached the last page, which says: “And with that, the series draws to a close.”
25 issues is quite a run compared to some titles nowadays. I was not aware that it had ended either. I had a similar experience to yours with Five Weapons, not knowing it was the last issue until the final page. Unfortunately for me, the story didn’t wrap up neatly. How did X end? Everything was tied up nicely? Did it feel like a natural ending?
“Was April 2015 a good month for you as a blogger and as a reader?”
April 2015 was my best April ever but ranks 3rd place for the year so far in terms of views. I knew this month was going to be low due to the A-To-Z challenge going on so I’m hopeful that with Retroactive returning and everyone’s attentions not being spread so far out, my numbers can improve. As for comics, DC was up-and-down this month as Convergence took over.
“Only 5 comics the entire month? You must be a very busy man!” Yes I am. In December I won a competitive examination to become a teacher of Italian, History and Geography, and now I have to study for many exams: if I pass them, the Italian State may give me a teaching post.
“How did X end? Everything was tied up nicely? Did it feel like a natural ending?” X ended with the leading character leaving his town: he decided to do so because he understood that the people who want to ruin Arcadia are located somewhere else, so he has to track them if he wants to save his city. I usually don’t like open endings, but in this case I did, because it leaves the door open for a second volume of X.
“I’m hopeful that with Retroactive returning and everyone’s attentions not being spread so far out, my numbers can improve.” I’m really glad that Retroactive is about to come back. I missed it sooo much. 🙂
“As for comics, DC was up-and-down this month as Convergence took over.” My LCS has already received some issues of Convergence I had ordered, but I decided not to read them until I have both issue # 1 and issue # 2 in my hands.
By the way, yesterday I read Daredevil Vol. 4 # 1 – 7, and I was enraptured with each one of those issues. A great start for Matt’s new life in San Francisco! 🙂
“In December I won a competitive examination to become a teacher of Italian, History and Geography, and now I have to study for many exams: if I pass them, the Italian State may give me a teaching post.”
Congratulations! That is fantastic news.
“My LCS has already received some issues of Convergence I had ordered, but I decided not to read them until I have both issue # 1 and issue # 2 in my hands.”
That is a good idea. I’d say, overall, each week has had three series that have been worthwhile. Now onto the second issue of each mini, I can safely say that the concluding chapters are a big improvement for most over their initial offerings as all the set-up and repetitiveness has been dealt with. The main Convergence title, on the other hand, is essentially a continuation of the Earth 2: World’s End series. Very strange indeed…
Maybe DC thought that Earth 2: World’s End hadn’t been tied up properly, so they decided to settle everything in the main Convergence title. Just my theory.
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These are the comic books I read in May 2015:
Daredevil # 1 – 7
Thunderbolts # 20 – 22
Batman # 348 – 351
Detective Comics # 515 – 517
Batman # 21 – 27; 29 – 33
Grayson # 1
Murder Book TP
Stray Bullets Vol. 6: Killers TP
Moon Knight # 14
Swamp Thing # 33 – 34
The Phantom Stranger # 18 – 22
The Fade Out # 5
Of course the Batman: Zero Year story arc is by far the best read of the month.
I honestly can’t tell you which comic book is its runner – up, because all the 5 TPs I read last month were simply fantastic.
May 2015 was a very good month for me not only as a reader, but also as a blogger: after 3 months during which I NEVER reached 2k visits (and I didn’t get close to it either), in May I unexpectedly got 2107 visits. The only post I published last month was very successful as well – no surprise, because it was a review of the astonishing action packed movie titled Run All Night.
What about you? Was May a good month for you as a reader and as a blogger?