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.a Flash from my past, a welcome back.

It is a new era. It is time for a reinvention of the wheel.

I have returned.

I could sit here and bore you with the details about where I have been the last eight months, recanting you a tale like you would not believe. But I’ll just put it simply, I have been busy.

And that is not what this blog is about dammit. This is about the comic books. This is what we are all here for, to share our love of the comic book with each other and have those wonderful (and at sometimes hateful) conversations that make you think, laugh, and cry…

Maybe I am the only one who tears up with comic books. But that isn’t the point.

I have failed you. And for that I am sorry.

Let me make it up to you.

I want to come back into your life. I miss comic books. I miss the community. For these past eight months, I felt like I was off the grid, hidden away and have been in the pitch black, trying to scour my way through these foreign story lines and plots. To be honest, it felt like I have been away for years and I am finally catching up with my own titles….slowly.

I made the promise to myself I would not go gangbusters this time, like I did in the past and the titles that I am picking up are new and different from what I usually read. Because not only does it bring me joy to learn new things, but I feel like in the end if we are not branching out and trying out these new titles ourselves then what is the point for a publisher to even try to break the mold. They need us.

So. You sitting here reading this! Yeah, you with FaceSpace tabbed out in the background! I asked many a full moon ago for your help.

It is hard to sit here and carry on a conversation with myself and talk about every comic book that is out there. Although I have tried in the past and it is quite a sight to witness.

All joking aside however, I want to have insightful conversations with you, the Hivemind that is the Internet because I know that there are views outside of my own. Comic books that I have not tried and are just waiting for me to devour. But I will not know until you bring them to my attention. One of the best parts about my week is being able to step into my local comic book shop and burst into a lively conversation about what is going to happen next to our Boy Blue or how Peter Parker is going to manage to resurrect himself from the depths and take back his life from the Superior Doctor Octopus. These conversations keep me going to the next week, after I have put down my weekly pull.

And I am going to do better about posting here. I know I have said that in the past and have failed at it before, but I have a couple of ideas in my head, swirling around and waiting to be put down to paper… err text document. Thought provoking and my view, waiting to be shot down and torn apart by you guys. But, because you have to be a tiny bit full of yourself, I know they are going to be awesome,  informative, and you will enjoy them immensely. And you will not need to tear them apart.

At least, I hope you will not.

We are in this together and the comics are our connection. It is going to be a lovely time.

Talk to you soon,
Brett


Welcome to the future.

This is quite the humbling experience. I am trying to do my best to get myself to just sit here and rant, but this has never been an easy thing for me to do…talk about myself.

I want to welcome everyone who takes the time out of their busy lives to read my ramblings, to my first blog ever. I will apologize now that there is a hidden agenda to this blog being created and that is forcing myself to write. But more on that later.

I created this blog in the hopes that I can share my thoughts and feelings on the medium of comic books with an entire community who shares my same passion. I have an intense relationship with comic books and love the everything about them. From the craft itself, the time and dedication it takes for creators to put their hearts and souls onto each and every page, and the outcome of that effort, that I get to read every week. But I am hoping that I am not the only one and that this will help me meet others like myself who share this same love. I love to talk to anyone about comics. I could spend hours recanting the deeds of the Man of Steel as he flies through Metropolis, saving its’ citizens each and every day or following the Web-Slinger as he helps citizens in New York City. I hope that anyone reading this has stories to share about their favorite comics, superheroes, super-villians, etc. I love learning more and more about all the comics I can. I welcome any and all knowledge you all could share.

Raise your hand if every Wednesday is your most looked forward to day? I know it’s mine. I work at a comic book shop in Winchester, VA called Four Color Fantasies, so I tease myself every Tuesday night when we have to count everything in. I want my new comics so bad! But I wait just like everyone else and show up at my place of employment before the store opens with my best friends at my side. What a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday.

So I bet you are wondering, as I droll on and on with this personal stuff, when are we getting to the comic books? I am right there with you. This is going to be a blog full of comic books and as I said before we are going to talk about anything and everything we can. I have a personal feeling on how I handle my comic books and I hope that most will agree. Comic books are out there in many shapes and forms. I believe that there is a comic for everyone and everyone can enjoy comic books. Whether you or I will share the same tastes will not always be the case but  to each their own opinions and I hope the same will be said coming from you. Long story short, I will try my damnedest to not ever bash a comic book that I don’t like on here. That isn’t the point. The point is to share what I love from any and all comics I read because at some points I am not able to look at someone and tell them all about it. That’s where you Internet come in. I am going to tell you everything! I’m sure I have missed something but I am running out of steam now. We will get back to this too.

I cannot even imagine myself years ago, sitting down and trying to write down my thoughts. But it  amazes me how much you change when you start growing up. I can’t wait to see what this blog will do for me. I know it is going to take some time to learn the logistics of how blogs work and how I can customize them more to make it more appealing, but any help you have on that subject to is appreciated. And it is always nice to talk about comics too.

Again, thank you for taking the time to read my first blog post ever. I appreciate it more than I can show.

See you guys soon,

-Brett