First of all, hi!  Yes, I’m back.  It’s been a long absence.  Not one I made consciously, mind you, but regardless, I plan to update more frequently from here on out, so be sure to check the site regularly.

A lot of things have happened in the past few months, and I meant to make an update back in January about this particular bit of news.  One of my favorite website’s is Brad Douglas’ Spider-man Crawlspace, the premier Spider-man fansite on the web.  Brad posted a wanted ad for new comic book reviewers.  At the time, I had just picked up a new book, Spider-girl, and made a review of issue #1 to post on the message boards.  This same review I submitted to Brad for a position as reviewer.  Soon enough, I get the e-mail saying that I had the gig!  Unfortunately for me, Marvel Comics canceled Spider-girl with issue #8, which will be available in a couple of months.

I got another e-mail from Brad.  The reviewer for Avengers dropped the book, so he asked me to take over for him.  Today, my combined review of the last six issues of Brian Michael Bendis’ Avengers went up.  I think it’s exciting to see my writing on a website other than my own, so of course I’ve been pimping it out all day.  So yeah, be sure to check it out and leave a message in the comments there.

Here’s a list of the reviews I’ve published so far.

Putting together the Avengers review was no easy task.  I went old-school with it and wrote it down on my notebook during lunch at Whataburger (it was more of an issue of not having a decent laptop).  I re-read the issues several times, making notes of the things I liked and dislike.  I typed it all up back at home.  It took me several hours to scan the pages I wanted (that silly scanner, thinking that I only wanted part of the page instead of the full thing), and a few more getting them and the covers to the right size on screen.  The formatting took considerably less time than before, knowing the quirks of WordPress with its tagging system.  The whole process must have taken me about 8 hours (I am reviewing six issues at once, after all).

All in all, I’m very proud of the way it turned out, even if it only has 8 comments at the time of writing (I need a Marvel editor to troll my reviews so they can balloon up to 100+ comments).

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~My Two Cents.

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