Again With the Comics first feeble post hit the internet on June 13, 2006. Has it been five years already? Christ, I'm old.
I spent the last couple of weekends working in the yard. My wife and I have built quite a nice little garden paradise in the back yard of our house over the last ten years, and each summer means tending to it, which of course means less time for comics and blogging about comics. Which is not to say they aren't always in the back of my mind. Case in point: after all the work was done, I was sitting on the patio enjoying a beer and she was taking photos of all the new flowers she had planted. Needless to say, I soon leapt to my feet, stalked across the yard, and barked:
"BLAST IT PARKER! I'M NOT PAYIN' YOU TO TAKE PICTURES OF POSIES AND PETUNIAS! I WANT PICTURES OF SPIDER MAN! SEE IF YOU CAN CATCH HIM ROBBIN' A BANK WITH DOC OCK! I KNOW THOSE TWO ARE IN CAHOOTS!!"
More bemused than amused, she rolled her eyes and continued her task. She's lucky I started up Again with the Comics five years ago, or I'd have to vent to her about DC comics' latest revamp, or how Marvel and DC keep screwing up their numbering, and that would be grounds for divorce, I'm sure. I mean, she she still has to hear more than her fair share of comics talk, like when we're watching 30 Rock, and I'm trying to explain why Liz Lemon and Superman should meet, because according to Suprman lore, they have a weirdly-fated "LL" connection:
But here I have a place where I can babble away about funnybooks to my heart's content, and everyone gets it.
For newcomers, welcome. I am Brian Hughes, award winning Internet Comic Book Blogger and humble host of Again with the Comics. I write way more about comics than is healthy for a normal adult, see the archives for details. Longtime readers, linkers, commenters: Thank you for your support, my friends.You know, if you keep encouraging me, I'll never go away.
In closing, and for no particular reason, Daffy Duck by Peter Bagge: