Okay, writing on this blog has been really spotty. I’ve been working a lot, I’m back to school and I’m lazy. I’m not ingesting enough movies TV or music or books to do anything nor do I read a lot of new comics anymore. I’m blocked on any sort of creative writing and it’s because I’m not doing any writing at all. That’s the point of this blog to practice writing. I enjoy subjective critical writing. I’m gonna write about old comics because that’s what I like, that’ll get the juices flowing again. Luckily and stupidly both I have let two old comics projects stagnate.
The first is “Evil Afro” which was supposed to be about Jim Starlin’s Warlock comics. At the time I planned to do those I worked at a comic book store and had access to the Special Edition reprints of those. I got fired from that job, lost the access, and didn’t have the comics. Now that they’ve put out Essential Warlock I can return to the project and not only cover those issues but all the Roy Thomas and Mike Friedrich issues before (I like Mike Friedrich so I was happy to find it was him and not Len Wein who had done those issues because I thought that for some reason.)
The other one was “Daredevil Minus Daredevil” which covered the last year of Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr.’s Daredevil run. I got an issue in and it stagnated again for no reason at all really. The Funnybook Babylon podcast covered those issues here. Quite a good evaluation. I’m gonna cover them in the order I dropped them. I also wanna write about Ed Brubaker comics in the near future. I’m gonna try my best to get back to being somewhat regular on this but this is what its gonna be for a while. Maybe a few other dashed off things. I also I’m past the second year of this blog and it’s due for a makeover and, again, content.
-Daniel Von Egidy, 2012