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Blogathon Best of 2012: Pre-2012 Comics – Crécy

Something that always seems to get lost in year-end lists is that no one experiences just new things. You always have a mix of new and old and the old always get lost. So, mixed in with my top ten comics of 2012, I will discuss five comics (in alphabetical order) that are from before 2012 that I read in 2012 and loved. We continue with… CRÉCY BY WARREN ELLIS AND RAULO CACERES!

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Blogathon Best of 2012: #7 – Wonder Woman

We continue the countdown with the only regular DCU entry… WONDER WOMAN BY BRIAN AZZARELLO, CLIFF CHIANG, TONY AKINS, AND OTHERS!

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Blogathon Best of 2012: #8 – Ultimate X-Men

We jump back into the countdown of my top ten comics of 2012 with a surprising book that I would have never guessed would make this list this time last year… ULTIMATE X-MEN BY BRIAN WOOD, PACO MEDINA, CARLOS BARBERI, AND OTHERS!

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Blogathon Best of 2012: Pre-2012 Comics – 100%

Something that always seems to get lost in year-end lists is that no one experiences just new things. You always have a mix of new and old and the old always get lost. So, mixed in with my top ten comics of 2012, I will discuss five comics (in alphabetical order) that are from before 2012 that I read in 2012 and loved. We begin with… 100% BY PAUL POPE!

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Blogathon Best of 2012: #9 – Scalped

We continue the top ten comics of 2012 with last year’s number one comic… SCALPED BY JASON ARRON, RM GUERA, AND OTHERS!

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Blogathon Best of 2012: #10 – Prison Pit Book 4

We kick off the top ten countdown (with breaks for some of those pre-2012 books that made my 2012 so much better) at 10am with the comic on this list most suited to not being discussed at such an early hour… PRISON PIT BOOK FOUR BY JOHNNY RYAN!

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The Blogathon Has Begun!

Over at GraphiContent, the Blogathon has begun! All of the details are there. In half an hour, I kick off my discussion with Tim Callahan on Jack Kirby’s comics work in the 1970s. In an hour, I will be back here with my #10 book of 2012.

24 Hours until the 2013 24-Hour Blogathon!

In 24 hours, my fifth Blogathon will begin over at GraphiContent. For 24 hours, I will post every 30 minutes there — and every 90 here on Comics Should be Good — to raise money for the Hero Initiative. So far, $229 has been raised. You can donate and sponsor the Blogathon in a variety of ways:

* Direct donations to the Hero Initiative (click on the Pay Pal link)
* Purchasing products from their site, including annual memberships
* Purchasing products from their eBay store
* Donating funds to Peter David and his family through the Hero Initiative

This year, I will be joined by 15 other writers to discuss a variety of topics. The line-up: Tim Callahan, Tucker Stone, David Brothers, Alec Berry, Brian Cronin, Graeme McMillan, Jeff Lester, Tim O’Neil, Ryan K. Lindsay, Adam Langton, Matt Brady, Ales Kot, Shawn Starr, Kaitlin Tremblay, and Augie de Blieck, Jr.

At this point, I think that says it all. 24 hours of great writing about comics, all for a fantastic cause. If you choose to sponsor us, send me an e-mail at chevett13[AT]yahoo[DOT]ca so I can keep track. And join us one day from now, 9am EST, for my fifth and final Blogathon.

Thanks

Random Thoughts! (January 22, 2013)

Random Thought! Next week is the end, so, this week is like the last ‘normal’ edition. It’s Random Thoughts time! Get excited!

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Blogathon 2013 is Five Days Away!

We are five days away from the 2013 Blogathon over at GraphiContent where I and 15 other writers will discuss a wide range of topics over the course of 24 straight hours with new posts every 30 minutes. Like the 2011 Blogathon, my charity of choice this time is the Hero Initiative. Last year, we raised over $500 dollars for the Hero Initiative and, so far, we’ve gotten $144 in sponsorship for this year’s Blogathon. If you would like to donate, there are several ways:

* Direct donations to the Hero Initiative (click on the Pay Pal link
* Purchasing products from their site, including annual memberships
* Purchasing products from their eBay store
* Donating funds to Peter David and his family through the Hero Initiative

I have added the Peter David link, because he and his family could use the support — and because it is a perfect example of what the Hero Initiative does. Most of us are aware that the organisation exists and have an idea of what it’s intended to do, but we don’t necessarily get a glimpse of what the Hero Initiative actually does. Well, this is one of those things. Peter David suffered a stroke over the holidays and the Hero Initiative is helping to provide funds to him and his family as he recovers. It’s a very direct and easy to see demonstration of what your money will be doing if you choose to donate and sponsor us in the Blogathon.

If you do choose to do so, drop me an e-mail at chevett13[AT]yahoo[DOT]ca so I can record you contribution.

This year’s Blogathon is going to be a bit different than my four previous Blogathons. Instead of simply writing by myself all day, I have enlisted 15 talented writers to join me. We have selected topics and they will each provide a post on their specific topic with me writing two bookend posts — the second one being a response of some kind to what they wrote (and to keep things lively and fresh, I won’t be reading any of the other posts until I post them). The stellar line-up is:

Tim Callahan (he will kick things off and conclude things, writing two posts on two different topics), Tucker Stone, David Brothers, Alec Berry, Brian Cronin, Graeme McMillan, Jeff Lester, Tim O’Neil, Ryan K. Lindsay, Adam Langton, Matt Brady, Ales Kot, Shawn Starr, Kaitlin Tremblay, and Augie de Blieck, Jr. Some of the topics being discussed: Kirby’s ’70s work, the idea of keeping up with other critics, Dreadstar #1-12, when the best time to have given up superhero comics was, Identity Crisis, and favourite Peter David Star Trek novels.

In addition to that part of the Blogathon, I will also be writing 16 posts here on Comics Should be Good during the same half-hour period when the other writers' posts go up here. I will be counting down my top 10 comics of 2012, my top five comics from before 2012 that I read in 2012, and some other 'best of 2012' post that I haven't quite figured out yet.

The whole thing begins on Saturday January 26 at 9am EST. I hope you will drop by and, hopefully, donate some money to a worthy cause, the Hero Initiative.

Thank you

Random Thoughts! (January 15, 2013)

Random Thought! It’s going to be a good week. It’s Random Thoughts time! Get excited!

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Random Thoughts! (January 8, 2013)

Random Thought! Seeing Django Unchained meant I could finally read the first issue of the Vertigo comic. It’s Random Thoughts time! Get excited!

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Blogathon 2013

It’s taken some time to plan, but I am doing a fifth and final Blogathon on January 26, beginning at 9 am EST. For 24 hours, I will post something on my blog GraphiContent every half hour for charity. Once again, my charity of choice is the Hero Initiative. Except, there is one small change this time: I won’t be alone. Instead of my usual 49 posts, this year, I will be joined by 15 other writers to discuss topics of our choosing. The line-up of talented, caring writers joining me to help raise money for a great cause:

Tim Callahan, Tucker Stone, David Brothers, Alec Berry, Brian Cronin, Graeme McMillan, Jeff Lester, Tim O’Neil, Ryan K. Lindsay, Adam Langton, Matt Brady, Ales Kot, Shawn Starr, Kaitlin Tremblay, and Augie de Blieck, Jr.

Most of those names you probably recognise and the ones that don’t, you should. It’s a pleasure to have them all aboard for this insane scheme with me. Basically, how it will work is, each writer and I will decide on a topic. They will write their posts ahead of time. During the Blogathon, I will kick off discussion of the topic, follow that up with their post, and then do another post in response to what they wrote (I won’t read their posts until they are posted by me, either). Additionally, for all of the Splash Page fans out there, Tim Callahan has agreed to do two posts, so the Blogathon will begin and end with the two of us discussing Jack Kirby’s ’70s work and the Joe Casey remix/rewrite Youngblood hardcover.

Now, you may think that by bringing in 15 writers to do 16 posts, that means I’ll be taking it a bit easier this time. You would be wrong. For those half-hour periods, I will be doing a series of posts here at Comics Should be Good on the best of 2012. It’s not just a bigger Blogathon in contributors, but in blogs.

That brings us to the most important thing in all of this: the Hero Initiative. It’s a charity that provides financial assistance to comic professionals that require it. It’s an organisation that I have a large amount of respect for and one that, sadly, the comics industry desperately needs. You can sponsor my co-bloggers and myself in a number of ways:

* Direct donations to the Hero Initiative (click on the Pay Pal link
* Purchasing products from their site, including annual memberships
* Purchasing products from their eBay store

Last year, we raised over $500 for this great cause and it would be amazing if we could not only match that, but somehow surpass it. If you do wish to sponsor us in the Blogathon, please make sure to shoot me an e-mail at chevett13[at]yahoo[dot]ca and let me know what you contributed. I know, charity is best when done privately and it feels weird to ‘brag’ about it, but it’s the only way to keep track of how much money was raised.

Stop by GraphiContent and here on Saturday January 26, beginning at 9 am EST to read some smart writing on comics every half an hour. It’s all for a great cause and promises to be a lot of fun.

Thank you

Random Thoughts! (January 1, 2013)

Random Thought! 2013 is here. Doesn’t it look all shiny and new? It’s Random Thoughts time! Get excited!

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Random Thoughts! (December 18, 2012)

Random Thought! Dammit, snow! WHERE ARE YOU? I DEMAND YOU SHOW YOURSELF! It’s Random Thoughts time! Get excited!

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