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CBR Accepting Nominations for their 2009 Reader-Voted Comics Awards!

Every year, the Comic Book Resources forum has the “Corries,” a series of awards by CBR forum posters.

Well, the nomination process has begun for this past year’s Best Comics (Best Writer, Best Artist, etc.) and nominations are currently taking place here (you can have to log into the CBR forum – if you don’t have a log-in name, feel free to sign up for a new one here).

Go nominate some stuff now! After all, it’s always more fun to complain about the results if you actually take part in the voting process!!

My pal Brandon is running the awards, so please give him a lot of votes to count!

Welcome, Sonia Harris!

Let’s have a big welcome to Sonia Harris, who is going to be doing a new regular column every Wednesday for the blog.

Sonia is a writer and a designer (you can see her design work at her company’s site, Soyabean Design) who has been writing a column about comics on iFanboy since 2008. Here is an archive of her past columns and here is a longer bio, courtesy of iFanboy.

Sonia’s column is called “Committed,” and it will mostly be about Sonia looking at life through the lens of comic books.

Welcome, Sonia!

Just Like Keith Giffen’s Legion…

It’s now five years later.

Yep, so it’s come to this…FIVE years of Comics Should Be Good! Five years ago today this little ol’ blog was started up by Alex, Joe, two Pauls, Tadhg and myself (with a super cool name picked out by Joe). Thanks guys, for starting this place up with me!

Thanks to all of our regular folks – our two Gregs (Burgas and Hatcher), Brad Curran, Bill Reed, MarkAndrew, Danielle Leigh, Scott and our two latest contributors, Chad Nevett and Kelly Thompson!

Plus, semi-frequent reviews from Michelle and Melinda!

Not to mention contributions from Alex, Joe, Paul Teel, Pol, Paul McEnery, Tadhg, Tom, Chad, Christopher, Harvey and Marionette.

Plus, of course, the features we host here (or have hosted), like Sean and Brandon’s Comic Critics, John Seavey’s Storytelling Engines, Kethylia’s Manga Mondays and Lorendiac’s Lists.

Thanks to Jonah for hosting the blog at Comic Book Resources and to Stephen for keeping everything running smoothly (and for our awesome new fifth anniversary logo!)!

Thanks, also, to all those folks who come by to read our ramblings!

Thanks to the sites that link to us.

Oh, thanks to those folks who bought my book!

And thanks to anyone else that I forgot to thank!

These past five years have been a blast, and I hope…okay, I’m pretty darn certain that the fun will not stop any time soon.

Welcome, Kelly Thompson!

Let’s have a big welcome to Kelly Thompson, who is going to be doing a new regular column for the blog.

Kelly is a writer and artist who has a neat blog called 1979 Semi-Finalist. She also writes for the TV review blog, The Best Shows You’re Not Watching.

Kelly’s column is called “She Has No Head!” and mostly centers on women in comics. It will run on Mondays!

Welcome, Kelly!

We’re just all about congratulations this week!

Rock on Christine Valada! She’s been tearing it up on Jeopardy! since Monday.

Julie and I are huge nerds and we love Jeopardy! so it’s been really fun for us watching Mrs. Len Wein continue to hammer her opposition… especially since a three-day total of around $36,000 will probably go a long way towards restoring their home after the disastrous fire not too long ago. Check your local listings and tune in tonight, and let’s hope her winning streak continues!

In other news, we’re taking some students along to the upcoming Seattle Comic-Card show and we will be seeing Mr. Wein there, which should be a lot of fun. I’m rooting around in the archives to see if I have anything on this list. I need to thin the herd anyway and this is certainly a good cause. I encourage you folks out there to do the same.

Coming Soon*

Sandwich Enthusiast

* Not really.

Where everybody curses your name

Wow, we’ve sure had some fiery debates spring up in the comments threads recently! From how much gay should be allowed in comics, to the cost/benefit analysis of dead celebrities’ contributions to mankind versus their more nefarious proclivities,  to the apparent mob mentality that springs up whenever certain comic creators’ names are mentioned in conversation– well, it’s been an incendiary few days. We’ve all said some things we shouldn’t have– bad jokes, in my case, but that’s a habit that’s unlikely to fade.

Finally, though, there’s a place for our fine commenters (commentators?) to go when they can’t agree to disagree in polite, civilized tones. I present to you The Almighty Bitching Thread, at our very own forum, where one may continue exercising their free speech well after the originating entry has fallen off the first page and all order and sanity has left the building. And that way, everyone’s in one place when the building eventually burns down.

Well, that, or we can all calm down and make nice. I enjoy seeing massive amounts of comments, but I prefer said comments to be jovial in nature. Comics should be good, and so should their readers. After all, we don’t want Overlord Cronin to nuke us all from orbit.

The Book is Finally Out!

Was Superman a Spy? and Other Comic Book Legends Revealed comes out today!

Again, here is the cover by Mickey Duzyj, who rocks (click to enlarge)…

Should be fun.

I hope all of you who pick up the book dig it! All those who’ve read it, feel free to share your thoughts, good or bad, in the comments!

New Legends Revealed Web Site!

In anticipation of the release of Was Superman a Spy? and Other Comic Book Legends Revealed at the end of the month, I’ve set up a brand new site for legends from the world of sports and entertainment (my pal Brandon Hanvey created the logos for me)!

It’s called Legends Revealed, and you can visit it at legendsrevealed.com (which has links to Sports Legends Revealed and Entertainment Legends Revealed). Both sites will have (week) daily updates!

Enjoy!

Welcome, Chad!

This here blog has a new addition – Chad Nevett is going to be contributing posts. You may recognize Chad from his reviews for Comic Book Resources or his own comic book blog, GraphiContent or maybe his various bits he has done with Tim Callahan over the years.

He’s good, so it’s good that he will be sharing his goodness with us at Comics Should Be Good.

Help Rich Out!

Rich Johnston, everyone’s favorite comic book rumor columnist, just recently got let go from his job as a copywriter at a radio advertising agency in London.

He’s now looking for work, so if you’re in London and work for/have any connection to an ad agency, please keep Rich in mind.

The man certainly has a way with words and is a great salesman, so it’s not like we’re talking charity here.

The contact info is richjohnston@gmail.com and 07801350982. Anytime.

Can Twitter Be Good?

The idea of occasionally using Twitter as a sort of mini-comic book blog amuses me, so I am going to try that for awhile (maybe longer if the novelty does not wear off!).

You can follow me on Twitter under the user name “csbg.”

Or you can use the following link – Comics Should Be Good on Twitter.

Comic Book Legends Revealed – The Book!

In case you did not know this already, Plume Books (a division of Penguin Books) is publishing a collection of my Comic Book Legends Revealed columns (half “best of”/half new stuff) and it is due out on April 28th.

Here is the cover by artist Mickey Duzyj. I think he did a very nice job (click to enlarge)…

If you’d like to pre-order it, you can use the following code if you’d like to send me a bit of a referral fee…

Was Superman a Spy?: And Other Comic Book Legends Revealed

Monica Rambeau Week on CBR’s Avengers Forum

If there is a bigger fan of Monica Rambeau out there than me (stress if), it would be my pal, Matt Bib, who moderates the Avengers Forum on Comic Book Resources.

This week they are celebrating the great Ms. Rambeau with her own week!

Click here to check out the official thread for the celebration!

Forever Young

So it’s come to this…FOUR years worth of Comics Should Be Good! Four years ago today, this little site was started up by Alex, Joe, two Pauls, Tadhg and myself (with a super cool name picked out by Joe). Thanks guys, for starting this place up with me!

Thanks to all of our regular folks – our two Gregs (Burgas and Hatcher), Brad Curran, Bill Reed, MarkAndrew, Danielle Leigh (how awesome has Danielle been, folks?) and our newest contributor, Scott (who has somehow been here for three months already!). Plus 2 and 3, and our mascot, good ol’ 1! Continue Reading »

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