Friday, August 08, 2008

Fangirl Fridays: Comic Book Junction

I'm a compulsive blog creator. Okay, that made me sound like I also compulsively purchase figurines of pigs and hedgehogs to crowd my house and bedevil my guests.

But I like to create blogs. I do it for a living for other people. And every once in a while I find some topic I like and want to create another blog for myself.

I started Comic Book Junction on a whim, and the desire to do a more "general interest" comic book site. I held off launching it for weeks, as I was quite a perfectionist about things, but I figure I should just get off the pot and get it up there. This was originally supposed to be the "Comics Spirit" blog I mentioned earlier.

The design, widgets, etc. are not finished. But I have one review up. I have a lot of material "in the queue" that needs to be typed up and formatted. Regular updating will probably not happen until next week.

The substance of the blog would be longer-form features and reviews interspersed with shorter bits on cool comic stuff. Many of the posts will still have an edge to them, but the material on Comic Book Junction is meant to be one step less personal. If "Occasional Superheroine" is 11 on scale of 1 to 10 in terms of personalness, then Comic Book Junction is a 6 or a 7. Which means I probably won't grouse about things I hate on this new site. That, childrens, is what the OS is for.

But also, "Occasional Superheroine" is sort of my home-base blog -- about me as well as comics. A lot of people who haven't talked to me in a while will check the OS to see what's new in my life. Which, depending on the blog post in question, could be inspiring or slightly alarming.

So there you have it -- Comic Book Junction. I'm open to your thoughts and suggestions. And, if something like the comments function doesn't work, or a link leads to Rick Astley, I trust you will let me know.



  1. Looking forward to the blog. How will you decide what to review? Will readers be allowed to suggest/contribute?

  2. I am a child of the 70's so, of course, when I hear the words "Comic Book Junction", I naturally hear, "What's your function?" right after! LOL

    Great to see you doing this. I've been anxiously awaiting the unveiling. I am glad that I have an area where comics are reviewed by someone whose taste I admire and respect!

  3. Good title. Looking forward to it. You already make me want to buy the Jonah Hex comic. (Of course, you had me at Jonah Hex.)

  4. Looks nice though I don't really read straight up comic review blogs.

    Also I hear you on "compulsive blog creator". I've stopped trying to keep track of how many blogs and websites I've created and killed.

  5. Anonymous12:43 PM

    I like the idea of this new blog but may I make a suggestion? Can you review the new collected editions that are released, as well as new singles? I find it frustrating that there's so much emphasis on previewing and reviewing singles, but very little on the trade collections. I see a lot of interesting previews (for example the recent Gary Frank Superman books) but when the collections are published, they seems to pass unnoticed (the collection of that Superman run was sold out by the time I went to a store to find one). What do you think?

  6. HAHAHAHAHA Sam! School House Rock, they've thoroughly brainwashed us all!

    So how many blogs does this make for you, o compulsive blog creator?

  7. *raises finger.....decides not to make a Rick Roll joke*

  8. After reading it I liked it. I say keep doing if you have the time to keep up with it.