07 September 2005

Blogaround Challenge Met!

Via Bloggity-Blog-Blog-Blog:

Here's what you gotta do. Go to the Comics Weblog Update-A-Tron 3000 and click through to at least ten comic book blogs. You can do more, but ten is the minimum. I would also stick with blogs that have been updated within the last couple of weeks, but that's not a hard and fast rule. As another loose rule, go for blogs you haven't visited before, if you can. The goal of this challenge is to meet new bloggers and see new stuff.

Visit each blog. Look at it. Form an impression about it. Then write a short bit about it. Then repeat until you have ten. Be sure to link to the blog when you talk about it. Positive, or at least constructive, thoughts are encouraged. If you don't like the blog, don't include it, go on to another one.
I'm almost a month late with this challenge, but it's 1:53am EST as I start this, and I'm halfway through a last-minute fantasy football draft and struggling to stay awake.

NOTE: The Comics Weblog Update-A-Tron 3000 last updated at 1:07am EST. Between the lateness of the hour, and my mind mostly on shoring up my fantasy team, take the following with a grain of salt.

Nobody Laughs at Mister Fish
Love the panel scan/logo. I skipped the non-comics post that was most recent, but totally agreed with the assessment of current DC's inaccessibility to new readers. Further down, his reasoned take on Reginald Hudlin's Black Panther won me over. To the blogroll with ye!

Delenda Est Carthago
One of my favorite comics bloggers - I even snatched his "Comics You Should Own" column up for Buzzscope - his comics writing has moved over to the Comics Should Be Good blog, so I don't visit this one too often anymore. I do track it via Bloglines, though, as Greg's an intelligent guy with agreeable politics. He's also quite verbose!

Solid enough blog, but it lacks a compelling hook. Skimming several posts, I never got a sense of who joncormier is and why I should be following him. Nice to see he picked up on Gotham Central, though. Probably click over now and then when he pops up on the ol' Weblog Update-A-Tron.

PV Comics
Um...too tired to figure out what's going on here. Also, the last update was 9/1 so I'm not sure why it's showing up on the Weblog Update-A-Tron right now. I've always wondered it people ping that thing just to boost their traffic.

I must be getting tired because I can't penetrate all of that text right now. Love the URL, though. It's caught my eye many times and yet, even when I've clicked over, the content's never connected with me for some reason.

the Successless Comics Blog
Woah! Several posts about Cerebus raise a red flag for me. That's one of a handful of well-regarded comics I have no interest in. Sorry. :-(

Comics Should Be Good
This blog transformed itself from one of my least favorites when I first came across it, particularly for its annoyingly sycophantic love for everything Grant Morrison and affected dismissal of pretty much everything else, to now being one of my daily visits. Brian Cronin, the aformentioned Greg, et al, are always good for entertaining and intelligent commentary and reviews.

Um...the description says it "is a daily journal of stupid fun." I suspect even if I were fully awake, though, it wouldn't be my thing.

Dance of the Puppets
Cool name, interesting looking posts that are a bit too dense for 2:48am EST!??! Intriguing enough to check back in on, though.

Dave's Long Box
Who doesn't know this guy? Talk about catching lightning in a bottle! I mean, Newsweek? Or was it Time? Well deserved, though, as it's a great read - Boob War was priceless! - but I suspect it's all a bit more calculated than he lets on. Which is cool. At least he admits he's an aspiring comic book writer.

And that's a wrap! One-and-a-half rounds left in the draft. Good night!


Greg said...

Thanks for the love! I keep meaning to take my blog off the list, because I don't want to mislead people, but what the hell - life isn't all comics, is it???

Koala Mentala said...

No, Superblog!!'s definitely not for you.