The comic blogosphere seems to grow larger every day and just like comics, sometimes it’s pretty easy to get a little lost. “Meanwhile …” will act as your map, pointing out what interesting discussions are happening out there while you’re reading Blog@Newsarama.
Did you notice the old blurb above? Yep we’re going back into the past since it’s Meanwhile’s one year anniversary here at B@N. To celebrate we’re taking a look back to the very first Meanwhile here at our spiffy Newsarama digs. We’ll examine what was big in the blogosphere last year as well as taking a look at what those blogs are up to now. Enjoy!
We all know Stan Lee as a huckster and a showman, but have we ever stopped to look at what his politics might be? Nobody Laughs at Mister Fish looks back at his early work to find out and discovers…he’s apolitical?
So what’s Nobody Laughs at Mister Fish up to today? He’s moved to Just a Hand, Not a Mystery, but I’m sad to say it looks like the blog hasn’t been updated since April 25th.
Troll Dwarfs with Tommy Guns conducted a survey with a series of questions focusing on Women and Comics and received 42 responses with some interesting results.
Click here to view the results of the survey.
Link Via When Fangirls Attack
I think we all know WFA is still around.
Jim Roeg has started a back and forth discussion on his own blog over the recent X-Men movie, X-Men 3: The Last Stand. It starts with a post on Deconstructing Brett Ratner’s X3 (2006): How to $#%&! It All Up and Betray Your Principles Without Really Trying.
Jim Roeg has recently started blogging again. His recent posts have been his Double Articulation Digest, an examination of Marv Wolfman’s Nightwing and JSA #6, and The Secret Joys of Pull-List Asceticism.
Then, he lends his blog to a friend named Thomas who follows up with a post titled Little Scott in Slumberland, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Beast / an X3 response-essay (They like the long titles over in Double Articulation Land) which just might make you see X3 in a different light.
I wonder if it’s just coincidence that a year later, his friend Thomas has started a blog of his own.
Ragnell is never one to shy away from a subject. She isn’t shying away from this one either as she discusses incorporating social issues into comics and how you can be inclusive without resorting to an agenda.
See WFA, this blog, and her own personal blog. She still isn’t one to shy away from a subject.
Scott at Polite Dissent handles the medical corner of the blogosphere and this last week he’s been inspecting The Über-Doctor.
After a year later and a close call, Scott is one of the stalwarts of the blogosphere providing quality content to his readers.
Happy Anniversary to Glyphs: The Language of the Black Comics Community who celebrated one year this past week.
Make that two years. It can now be found at Pop Culture Shock.
It all started with his post summarizing a message board discussion on “V versus The Joker”, which contained the phrase “Joker does not die unless his joker card is destroyed.” Oh, but he wasn’t done with me, no sir! He then opened the floodgates of madness by showing The Life Cycle of The Smurf. Look away my friends…this way lies madness.
Mike is still around and driving people crazy. It’s his speciality.
Wolverine is not a %^&* Samurai!! Sadly, neither is Jim Belushi. I know… It was hard for me to take as well.
Tom Spurgeon’s new book on Fantagraphics has a production blog. See old drawings by Gary Groth!
Ninja Tunes, now with crispy comic shell to go with its chewy musical center.
Things can make a comic fan happy these days. Who would have thought!?!
Comic Book Urban Legends are revealed at CBR: Comics Should Be Good. Secrets behind Batman: Year Two! Also Wendy Pini as Red Sonja and whatever happened to Gyro Gearloose!
Kalinara is a staple here at B@N as well as Pretty, Fizzy Paradise and When Fangirls Attack.
Fantagraphics is still around.
Kevin Church is better than ever, with a few comics under his belt.
Scipio is still his same old self and talking about DC books.
Our competition is still friendly.
Shawn posts when he can.
Carla doesn’t like #1 Issues too much and goes on to explain why in a new post at Snap Judgments.
Hmmm… I wonder if it’s a coincidence that a lot of the bloggers that show up in Meanwhile end up as B@N contributers?
Chris Tamarri, proving he’s good at this whole review thing, reviews X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl 1-5
Chris Tamarri, sadly, hasn’t updated in quite a while.
Sean Maher singles out artists who draw women, not cheescake.
The content is kind of appropriate nowadays, but Mr. Maher is no longer blogging.
Jake of Ye Old Comick Booke Blogge tells a humorous story that illustrates how we push aside reality in order to read certain comics and how easily we get used to it by comparing Jimmy Olsen to watching Bozo the Clown.
Ye Old Comick Booke Blogge still needs a simpler name to spell and is still posting about fun back issues.
Bully wants to know who you would put in a modern day League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
If Bully ever leaves the blogosphere it will be a sad sad day. Lucky for us he’s not going anywhere soon.
What went wrong with Nu Marvel and why didn’t it last as long as Vertigo did? Plok examines the differences between the two movements.
Here’s to hoping most of these blogs stick around for another year. Thanks for reading this year! I’ll be here next time with another tour around the blogosphere. Peace!