Saturday, July 11, 2009

Must post reviews.....

OK, it's time for me to get serious here. I usually buy well over 30 comics a month, and after I read each new issue I post a review. Lately I've been reading and reviewing one comic a day. Simple arithmetic tells me that I've got to start to pick up the pace or my "to read" pile is going to continue to grow ever larger. In an effort to get more comics posted on this blog, I've got to start cutting down on the size of my reviews... Dramatically! To do this I'm going to try to streamline the actual review portion of my posts. I'll still analyze and score 'em like I normally do, I'm just going to cut down on the wordage. Or try to at least. See, I'm a very wordy writer, so it's quite difficult for me to cut down on the number of words I use. However, for the sake of expediency, I will try my best. Let's see how things work out as I get ready to review Daredevil #119.


  1. I have the exact same problem. It takes me so long to write reviews for my comics. (I still have to review Red Robin #2 for this week's "Pull List" feature over at my blog.) And I find that it's very hard to condense my reviews because I feel that I have an obligation to my (one or two) readers to get all of that information out there.

    For my mental health, I'll most likely be taking a sabbatical come August.

    And maybe--just maybe--I'll figure out how to do a podcast in the meantime.

  2. Yeah Robert, I can totally relate. To be honest, my main problem is my typing skills(or lack there of!). Although I've gotten way better since I started this blog up, I still type pretty slow, which is another reason for my lack of posts. An average review usually takes me about 45 minutes to an hour to type up and post.

    Oh no, a sabbatical? If you do decide to take some time off from blogging, you've got to make sure you come back! You've got a great, informative blog going, you really shouldn't let it go down the drain!

    I'll be looking forward to reading your thoughts on Red Robin #2, since I won't buy that comic due to my boycott of all things Christopher Yost related.

  3. Have no fear! I'll definitely keep my blog going, it's just that I probably won't update it as frequently as I do right now. I'll also probably do away with the "Book of the Week" and "Pull List" features since they take A LOT of time to write.

    Hopefully I'll have my Red Robin #2 review posted by tomorrow night!

  4. Whew, you had me worried for a second there Robert!