5 years & 600 posts!

First off, Happy New Year! I hope all of you have had a great holiday season and an excellent start to 2013. As far as resolutions go, I haven’t made that many – it’s better to keep the list short and attainable – but one resolution I have for this site is actually to make fewer resolutions.

From now on, I’m going to stop apologizing for the fact that I may write five posts one month and twelve the next, and I’m not going to make promises that I never seem to be able to keep for when a particular post will be up. This site is a one-woman operation and I’m pretty sure all of my readers are aware that I don’t exactly do this for a living. No one expects me to be CBR, and I’m sure that you guys have plenty of other things to do besides reading this blog. So, no more apologizing! I will post when the mood strikes, just as I always have, and not beat myself up if I occasionally let two weeks go by without an update. :)

Still, the fact that this site recently had its 5-year anniversary (my first post was published on December 3, 2007), and that the post you’re reading right now is post number 600, has made me reflect on what’s gone before as well as what the future might bring. One thing I realized is that I might have to redesign the site a bit in order to make it easier for first time visitors to actually find what they’re looking for. The front page really only gives you the most recent posts which is fine for regular, old-time readers. But, I actually did a word count of the contents of this site and it came back with a number that exceeded 350,000. That’s the equivalent of about three standard novels. That made me realize that it might be a good idea to put more “featured” content up on the start page to guide new (and old) readers directly to some of the older stuff that’s still worth reading rather than having it buried on the archives page. In keeping with my “no resolutions” resolution, I will not set a deadline for this development, but don’t be shocked if you arrive one day and I’ve given the site a make-over. Nothing too extreme though, I promise. ;)

Things I’m looking forward to in 2013

First of all: Daredevil (i.e. the main title). I guess that goes without saying, but I’m really excited about what’s happening right now and where the story might be heading. The Matt vs. Foggy dynamic is interesting and I expect to see some great character development coming out of this conflict. Then there’s the Milla mystery, the issue of who has been pulling Daredevil’s strings, and all of Matt’s unresolved personal issues. And, given that we’re about to be reunited with Stilt-Man in Daredevil #22 (see panels from the preview below), I can’t wait to see what new and old villains Waid, Samnee and the rest of the team will line up for Daredevil in the following issues.

Daredevil and Superior Spider-Man vs Stilt-Man, by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee

Daredevil and Superior Spider-Man vs Stilt-Man, from Daredevil #22, by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee

Secondly, as of Daredevil: End of Days #4 (which came out yesterday), I finally find myself genuinely intrigued by where that series is going. We’ll have a final resolution to the story by the time the eight and final issue comes out later this spring.

Another thing to look forward to is a project I’ve actually been involved in. It’s an anthology published by Sequart and edited by Ryan K Lindsay called The Devil is in the Details: Examining Matt Murdock and Daredevil. I wrote the chapter on Foggy for this book, but am really looking forward to reading the other chapters. Check out the details here and keep your eyes peeled for this one!

Well, that’s it for now! What are you hoping for in 2013, Daredevil-related or otherwise?

Comments

  1. Bill says

    I wouldn’t miss this book for the word. Congrats on your annyversary and book chapter. No one knows Foggy like you do.

  2. Jellipidy says

    Happy New Year, Christine!

    The book looks awesome – I can’t wait to read it! I’m looking forward to a 2013 full of Daredevil-ly goodness and getting my hands on whatever I can; this looks perfect!

    *rubs hands with glee!*

  3. says

    Thanks, guys! I hope I will have done Foggy justice. It was great fun (though very time-consuming!) working my way through every issue of Daredevil from his perspective.

  4. CBL says

    I can’t wait to read this book! Congrats on the work. All of it. The book and the site. Should be a great year for DD fans.

    What do I hope for? Well, DD-related, I’d love another Artist Edition. Maybe a Miller one, but I’m easy to please for anything DD in this size.

    C.

  5. Bee Clayton says

    Congratulations on the anniversary! The anthology book does indeed sound excellent and I’m looking forward to reading your contribution (Foggy Nelson – the Man behind the Myth courtesy of Christine :D )

  6. Jay says

    Congrats Christine, and I’m really excited about the book! I’d never heard of Sequart before so now I have a new comics site to read – I learn so much reading this blog.

  7. says

    Christine, thanks for mentioning the book. Everyone else, rest assured, Christine absolutely nailed it on her Foggy essay , it’s so good.

    I hope you all get a chance to check the book out. As a massive daredevil fan, it’s everything I have always wanted. I’ve read the book a fair few times already and I’m constantly engrossed by it.

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