Jumping into Comics

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

We told you the basics in the first post, but this second post will go more into specifics about what you can expect to see on this site.

First, let's start with what each of us admins will do individually. As I mentioned before, I'm focusing on recommending collected editions and graphic novels (both trade paperbacks and hardcovers). Hook will review individual issues and on occasion look at what came before and what they gave to comic books. Finally, Goblin will be our resident Marvel guy, meaning he'll focus on the House of Ideas (sorry Marvel Family fans). However, we don't feel obligated to always stick to our roles: for example, now and then I may talk about an individual issue I enjoy or Goblin may talk about something related to DC Comics, Image, Oni, or what have you.

We'll also be doing a couple of things together. For example, every now and then, we'll have a round-table discussion on some big event or topic going on in comics. You may see some inside jokes and comic-book terminology in these conversations, but don't worry: I'll be covering both in a later post.

Well, that's enough yapping from me. Let the comics chatter begin!

Sunday, November 27, 2005


Hello everyone and welcome to Jumping into Comics! We are your humble hosts: Goki (that's me), Hook (themadhooker) and Goblin (XGoblinX). Sure they're not our real names, but hey, we're cowards and fear that if we expose our identities, you will all stalk us and kill us in violent, dreadful ways.

Anyway, as you've probably guessed, we're here to talk about comic books. We'll recommend comics we enjoy (I myself plan on focusing on recommending the collected editions and graphic novels), talk about what's going on in comics today, and every now and then, we'll talk about something random. Like how this blog was this close to being called, "Why Goblin Should Burn Down Lexington: A Comics-Related Blog."

Now before you non-comic readers run away, hear me out: we're going to try to make things fun and accessible for everyone, including those who aren't entirely sure of what we're talking about. We'll even put up definitions of popular comic terms like "pre-Crisis," "post-Crisis."And if we play our cards right, we can get you non-comic readers out there to consider giving comics a try.

I think that covers all the important stuff. Ready? Then read on!