About 2 and a half years ago I created a blog called Comic Box Commentary, the plan being to review any comic, movie, TV show, or anything else pop culture that I felt was worthy of some words. With a canvas that big, I never got off the starting blocks.
It was two years ago today that I decided I needed a finer focus. And what better focus than my favorite character Supergirl.
I renamed the blog Supergirl Comic Box Commentary (that name just does not roll off the tongue) and started posting. I had no idea, even with the new focus, if I would have the time or the tenacity or the talent to keep the site running in any sort of worthwhile capacity.
And yet, here we are.
I have had so much fun blogging about Supergirl that I can't imagine having not done it.
While Supergirl obviously remains the focal point, the scope has widened a bit to include reviews of the Superman titles and even Adventure Comics and R.E.B.E.L.S. It might widen a bit more if I review Legion issues like I plan to.
But this is primarily a Supergirl blog and I wouldn;t have it any other way. I feel like I have met many Supergirl fans here and made so many new friends. It has been great to finally realize that I am not alone in being a big Supergirl fan ... that there is truly a fanbase for Kara ... a group of people who follow her adventures and care about her stories.
To everyone who stops by and reads my rambling wordy posts, thanks you so much for visiting. If you take the time to post a comment, thanks so much letting me hear your thoughts. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the dialogue here.
To the 'regulars' who visit and post and make this such a great forum on Supergirl, thanks for keeping the discussions going and keeping me honest with my analysis and grades. I would thank you all individually but I am so afraid I would forget someone unintentionally. I think you know who you are. You are the best!
I feel I have learned so much about Supergirl and comics in general from everyone here. And I think I am a better comic reader because of what happens here. I love hearing the differing opinions and everyone's analysis and guesses. And I am glad you put up with my overly long reviews and super-analysis of panel composition and word play.
And thanks again to the comic professionals who have stopped by and posted - Sterling Gates, Jamal Igle, Landry Walker, Eric Trautmann, Cliff Chiang, Jake Black, Matt Camp, and Jimmy Palmiotti. I think fans are always thrilled to find out that creators are listening to their compliments and concerns.
With a somewhat set pattern of reviews, sales analysis, solicits, back issue trips, general news, and the occasional poll/shrine addition/commission post, I don't know if I have any 'bold new direction' for year 3 of SCBC. Still, I would love to hear suggestions on how to make the site even better for the Supergirl community out there. Is there something you would like to see that I am not doing? Something I should be doing more? Or less?
Anyways, thanks to everyone again for making the last two years so much fun. I hope you all have enjoyed visiting here as much as I have enjoyed blogging.