On April 29 2008, I posted my Jim Mooney Supergirl commission and officially started Supergirl Comic Box Commentary.
Back then I had no idea about blogging or social media at all. All I knew was that I had a love of Supergirl and I wanted a place to put down my thoughts about the character.
Here we are three years later. Three. Unbelievable!
And that is why there is a collage of Supergirl #3's above.
While the breadth of this blog has grown a bit to include the other Superman family titles, JLA, R.E.B.E.L.S., and the Legion, I always strive to keep Supergirl as the focus of this place and I think I succeed. It helps that her character seems so popular now. There always seems to be enough news going on to keep Supergirl front and center.
For me, the best part of my doing this blog has been meeting and talking to so many Supergirl and comic fans here. It is great to get a sense of just how big Supergirl's fanbase is. I know I can be wordy, my posts lengthy, and sometimes overly analytical on things like panel composition or turns of the phrase. I also know I can be something of an easy grader in my reviews. So I want to thank everybody who comes here, reads my posts, and takes the time to comment. I truly appreciate the dialogue that happens here. I have said it before but I'll say it again ... I have become a better comic book reader because of the discussions here. That is truly the best part of this place.
And to the regulars who stop by and comment frequently (you know who you are), I can't thank you guys enough for making it feel like a little community here. Thanks for keeping me on target with reviews and points of view, showing me things I missed, and pointing out when you think I am off the mark. You all are the best.
I'd also like to thank the creators who have stopped by here for interviews or comments over the last year. A very big thank you to Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle for all they have done here. And another big thanks to James Peaty for his recent interview. And thanks to Jake Black, Dean Trippe, Bernard Chang, Matt Camp, and any other creator who has stopped by here to read and comment. As a fan, I appreciate knowing that the voices and concerns of Supergirl's fans are being heard.
With a steady rotation of monthly reviews, sales and solicitation previews, and the usual Anj commentary on previews and interviews I read, I think there is a backbone structure to this place. Add in the occasional back issue review and commission/collection addition and I am usually busy. But I am always interested in hearing if there are things I could be doing more of, less of, or differently. Is there anything I should be doing that I'm not?
Anyways, thanks again to everyone for making the last three years so much fun and for talking Supergirl and comics with me. I hope you all have enjoyed visiting here as much as I have enjoyed blogging.