Monday, June 13, 2022

Belated Anniversary - Comic Box Commentary Is 14 Years Old

I will be brief in saying that 2022 hasn't been an easy year for me. To give a little perspective, 2021 was a walk in the park.

So I am not surprised that some things on the periphery of my mind were lost in my mental attic.

One thing that I missed? This blog's anniversary! My 14th year of blogging about Supergirl, the Legion, and the super-family was way back on April 29th. I just realized it last week. 

Never too late to celebrate an accomplishment.

This last year was sort of a standard year for the site.  I loved being here and interacting with you all. And I reviewed comics and shows. And there were a few side adventures that kept things interesting.

So what happened in the last year of this site?

Supergirl had a mini-series written by a star-studded team. Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow was written by Tom King with gorgeous art by Bilquis Evely. I think King's take on the character didn't jibe with what I like about Supergirl. But it seemed to be well-received and is up for an Eisner.

Things like that make me wonder if I time has passed me by as a Supergirl fan. 

Thankfully, Supergirl has been part of the wonderful World's Finest comic. This Supergirl seems to exist much more in line with what I look for in the character. Young hero. Learning. Brash. Optimistic. Fierce in defense of justice.

2021 saw the end of the 6th season of the Supergirl show.

As with any show, this one had its hits and misses. The last season seemed inscrutable at times. But there is no denying that Melissa Benoist was a revelation and completely embodied Supergirl. And the show certainly made the character a household name.

A while back I did a deep dive of Mark Shaw during my Leviathan obsession. More recently, I have had a ton of fun with a deep dive on Black Orchid. Such a great little mission.

Anyways, I am sure there was more fun to be had here over the last year. 

But I truly mean that I love this creative outlet in my life and I love chatting with all of you about comics and other pop culture stuff. Thanks for keeping this engine running. You are all the best.

Here is to another year! 
Next year I won't forget!


Relatively Geeky said...


Martin Gray said...

Well done you, your love of Supergirl* is an inspiration.

* AKA Black Orchid

Anonymous said...

You have a terrific blog and I hope you can keep it going for the next 14 years!

Thanks for the time and what I would imagine is a lot of effort you put into writing such thoughtful and enjoyable blog.


Anonymous said...

a pleasure to post here Boss, whether in “Good Supergirl Times” or in “Bad Supergirl Times” :) Very glad you stuck it out...this place is like home to me, I check in almost every day...

William Ashley Vaughan said...

Congratulations, and best wishes for many more great years on Supergirl Comic Box Commentary.

Anj said...

Thank you all for the kind words!

2022 hasn't been easy!

This place has always been a safe haven and a creative outlet!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on another year of an excellent blog, and I hope the rest of the year isn't so difficult.

H said...

Belated congrats on your belated anniversary, Anj- always enjoy coming here.

Professor Feetlebaum said...

This is late, so I will just say congratulations on 14 years, and here's hoping for better times ahead for Supergirl!