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Blog of the Month, more 2nd String Hall of Fame Nominees

February is here and we’ve got to move along on a few of the Fanatic on-going projects. Let’s start with our Blog of the Month nominees. 

On the Blog of the Month Nomination list were:

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Comic Impact  •  Dial B for Blog

Jeff Parker’s PARKERSPACE  •  Mike Sterling’s Progressive Ruin

As I’m the only judge, I’d thought I would explain my thinking here. While Jeff’s PARKERSPACE and Comic Impact might have been able to win if the list of competitors had been different, these blogs were up against two really astonishing accomplishments in communicating the joy of comics over the internet. At the risk of insulting Mike Sterling (who still needs to add FANATIC to his bloglist for those of us living in Ventura County, California), this category could have been a hand’s down slamdunk win for Dial B for Blog. Kirk Kimball working on his Dial B blog under the pseudonym Robby Reed created something truly extraordinary.  Continue reading

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2nd String Character Hall of Fame – Round Two

With DC’s sorceress Zatanna winning the first round of this fanatic, unscientific and only reasonably fair competition of 2nd String Comic Book Characters, it is time to move on to the 2nd round for 2nd Stringers. The new updated voting box is in the sidebar. So now it is time to …

Blue Devil #1

Blue Devil #1

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BLUE DEVIL (DC hero)

Created by writers Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn and artist Paris Cullins. First appeared in a preview story published in Fury of Firestorm #24 (June 1984). That story led directly into Blue Devil #1, also cover dated June 1984. Daniel Patrick Cassidy is a special effects wizard and stuntman hired to create and play the title character in the movie Blue Devil. To that end Cassidy creates a full-body costume with a hidden powered exoskeleton and built-in special-effects devices. When two of his co-stars accidentally free a demon named Nebiros, Cassidy uses his costume to drive the demon back, but not before being blasted with mystical energy. After the fight, Cassidy finds that the blast had permanently grafted the Blue Devil costume to his body. Continue reading

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