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:
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
OUT WITH THE OLD BANNER, IN WITH THE NEW
I created this new banner as a tribute to one of my favorite comic characters, the multi-faceted and often abused Avenger, Clint “Hawkeye” Barton. Anyone visiting for the first time should know that this is not a blog about HAWKEYE. Poke around the links in this page’s sidebar and you’ll see what I mean. I’ve already created another five or six new banners to put up when I get sick of this one.
Ultraverse: Cover Freex #2 by Ben Herrera
FANATIC QUIZ QUESTION OF THE WEEK
For all the orphaned Ultraverse fans who occasionally seek refuge with the Fanatic, here’s something you might find interesting:
What famous horror film director was almost one of the Founding Fathers of Malibu Comics’ Ultraverse?
Is it: John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Dario Argento, Charles Band, Stuart Gordon, Larry Cohen, David Cronenberg or Brian Yuzna?
The answer may surprise you… Continue reading
No need for delay, let’s jump right into our Monday fanatical bunch o’ stuff.
Romita Sr.'s first Spidey cover (notice the Code Authority Stamp OVER the logo)
FANTATICAL QUIZ QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Okay, maybe I’ve been making these quiz questions too difficult for the average fanatic reader, so here is a slam-dunk gimme for almost all of you. From issue #39 of Amazing Spider-Man until issue #147 (a 109 issue span), John Romita Sr provided the cover art for 83% of the issues. Who was the ONLY other artist to provide Amazing Spider-Man cover art during that time? Don’t shout out the answers, put your hands down, write your answer in the comment section and maybe include a personal note about this comics legend. Continue reading