Welcome to the first post on With Great Power, where I'll be posting weekly reviews of graphic novels and/or collected editions!
There are a few reasons why I wanted to start this blog. While I've wanted to blog about comic books for a long time, there are a lot of great websites out there about comics already. Relatively few, however, are dedicated solely to collected editions (trade paperbacks, hardcover collections, etc.). Since the only way I read comics these days is in collected form, I thought this seemed like the perfect angle for me to take.
My aim with this blog is to post at least one review a week, along with occasional posts about other happenings in the world of comics and collected editions. As much as I'd like to be able to post every single day, I know from past blogging experiences that maintaining a website like this is always a bit more time-consuming than it seems at first, and that "real life" tends to get in the way more often than expected. So while I'll probably be taking it a bit slow for right now, I'll do my best to post as often as I can without making any compromises in terms of the quality of each post.
Before I get on with the first review, I should add that when I say there are "relatively few" collected edition blogs on the web, what I really mean is that there aren't that many at all...by my count well under a dozen, in fact. All of these are fantastic, top-notch efforts, and I enjoy every podcast and review they post. I hope that my voice will be a positive contribution to the community they've started, and that its numbers will continue to grow as time goes on.
So with all of that said, I'll cease my rambling and get on with what you're really here to see...the first review! Comments are always encouraged, and I promise to do my best to respond whenever I can. Thanks for reading!