Monday, March 29, 2010

...Comes Great Responsibility!

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 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!



  1. Awesome dude, can't say how happy I am that you started your blog. The fact you're doing collected stuff makes it unique and as a Spidey fan I love the title. And you want comments? You don't know what you've unleashed Marc, ask X, I will overload this place with comments haha.

  2. Awesome, you've finally started up that long awaited comic book blog, Marc! I'm just about to run out the door(literally!)to get to school, so I can't put as much here as I like(well, until I get back home tonight), but I wanted to say good luck with the new blog. Although with your strong writing, I doubt you'll need luck! :-)

    Anyway, I have to cut this short, but like I said, I'll be back later to check out your first review. Great idea for a blog too, by the way. I was just talking to JT about how I wish I could do more posts on back issues... Oh, and don't worry about comments, between JT and myself, you'll never be lacking!

  3. Welcome to the blog world!!!

    I guess I'm not the only one glad to see you add your touch to the blog world. Can't wait to see what you speak about sir. :D I may not read the same comics as you but i know the reviews will definitely be worth the read. :D