Friday, October 1, 2010

Streams of Consciousness – 9/30/2010

Sandman Neil Gaiman Sam Kieth Preludes and Nocturnes Neat Doctor Destiny DC Comics comic bookHey everyone, just a few things to share with you today. First of all, I’ve done quite a bit of work on the Marvel Trade Paperback Timeline over the last couple of weeks. When I first posted it, the reading order covered the years 1998 through 2001. It now covers 1998 through 2004 – or, in terms of Marvel continuity, from Heroes Return through Avengers Disassembled. Furthermore, from what I can tell the timeline is totally complete for those years, even including a number of trades that haven’t been solicited yet. But if you think I’m missing something or that I need to shuffle anything around, please let me know! And if you have any other feedback at all, feel free to leave a comment or email me at (And speaking of reading orders, Ian at Trade Reading Order is back to working on his site after a brief hiatus, so head over there and leave him a comment!)

That aside, this blog reached two other milestones recently. The first is that Gambit Classic, Vol. 1 marked the blog’s 25th review, and while I’m not sure the honor should have gone to such a terrible book, I’m really happy to have been able to keep this going for so long. And that brings me to the second milestone, which is that yesterday marked the blog’s six-month anniversary! So thanks to everyone who’s been following the blog, either in terms of commenting, being an actual “follower” on Blogger, or even just reading my ramblings every week; your comments and feedback are what keep this enjoyable for me.

So I think that’s about it for now. There should be a new review either Friday or Saturday – see you then!


  1. congrats marc! The timeline is looking great as well.

    I was wondering if you were going to add anchors to jump around in it at the top? There's some info on how to do that here just in case you don't know:

    you'd be looking for the name attribute section of that page: "The name attribute is used to create a bookmark inside an HTML document."

  2. Thanks Ian, I was actually wondering how to do that! It's getting to the point now that if the timeline grows anymore, anchors will definitely be necessary. I'll add them in as soon as I get a chance.

  3. Congrats on the 25+ posts Marc! I think I've said it a lot, but I'm constantly impressed with how pointed and insightful your reviews are. You're the only reviewer who made me me consider the merits of the Muppets and Friday and the 13th (now there's a crossover waiting to happen!).

  4. Wow, I hadn't realized that this blog has been going strong for 6 months! Major congrats on that accomplishment mi amigo! I know I speak for everybody here when I say that I am eagerly anticipating your 1 year anniversary post, which should definitely be a review of none other than Gambit Classic Vol. 2! :D

  5. Thanks for the comments, guys! Kello, I give you my personal guarantee: if there's ever a Freddy vs. Jason vs. Muppets comic book, I'll definitely review it here!

    And X-Man, now you've got me thinking that I have to do something extra-super-special when I hit a full year...if I'd known that, I would have started planning for it months ago! :)