Let's say that you're a guy or girl who has a personal blog, and you're starting to wonder if it's really worth it to keep writing when you don't know if anyone is really reading. Sure, they may find your blog while searching for pictures on Google Images, but are they taking any time to digest all of the thoughts you're putting into your site? Let's also say that you write for a comic book blog, and that you decided to review some Free Comic Book Day titles. There are dozens of others out there doing pretty much the same thing, so why does it matter? Well, I'm here to tell you this: if you review a book that I am involved with in any capacity, I WILL READ IT. That's right. I've spent the last month looking up reviews about the 2014 Tick special because I apparently need to know what other people are thinking about books I write.
So stick in there, comic book blog writers. I am (almost desperately) reading what you have to say.
I'm happy to hear that most of the comments on the issue were positive. And unlike last year's comic, I didn't have to look as hard to find reviews, so the fact that people were actually talking about it was another nice thing. So let's toss some links out and go through a couple different reviews. The image at the very top of this post isn't from a review per se, but it is from NPR and we'll go with it. Right before FCBD arrived, NPR posted an article about the event and they used the Tick as their cover image. This was very cool! The link to the article is here:
If there was one review that might not have liked the book, it came from Comic Vine:
If you follow the link, you'll find that the author of the review is a fan of the Edlund stories and can't quite get into later adaptations. To this I say...yeah, you've got a point. No one and nothing can match the original run. But the alternative to having others work on the property is not having a book, 'cause Ben isn't planning a secret comeback any time soon (OR IS HE?!). (He's not.)
The point of this all is to say 'thanks' to everyone who took a little bit of time to write about something I worked on. I read each one that I came across. Sometimes I was a little too close to the screen.