Category Archives: Comics Crux
I’m going to have comics all over the place soon with my Mile High Comics order coming in and my Amazon order coming in. So in light of having a whole lot of comics on the way, I decided to take some reading time to myself. Call it a recharge day after the past couple days. It was a needed recharge day to be honest and I liked having it. It’s been fun for me to get the blog back up and running again. Having some fun chats with people and enjoying the conversations. Productive chats were to be had here and I loved it as it gave me fun memories of my Comics Crux days when I had all sorts of those chats. My writing energy had been on a lull and now I’m getting more of it back again. I’m getting back to having fun. I remember when I first got into the comic writing scene was by one simple comment and it was off to the races. Strange how one comment can open up an entire world to you that you never realized was even a possibility.
I’m finding so many cool books though lately that have me excited to read them. The amazon order that’s on the way is going to be nuts with so many awesome books. I’m trying a little bit of everything here and it is going to be wonderful. Yes I am really excited. Now for Mile High Comics, that’s a lot of gap filling in my collection, finishing up the Wasteland anthology series from the 80’s and the Justice Society of America series in the early 90’s. I’m going to finally read the Invasion series from the 80’s too, I’ve always wanted to read it so I’m making it happen. I’m getting my retro comics and indie roots back in shape again. Game on comics universe!
Now I shall go back to playing more comic book catch up as I do need to catch up on some reading over the past weeks. I did go through four issues of Martian Manhunter tonight, weird but a fun kind of weird. Not sure how long it has for the world but if it at least gets a year that’d be cool. I’ll have more to say on that later though, I could easily expand my thoughts on that. I did also realize that my store didn’t get Prez in, I wish I would have remembered to pre-order that sucker. I didn’t realize until I got home, bugger. Not the biggest deal as I had a pretty good stack anyway but I am enjoying Prez so I’ll get the next issue soon enough. I do plan on reading Tokyo Ghost after finishing this post. I also got the first trade of Low which has had my eye for awhile and now I’m giving it a go.
Anyway, off to comic reading land! Thanks for reading, take care!
In my attempts to revive this blog, I’ve always been in a state of block. I think it’s because the Geek Who Landed is such an old identity for me but people still know it. People still oddly dig it, and the idea behind it still stands. The truth of the Geek Who Landed is feeling like an outsider. Feeling a bit like an alien, you don’t fit in anywhere. That’s a lot of how I’ve felt for most of my life. Even in my early 30’s I’ve always been this guy who while around has never really fit into any circle. At times I feel like I just came from another planet and here I am, I’m here, how’s it going? As comics came into my life, that’s when I felt less like an alien, I felt like a human being. Here’s a circle that I can be part of and that can be a big part of my life. If it wasn’t for comics, I would still feel like an outsider. No matter what else happened in my world, I always had comics and that’s how I met a good part of the circle of my friends. The people I’m closest to are all in the comics scene.
Now I’ve also been lucky to make a few close friends in the gaming, television, and other facets of the fan universe. Comics are my first love, comics are a big part of what makes me, me. When I settle down to read something, usually it trends towards comics. It’s why I still write about them, doing reviews for rhymeswithgeek.com in the midst of the death of Comics Crux. If I had to be honest with myself, I was about to take a break from just everything for awhile. Just disappear for a bit because Comics Crux was a big part of me. I helped Jess out with a lot of that site so it was hard to resume just writing about comics normally. Then when Rhymes With Geek happened, I felt that comics coverage just wasn’t done with me yet. I do mainly reviews for Rhymes With Geek and that’s a lot of fun for me.
At this stage though, I need to have outlets to cover stuff that I just want to rant about with comics. Hence, the blog making a full comeback. Every day I will post something on here. Every single day, I fell dedicate myself to posting something on this blog. I’m not going anywhere, sometimes I felt as if comics internet was done with me but far from it. I used to say to myself that I am the man who will not die. That is not a statement meant as bad, I don’t give up. I don’t die that easily, I survived too much crap to go away without a fight. With the push of a good friend, honestly a couple good friends over time, the blog is returning with a vengeance.
Comics Internet, I never went anywhere but I feel like I’ve been gone for awhile. I’m better than ever, I’m stronger than ever, and now I’m ready to make the Comics Internet and beyond a bit more interesting. Don’t call it a comeback, call it a revival to a new level. Bring it on Universe, I’m ready.
Recently I was talking with Marlene a.k.a ilikecomicstoo and she was persuasive in getting me to revive my old blog here. I’m going to tweak around with it a bit overtime but this post here is really to remind you all, I live, I live, and I LIVE! I’ve not been dead mind you, just purely been a bit all over the place. My major comic blogging duties have been at ComicsCrux.com, which initially this blog was set up for comics chatter. Then it fell by the wayside through many other situations. I was looking into reviving it awhile back but I had a crisis of nickname doom. The Geek Who Landed was my initial identity, then I looked to phase it out but I realized that it is a part of me. It’s part of my life. Wesley Messer, CaptComicAddict, iamcomicaddict, and more are all a part of me. Each of these brought people into my life that mean the world to me. That care about me and really genuinely want me to be the best I can be. Which is where the desire to revive this blog comes from.
Now I need to figure out more as to what I’m going to do with it. It will be an extra place for my articles and so forth. Here’s what I want from you all, tell me what you want me to do with this. Want more reviews? Special Columns I can’t fit anywhere else? You tell me, help me out here, I have some ideas but I could use the assist here. I pinky swear to keep this blog updated, pinky swearing is important to me, so I shall endeavour to keep this blog updated. Also now that I am vowing to keep this updated, you all will keep me in line with this. Never realized it but I think I missed this blogging a lot, more than I ever imagined.
As this is Thanksgiving, at least nearing it, I thank all of you for sticking with me. For being the people that encouraged me from the beginning and keep on pushing me to be better. I truly from the bottom of my heart appreciate you all. Thank you and take care.