But you know what? We've been down this road for four years now. It's not as long as some other blogs still going, and longer than many blogs have made it. I don't know at what point you mark a blog as a success, but we're just shy of 75,000 visits annually, so I don't think it's a failure by any stretch of the imagination. I'm not saying it was the most productive use of our time, but I'd argue that it hasn't been a failure, either.
It's been a great run. Some days, I've felt more like posting than others, but it's been a fun way to mark time and keep a journal of sorts without being excessively self-indulgent. I've cheesed off some folks, which is something you're bound to do when writing a blog like this one. I suppose someone can be funny and not risk offending anyone, but that's not how my own particular brand of humor works. And again, more people show up to my little Comic Book Funhouse than I would have ever hoped, so something is working for folks somewhere.
But of course, no attempt at entertainment works without an audience. Your support and encouragement have made this page what it is. At least, that's what I'll say in court.
So, having spent as much time together as one would take completing the requirements for an undergraduate degree, what can we take away from all this? I give you Detective Comics #370:
I have heard of the "Three-Six-Nine" ULTIMATE DISGRACE, and I understand it was quite the insult. At least Bruce Wayne was able to put it behind him and move on into adulthood and....
.... oh. Never mind. I guess we never quite let go of those childhood demons, do we?
As a special thanks, allow me to give you a sneak peak at the cover art for the upcoming Hero Action Persons: The Social (Networking Site) War Saga Graphic Novel, drawn with a deft hand by Gabe Ostley!:
Yes, I thought it would be funny to spoof the iconic Super Friends image, and Gabe did yet another great job. We're plugging away at finishing this (rather large) project so we can make it available to you, but I have certainly learned that making a comic is a big undertaking. But it'll be worth it, my lovelies! On that, you can rely!
Thanks for four great years! The next great year starts tomorrow!