I'm going to cut to the punch-line and tell you that I will be retiring Comics Make No Sense when we hit our five year anniversary this November. I'm not saying it for drama's sake, but out of appreciation to you. I wanted to give everyone a chance to get used to the idea, enjoy one last round, have a last dance, and say a proper farewell.
Why? Well, the short answer is that when you reach the top of a mountain and you see another mountain that's even taller, sooner or later you're going to want to test yourself again. There are many other things I want to write. If I don't feel passionate about something, I don't think I have any business doing it. While CMNS has been my most successful writing project, I also feel like I have taken it as far as it can go. I have comics and books and such I want to write, and I feel compelled to give that a shot.
So, by making the announcement now, I have a chance for all of us, myself included, to get used to the idea. And knowing that there is a definite end in sight gives me a motivation to end on a strong note. So we're going to be talking about Superman in the coming months. A lot.
So, between now and November, let's have some laughs and say good-bye with a smile on our faces okay?
Man, did you catch that last line? See, back in the day, Superman wasn't afraid to murder a thief. That is a Superman I probably wouldn't make fun of so much.
Because, frankly, I'd be afraid to do so.
Hey! It's time for some Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!)
Ah, to be young again.
Here's a bit of fun from Robert Gilles!
Those are some great tips, Doc. But where did you come from? I mean, we were just playing and then my pal gets hurt and you come running up like you were following us around or something.
Although these days, I'd put up with a pervert if he made house calls and didn't charge me half a grand for me to walk in the door of his office.
Another one from Robert. From the Golden Age, where women were women, and men were pigs:
That. Is. Hilarious. Wow. The stuff you could just come right out and say back in our grandparents' day. Awesome stuff there, Robert!
All right, everyone! Chins up! It's hard to say good-bye, but we're going to give ourselves a good send-off!
I'll see you tomorrow!