One of the nice things about WordPress (and the same goes for Blogger when I was posting over there) is it catches pretty much all the spam comments. Most times I ignore them but every now and then something catches my eye just before I hit delete on them. Like these:
Full marks for your automated bot including the site and page name – that shows some effort on your part, so well done. Still not going to click on the link that I’ve blacked out, though.
That’s kind of you to say that my site is “the right website” to talk about Blackest Night. Not sure people have been discussing it “for decades” though.
Thanks, but no interest in monetizing – I do this because I’m a big comics nerd, not so I can get rich by searching for that term I’ve blanked out.
I did get approached by a company who wanted to pay me to write promoted articles on subjects that they’d give me; I doubt I was singled out as opposed to being just another blogger sent an email in a scatter-gun approach in the hope that someone bites. I didn’t bother replying.
When it comes to making money of this little site, I’m with Batman:
Please, if you’re in Gotham, call in and see Batman.
Most new series get one of the big hitters to appear in their first or early issues – it boosts sales and cements the new title’s position in the DCU. While I’ve no statistics, I’d be willing to bet Batman, probably followed by Superman, is the character that has the most guest appearances in new titles.
Working through my old comics, I think I’ve found the best Batman guest appearance ever:
Garth Ennis and John McCrea’s Hitman #1 where star Tommy Monaghan gets to throw up on Batman’s boots.
The Joker wrapped up in a nice straitjacket?
Poison Ivy locked up in her greenhouse?
The Ventriloquist putting on a show for the other inmates?
With all the bad guys locked up, what’s Batman going to do?
Yeah, there’s always that, I suppose.
Honestly, I was never a fan of the 60s Batman series – even as a kid, I found it too camp, too silly for my liking.
Over the years, though, my fondness for Adam West grew as he embraced the fame the role had given him and was willing to be a good sport about the whole thing, voicing himself in the last Lego Batman game.
Farewell, Adam West. Batman R.I.P.
… when DC made a big thing of publishing two – yes, TWO! – Batman titles:
Still working on the War of The Gods annotations and as I was ploughing through copies of Who’s Who in an attempt to identify a character, I came across this little gem:
That’s the Watchmen entry from Who’s Who Update ’87 #5 and I couldn’t help chuckling over the last line:
Yeah . . . someone should really tell that to Batman . . .