Hope for the Future

Things change. Sometimes, it takes a lot of time and patience. Today, checking my referral logs, I noticed traffic coming from the message board of Brian Michael Bendis.

Now, those of you with long memories will remember that Bendis and I had a rather notorious online run-in back in 2000 where he encouraged his contributors to insult me. And as early as the beginning of this year, he objected to a quote of mine. So I clicked with trepidation, only to find this recommendation from an active contributor:

Nice little comics blog I found


I’ve browsed the site a bit. Good stuff. Articulate. Intelligent. Some manga, which isn’t really my cup of tea. Overall great stuff. I’m glad I stumbled upon this.

What a pleasant surprise! And it hasn’t been deleted yet or attracted any bashers or nay-sayers. Thank you, Rubicon, for providing a pick-me-up that reminds me to stay hopeful.

3 Responses to “Hope for the Future”

  1. Jason Says:

    No problem. I’m glad I stumbled upon your site. I like your approach to reviewing,and I’m going to add this place to my daily read list. I was not aware of any of the previous animosity between Bendis and yourself, but I’m glad today’s mentioning didn’t flare that up.

    Thanks for the mention.

    -jason (Rubicon)

  2. Johanna Says:

    I’m glad, too. It was silly then and sillier now.

  3. Lew Newmark Says:

    Hi Johanna. I agree with Jason’s assesment of your site. I also happened to stumble across your blog while doing a google search for comic blogs. Commented twice now and have read your blog often, and included you in my blog roll. I will continue to come back…I just hope that at some point in time I can put word to blog as well as I have found that you and a few others already do.




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