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Welcome, welcome, welcome…

This blog has begun!  My name is Scott and I am glad that you are here to read my random thoughts and musings.  I ask that you would keep all comments appropriate when commenting on a thread.  The idea of this blog is to allow people a forum to discuss comic books and generally most media in a non-threatening and amusing place.  I will never attack your ideas, or belittle your thought process.  We can all be friends when discussing this hobby that we have.  The picture that makes up the header for this blog is a beautiful panel painted by Alex Ross in the series “Justice” featuring Braniac standing with a monkey on his shoulder.  The statement that he makes is “No.  We all have our limitations, don’t we.  That’s why we need each other.”  I thought that was appropriate because, face it, we are separated from other people into a tiny group of people that either still live with our moms, have the construction plans for the Millennium Falcon somewhere in our closet, or constantly debate whether today is the day that we should wear our Spiderman costume beneath our business suits.  To those who stand with me, I say welcome

detective-chimp01      I may not be a professional writer, but I have mild credentials.  When I was in High School, my teacher Mrs. Cruz, would keep small compositions that I had written in her drawer for posterity sake naming the drawer “Scott’s Thoughts.”  So there you go.  In your face, Mr. Pulitzer!  Anyways, I assume that this blog will be similar in make up.  Silly writings with the goal of increasing interest in a favorite hobby.  To be more pointed, the goal will be to highlight great comic book story arcs that I have read and then relay that information to you so that you can enjoy them too.  The only thing that gets me more excited than a great storyline in a time-tested comic is sharing the knowledge of the story within and thoughts that I have on said comic with someone else.  The joy that lights up in someone’s eyes when they realize that the asinine little magazine with pictures and words that they just read was “AMAZING!” is second only to when they realize that this is not the only one.  Actually the cool thing that you just saw the character in that comic book do was probably tied to events that happened in the past and has great implications not only for them, but many others in their universe.  This makes for great discussions amongst fans and epic story lines backed by rich histories.  We are indeed lucky to be able to enjoy this together.

I encourage you to read this blog and take my reviews and suggestions seriously.  Conversely, if you disagree with something written, I would LOVE to talk to you about it.  Feel free to comment often and we will build a community around this blog.  I’m excited to see what will come of this!  Thanks again for your patronage!

About Scott Deaux

Favorite Comics: Lazarus, Essex County, Chew, Superior Foes Of Spider-Man, Age of Apocalypse stuff, The Nightly News, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Pax Romana, Avengers, NEXTWAVE: Agents Of Hate, Sweet Tooth, We3, others... Favorite Quote(s): "Journalism is just a gun. It's only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that's all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world." - Warren Ellis "People who hold signs go on...to hold many other things" - Eddie Pepitone

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