For instance, you can find a post on this year's Captain America #9 on September 21, 2005, but not far from that is a review of a classic Fantastic Four issue from 1970, #101. As I delved deeper into the archives, I found information on The Comic Reader # 95, from 1973, (a blog posted on August 1, 2005), a TV Guide of comics which advertised, among other things, the Spider-Man comic in which Gwen Stacy meets her fate. That's very cool. And I like that he posted some illustrations (i.e. comic book covers) to show us what was being discussed in comics more than 30 years ago. Jason is a contemporary of mine (I'm 36 in December, and his profile says he's 39...) so I feel like we speak the same language, even if I focus on TV and movies, and he focuses on comics.
Of course, I found Obsessed with Comics to begin with, because a review of new Doctor Who DVD releases is periodically posted. I enjoyed reading the critique of a Tom Baker story from 1980 ("The Leisure Hive"), a 1972 Jon Pertwee adventure, "Death to the Daleks," and my all time-favorite Who: Patrick Troughton's classic "The Tomb of the Cybermen." I very rarely see folks commenting on their discovery of Patrick Troughton's unique and highly underrated incarnation, so I enjoyed this post in particular. I felt it captured exactly the joy/pathos of both the serial overall and the central performance.
Exploring Obsessed with Comics, you even find the blogger's street creds: the statistics on his impressive comic-book collection. He owns 8,815 comics in all. 2,257 are from DC, and 2,124 are from Marvel. Yikes! That's a collection that a.) must be difficult and expensive to store and b.) probably puts my own crazy office toy collection (blogged here in pieces as retro-toy flashbacks...) to shame.
For all the reasons, I hope you'll swing over to Obsessed with Comics, my link of the week.