Comicsagogo.com Celebrates Two Year Anniversary

15 Sep

I didn’t realize it until today but my blog is now just over two years old. I submitted my first post on September 3rd, 2011.

Comics A-Go-Go! websiteThe blog has evolved from its original purpose. I started it to sell and trade comics, cards, and other pop culture memorabilia. I even set up pages with some of the items I had. The “A Go-Go!” theme was based on a very loose interest in the kitschy pop culture theme from the 1950s and 1960s. I have no idea why. It must have been because I was listening to Esquivel during the time of conception and fancied an image of a bachelor pad with go-go girls partying on a patio. Sounds good enough.

Anyway, after a while I realized I didn’t have the time to dedicate to the venture. In order to make an über-cool website, I not only needed a ton of fresh and current content, but also superior web design skills. Plus, I very quickly realized I was starting to diverge from comic books and writing posts about music, movies, politics, and any other thing that happened to be on my mind at the time.

So why keep it going? Well, two reasons. First, it’s cathartic. I enjoy writing, even if I do it lazily. I also love images, especially funny ones (funny to me, anyway). Esoteric or large versions of things like comic book covers or San Diego Comic-Con swag are also a passion because I hate not finding a good picture of something obscure so I figure others probably feel the same way.

Power Girl getting her breasts grabbed

This is the type of sophomoric humor you will find here.

Nancy Reagan satire

Why limit the fun to comic books? I like a dash of political humor too. Here I make fun of Nancy Reagan who I am convinced enjoyed some “Mother’s Little Helpers” to keep her girlish figure. I can’t prove it, but you can’t disprove it either.

Second, the blog has been more popular than I thought it would be. I’m approaching 200,000 page views which may be peanuts compared to other websites, but it’s a lot more than I ever thought would have. Google has given me a lot of love, mostly because I’ve added thousands of pictures and included content on things that are hard to find on the Internet such as covers of 1980s independent comics. I love seeing who visits me from where, so I take a look at the site stats frequently.

PBS Mini Series: The Punisher

See? This is why my blog is so important. This is a picture of the extremely rare poster for the short-lived Punisher mini-series on PBS. The pilot won a Parents Choice Gold Award and it was cancelled right after that.

Bellechere, She-Hulk Cosplayer

This is the primary reason you’re here, right? Sexy cosplay blows the roof off my page view rankings.

One of the funniest things I’ve discovered is that whenever I post a sexually-oriented entry, my stats spike. I created a post of sexy cosplayers from the San Diego Comic-Con this year and it has generated thousands of page views all by itself. I figure if I want to start getting a lot more than my current average of 400 page views per day, I should create a “Biggest Tits of the Day” gallery or a “Nude Comic Book Femme Fatales” running feature. While that sounds like fun, I’m trying to keep the blog to a PG-13 level and there are plenty of other things to write about (having said that, my stats have taken a dive in the last week, so my next post will be about something titillating).

Thanks for the visits. Hope you enjoy your time. Feel free to link, leave comments (positive or negative, I don’t care), and take copies of my images. I would love to be given credit if you post my content elsewhere, but I obviously can’t enforce that.

So, as Stan Lee says: “Excelsior!”

Young Stan Lee, comic book icon

What’s the deal with the private and his privates in the upper right corner?

7 Responses to “Comicsagogo.com Celebrates Two Year Anniversary”

  1. technology4democracy September 24, 2013 at 6:17 am #

    Congratulations on reaching that milestone!

    Sexy cosplay to increase stats? Hmmm, perhaps I should look into that… ^_^

    [n]

    • comicsagogo.com September 24, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

      Thanks! Yeah, my biggest day thus far was when I posted the 150 Sexy Cosplayer gallery. I had over 2200 page views. I’m also getting a lot of traction with my Top 100 Movie Sex Scenes post even though it’s completely a joke. I think it’s hilarious, but anyone that comes trolling for movie porn is probably mightily disappointed. The thing that really sucks is that the posts I spend the most time on typically get the fewest views. They are better quality visits, but very spotty. It probably doesn’t help that I’ll write about any old thing (who wants to read about my satire of Syria on a comic book blog?). So, just to boost my ego, I jack up my page views periodically with sex humor. If I had to do it all over again, I’d quit my job, hire a bunch of models, put them in spandex (or less) and run a cosplay porn site. Then I’d retire in 5 years, head to Mallorca, rub elbows with Matt Damon and Bérénice Bejo, and be a jolly old tax-avoiding ex-pat.

      • technology4democracy October 2, 2013 at 1:46 am #

        Yeah, Canada doesn’t have any stupid laws forcing people to pay taxes in a country they do not reside in. If you get down to it, US citizens exist for the sole benefit of the US government, not the other way around. ^_^

        On a different note, If I had a press release for my next project, and I wanted to send it to COMICS-A-GOGO, where would I send it? I didn’t see any contact info on your site, the last time I checked. And I figure, why should the only the mainstream comic sites be getting a scoop?

      • comicsagogo.com October 2, 2013 at 3:23 am #

        If you’d like, I will reblog your entry or you can just submit it to my email: popcultureisgo@gmail.com and I will drop it into its own post. If you’ve got images, attach them as well.

      • comicsagogo.com October 7, 2013 at 5:47 am #

        Hey Natacha #9, where’s the press release? I’ll post it if you’re still interested. Send it to popcultureisgo@gmail.com.

  2. martin September 25, 2013 at 3:52 am #

    Hey, I stumbled upon your blog, probably due to a search about cosplay, or comics in general, and going through this entry, I see the poster referring to a Punisher mini-series on PBS… that I cant find referred to anywhere on the web. I found ziltch. Where did you get the info about it, and is there any sort of availability to see even clips from it?

    • comicsagogo.com September 25, 2013 at 4:19 am #

      Martin,

      I’m sorry I snared you in one of my irresponsible jokes. I actually made it all up. It just struck me as pure hilarity that PBS might broadcast a Punisher series. It would be awesome if it happened, but sadly, it’s just a stupid mash-up I did one night. Sorry to make you go digging and hope you didn’t spend too long on it! You’re not the only one that wondered if it was real.

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