I’ve gotten lazy. I have so many pictures that I want to add to my site, but I haven’t been enjoying writing anything lately. So, I’ve been posting most of them to Pinterest instead. I now have well over 2,000 images on Pinterest including a few hundred I’ve re-pinned from other Pinterest users. Here’s a breakdown:
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.
The 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 Esquivelduring 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.
This is the type of sophomoric humor you will find here.
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.
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.
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!”
What’s the deal with the private and his privates in the upper right corner?
I’ve been following Mickey Zero since I discovered him on MP3.com. MP3.com was a fantastic source for budding artists to post their music and gain a following in a way that wouldn’t have been possible through traditional record stores and radio. Think of it as kind of a limited precursor to Pandora.
I’m getting ready to wrap things up at work and head out with some friends to the Comic-Con. We’re driving to San Diego so there will be time to read over the program guide and plan for the events.
I love the Comic-Con. As I’ve said in previous posts, it’s a great place to get my head cleared from the doldrums and just enjoy a small period of pure entertainment.
I love that it has grown from a comic book hobbyist show to a pop culture event that showcases anything that might be related to entertainment. I was talking to a friend about how much things have changed since we were first attending the Con back in the 1990s. I think if it wasn’t for the forward-thinking minds of the folks that run the show to involve movie and TV studios, RPG and the like, publishing houses, toy manufacturers, art forms of all persuasions, and a variety of crazy things you won’t see elsewhere, the event would probably would have lost traction just as interest in traditional comic book reading and collecting of recent or near recent stuff has waned. I bash Rob Liefeld a lot, but it’s actually people like him that probably helped fuse the various mediums to make the whole experience more diverse. I may not like everything that’s come with the ride, but in all, it’s been a good thing I think.
I love the cosplayers(where else can you dress up as Lando or Leia or Spongebob or Catwoman or Thor’s Hammer or whatever and not get made fun of?). Over the years, the costumes have gotten more elaborate and creative. I’m planning on taking a ton of pictures this year since the ones from last year were so popular.
And while we’re there, we’re going snorkelingat La Jolla. Bonus!
We’d love to see you there. Take our poll and leave comments if you’d like.
If you’ve been around the Comics A-Go-Go! site before, you’ll know we pride ourselves on our superb talent for laziness. Whenever possible, we cut corners on our posts to ensure we have as little time dedicated to real research as possible. OK, that’s partially a lie (hey, we do that a hell of a lot on our site too). If it’s something that grabs our interest, we’ll actually waste a ton of time reading up on the topic (although that effort doesn’t usually translate into something profound for you, oh dear reader). Case in point is the previous post on Samaritans. We didn’t know if the Samaritan ethno-religion even existed anymore. When we discovered it did, we tried to find out what was new and interesting about their culture. Apparently not much. Samaritanism is almost a dead sect. And, go find reading material and images about Samaritan women. We wasted over an hour trying to get details on females that practice the religion. Pretty much nada other than the thing we found out about the Ukraianian brides.
Now, now. No reason to get angry. Just breathe and accept Fate. Let it go, man. Let it go. [Note: What the hell?! “…daily savings!” It’s supposed to say “Daylight savings!” Aw, phooey. We should probably change it. But it’ll take a few minutes. And we just don’t feel like it. Ah, the laziness sets in again, all snuggly-like. Mmmm.]
Sooooo, anyway. We’re tired of writing and editing images all the time. We’ve had guest contributors before and we think it’s about time to solicit more. If any of you have any interest in providing content for a post, let us know by dropping a comment below. We don’t even care what it’s about so long as it isn’t completely immoral or useless.
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We’ll post your contribution with credits (actual or anonymous depending on your preference) to you. We’d love for the post to be about comics, movies, music, or other pop culture items. We welcome news pieces. We don’t mind posting a rant or two. So, show us what you’ve got. And if we don’t like it, we’ll probably still post it with a disclaimer.
Holy damn! Time magazine has jumped into the fray and has released variant covers of their April 8, 2013 issue on Gay Marriage. The folks at Image Comics should be impressed. Just wait until the Chromium Holographix Limited Edition cover with Alan Scott and Sam [what’s his last name anyway?] is released next month.
Exclusive! This is the extremely rare Time Magazine cover for April 8, 2013 that highlights gay marriage. Only one of these comics exist. Now, that’s rare.
We’ll start you off. Here’s an example from someone that commented a while ago.
Subject line: Glam Rock doesn’t suck. You do.
How can you say glam rock is no good. Glam rock ROCKS!!!!!!! Mott the Hoople New York Dolls Slade David Bowie Roxy Music and more more more!!!!!! [editorial comment: no mention of Gary Glitter]. These R bands that live 4ever!! You suck. You dont have good music taste’s. Only people that [editorial comment: this is a PG-13 site, mostly, so we’re going to edit this phrase and just say that the commenter indicated we should do certain things to ourselves and our mothers that we are pretty sure are illegal and painful] dont like GLAM rock!!!!!
OK, so we clearly touched a nerve. Well, what can we say? We don’t like the whole glam rock scene. But we respect the desire of others to dress up like drag queens and spew gallons of bombastic music upon those that enjoy that sort of thing.
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