Saturday, March 25, 2006


I heard a rumor, through a friend, of a friend, of a friend. He owns a comic book store, and apparently got an early look at the Detective Comics #818.

There is a huge development in this issue.

And I mean massive here. One of the primary reasons to use the internet as a comic book fan will disappear forever if this is true.

You see, they bring back something which has no been seen for a long time yet. Something that, in its absence, has fundamentally affected every DC reader's enjoyment of the story at some point. Something sorely missed by nostalgic fans.

This something will make comics more accessible to new readers while it panders to the long-time fans.

I'm speaking, of course, about..

Editorial Noteboxes!

But you didn't hear it from me.


  1. Look no further than this week's Hawkgirl for an editorial notebox... and many uses of thought balloons!

  2. Hmm.. Missed that one, but it makes sense. Simonson's like a writing timewarp.

  3. I was hoping it was Bat-Mite. :(

  4. As long as they don't return to the "good old days" too much. I cringe looking at issues of SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN from the 1970s. Spidey is swinging along, thinking about things he already knows -- in a way that he wouldn't be thinking to himself, unless he knew a nearby mind-reader wanted answers -- and practically every other sentence led to a footnote in the text.

    Of course, today, we have the opposite: Comic books with $2.95 cover prices that take less than three minutes to read.