Hey folks, Travis Pelkie here (or AtomicJunkShopTravis, as I’m trying to get used to calling myself). Just wanted to post something here to say thanks to you all for showing up for our first week around, and to invite you to keep coming back as well. We really appreciate all of you visiting us, especially but not limited to our old pals from CSBG (guess I was right in noting all those email addresses that kept popping up in my comment box…). We hope to foster that same sense of community here at the Atomic Junk Shop with you, our friends. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook and Twitter with the clicky buttons on the page, too.
Thanks as well to all of the other comics media outlets that featured us this week. The Outhousers went with the story first, and other folks followed, like the folks at the Classic Comics Forum, and Heidi Macdonald and crew at The Comics Beat (where we also found out that our old cohorts at Robot 6 are regrouping as well at Smash Pages). Heidi Macdonald edited Midnight, Mass at Vertigo, and I loved that book — I’ll need to write a column on that one! We thank them all for helping us spread the word.
I can’t forget to thank our pal Kelly Thompson for being very cool and tweeting about us this week as well. Make sure you check out her upcoming Boom! comic, Mega Princess!
I’d also like to thank my fellow Junk Shoppers for doing the real heavy lifting here. If I had to do blogging solo, I’d be curled up in a fetal position rocking myself as I cried! Jim MacQuarrie is doing a lot of the computer stuff (and making everything look great!). Greg Burgas is still letting me do Flippin’ Through Previews with him and was the guy to hook me up in this venture, and Greg Hatcher was good enough to second him and bring me along on this venture. We’ve also got Spencer Keane doing his cool posts about toys, Al Kennedy will have House to Astonish here soon, Toni Adams brings her perspective to things that the rest of us aren’t necessarily looking at, and tomorrow’s first Crisis on Earth-T column from John Trumbull is pretty neato. I peeked!
So what am I doing here? I’ve been asking myself that. I feel like this guy:
These guys don’t hit me too often!
But I feel like, since I have virtually no real credits myself, that I have to earn my keep otherwise. That’s why the emails to you guys came from me. It’s my way of contributing!
As for me here on the blog itself, I’ll be doing a column called “Confessions of a Comic Book Hoarder” on Wednesdays. It’s about…well, it’s pretty self-evident from the title, but tune in Wednesday regardless.
In case you haven’t gathered, we do have a semi-regular schedule here. John will be on Mondays, Greg Hatcher on Tuesdays, me on Wednesdays, Jim on Thursdays, Spencer on Fridays, Toni on Saturdays, and Greg Burgas whenever he feels like. Heh.
I’d also like to pick your brains about what sorts of things you’d like us to cover. If there’s a certain topic you want one of us to talk about, let us know in these comments. Any crazy ideas, you can put out there. We won’t necessarily DO anything about it, but you can throw it out there.
One odd idea I had for myself, and if you guys want to see me do it, let me know in the comments, is that with all the strange food flavors coming out, there’s got to be some sort of wacky fun to be had there. If you want me to try different flavored Oreos, or potato chips, or other oddly flavored foods, let me know, especially if there are particular ones you have in mind. Let me turn my ballooning weight into art!
Anyway, let me again thank you all for showing up, and we hope you’ll keep joining us daily here at the Atomic Junk Shop.