Celebrating the Unpopular Arts


Hey, it’s our seventh anniversary here at the blog. Let’s party!

Yes, we launched on 1 October 2016 – sheesh, it seems like forever ago. It’s the 2020s, maaaaannnnn! The future! Isn’t everything great?!?!?

I do one of these posts every year, even though I don’t have a lot to say. We’ve had some good times and bad times here, but I think we still do a terrific job bringing you interesting content, whether it’s Fraser writing about the Silver Age or Corinna traveling all over the country. This year, we started reposting Greg Hatcher’s old columns, and I hope you’re enjoying those – I know I’m having a nice time going back over them and checking both them and the comments (when I can find them) out. I love the community here, and I appreciate that we can share stuff that’s beyond the realm of pop culture and we’ll get good responses – from Travis sharing what’s going on in his life to our commenters telling us about their jobs and wives and kids. I know that being on-line is supposed to suck out your soul, but as you get older and have a lot of responsibilities, you can’t hang out with friends every weekend shooting the shit. It’s nice to know we have a place where we can do that, even if it’s on the computer.

As I always do, I point to the sidebar where you can find all the writers for the blog and their latest posts. We still have people up there who haven’t written for us in years, so if you happened to miss those posts, feel free to check them out! Obviously, I wish we could post even more, but that’s life, right? I think we do a pretty good job of putting up new stuff so you can usually find something interesting to read if you check us out every other day or so, and I know that our quieter writers do have drafts going, so maybe they’ll be able to find the time to post new stuff. I like the fact that we have people from all kinds of backgrounds, so we get different perspectives on things. It keeps the blog fresh, I think. Obviously, we hope you agree!

I don’t have much more to say. I can’t speak for everyone here, but I know I still dig writing for the blog and have no plans to stop, so you’re stuck with me for a while. As always, I take this opportunity to encourage readers to comment, even if you’re usually a lurker – just this once, wave your hand and say hello! Thanks so much for reading, and we hope you can always find a few minutes out of your busy lives to check in on our weird little corner of the internet!


  1. Eric van Schaik

    7 years already? Congratulations for all of you.

    I’ll keep mentioning the concerts I visited when you post your monthly buying column (it where just 2 in september) Greg.
    I don’t know if I’m a minority but I hope Flippin’ through Previews will return soon (with Pelkie of possible).

    Keep up the good work you all. Cheers! πŸ™‚

    1. Greg Burgas

      Thanks, Eric. You know we love reading about all the concerts you go to! πŸ™‚

      I told Travis at the beginning of the year that the Previews posts were in his court now, because I knew I’d have less time due to getting Greg’s old posts ready to go (plus, you know, life). Now he’s having issues in the real world, so I don’t know when or if he’ll get back to them, but if he does, I’m perfectly happy to contribute to them. We shall see!

      1. Darthratzinger

        Since we all agree that everyone can be a Batman-like vigilante, at the age of fifty I have now decided to turn myself into one. Unfortunately for You IΒ΄m inspired by the beard-hunter guy from Doom Patrol and You are my Niles Caulder! Death to people with beard-growing abilities.

  2. Thanks for posting the annual celebratory message.

    I think I’ve managed maybe a half-dozen posts in the last 2 years or so, but I’m hoping to change that. My full-time gig ended, and while I’m scrambling for freelance work and applying for regular jobs, I’m hoping to get back in the saddle and cranking out the posts again. No promises, but I’m working on it….

  3. bretsector

    I agree it is a great little community here. I check in and catch up on all of the posts each week. Loving the re-posts of Greg’s columns…miss him dearly. Please keep posting your reviews…I’ve discovered many a hidden gem reading your columns!

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