Monday, February 2, 2009
100 Posts (or So), And A Moment For Us
Sorry folks, no Hawk post for today. I'm just over the 100 post mark on the blog and I figure this is as good a time as any to take a look back and a look forward here at Being Carter Hall.
I started feeling a little under the weather during my trip to Minneapolis last week -- which was a nice place, but much colder than I have experienced in recent memory. I'm still pretty tired and I have had sinus pressure and a sore throat which just don't want to quit. Tomorrow I will have something for your perusal, then the rest of the week will be light once again since I have both work and family commitments coming up. But I will do my best.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the great readers and supporters of this blog who have made doing this so rewarding. Reading and learning about Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and the world(s) they fly around in has been a blast from a personal standpoint, but sharing that through this blog has been just as if not more fun for me. Hawkman is, like so many of the second tier superhero characters which DC and Marvel has in house, the kind of hero which has a strong foundation and a fundamentally sound identity, both of which give them lasting power even without the exposure of one of the major players. So, while I doubt many superhero fans don't know Hawkman, I want to help express who Hawkman is. I know when Frank started his Martian Manhunter (woo!) blog over at Idol-Head of Diabolu, I knew the Martian Manhunter, but I did not know very much about him -- a situation which Frank has since rectified. Hopefully, I can do the same with Hawkman.
In the coming weeks and months, I should be able to give you more Hawk history, as I'll get further into both the Golden- and Silver-Age adventures of Hawkman. The modern stuff won't be ignored as I should (hopefully) have all of my Rann-Thanagar Holy War issues in hand shortly, and I am still working on the latest volume. I also want to introduce some version of the nigh-ubiquitous villian profile, but I haven't kicked that idea around to my satisfaction yet. And, for those who like their winged warriors a little more shapely but still as badass, I am going to try to incoporate more Hawkgirl content here as well.
So, thanks again folks, and with a little luck and a lot of effort, Being Carter Hall will be able to continue to be your premier Hawkman-related blog, from ancient Egypt to Thanagar, and everywhere in between.