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.


Diabolu Frank said...

100 posts already? Good God, where does the time go? Great work on the blog, by the way!

One question, one answer:

1a) Do you own a copy of Justice League of America #200

1b) Just buy them already!

Luke said...

I do my best, my man. Thanks for the influence and inspiration!

I do not own a copy of JLA #200, and yeah, I need to get Shadow War. It's sad.

Diabolu Frank said...

Nuts! Shag wants to do a multi-blog crossover (Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, maybe Aquaman) involving either JLofA #200 or #228-230, and you own neither.

Luke said...

I could... obtain a copy of whichever you guys wanted to do. Winky winky.

The Irredeemable Shag said...

Luke -

First, I hope you are feeling better. I've got a good friend up in Minnesota and he complains about the bitter cold every day.

Second, congrats on reaching 100! Keep up the great work! I'm definitely a fan of Hawkman - I'm one of those folks who stuck with the Hawkworld/Hawkman 90s series the whole way.

Third, we need a team-up!!! In the grand tradition of comics, team-ups are a must! Honestly, I'm probably the difficult one here. I'm sure there are lots of stories with Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman together. Unfortunately, Firestorm wasn't in many of those issues.

Frank was genius to suggest JLA #200. Only $4.95 at Mile High right now.

If that doesn't work, we can fall back on JLA #228-230.

Get well soon!

The Irredeemable Shag

Diabolu Frank said...

Pfft! $1.49 in Very Good Condition, because that's how we roll in Texas.

The good thing about either JLofA #200 or #228-230 is that they involve J'Onn, Ronnie, Katar, Arthur, AND Ollie [nudge nudge.] Unfortunately, no Barry in "War of the Worlds: 1984," though nobody's talked to Dixon yet...

Luke said...

You guys would want to do a crossover issue (#200) where Katar has to fight Superman!

Diabolu Frank said...

#228-230 IS still open, but that would be more back issues for you to buy. Then again, there's always the second annual blog crossover to plan for...