Friday, February 10, 2012
Okay, let's face it, it is a fact that, as part of the Holy Trinity along with Iron Man and Thor, Cap was the Avengers' heart while he was with them, so the least I can do is honor that by posting what I consider to be one classic and crucial moment for the Avengers and for Cap.
Today's Avengers' scene meant Captain America's return to the world after his 2nd World War exploits and subsequent disappearance, and suposed death after a fail mission against Zemo, on 1945. The job was perpetrated by Stan "The Man" Lee, Jack "The King" Kirby, with George Roussos on inks and Artie Simek on letters.
It takes place in Avengers #4, when the team (comprised by Thor, Giant-Man, the Wasp and Iron Man) is coming back in their submarine after a tussle with Hulk and Namor and find something floating in the cold waters...something?
Or maybe someone?
Monday, February 6, 2012
Yes, I know it's been a long time since I updated this blog! I've been meaning to do it for quite some time, but somehow I didn't!
As you can guess by now, I'm about to tell you about some of the reasons that kept me away from this beautiful blog. I'll sum it up in one small yet powerful word: Life.
Yes, life. More specifically, the radical change (which in many ways was the natural evolution of things, except I just couldn't see it) that took place in mine last year.
See, last year I was at a crossroads. I had been an Auditor at really big companies for what, the last 5 years or so? That involved a lot of travelling, and therefore, a lot of time away from home and my girl (who you already know if you follow this blog!). At the same time, my commitment as Columnist, Reviewer and Interviewer (boy!) for Comics Bulletin was increasing with each passing day.
Ok, this was a brief recap of my situation during the year 2010 and the beginning of 2011. However, there's one more important piece of the puzzle that I haven't mentioned. Social Media.
My interest in Social Media projects and the 2.0 world had been brewing since I worked on the Avengers Forever site as a Head Moderator and Website Initiatives developer. I loved that Online Community and loved prompting people to interact, open up discussions...that was fun, and gave me the chance to see the fruits of a Community Management work. Without me knowing, Social Media had piqued my curiosity for good.
So here we are, in 2012, after a year of change, of transition, of evolution, in both the personal and proffesional way.
And what's the Status? Ok, I'm deep into Social Media now, and as Comics Bulletin's Social Media Manager I've worked side by side with the e-zine's Publisher, Jason Sacks, to plan a Social Media Strategy, which fruits we have already seen, most notoriously on Comics Bulletin's Facebook Page and the revamped and adapted to the 2.0 site, which you should bookmark right away!
However, if you ask me to pinpoint a single milestone that this life change has brought, it's very simple: San Diego Comic Con 2011, more affectionaly known as SDCC.
SDCC was some crazy stuff, and not only gave me the chance to meet some of my Comics Bulletin peers, but to meet hundreds of pros of the Comics biz, and interviewing some of them, including the everloving father of Modern Marvel Comics, Stan "The Man" Lee.
But that one is for another post.
Thanks for reading, people, and keep on tuning this way!