Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fangirling Daily

After months of hesitation and throwing ideas around, I finally have a blog. The purpose of this place is to provide a space for my personal summer project: read a comic book a day.

The Nerd Journal.
Am I cheating on Star Trek by
predominantly writing
about Batman in this?
Since I’ve started reading comic books fairly regularly two years ago, I’ve been keeping track of my readings and reactions in my aptly titled Nerd Journal. As my interest in the comic book industry has increased, I’ve decided to do something about these reactions and also set a goal for myself to expand my horizons as a comic book fan.

I’ve decided that for the course of the summer, I will attempt to read a comic a day from the various distributors and from different genres. My instinct is to admittedly stick with Batman comics but having become more interested in this medium, I know that the only way to grow as a fan is to read as many different works as possible.

I should warn you, however, that since I am a relatively new comic book reader, a great deal of my knowledge of comic books comes not only from actually reading works but also reading copious amounts of Wikipedia entries, watching “Justice League Unlimited” and the occasional fanfiction. My enthusiasm will hopefully make up for this.

My ultimate goal is to post daily, or double up when I miss a day. Hopefully, this project will teach me some discipline when it comes to reading and writing, especially before the fall starts and I have to return to classes and pretend to be an adult again.

So, with today being the official start of summer, this project commences. Wish me luck!


  1. Exciting! I'm looking forward to reading about your reactions and seeing what books you choose! I thought I would offer some recommendations for you! I figure you've gotta find a lot of books to keep this going... these are all books I can lend you, I figure you will enlist the aid of your best bud wikipedia in reading up on them:

    Morning Glory
    Y the Last Man
    Walking Dead
    V for Vendetta
    Arkham Asylum

    Thats all I can remember off the top of my head, I'm at worj right now I could be forgetting stuff.

  2. I spy the Kirk journal! I support your use of it in this summer project, though am still a bit discouraged that we never got Dollar Horror off the ground. Someday... someday....

    I cannot offer any recommendations like Pat, above, but I can wholeheartedly agree with his suggestion of 'Arkamis Island'. I was recently at a garage sale and they had a HUGE BOX of comics for sale for like a nickel a piece. I would have bought a lot for you had I known this :(

    Love, success, and Twin Peaks,