L: Incredible Hulk Special #1 (October 1968), art by Jim Steranko and Marie Severin
M: Incredible Hulk v.3 #34 (January 2002), art by Kaare Andrew
R: Incredible Hulk v.3 #112 (January 2008), art by Arthur Adams and Laura Martin
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That's right, Mister G! It's the Bully Blogoversary! Yes, today (well, yesterday really, but I wanted to post a Memorial Day tribute instead) is the fourth anniversary of Comics Oughta Be Fun! Can ya bullieve it? On May 25, 2005, I kicked off this blog with a review of The Amazing Spider-Man in which Peter was married to Mary Jane, issues from two series (Hulk and JLA) that have been cancelled and restarted in the meantime, and a cheap swipe at J. Michael Straczynski. In other words, nothing important has changed.
So, grab your toasting beverage of choice...
...and let's take a quick trip down Memory Lane, or, as it's been re-named by the Bullyville Chamber of Commerce, Some of My Favorite Posts of the Last Year!
Whew! That's a lotta good posts! (And even more crappy ones.) But by far the highlight of this past year was meeting one of my greatest heroes, a person who I've been longing to meet for a long, long, time...
Oh, no. Not that guy. But rather...MISS JANE WIEDLIN!:
But, no matter the highlights of a year, I always enjoy lookin' forward to the one coming up. I want to thank you all for following along, sending me great comments, and for laughing at my lame jokes. I also want to single out one of my perpetually favorite commenters and thank her: C'mon up on stage and get a big Bully hug, Miss SallyPM! Sally consistently and frequently comments with humor and enthusiasm on a very large majority of my posts, and it's always a delight to see her comments pop up on screen. Thank you Sally, thank you everyone for reading along this year.
But especially and most of all, thank you, Randi. I luv you with all my little satin stuffed heart!
So! Thanks for hangin' out here in 2009, hope you'll stick around through 2010 and beyond, and most of all...keep reading comics!!
Bill Mauldin cartoon from Stars and Stripes, July 3, 1944
"We have shared the incommunicable experience of war. We have feltwe still feelthe passion of life to its top. In our youths our lives were touched by fire."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., in an address delivered on Memorial Day, May 30, 1884, speaking of about his Civil War experiences