Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Shutting Up Shop

It's been 3 months since the last post appeared on World of Superman, and I'll be honest with you - I've not really thought about this blog since then. I've enjoyed doing what I've been doing here, but it's been more and more of a struggle to keep this thing on track over the past year, which is why I'm officially bringing the World of Superman to a close.

But I'm not done with the internet, or with Superman! First off, there's my solo podcast project, the 20 Minute Longbox. Every two weeks, you'll get a random hit from my longbox. The latest episode is a 20th episode spectacular, taking a look at Incredible Hulk #26 from 2001, as well as a brief peek at Batman: The Black Mirror, a look forward to the imminent London Super Comic Convention, and some analysis of what the randomiser has chosen so far.

I've also started a new podcast with Andrew Leyland of Heykids Comics, called The Fantasticast. This show covers every appearance of the Fantastic Four from the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics. I'm having a huge amount of fun with the show, and I love recording with Andrew, and I hope you'll stop by and check it out. New episodes arrive every two weeks, alternating with the 20 Minute Longbox, and the next episode will hit this coming weekend.

As for Superman? Well, one of the most common questions I've been asked since starting this blog post is how I've decided to put the comics in the order I've chosen. Well, over the past few months, I've been working on a proto-timeline for Superman's life, covering from the earliest recorded days of Krypton up until the Millennium crossover. It's an early draft, and there's a lot still to add in, and as soon as I've plucked up the courage to read the last two issues of Millennium and add them in, I'll publish the timeline on this blog for you all to read and comment on. If the reception is good, then I'll see about getting through to the end of Exile as the next stage!

And finally, keep your eyes peeled for a new blog from myself, a place for me to write about what interests me in the world of comics, movies and television, coming soon to an internet browser near you. No plot, no plan, just a gentle geek and his keyboard writing about what he wants to, when he wants to.

Thank you for coming by over the past couple of years, for reading, for commenting, and for making this fun for a while. See you on my podcasts or at the new blog.



  1. Another comic book blogger pulled away by the sexy lure of podcasting. I hope they're paying you good money!

    Just make sure to "nudge" the randomizer every now and again to pick a Superman book for The 20 Minute Longbox.

    It's been fun being blog pals with you over the last couple of years, and I look forward to seeing what you have coming up.


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