Friday, July 22, 2011

A Beginning!

I've finally decided to take the plunge and start a blog of my own. My initial idea, as some may have guessed from the title, is to discuss the world of comics, not only 1960s Marvel Comics (and other periods), but other companies and creators as well. I will look into the obscure, the forgotten, and the unusal. Since my interests are varied, I'm sure I'll diverge from time to time, and topics beyond comics, such as movies, books, Televsion, Animation, etc, will be shared. 

I'm currently working on an introduction to the Tales to Astonish Masterworks, which will include the contents of TTA #'s 31-34 and all the non-hero filler stories. I'm thriled to get this assignment, and have been holed up for the past week or so, researching, reading and revising. It's coming into shape after about 8 drafts, although I may feel differently after I look it over again.   
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I suspect this blog will evolve over time as I feel my way around. I hope what I write will be of interest and provide some worthwhile discussion. I welcome comments and love hearing divergent opinions; it makes life interesting and I might even learn something.         

28 comments:

Lefisc said...

Nick, Good luck on your new site. You will be able to share great and interesting stuff with your followers.

Nick has contributed a great amount of information and comics to many, many books and magazines.

Doc V. said...

Great to see this, Nick! I'll be following!

Nick Caputo said...

Guys,

Thanks for the kind words. In interests of full disclosure, Barry and Doc V are members of the fabled Yancy Street Gang, of which I have been a long time member. They are also two of the best comics scholars I know and great people!

Marc Miyake said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, Nick! You're in good company (e.g., Doc V.). I expect to learn a lot from your blog and from your commenters.

Nick Caputo said...

Marc,

Welcome and thanks for the kind words. Nice to have you here!

Booksteve said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! When you get a few pieces up, I'll link to it on my daily(ish) links column at the I.T.C.H. blog!

Nick Caputo said...

Thanks! I've always enjoyed your blogs and appreciate the heads up!

Batton Lash said...

Nick Caputo blogging? Best news I heard all day! Bookmarked and looking forward to the postings!

Nick Caputo said...

Thanks, Batton! Good to have you here. I look forward to your comments.

Franklin said...

It isn't sound SEO practice to change the name of a blog but the word is spelled "minutiae." Since you are at the beginning of this journey I suggest you just start over with the new title.

Nick Caputo said...

Franklin,

I corrected the spelling. Thanks for noticing something I should have noticed before time. As you can see I'm still playing with the format, but I'm glad you recognized that obvious error.

Doccomix said...

Glad to hear you're blogging, Nick. I look forward to reading your always-interesting insights!

Best wishes,
Michael T.

Jack Martin said...

Good start, Nick!

Nick Caputo said...

Jack and Michael,

Thank you for the heads up! I'm honored to be in the company of cartoonists such as Batton Lash and Michael T. Gilbert.

Jacque Nodell said...

Yay! Welcome to blogging! I just added you to my blogroll! Can't wait to see your future posts!

Nick Caputo said...

Thanks Jacque! I always enjoy and highly recommend your blog to anyone who hasn't had the pleasure of reading it. I can assure you that You'll learn a lot about romance comics (and Jacque is also a big fan of monster comics as well!)

Bill Hall said...

Yee Haw I've been a fan for 26 years!

Nick Caputo said...

Thanks Bill, you had the courage to publish some of my artwork in Ditkomania all those years ago. You'll notice I've decided to concentrate on writing instead!

John said...

Hi Nick sorry it has taken so long to stop in and congratulate you on your blog. Just what I need more distractions in my life ,all joking aside,brother it will be fun to stop by and see what you are writing about.Hopefully I will get to make a comment at some point. Good luck once again.

Unknown said...

Welcome to the realm of blogging buddy. Sorry it took so long to write something. I share my computer with a 4 and a 2 year old......you can only imagine. I am glad to see that you've opened a window and are allowing the rest of the world, a small glimpse into that comic riddled brain of yours. I can't wait...
Viva La Paste Pot Pete!!!
Terry

Nick Caputo said...

Comments from my big brother John, who got me involved in the wonderful world of comics all those years ago AND my little brother, Terry, who I was paired with when I became part of the Big Brother program many years ago. Terry and I used to read many of the classic Marvel's together, and now he has kids of his own that HE is reading comics to!

Thanks to both you guys for the kind words and I hope you stop by from time to time and find something interesting and entertaining.

Mike Caputo said...

Nick,

Great material so far! I can't wait to see what shadowy secrets lie in store for your readers.

Nick Caputo said...

Thanks for taking a look! And for being the initial person who encouraged me.

Don Alsafi said...

I may be late to the party, but: Welcome, welcome! I can't wait to see what you write about!

Harry Mendryk said...

Nick,

It looks like I am late to the party but I wish to say how pleased I am that you have decided to join the blogging community. I have read with much interest what you have posted so far and look forward to your future efforts.

Nick Caputo said...

Don and Harry,

It's never to late to ocme to the party! You both have excellent Blogs and I'll be prouc if I come close to your level of information and entertainment.

Kid said...

Well, you've certainly fulfilled the promise of your blog with all the interesting and informative posts you've delivered thus far, Nick. More power to your elbow.

Nick Caputo said...

Thanks Kid. you've certainly been in my corner from day one, and that is much appreciated. My blog has certainly gone in unexpected directions, but that keeps it interesting, I hope.