Wednesday Comments – The End

So we’ve finally come to this point. After years of writing about comics, first for 411mania and then for Inside Pulse, I’ve finally decided to call it quits. It’s just time.

This is my final Wednesday Comments.

I feel bad because like most writers I’m not walking away at the right time. Like many of our favorite comic book writers, I stuck around a tad too long, rather than leaving at a peak moment. And given that I’ve been writing for Comics Nexus for over a decade I’ve had quite a few peaks and valleys.

I’ve got to say that I had a blast writing here. It provided me the chance to get in contact with creators whose work I truly admire. It also allowed me to meet some people that I genuinely consider friends. It’s been a great experience.

Since this is the end, allow me to say some “thanks.”

First off, thanks for Ben Morse, who gave the shot at writing Who’s Who back in the day. He was a great editor and collaborator. Of course he moved on years ago. Still he’s one of the classiest guys I’ve ever met.

Next up is Tim Stevens. Tim and I started out doing our own individual things on Comics Nexus before having an amazing collaboration on Who’s Who in the DCU. Tim is one of the nicest and most supportive people you’ll ever meet and I’m glad he’s found success since moving on from Comics Nexus.

Speaking of people who’ve moved on from the side, both Aaron Cameron and Jeff Fernandez were my running mates on Nexus sibling section Machine Gun Funk. We had a lot of fun tormenting Fingers (also formerly of the site) who took it all in good measure.

At this point I’m going to take a pause from thanking people I’ve written with and thank you the readers. I literally couldn’t have gotten this far without out you guys. Who’s Who in the DCU was a Q&A column, which means it was, at best, 50% effort from me, with you readers making up the other half. There are too many to of you to name individually, but you guys were instrumental to my success with Comics Nexus, so you have my sincere gratitude.

Daron Kappauff, Chris Delloiacono and Starman Matt Morrison are also people who made a huge impact on Comics Nexus and also a void when they left. We may not have always agreed on everything, but the respect that we shared was phenomenal.

Of course there would be no Inside Pulse without Widro, who has been nothing but supportive as head of the site. He puts people in position to succeed and has a great eye for talent.

I have a ton of respect for John Babos, who keeps Comics Nexus running smoothly. He started out a columnist and now he’s running things. He’s also supremely nice and never has a harsh word to say.

I also want to shout out James Fulton, Grainbelt Jones, Paul Miranda, Michael “Skitch” Maillaro, Phil Allen and the rest of the current Comics Nexus crew. They’re doing tremendous work, week in and week out.

I don’t know what the future has in store for me and I certainly won’t rule out visiting Comics Nexus in the future. But for now it’s time for me to walk away. It’s been a blast and thank you for everything.

And on that note, it’s Wednesday, so go out and pick up some fresh new comics from your local comic shop.

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