Every great comic book character has a resurrection story and now, so does Four Colors.
I debated back and forth with how I was going to start the blog back up. Initially, I was going to just skirt past the elephant in the room, which is the fact that there have been two (2!) posts in the past year. I wanted it to sound like there was some explanation other than life getting in the way, even make a joke about starting Season 4 late like NBC’s Community. For far too long, Four Colors was, for all intent and purposes, dead and waiting for a burial.
But going into the summer, I just found myself seeing so many things to write about and, more importantly, the means and passion to want to write about them. So, Four Colors has come back. But there is no mystical cube or enchanted gauntlet that did the deed. Just too many great books out there that I had to ask why wouldn’t I be writing about them. Here is what is in store for the summer (just off the top of my head)
- Iron Man 3 (Review to come on Monday)
- Man of Steel (Out June 14)
- The Wolverine (Out July 26)
- Kick-Ass 2 (Out Aug. 19)
- Superman: UNBOUND (DC animated movie, out Tuesday!)
- Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
- Age of Ultron (Marvel. Currently running, ends in July with promised BIG CHANGES)
- The final issue also marks the Marvel introduction of Image Comic’s character, Angela
- AND Neil Gaiman returns to Marvel to flesh out Angela, whom he co-created.
- Infinity (Marvel. Debuts in August and probably meant to build excitement for Marvel’s films)
- Trinity War (DC. The 3 versions of the Justice League come to blows, first big crossover of The New 52)
- Not to mention all the small press work that will be hitting the stands, like recently released Kid Beowulf and the Rise of El Cid by Four Color friend, Alexis Fajardo
- Joss Whedon and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Disney XD’s “Marvel Universe”
- Avengers Assemble
- Ultimate Spider-Man
- Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (premiering Aug. 11)
And that is just the tip of the iceberg. There is far too much to talk about that letting Four Colors lay dormant is no longer an option. And so, with little fan fair, I bring Four Colors back from the brink and continue the everlasting quest of comics to write about. But, like every hero that is also brought back to the land of the living, Four Colors comes back just a little different (not in a Pet Cemetery-kinda way though).
The blog is going to have shorter posts, more often. Historically, FC has consisted of longer posts, going in-depth into books that I was really digging. The average FC post clocks in at about 800 – 1000 words. That won’t change. There are plenty of books I could talk about at that length, but now, there will be more incorporation of shorter, quick review posts. Weekly round-ups of some new stuff hitting the shelves. In that respect, FC will begin to look like some of the other, bigger comic book websites (Newsarama, Comic Vine, etc.). But the blog won’t lose it’s focus, which will remain about covering the books and stories that aren’t getting the attention of the bigger sites. This is still a very personal blog, filtered through what books I think are worth reading and sharing. That won’t be changing, but there will be some new stuff that is put in place to keep Four Colors operating a more regular schedule.
So buckle up, boys and girls. Four Colors is back and ready to take on the world. Stay tuned…
Jean Grey. Copyright Marvel