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It’s a little hard to do the database work and manage to write a review every day, but I’m sure I’ll figure out a good schedule for it eventually. And hopefully more user and guest reviews will allow me to devote more time to the database.

But it certainly seems that reviews are what people want – the response in terms of traffic has been pretty substantial.  Or maybe I’m just doing a good job sharing the pretty pictures.

Here are the books that have been updated with covers and publication information:

The Shield (had to scan this cover myself – not a lot of info available about these Archie hero collections online.)

Superman Archives Vol. 3 (If I ever get my hands on all the archives, I’ll have to do a better job with these cover scans – terrible lack of good quality images for most of them)

The Shazam! Archives Vol. 3 (Scanned this one as well – lucky I got a hold of these recently!)

The Golden Age Flash Archives Vol. 2

Superman: The Dailies 1940-1941

All Star Comics Archives Vol. 2 (Quick scan of this one as well – unwrapping mine from its dustcover protective thing reminded me that even the collection is almost 20 years old.)

The Shazam! Archives Vol. 4

The Golden Age Green Lantern Archives Vol. 2

Batman: The Dark Knight Archives Vol. 2

The JSA All Stars Archives Vol. 1 (another scan. Luckily my copy of this book is in great condition.)

That’s it for now. I’ll put some time into a review and some marvel work later tonight.

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  1. avatar Marc wrote on at November 10, 2010 1:52 am:

    I’d be really interested to see a review of some of those books at some point, especially the JSA All Stars one. I know what’s in it in terms of actual issue numbers, but as for the actual content and quality…well, like you said, there’s just not a lot of info out there for some of this stuff.

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    avatar Ian replied on November 10th, 2010 at 8:31 am:

    Yeah, it’s definitely on my long term goal list to have a rundown and some scans from at least all the golden age stuff. I don’t know how such a resources doesn’t exist already!

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  2. avatar Mel wrote on at November 16, 2010 6:27 pm:

    Well I have to say I’m really interested in both your chronology and your reviews.

    But what I love about your reviews is that not only are they nice. For those who don’t want to spoil too much and just read the score ou give a nice sentence or two on why said score was given and most of all you have those “essential to continuity” section (which is key for me) and the “what to read before” “after” which is equally awesome.

    So keep it up!

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    avatar Ian replied on November 16th, 2010 at 9:16 pm:

    Thanks Mel!

    I’ve been trying to work up a review structure that would fit what I want to see when I look for reviews.

    For the most part, I try to avoid spoiling anything for myself (which is hard these days) so I put in that little skip to the bottom link and spoiler warnings. But then after I’ve read something, I also like to find reviews of it and see what other people are talking about and what they enjoyed. So I like to do detailed analysis too.

    Plus, I know some people might skip a book but want to know a little about it, so hopefully the reviews are helpful in a historical way too!

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    avatar Ian replied on November 16th, 2010 at 9:17 pm:

    PS. it doesn’t look like you’ve registered yet, but if you do register you can add books on the timeline to your collection and it should automatically sort them into a suggested reading order when you look at your profile. that might be helpful to you too!

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  3. avatar Mel wrote on at November 17, 2010 12:34 pm:

    Yeah you are right to make the review meaty.
    I agree with you, before I’ve read a book I usually just read the verdict and maybe the last paragraph of the review.
    But once I have read the book I like to read the full review to see if the reviewer and I agree which helps trusts his recommendations in the future.

    And you are right I haven’t registered yet but I may do it today now that you’ve motivated me :)

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    avatar Ian replied on November 17th, 2010 at 9:18 pm:

    Exactly! Always glad to see that others get what I’m going for.

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  4. avatar Drakul wrote on at November 17, 2010 4:12 pm:

    And Voila! I’m a brand new member :)

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    avatar Ian replied on November 17th, 2010 at 9:17 pm:

    Perfect!

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