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By | Saturday, May 15, 2010 | 2:09 am | 0 Comments | Blog > Database Updates

Here we go, the last of the Batman Chronicles books. Volume 7 has the first appearance of Two-Face and the Batcave.

Also, Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Volume 8, looking positively scary as hell.

Here are the links:

The Batman Chronicles Vol. 6

The Batman Chronicles Vol. 7

The Batman Chronicles Vol. 8

The Batman Chronicles Vol. 9

The Batman Chronicles Vol. 10

And there we go – the first page of the reading order is looking nice again. I’ll start adding in the new books soon, as soon as I’m done tweaking the order in my offline document.

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By | Friday, May 14, 2010 | 3:35 pm | 4 Comments | Blog > Database Updates

Managed to squeak in a couple more, including the volume of Batman that includes Penguin’s first appearance (in Detective Comics 58).

The Batman Chronicles Vol. 5

The Superman Chronicles Vol. 8

That’s the last Superman Chronicles book out so far, though I’m sure another one is around the corner. At least I’d hope so – I love the Chronicles series.

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By | Friday, May 14, 2010 | 3:13 pm | 0 Comments | Blog > Database Updates

Some quick book updates before I leave for work:

The Batman Chronicles Vol. 3

The Superman Chronicles Vol. 5

The Superman Chronicles Vol. 6

The Batman Chronicles Vol. 4

The Superman Chronicles Vol. 7

I can’t wait until all the tag lists start coming together. Check out the Perry White reading order, in progress!

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By | Friday, May 14, 2010 | 7:49 am | 0 Comments | Blog > Database Updates

I’m about to start adding the golden age books into the reading order and I wanted to finish the ones already in there first. That way I could just add covers and other info while moving the new books and the first few pages will stay nice and complete instead of getting more and more empty looking (I love how it looks when all the books on a page have their thumbnails!)

So besides the behind the scenes stuff, these are the couple books that I finished updating:

The Superman Chronicles Vol. 3

The Superman Chronicles Vol. 4

In terms of site updates, I made a few smallish tweaks. I changed the threaded comments a little, so you can now have more levels of replies. I also took off the one pixel border from the reply comments – and for my own uses, added an edit link to the replies when I’m logged in, though hopefully I won’t have to use it much.

I fixed the Reddit and Twitter links in the right sidebar, they should now both open and populate correctly. Let me know if you have any problems with them, though.

I played with putting a twitter feed in the sidebar, but I didn’t like any iteration of the default widget. I may try again later with some custom code.

I probably goofed around on Twitter way too much today. I never made a personal one because I didn’t see the point, but now that I have one just to geek out about comics, it has the potential to be pretty bad. Luckily, I don’t have time to be on it all day.

I also added tiny Email and RSS links to the posts. You won’t see them if you’re already reading this in RSS or Email, but if you’re on the website, it should be right below this text!

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By | Friday, May 14, 2010 | 5:58 am | 2 Comments | Blog > Features

So I was chatting with @TheFable on twitter about our respective lovely ladies and I mentioned a Batman painting Beth did recently. To those of you who haven’t staggered over here from my other website, you’re probably not aware that my gal and I are both studio artists as our primary professions.

My stuff isn’t generally very applicable to this site (though I’ve got some comics related projects in the pipeline) but Elizabeth Heppenstall is a painter and has done a lot of comic and pop culture related art. On a side note, not everything on our websites is super work safe. Nothing raunchy, but like I said, we’re working artists. ;)

So anyway, here’s that Batman painting sitting in our house (pardon our studio mess, we’ve just started doing a lot of reorganizing). You can click it to see it a little bigger.

Here’s a detail of him:

We haven’t had a chance to do some real copywork lately, so the quality on these isn’t amazing, so I apologize. I love this one though.

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