Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Hey guys and gals, with our 3 Year Anniversary coming up, we've been planning some new features and other fun stuff for the blog. One that's been kicked around for a while was a Moment of the Day feature. While we can't guarantee a daily update, we were shooting for maybe 3 a week at least.
Just what is a "Moment of the Day", you ask? Basically, it'd be similar to our Crisis on Infinite Arts posts where we spotlight one or more images from an artist. With the Moment of the Day feature, it'd be a random moment from comic book days gone by. Just an image or two showing something cool or funny or character defining from the past. One example off the top of my head was Magneto ripping out Wolverine's adamantium. Another could be Nova defeating Annihilus. Yet another could be Bane breaking Batman's back. You get the picture. It'd be the moment in question, a brief description and issue count. Just something cool to remind you or introduce you to past stories.
However, what came up in discussions was the timeframe of these moments and the spoiler nature. Now, we aren't exactly a spoiler free enterprise here. We're quite liberal with them to be frank. The difference is we keep them contained to the issue in question or the moments of the week for that particular week. You know what you are getting into when you read a Batman review. You get Batman spoilers. You don't get Spider-Man or Fables or whatever spoilers in a Batman review. With these, they are sort of past the expiration date for spoilers, but I wanted to get everyone's opinion on it.
First, are you interested in a feature like this? Second, should the spoiler/moment of the day image be the frontpage image or should it be a generic Moment of the Day banner and require you to click through to see the actual spoiler? What timeframe should we use? By this, I mean how old is old enough to talk about freely? One year? Two years? Five? What about Vertigo or other indie books that people typically collect in trades upwards of years after the fact? I'm not too concerned about posting Wolverine's adamantium moment, but say something from 100 Bullets or Fables or even Watchmen and Sandman - those are books that people will read after they're finished and in collections for the first time. I'm not sure we should have those on the front page.
Let us know what you think of this potential new feature and the various concerns raised. Also, feel free to suggest new features or types of posts you'd like to see us pursue in the future as well. Thanks.