It’s January 1, 2014. That heralds two things: a Happy New Year, and the official launch of Comic Book Fetish (finally!). This little blogsite of comic book love has been in the works for nearly a year, and I’m so excited to get it going that I no longer care why it was delayed. Surely, you’re probably asking “Why yet another blog dedicated to comic books and its wacky industry?”
Look. I have a book fetish in general, but specifically a comic book fetish. Okay, there, I’ve confessed it. Admitted it with all humility. I haven’t been able to walk away from the damned things for 30 years now. Even when I’m too broke to purchase them, I find a way to still bask in their glory just on the periphery, enjoying them vicariously through comics media, other readers online or at the local comic shop (or — shhh! — speed-read them at the LCS). I’m sick and need help with this healthy(?) addiction. Thus, this little blogsite. It will be my therapy. My name is Brandon Rucker and I am a comic book fetishist.
Will you join me?
I’ve been semi-professionally writing and publishing comics journalism for two and a half years. It’s officially in my blood, and it helps aid and abet my fetish. Recently I’ve traded the “semi-professional” tag for “professional” as I’ve recently joined one of the top 3 most-visited and leading comic book news media sites, Bleeding Cool.com
as a contributing writer and soon-to-be columnist. I’m working directly with BC’s awesome editor-in-chief, Hannah Means-Shannon
. We’re expanding our reach there to do bigger and better things. 2014 will bring you a Bleeding Cool that’s unlike you’ve ever known.
However, my daily/semi-daily output of comic book fetish-try will be right here and mirrored by the companion CBF Facebook page
. Please do follow for my unique brand, enthusiasm and perspective on comic book journalism. Subscribe. Follow. Like. Tweet.
Make it known to the larger world that you too have a comic book fetish. And it’s okay.
Freezing in the ‘burbs of Indiana.