Monday, October 03, 2005

First View 10-03-05

Welcome to The View from Flying Colors, our li'l excursion into the world of blogging.

I've been dragged kicking and screaming into this by my trusted web-master, Alan Alvaro ( --- I highly recommend Alan's services!), and I still don't know quite what to make about this stuff. Most of the time, I'll leave a place for you to add your comments---and it would be cool if you do, so I can know that someone is finding this, reading it and having some response to it. (Just to warn you, I reserve the right to edit posts for clarity and courtesy)

What you'll find in this space are my musings on the wonderful world of comics--- along with occasional reviews and rants from me and the rest of the Amazing Flying Colors' Staff!

I'll also delve into other subjects occasionally, including:
• Movie reviews (That wasn't MY 'Fantastic Four' movie, by the way. None of the sometimes melancholy, often playful family dynamics of the Lee/Kirby run and Dr. Doom wasn't in the rocket with the Four when they go hit by the cosmic rays!! But it was a movie that provided a springboard for more people to find out about all the great FF comics for the last 45 years...).
• Some talk about music (usually my favorite indie power pop and prog-rock, but you can already get a glimpse of some of that on at the "Music" page).
• Whatever else I feel like spouting off--- hopefully you'll find some of it readable, and all of it worth your time.

Anyway, this is officially the First View --- and what a day it is!
October 3 marks the 17th anniversary of the opening of Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff!

The first point of order here is to thank everyone who has been part of the success of this li'l venture, including all the great people working in the business of comics --- artists, writers, other creative folks, publishers and distributors (including all those warehouse workers who try to get my order right every week). Special thanks to all those who have served as members of the Flying Colors' staff. I wouldn't have been here for 17 years if I had to do it on my own! Most of all, thank you to all the thousands of people who have shopped here before. God bless you, every one!

More to come soon, but until then---
"We've got your cool blog right here--- in Flying Colors ('thumbs-up' sign goes here). "

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