Monday, October 24, 2005

Jog - The Blog on Seven Soldiers

And throughout those subsequent chapters, we’ve (thus far) met five lead characters trapped in a state of anxiety in every issue #1. Every issue #2 (thus far) has seen four of them experience some clarifying moment (note the unifying cover motif of facial close-ups), whether it’s the death of a loved one, exposure to a new world, the recovery of lost powers, or a literal light shining down from the heavens and changing someone's costume. There’s always a gap in time at the beginning of every issue #3, during which the characters have sprung into action, and there’s always a segue into issue #4, in which the character emerges transformed, fortified, renewed, revamped. Ready to be a soldier.
-- Jog - The Blog on Seven Soldiers



With each new issue of Seven Soldiers that arrives, I make the same resolution: "I will blog this," I say.

Then I read Jog, and realize that this is the deep end of the pool, and I'm still wearing my floaties. I don't care if the blogosphere is dying ... Jog kicks daily ass with better commentary than I deserve to read.

Thanks, Jog.

6 comments:

Spencer Carnage said...

I think Jog is from Earth 792-A, where human analysis of sequential art is like Kung Fu, and Jog is the Snake Master.

Mark Fossen said...

Shhhhh ......

Start talking about that, and someone like Johns or Bendis is going to come along and retcon his ass.

Shane Bailey said...

Yeah, but take that and add in most of the other blogs and you have one of the reasons I haven't been posting. Another reason is work. Another reason is I've been lazy. :)

Plus I like reading blogs like this one more than blogging on my own blog.

Jog said...

It's too late Mark. It appears that I'm now Hush.

Mark Fossen said...

It's too late Mark. It appears that I'm now Hush.
That's a shame.

Because that means I won't read you anymore.

Shane Bailey said...

Jog, I think Hush will be a little easier to forget than your writings. :)