|From X-Men #22, by Roy Thomas, Werner Roth & Dick Ayers (1966)|
Sunday - Why Buy?
The "Why Buy?" posts will take a particular run on a comic and offer entirely partisan reasons why every single reader ought to adore it. Each month will see a different book being discussed, and each Sunday will bring two more reasons to purchase and enjoy it. August will feature Steve Gerber's Defenders, with the current Journey Into Mystery and the 1980's Atari Force likely to appear in coming months.
|From Frank Bellamy's Dan Dare (1960), as reprinted in P R Garriock's "Masters Of Comic Book Art" (1978)|
Monday - The First Time
A semi-regular feature briefly discussing a particularly interesting first issue from comics history. It may be anything from the inaugural appearance of a creator to the initial appearance of an important character. It could even be a comic which is new this week. Candidates for future pieces include the opening chapter Brian Michael Bendis' Avengers Dissembled books, the Neal Adams' redesign for Green Arrow which debuted in 1969's The Brave And The Bold # 85, and the premier issue of Baron and Rude's Nexus.
|From Brian Michael Bendis & Marc Andreyko's "Torso" (1998)|
Tuesday - The Year In Comics
The TooBusyThinking tradition of chin-stroking, longer-form comics analysis will continue every week over at Sequart, with a shorter post on an associated matter appearing on this blog too. On this coming Tuesday, for example, the topic will be one of the 1980's best-loved Third Wave books, with the artwork which distinguished its pages being celebrated here on TooBusyThinking.
|From Buffy Season 8:2, by Joss Whedon & Georges Jeanty|
Wednesday - The Weekly List
A selection of at least 10 comic books or strips connected in some way to the topic of the preceding day's The Year In Comics post, posted with the intention of encouraging visitors to the blog to suggest their own favourites.
Thursday - The First Half Of The Weekly Reviews And The Next Round Of Reader's Roulette
|From Brendan McCarthy's "Spider-Man: Fever"|
Friday - The Also Rans
A semi-regular feature featuring comics which are making both their debut and their final bow in the recycling bin. Why are they getting the chop, and was there anything which made their purchase worthwhile?
|From Durham Red, from 2000AD #1785, by Alan Grant & Carlos Ezquerra|
Saturday - The Second Half Of The Weekly Reviews
Brevity training for the blogger, in which the remainder of the week's comics are each discussed in a lousy short paragraph each.
|From Thief Of Thieves by Kirkman, Spencer & Martinbrough (2012)|
The new TooBusyThinking will begin on August 1st, 2012, with the exception of the first "Why Buy" post, will be up in the afternoon of July 29th. Why am I saying any and all of this? Well, it's so that I've got everything planned out and to ensure that I trap m'self in going through with the change.
Anyone with the strange and indeed inexplicable desire to learn why TooBusy is changing so radically for a period can find the answers here. Features which were begun and not completed, or promised, will be attended to following the 11th of September.
And though the idea may seem closer to hubris than mere arrogance,should you know of anyone who might enjoy the new TooBusyThinking, please do consider letting them now. It would be very much appreciated. (I've been told to be more pro-active in my, forgive me, networking.)
|From Scalphunter, by Conway, Ayers & Tanghal, in "Weird Western Tales #69 (1980)|
Acts of God, bank holidays, new opportunities and helping the Splendid Wife whenever her Splendidness may wish will, sadly, require an alteration of the above. Please be assured: YOUR LIVES WILL NOT BE ALTERED IN THE SLIGHTEST BY ANYTHING THAT YOU'VE READ HERE!!!