My name is Logan DeAngelis, and Iâ€™d like to thank Xaviar for inviting me to be guest Blogger here on Comixtalk this week! Now cue the deafening chorus of comic creators and readers booming across The Internets â€“ millions of voices suddenly crying out in terror, as it were â€“ asking â€¦ just who the hell is this guy?
Letâ€™s skim over the basics. Iâ€™m a Jersey guy, born and bred and I suppose I have more than my fair share of all that dubious honor would imply. An avid game geek and self admitted nerd, Iâ€™d rather eat glass than spend 10 minutes at a baseball game, and I love comic books. I grew up as a kid reading Silver Age DC (memorized Hal Jordanâ€™s Green Lantern Oath as soon as I could read) then did my stint as a Marvel zombie in high school devouring Walt Simonson Thors and Frank Miller Daredevils.
But it wasnâ€™t till I got a job in a comic book store in college that I was exposed to the beautiful underbelly of the indie comic scene and my life was changed forever. Cerebus. Grendel. Love & Rockets. With words that cut you like a rust-flecked razor, and stark black and white imagery that hit you between the eyes like a zip-a-tone sledgehammer, I was in love suddenly with a whole different kind of comic book.
Smartass kid from Jersey, oh what a bitch of a mistress you picked.
This story is like so many others, and maybe very similar to many of you readersâ€™ stories. So Iâ€™ll wrap up this brief intro now, and continue tomorrow when things started getting a bit more interesting and my first comics came to life online.