Our Mission

We the comic book readers, in order to form a more perfect pasttime, establish characters, ensure smooth continuity, provide for the common acceptance, promote the general message and secure the blessings of entertainment to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this website for the future of the comic book industry.

Welcome to Meanwhile…Comics! Through this website, we hope to engage in meaningful conversations about superhero comics. Hopefully, our discussions will provide the insight necessary to take the characters, ideas and storylines in a better direction. And, when all the talking is done, we will do just that: supply what we think would be the next logical step in continuity.

But here’s the thing that sets this blog apart from all the bajillion others out on the internet tubes: our discussions will just keep going until we reach a logical conclusion. If you think you’ve read an entire post, think again! The two of us will be adding our thoughts on to the end of each post, constantly updating it until we’re spent. Make sure you check back often.

So how can you follow along? I’m glad you asked. The opening thought will be in standard black type. After that, each host’s response will be color-coded so you can learn our individual styles. Check the “Your Hosts” section of the sidebar and you’ll see that Jason and John each have their own assigned color. Ooh, true color commentary!

We don’t expect you to agree with everything we say, but we hope you enjoy your time here. Please feel free to offer any questions, comments or suggestions.

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3 Responses to Our Mission

  1. Newbie says:

    Two things that need to be mentioned…it wasn’t JMS’s idea to have Norman be the father, that was Joe Q, when he over-rode the idea of making them Peter’s kids. He (according to lots of reports now) said basically, the fans will love it. By then all the work setting up the kids had been pubilshed and it was too late to back away from them being somebody’s kids. Also, JMS is on record as liking the marriage and didn’t want to end it, but Joe Q did and he’s the EIC so he gets final call on this. JMS even objected in print/on the nets to the story. It was soon after this that JMS quit being exclusive to Marvel soon afterward.

  2. John says:

    Thanks for the clarification. As I mentioned in the original post, I remembered that JMS (gosh, that’s easier than typing out his last name….why didn’t I do that through my entire post?) has complained about “One More Day” but I didn’t recall the details about Gwen and Norman.

    I try not to comment negatively on creators and the like, because I don’t know these people, and don’t want to make anything personal. I’d prefer to offer comment about their work. That being said, what are Quesada and Didio smoking in New York? Their decisions from the last few years just make my head boggle. It’s boggling as I type this, reflecting on some of their choices for the direction of their lines. To be fair, I think Quesada is doing a better job with Marvel than Didio is with DC, but both of them need to step back and take a breath. I don’t think their choices are good choices for the long term health of either universe, or comics in general.

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