Iâ€™ve had the strangest feeling for the last month or so.
Anybody else? Has anybody else felt like a golden age, an age youâ€™d spent so much time waiting for that youâ€™d all but given up on it, recently noticed what time it was and said,
â€œOh, whoops. Guess Iâ€™d better go ahead and dawn, alreadyâ€?
At the very least, we are tantalizingly close to the cusp of the edge of the precipice of an era I have been pining for since the autumn of 2000. Iâ€™ve discussed my 2000 reintroduction to comics a few times before on this site, but a chapter of that story has always been omitted. Iâ€™ve mentioned that I saw Bryan Singerâ€™s X-MenÂ that year, after having stayed out of comics shops for roughly a decade, and that I went to my parentsâ€™ house later that week and retrieved my longboxes so I could reread all the stories that made me buy that movie ticket in the first place. What I never talk about is that, when I reached theÂ last issue in the box, I said, â€œI wonder what happened next. I wish I had the first clue how to get my hands on those issues.â€Then I looked over at the file sharing program on my desktopâ€“ LimeWire or BearShare or Kazaam or DonkeyShow or whatever the #%$@ it was thenâ€“ and thought, â€œHeyâ€¦! You donâ€™t suppose people are uploading comics these days, do you?â€
Read the rest at:Â The Digital Age: Better Late Than Never.