I had said all along I would do it as long as it was fun but lately it's seemed more a chore. All of you regular commenters are much appreciated but our traffic and comments fell off drastically during the hiatus a few years back and just never built back up again. Even the Chinese spam comments, where literally every word linked to a different porn site, went away. Many of the similar blogs, of which there used to be dozens, seem to have disappeared over time as well.
In case you're curious, our most popular post by far has been THE FLAMING SCAR by Al Williamson, posted in 2012. Don't ask me why. I mean, it's great, but...It still manages hundreds of hits per day, and the ever-growing overall total of views is more than triple the next best!
You can find it here: http://fourcolorshadows.blogspot.com/2012/02/flaming-scar-al-williamson-1965.html
Our very first post, in 2010, was the first of many by Alex Toth, an artist I've come to admire more and more over the years. Thus, there were many more Toth posts. I also learned to pronounce his name correctly! "TOETH." I had always called him "TAWTH." ;P
My personal favorite post is probably this one, the completely fictional but official at the time story of the creation of Batman and Robin.
I've discovered a lot of new to me comic book artists via this blog and I hope you have, too. Bill Williams, Ed Moore, Harry Lazarus, Lou Cameron, A.C. Hollingsworth, Al Bryant, Bill Woggon, and many, many more.
All 3100 posts will remain up and comments will continue to moderated! Lots of good reading! Tell your friends!
Anyway, it's been fun, and who's to say I won't post a story or two now and then over at my main blog, Booksteve's Library?
So again, thanks all for the ride. It's a weird world in which we find ourselves and I hope all of you take care out there as we make an effort to ride out the weirdness. Keep low.