Michael Davis: Milestones at ComicMix
I’ve been writing for ComicMix for the better part of almost 10 years.
I’ve been writing for Bleeding Cool for the better part of 10 months.
They are rival sites much in the way the Yankees and Mets are rivals, both play the same game but play it a completely different way.
Like the two powerhouse sites the history of the Yankees and Mets, their pedigree and reason for being are as vastly different as a crazy Right Wing Fanatic and a Tree Hugging Liberal.
I grew up hating the Yankees until that magical October in 1977.
That’s when I watched Mr. October, Reggie Jackson damn near all by himself SMOKE the hated L.A. Dodgers in game 7 of the World Series. I hated the Dodgers as a young kid in Queens, N.Y. I hate them still as a grown man in Los Angeles.
Why no love for the Dodgers?
Because my mom was a die-hard Brooklyn Dodger fan and when the ‘Bums’ left Brooklyn millions of fans left them, my mom being one of them.
Why the hatred for the Yankees before they bitch slapped the Dodgers?
The New York Metropolitans, a.k.a. the New York Mets, came along and won the hearts and minds of the lovesick fans of that team that must not be named. Hating the Yankees came as second nature if you rooted for the team from Brooklyn.
Becoming a Met fan gave your Yankee hate a new home.
Very, and I mean very, few people root for the Yankees and the Mets. I became one of the few when I watched Reggie Jackson hit three home runs on three pitches in that dreamlike World Series.
It was MAGIC— and just like that I was a die-hard Yankee fan.
In 2000 my beloved Mets and much-loved Yankees played each other in the World Series.
I rooted for the Mets. They were my first love and as much as I LOVE the Yankees I threw my alliance to the boys from Queens.
Very few people write for Bleeding Cool and ComicMix. ComicMix is my first love and what and how I write for CM is different than what I do on BC.
A few years ago I wrote a series of articles on Milestone for ComicMix.
A four part (maybe more I can’t recall) series which I thought (because I’m an idiot) would be the end all and be all to the millions of Milestones questions out there.
I’m writing another series but this time I’d like to answer questions fans want to know. As BC and CM are immeasurably different I’d like to open the forum to both sites because I’ll get greatly different questions I’m sure.
So-I’d like to know what you would like to know. I’ll try and cover as much as possible and unless it’s something I just can’t talk about I’ll give you the inside scoop. Feel free to present your theories, rumors any and all crazy shit you want to know about.
If you would like to know how I presented this at BC check out my article from last Friday, which I’m pretty sure, the good folks at ComicMix will post the link here.
I’m very interested what will come from each site and I’m sure if asked the right question I’m sure you will be interested in the answers.
Will you look at that?
A well-written ( I think) informative and interesting article with nary a bad word or rant.
FUCK the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ahhhhhhhh, that’s better.