Saturday, August 1, 2020

There's No Place Like Home!

It's good to be home again. As I've mentioned, at the end of last year my ability to fully control this site evaporated overnight and in an effort to stay on point I hastily created another Dojo as a place I could spend hours obsessing over and use as a hub for my other related internet activities. The new digs had a few advantages, but as anyone who knows me will tell you, change is not something I hasten to embrace. And now on the very first official day of my retirement from decades in the classroom I am able once again to man my post here in the vast internet wilderness. And I hope that those of you who were with me at the other place will hang with me here. 

Classics Illustrated Junior comic books issue 535

What will become of "Rip Jagger's Other Dojo" is an open question at the moment. I will at the minimum keep it as a life raft should I once again need to disembark here. But it's possible I might carve out a new distinctive role for it, playing to its strengths. More later perhaps on that.

But welcome again one and all to Rip Jagger's Dojo. Here's what I said a decade ago when I first opened this joint to the public.

I'm a blogger. Sheesh!

It's not something I thought I'd ever do, but then a decade ago this whole internets thing was a total mystery to me.

I'm a fan of comics, especially old comics, and especially old Charlton comics. I also am a ferocious fan of movies, especially old movies, and especially old monster and adventure movies.

So hopefully I'll have something worthwhile to say.

The mission has broadened some since those halcyon days, but I hope I never lose the enthusiasm I still feel resonating in that initial post.

Adaptations of The Wizard of Oz - Wikiwand

Welcome back. Regular service will soon commence.

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  1. Good to have you back in the old familiar place, RJ. Incidentally, if I recall correctly, John Buscema said he drew the Marvel/DC Wizard Of Oz Treasury Edition from memory of the movie. That's some memory, eh?

    1. Big John was an impressive artist, my favorite in all the giant canon of fine comic book talent. Good to be home.

  2. I'm glad to see the return of the dojo.