Why the site has now moved to
a new location
By Avi Green, fansite's creator, January 1, 2006
Hello to all you Hawkfans and DC Comics fans out there.
Some of you reaching this fansite may notice that it's on a new
server now. Well, there's some explanations for that, as well as
my not having updated it for awhile.
In the past three months, I'd become busier, as can happen to just
about anyone who's living in as blue-collar an existence as I do.
I'd become busier at work, with girl problems, and I'd even been
taking the time, along with the rest of my family, to visit my
sister and her husband, who've since had their first child
together (yep, I'm an uncle now).
That aside, while it's great to be an uncle, and I do hope I'll
become a husband to a loving woman someday, and a father myself as
well, another reason why I couldn't update the site when located
in its previous server was because...I could no longer access the
server at home. I'd uploaded some pictures to the site a few days
before my connection at home became inexplicably lost in August
2005. I could reach the parent company of the old server, but not
the actual server itself, nor their forum. I tried to reach it at
work, on my brother-in-law's computer, and he uses a different ISP
than mine, on a computer at a hotel I was once vacationing
at...nothing. It was just gone. Kablooey. Finito. My ISP confirmed
that there was a problem, but was unable to help. It was really
sad, because here, while Hawkfan was up and flying high, I was
down. Talk about getting one's wings clipped. It felt almost like
that awful, AWFUL scene in Identity
where Deathstroke cuts off Carter's wings and lets
him fall to the ground, and the overrated writer who wrote that
miniseries did little more than to insult poor Carter and make him
look like a cad (and yet, nothing could've been worse than what
Slade Wilson was shown doing to Black Canary and Zatanna!).
So there I was, cut off from the server on which I'd first
uploaded the first comic book fansite I'd ever tried to build.
Because I'd become busy, I didn't have time to contemplate if I
should make a move. But eventually, as much time as it took, I was
finally able to. I'd already opened another account on this server
about a year ago on which to host a Marvel Comics fansite I also
own, that being The
Greatest Thing on Earth
, which is mainly dedicated to Ben
Grimm of the Fantastic Four
You could say that both the Ben Grimm fansite and this one are the
very first fansites I thought to build. And since it's possible to
open several subdomains on one account, I realized that this could
be the perfect place - for both of them!
So I slowly began to work things out, so that both of the first
fansites I built, one for a DC Comics character and the other for
a Marvel Comics character, could be hosted on one account
together. And so far, it's working out perfectly.
I wish to thank the previous server I was on for their kind
services, and I do hope to be able to use their services again
someday. And I also wish to thank the current one, which is also a
most magnificient service, for what they currently offer, and I
hope that I'll be able to host my fansites on this one for a long
time to come. There may still be a few pictures missing that I
haven't been able to upload yet, but I'll try to get around to
them in time.
With that, let me turn to another matter...
I'm aware now of the fact that DC Comics, as part of their "One
Year Later" story development, intends to change Hawkman
with the 50th issue,
and to present Kendra Saunders as the leading star, at least for
In all due honesty, I'm not sure how I feel about it so far, since
from what what I can tell, it seems as if DC is trying to become -
get this - Marvel-lite: with the apparent intention to restart (?)
and Wonder Woman
volumes, and possibly to "restore" JLA
to the numbering first started when Keith
Giffen and J.M. DeMatties relaunched the series in 1987 as Justice League
it seems as though DC, out of nowhere, decided to imitate some of
Marvel's own steps in recent years, which acutally served to hurt
their image as much as their steps with Captain America, Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men
countless other series/characters did.
I will say though that if they're going to think smartly and stick
to a more optimistic approach for their characters and series,
then that's a good thing, but at the same time: they did not need
to stoop to sales and publicity stunts in order to get an opinion
from the audience on all that, and it only served to sabotage the
potential for some better storylines in many of the books (for the
record, if Brad Meltzer is going to write JLA
, then sad to say, but no
sale here, that's for sure. No matter how he writes it, the way he
wrote Identity Crisis
pretty much disqualifies him from even the list of writers whose
works I'd read just for the characters and series themselves.
There's gotta be a limit, y'know?).
That said, I'm pleased to see that a writer as respected as Walt
Simonson, who did some of the best work on The Mighty Thor
Bronze Age, is going to write Hawkgirl
And if I can find a logo for Hawkgirl
to match that of Hawkman
I'll see if I can add it to the front page too! Now there's
something that could be cool to find.
For now, I would like to wish everyone visiting a Happy New Year,
and let's hope that DC - and Marvel - will put aside all those
needless sales stunts of theirs to make room for clean, fun
Copyright 2006 Avi Green. All rights reserved.