Tim, thanks for all your writings on comics. They enhanced the experience.
It's weird timing, your pseudo-retirement - I'm cancelling my pull-list this week. I'm only going to pay attention to collections of series that seem interesting: East of West, Five Ghosts, Velvet, Fatale, Miracleman, Nowhere Men, Grant Morrison Doom Patrol Omnibus (coming August 2014 according to Amazon.com). Certainly nothing from DC or Marvel is worth the cover price anymore. (As good as Azzarello's Wonder Woman is, the collections are ultimately cheaper).
Well Tim, I'm sorry to see you go. It's been easy to see your frustration this past year with chasing the hits and comments that I imagine a site like this requires, and I'm glad you're getting out before it kills your love for comics entirely. I have enjoyed reading most of your columns over the years and you've definitely turned me on to things I wouldn't otherwise have tried, and given me new perspectives on things I had already read. I even bought your Morrison book based almost entirely on my appreciation for your column... I love Morrison myself but didn't think I needed to read a book about it, but I'm glad I did (the only other columnist whose books I bought just on the strength of my enjoyment of their columns is Steven Grant, and that's pretty good company!). So thanks for that, and good luck at whatever you keep on doing. Hopefully I'll still read you somewhere!
I was initially disappointed to read that WWC was ending, but I find myself surprised by how much this final column affected me. I'm really going to miss reading you regularly, Tim. I feel like I've lost a kindred comics spirit. You're smart enough to be the smartest guy at CBR, but not insufferably pretentious enough for TCJ. That's a small niche in the comics world, but it's one that I feel like I occupy as a reader, and you do as a columnist. I'm going to miss hanging out in that sweet spot once a week for 5 minutes. Thank you for doing it as long as you did. I'm happy that you seem to be happy, and I hope to read more of your writing somewhere, in some fashion, down the road.
Wow, I've never seen your family before, what a great bunch.
Well Tim, you seem happy about your current path, and that's the important thing. I'm gonna miss a lot of the work you've been doing across CBR, TOR, and your blog, but ya gotta do whats best for you. If Multiversity ever comes out and its awesome, I'm sure to let you know!