Jan 07 2009

Site Plug: Once Upon A Geek

Published by at 10:54 am under Comedy

I was browsing around Once Upon A Geek, which has a lot of amusing superhero content.  For example, I liked this blending of Peanuts and the Watchmen.

They also collected some interesting Christmas-themed covers.  Below the jump:  Spiderman lassoing a surly Wolverine with Christmas lights, and two shots of Santa packing heat.

I love the interaction between Spidey and Wolverine.  Wolverine’s expression is great.

This was delightfully cheesy.  No, I wouldn’t pay money for it.

The original Bad Santa?  I love the Have a Nice Day tag in the corner.

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3 Responses to “Site Plug: Once Upon A Geek”

  1. Cadet Davison 07 Jan 2009 at 11:07 am

    It’s not bad but I have a few site design recommendations.

    1. The top of the page is not very accommodating to first-time viewers. The header tells us that Once Upon a Geek is a “a blog for the Irredeemable Shag.” I don’t think that’s a persuasive tagline. I’d recommend replacing that with a sentence describing what the blog focuses on: mostly Star Trek and superhero stuff, from what I can tell.

    2. The sidebar could probably be used to organize the content a bit better. On similar sites, I’ve found links to popular series of articles very helpful. That’s a good way to introduce new readers to your best content.

    3. One thing I really liked about the sidebar was that it had a blogroll for sites it highly recommended and another blogroll for more qualified recommendations. Long blogrolls can be effective, but I find that it helps to distinguish the best sites from ones from the filler.

  2. The Irredeemable Shagon 12 Jan 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Cadet – Thanks for all the feedback. I’m not really much of an expert on design, so your comments were taken to heart. I’ve updated the top of the page and added a plug-in which displays popular posts.

    Thanks for the suggestions. Hope you like the content on the site.

    The Irredeemable Shag
    http://onceuponageek.com
    http://firestormfan.com

  3. Cadet Davison 12 Jan 2009 at 3:13 pm

    The new tagline is an improvement.

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