Back in 2011, with The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man all on the horizon, I thought it would be pretty useful to start a weekly roundup keeping track of all the latest superhero news. And so The Week in Spandex was born.
Fast forward seven years, umpteen superhero movies later, and… well, it’s time for TWIS to end.
Over the couple of years, we’ve had that many superhero movies and TV shows springing up, that it is simply taking me too long to put it together each week. Between collating all the stories, and actually writing the thing, I’m spending upwards of ten to fifteen hours on it every weekend. Sometimes longer.
Pulling the plug on The Week in Spandex is not a decision I’ve taken lightly, as I’ve very much enjoyed writing the feature, and I’ve been very grateful to everyone who’s read and shared it over the years. I’m sad to see it go, and if I had the time, I’d keep it going. But, unfortunately, that’s just no longer the case.
I’ve toyed with the idea of putting an abridged version out every weekend (basically a list of links to our coverage throughout the week), but I’m not sure anyone would really want that!
Of course, we’ll still be bringing you as much superhero news coverage as is humanly possible here at Flickering Myth each and every day – and hopefully a lot quicker too, now that I’ve managed to free up some time!
Apologies to those who look forward to the article each week. And as always, thanks for reading.