BD Takes Some Time Off

Spider-Man No More - All SuitsI’m going to be taking some time off from the site for a few months. Since 1998 I’ve been working on the site to make it what it is today. That’s 17 years this August. Since 2006 I’ve been editing podcasts almost weekly and turned several out a month. I created this place as a hobby and the last few months it’s just felt like a job. I really am just burned out.  

Editing the podcasts, updating the front page just haven’t been as much fun as they used to. So I’m going to take some time off. There won’t be any new podcasts recordings this April or May. My goal is to bring the gang all back together this summer in June and start recording new shows. 
The Crawlspace isn’t going anywhere. I’m still paying the bills to keep the lights on with a few dollars of support from you all of course.  I still have some amazing reviewers that will keep the front page going. There will also be news on the front page and you’ll have a back log of 368 podcast episodes to listen to. I’m just tired. I’m also a bit frustrated at comic creators, fellow Spider-sites and fandom in general. I’ll be back in June. After 17 years without a vacation, I’m going to re-charge.  

(39) Comments

  1. Gene "Spidey PR" Taft

    D'uh, I was waiting for a few more podcasts to accumulate before undertaking a nice binge listen and didn't even notice the note on the podcast info (or front page) saying BD was taking a break. Brad, take as much time as you need. We will all be here waiting for you when you get back brother.

  2. Spider-Dad

    I have always been impressed with your work ethic on keeping this site humming. I agree a little sabbatical is a healthy thing and taking a breath is well deserved. Good luck!

  3. Extreme Spider

    Brad Douglas, the hardest working man in showbiz. Enjoy it man you've been working the site almost as long as I've been alive.

  4. Ultrasonic9

    In all honesty, take as much time as you need BD. Sometimes a little time away from something helps. That way when you get back you'll be recharged and ready to go again.

  5. Tijean

    There's no doubt you've earned the break. I hope it helps. I wonder if any of us listening know just how much work it takes for you to put the podcasts out each month? I'll miss the podcasts but look forward to hearing from a refreshed panel, and host, in June. Best wishes.

  6. Danbbqman

    Thanks for your work creating this site. I found it a couple of years ago. I just check it out every couple of days. It is so fun to read the reviews, especially the comments! Your fans will miss you. Look forward to your return.

  7. Rocky Ponti

    I found this website around 5 or 6 months ago and have loved every minute of your website and podcasts. I will definitely miss listening to everyone. You all help to make the drive into work less stressful. Just please remember the three "R's" Recharge, Regroup, and Return. Enjoy the time off.

  8. George Berryman

    @28 - "Anyone know where the topic picture is from, the one aping ASM #50’s iconic splash page? That’s pretty cool." Marco D’Alfonso! --

  9. Frontier

    While I'll definitely miss the podcast, considering all the great work you've done and the state of Spidey as it is right now, I can't blame you for taking a break. Please, spend time with your family and relax Brad. You've earned it.

  10. Alex H

    Sorry to hear this Brad, understandble, however I will miss listening to new podcasts on my way to and from University! I will be waiting patiently for when they return. Let me know if you need any help with the articles on the site, I'm a big spidey fan and have written about the character and films on my own blog before. Here's a link to a special 50th anniversary post I did:

  11. ryan3178

    On that note, I will be posting live from C2E2 next week in full cosplay. So, don't worry, we will keep the site your foremost place to visit on everything Spidey related.

  12. hornacek

    @10 - Are you saying that Crawl Space is being rebooted and is going back to basics? Will the podcasts be only 30 minutes long with only 3 people and one of them sounds like they're at the bottom of a well?

  13. James Deen

    With the way comics are right now and the world in general it's nice for you BD to take time off, wish I could do that in peace, oh well I could always dream can't I?

  14. Franz29

    Enjoy the rest. Maybe things will be brighter in the Spider-World (couldn't bring myself to say Spider-Verse after that travesty) when you get back.

  15. Alex

    This just adds to the rumours that Brad would be taking Zayn's spot in One Direction. Ever since he first sang on the podcast way back when, you could tell me wanted to break into the industry and the timing all but confirms his placement in the band.

  16. Markus Krenn

    Honestly, this sucks major cock ass. Even tho i understand and support all the reasons why, it still hurts like crazy banana pants. Would it have helped if i donated more? I guess not, but it surely will during the downtime. Take your tie Brad, recharge, don't burn out. And regardind the podcast, there are still 4 other HOSTS that could record it. ;) Best regards, hope to hear and read from you again soon.

  17. Evan

    Yes, if anyone deserves a break, you do! Thank you for all of your hard work and for the joy you've brought myself and so many others. Do something kind for yourself.

  18. AmFan15

    Sheer coincidence that you decide to take time off during the Secret Wars 2015 reboot, right? Seriously though, Brad, enjoy your time off...a little R&R and some time with the family will be good for you. You deserve it. EXCELSIOR!

  19. Big John

    I understand your frustration and exhaustion. I've been taking a lot of time away from the hobby as well. Take it easy BD

  20. hornacek

    Brad is taking a vacation? But this isn't April 1st! You have earned the break sir. We will be here when you get back.

  21. JRT!

    I'm surprised you haven't done it sooner! Go,take a break,take a vacation,have fun. The site will still be here when you get back,lol. And thanks for all the excellent work you've done over the years. J-R!

  22. hairychap

    A well deserved break too, take it easy buddy. Rest assured we all appreciate the work you do. Roll on June :)

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