My good friend and sometimes Chewbacca to my Han Solo on Views From The Longbox Shag presented me with a Dardo Award recently.

This is how it was described to me in the e-mail Shag sent.

The PREMIO DARDO is designed to recognize unique voices and visions on the Web as well as to promote fraternization amongst bloggers of all sorts. The rules as they were passed on to me are:

1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.

2) Pass the award to another 5 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.I appreciated the thought and the recognition so I decided to play along, much like Shag did, and choose five blogs that I think deserve some love from the reading population.

Green Lantern Butt’s Forever: SallyP has a very unique voice and perspective on comic books. The humor of the blog is that every once in a while she’ll post images of Hal Jordan getting bonked on the head but in between those you are treated to her thoughts on the latest issues of the various Green Lantern books in edition to other comics that catch her eye. She also digs on Justice League International, which makes her awesome. I like this blog and is one of my daily stops.

Comics In Crisis: Another daily stop for me even if it isn’t updated that often. Brian Reaves posts about a wide variety of super-hero subjects but the main thrust is, as the tag line of the blog reads, watching the slow, painful death of comics in general. Despite that dire statement Brian writes interesting posts that covers not only the comics themselves but the television and film versions as well. He also has a good sense of humor about things, which I like.

Comics Fairplay: I have been following Heidi’s blog for quite some time now and enjoy the heck out if it. The output has slowed due to real life but I still check it out, you guessed it, on a daily basis. I particularly enjoyed her “Is This Gratuitous?” posts because she would raise some interesting points about comic book art. I’ve also dug her recent posts detailing how the price of comics is getting in the way of collecting.

Has Boobs, Reads Comics: I’ve talked about this blog before but it bears mentioning again. Jill a.k.a. The Nerdy Bird, definitely fits the bill of having a distinctive voice. She posts about all things geek from video games to Buffy related items to comics and the like. Jill has an easy going writing style and like the others on this list has a unique take on her fandom. Another daily stop to be sure.

Collected Editions: One of my favorite new blogs or at least one of my favorite blogs that I have found in the past few months. Collected Edition discusses…well, collected editions. While it might seem like a simple resource blog there are commentary and reviews as well and it makes me want to buy more trades even though I am developing a love/hate relationship with them.

And that’s it for the Fortress of Baileytude Dardo Awards ceremony. Hope you found some interesting blogs to read.

More to follow…