Countdown San Diego Comic Con 2018–Exhibit Hall

San Diego Comic Con--the media hype--a gigantic party that an elite group of people and determined fans attend and hang out with tv and movie stars. It's true that it's a giant party and it's true there are loyal and determined fans but as for an elite group rubbing shoulders with the stars, not quite. [...]

By |2018-07-18T17:23:17+00:00July 18th, 2018|ComicCon, Events|0 Comments

Why I Love My Local Comic Book Store

My local comic book store, Escapist Comics on Claremont Avenue in Berkeley, CA is right down the hill from me. It is in an elitist neighborhood of million dollar plus homes not far from the grand old Claremont Hotel. There's a small section of commercial establishments on Claremont including the infamous Star Market where it [...]

By |2017-11-25T23:46:33+00:00June 29th, 2014|Events|4 Comments

Superman Sunday

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Superman! Truth, justice and the American way and George Reeves flying across the black and white screen of an early 50’s television set is indelibly printed on my brain. Like so many other children of that era, I pinned the requisite towel to my tee shirt and [...]

By |2017-11-22T05:00:33+00:00February 18th, 2013|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

My real life pulp adventure

Breathlessly I jumped in the roadster knowing that time was running out if I was going to make it to the rendezvous that would change my life. Sailing past the mean streets of the City with its hustlers and dreamers I made it--well--just in the Nick of time. Watch it, big boy! © respective [...]

By |2017-11-28T20:57:12+00:00November 15th, 2010|Events|3 Comments

The “real” pulps

After all the Comic Con excitement it's time for some pulp excitement. I'm heading down to New Jersey on Saturday so that I can attend Pulp AdventureCon sponsored by Bold Venture Press. This event has been ongoing for several years and I missed last year and promised myself that wouldn't happen again so I'm heading [...]

By |2017-11-25T00:31:42+00:00November 1st, 2010|Events|0 Comments

Kids Comic Con to Africa

I have spoken about Alex Simmons many times in this blog. Alex is a wonderful comic book writer for Archie Comics and his own comic book BlackJack featuring an African-American hero. And that's not all. He and Eugene Adams, a teacher at Bronx Community College have been presenting Kids Comic Con for the last years [...]

By |2017-11-25T00:43:19+00:00October 22nd, 2010|Events|2 Comments

Stuck Rubber Baby

I left the Gulf Coast in 1968 to attend school in what seemed to be far away Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham-Southern College is a liberal arts school in every sense of the word. It is liberal and it has a strong arts community. We used to call the local John Birch Society for a laugh because [...]

By |2017-11-27T06:14:12+00:00October 14th, 2010|Events|0 Comments

“The Major” lands a cameo in the DC Documentary

Earlier this year DC/WB announced their intention of producing a documentary on the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics. The good news is that DC/WB decided to give Major Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson a small cameo and it's at the very beginning so that's quite nice. Hooray! However, it is a slightly awkward situation. If this were [...]

By |2017-11-26T22:52:30+00:00October 5th, 2010|Events|0 Comments

The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Going

Sorry about the long delay between posts but we had an invasion of spam bots or whatever it is they’re called these days and it took a while to finally figure out where they were getting in—like rats through a keyhole. The exterminator has given us a clean bill of health so here we go [...]

By |2017-11-26T22:45:22+00:00June 24th, 2010|Events|0 Comments

Comics with your Coffee

Book Release at Desert Island Comics Some of the good guys in the Comics world are out there putting their best panels forward. The mysterious I Know Joe Kimpel is hosting a book release and signing party this Friday night, October 16, 7-9 pm in the wilds of Brooklyn at the wonderfully named [...]

By |2017-11-26T22:32:06+00:00October 14th, 2009|Events|0 Comments
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