The Pulps–John Locke’s Weird Tales

John Locke has a new book ostensibly about the origins of the pulp magazine Weird Tales, The Thing’s Incredible: The Secret Origins of Weird Tales. However, it is oh so much more. I became smitten with the pulps the first time I read one of my grandfather’s, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson pulp adventure stories. That was [...]

By | 2018-08-16T04:45:28+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Pulp Fiction, Reviews|0 Comments

Oh Superman

Everyone in the know and not so much has blogged and posted and ranted and raved about Man of Steel. Within the comics’ community and serious fans it has reached the level of the battle between General Zod and Superman in the last part of the film. I had planned to do a somewhat casual [...]

By | 2017-11-22T04:47:04+00:00 June 18th, 2013|Reviews|2 Comments

The Writing Life

The Major was a prolific, creative writer, visionary, editor and publisher. In the process of putting together his story I am continually amazed at the scope and amount of work he produced in different genres over the course of his life. Everything from low-brow comic strips to graphic representations of classic works and in the [...]

By | 2017-11-25T20:42:43+00:00 June 12th, 2013|Reviews|0 Comments

The House is Haunted.

It's Halloween and time for shivers of excitement. Ghouls, ghosts, goblins, witches and their black cats, bats flying and skeletons dancing in graveyards--Trick or Treat? The Batman. © respective holders. Comic books are filled with superheroes fighting monsters and dark forces and pulp fiction has more than its share of heroes and damsels [...]

By | 2017-11-25T21:01:26+00:00 October 31st, 2011|Reviews|2 Comments

Saint Nick’s Naughty and Nice List–a 4-part serial

Although there were a few family members who had grand visions that DC was going to canonize the Major in the recent documentary on the 75 years of DC, Secret Origin, yours truly was not among them. I’m just relieved that DC/WB included him and were nice! Thank you again, Sean and Mac. Major Malcolm [...]

By | 2017-11-28T20:53:27+00:00 December 17th, 2010|Reviews|0 Comments