My Comic Book Life, Part 2: I Discover Derring Doers

It's Operation Lois Lane this week at New York Comic Con. That will be me cosplaying as Lois Lane. I'll be in disguise as mild-mannered Nicky. My very first Comic Con was San Diego Comic Con in 2008 when my grandfather, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame forty three years [...]

By | 2017-11-25T23:42:38+00:00 October 7th, 2014|Family History|0 Comments

My Comic Book Life: Part 1, The Lay of the Land

I’ve been on a quest for about 16 years researching my grandfather, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s life and work. In the halls of the Court of Comic Book Land I've encountered Courtiers who would flatter one out of the few gold pieces held. I crossed swords with an Evil Wizard who is still lurking about. And I [...]

By | 2017-11-25T23:45:10+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Family History|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+00:00 June 29th, 2014|Events|4 Comments

Pensacola Pulps and Comics

I came “home” to the Gulf Coast for a few months this winter and for the first time my two lives intersected. Thanks to Danny Fingeroth I attended Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans and this past weekend I presented at Pensacon in Pensacola thanks to Mike Ensley, the organizer. In between I attended [...]

By | 2017-11-28T20:54:58+00:00 February 26th, 2014|ComicCon|2 Comments

New Orleans Comic Con

Comics, New Orleans and long time friends—Is there anything better than this? I spent the past weekend in New Orleans staying with my childhood boyfriend and his superlative wife whilst attending Wizard World ComicCon New Orleans. CBF and I have been friends for a very long time since our early summer days of swimming, sailing [...]

By | 2017-11-20T23:39:51+00:00 February 13th, 2014|ComicCon|0 Comments

Super Women and Men

Truth be told I was more than a little worried about taking on Wonder Woman. By that I mean writing about her with any semblance of knowledge, not to mention writing about Trina Robbins, Ramona Fradon and Mary Fleener, three amazing women comics writers/artists. I wrote an article for Women’s eNews on the panel and [...]

By | 2017-11-28T20:32:55+00:00 July 30th, 2013|ComicCon|5 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
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