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+00:00 February 18th, 2013|Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Pulps and the Comics

The comics as we know them are rooted in that late great period of American writing known as Pulp Fiction. The pulps encompass a variety of genres including adventure tales, detective stories, cowboy tales, science fiction, romance and more. Many well-known authors such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Ray Bradbury got [...]

By | 2017-11-25T20:51:48+00:00 June 22nd, 2012|Pulp Fiction|4 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

How I Spent My Summer–Part 3: Pulpfest 2011

Dark clouds filled the sky. As I drove on the winding mountain road I had a bad feeling that I should have followed my instincts about traveling this way. Rain began to fall and huge trucks roared past spraying the windshield making it harder to see. With night falling the rain came down in sheets. [...]

By | 2017-11-25T22:28:20+00:00 September 18th, 2011|Pulp Fiction|9 Comments

How I Spent My Summer–Part 2: Comic Con

In the spring everyone starts to ask--"Are you going to Comic Con?" Even if you don’t go, you have to talk about it because it's so important to the industry. A lot of people have a love/hate relationship with San Diego Comic Con. It's a gigantic free wheeling circus of an event but there are always [...]

By | 2017-11-25T22:30:22+00:00 August 19th, 2011|ComicCon|2 Comments

How I Spent My Summer–Part 1: Who are Your People?

In comic books it’s always good to start with the origin story so let's begin at the beginning of Major Malcolm Wheeler Nicholson’s life in Greeneville, Tennessee and his schooling at Manlius Military Academy in upstate New York. Most of the time I feel like a detective searching for clues and a lot of times [...]

By | 2017-11-25T22:43:08+00:00 August 11th, 2011|Family History|0 Comments

Funny Business

Almost everyone is in agreement that the Major was not a good businessman. I'm not necessarily buying that. Especially after laboring through the legal documents (600 legal pages) concerning the takeover of MWN's publishing business by Donenfeld and Liebowitz. Thanks to a good friend who is a retired Federal attorney we have gone through all [...]

By | 2017-11-23T21:38:18+00:00 June 15th, 2011|Family History|1 Comment

The Major’s Salon

In my epic journey (well, after about 12 years or so, I get to call it that) searching for clues to Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's extraordinary life and work I've come across some incredibly talented people with accompanying rapier wits. I have naturally longed to get us all around the proverbial table. I have a genetic propensity [...]

By | 2017-11-23T21:42:41+00:00 February 14th, 2011|Comic Book Philosophy|0 Comments

Let’s all eat cake

Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was born January 7, 1890 marking this year, 2011 as the 121st anniversary of his birth. He often listed his place of birth as Greeneville, Tennessee, the county seat of Greene County in East Tennessee. More than likely he was born at home in the Jonesborough/Johnson City area some 30 or so miles [...]

By | 2017-11-24T23:54:52+00:00 January 6th, 2011|Family History|3 Comments
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