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

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

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+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 1st, 2010|Events|0 Comments

New York Comic Con 2010

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Well not the worst but Comic Con New York was a trifle more challenging than Comic Con San Diego. We’re not in California anymore Toto. Paging Miz Estrada. Paging Miz Estrada…However it did, in the end, turn out to be fantastic. We all [...]

By | 2017-11-25T00:40:40+00:00 October 22nd, 2010|ComicCon|2 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 14th, 2010|Events|0 Comments

The Major and Wonder Woman

Like all young girls of my generation Wonder Woman was a great favorite of mine. Besides the beautiful artwork and all the Greek mythology and the women in charge I was wild about that costume. What little girl doesn’t want to dress up in an outfit like that? It’s the princess tiara with the tutu—perfect! [...]

By | 2017-11-25T00:50:15+00:00 October 7th, 2010|ComicCon|1 Comment
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