Happy 125th Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson

Happy 125th Birthday to my grandfather Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, soldier, writer of adventure stories and novels and founder of DC Comics. What does it mean to inherit the legacy of a man who lived a life of adventure and unbelievable creativity all the while maintaining his dignity and grace under fire at various points in [...]

By | 2017-11-25T23:35:54+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Family History|2 Comments

“The Major”

Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson had an extraordinary military career. Just recently I spent time in the National Archives in Washington, DC once again sifting through files there. One of the treasures found was MWN's test for entry into the US Army. His test score—99 out of 100! That’s pretty impressive, I’d say. From photos, family stories [...]

By | 2017-11-25T23:39:23+00:00 November 11th, 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

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

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
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