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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

Comics with your Coffee

Book Release at Desert Island Comics Some of the good guys in the Comics world are out there putting their best panels forward. The mysterious I Know Joe Kimpel is hosting a book release and signing party this Friday night, October 16, 7-9 pm in the wilds of Brooklyn at the wonderfully named [...]

By | 2017-11-26T22:32:06+00:00 October 14th, 2009|Events|0 Comments
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