The Pulps–John Locke’s Weird Tales

John Locke has a new book ostensibly about the origins of the pulp magazine Weird Tales, The Thing’s Incredible: The Secret Origins of Weird Tales. However, it is oh so much more. I became smitten with the pulps the first time I read one of my grandfather’s, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson pulp adventure stories. That was [...]

By |2018-08-16T04:45:28+00:00August 16th, 2018|Pulp Fiction, Reviews|0 Comments

Countdown San Diego Comic Con 2018–Exhibit Hall

San Diego Comic Con--the media hype--a gigantic party that an elite group of people and determined fans attend and hang out with tv and movie stars. It's true that it's a giant party and it's true there are loyal and determined fans but as for an elite group rubbing shoulders with the stars, not quite. [...]

By |2018-07-18T17:23:17+00:00July 18th, 2018|ComicCon, Events|0 Comments

DC Comics Before Superman: Behind the Scenes

DC Comics Before Superman: Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's Pulp Comics, published by Hermes Press will be premiered at this year's San Diego Comic Con July 19-22nd. Here's a glimpse at how it all came together. In 1934, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson had the idea to create comic books consisting of all original scripts and art as opposed [...]

Happy 128th to the Major

Happy 128th Birthday to Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson! The Major circa 1948 Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was born on January 7th 1890. Although various internet sources state his birth as January 4th that is incorrect. Everything you read on the internet is not necessarily factual! How do I know that the Major’s birthdate is January [...]

By |2018-01-08T00:39:04+00:00January 7th, 2018|DC Comics, Family History, Golden Age Comics, Pulp Fiction|0 Comments

The Long and Winding Road

A little over 20 years ago I embarked on an adventure to discover my paternal grandfather Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s legacy in comics history. In the process of updating the website I had an opportunity to look back at the road travelled and to reflect on what lies ahead. Like any adventure there have been some [...]

By |2018-01-02T03:24:55+00:00December 27th, 2017|Family History, Golden Age Comics, New Fun Comics|2 Comments

Every Hero comes out of darkness into the light

Today is the 127th anniversary of Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s birth. He was born in Greenville, Tennessee January 7th 1890. The year ahead is going to be productive for the Major. Besides working on his biography I’m pleased to announce that Dan Herman of Hermes Press is publishing a second book of the Major’s adventure stories [...]

By |2017-11-16T00:22:02+00:00January 8th, 2017|Family History|3 Comments

Buffalo Soldier

“His eye roved over the bare mesa and out to where quivering heat waves distorted the outlines of the distant hills, huge, angular masses of scarified rock, the slag and clinkers of some ancient volcanic blaze uprearing tortured pinnacles and twisted turrets to the pitiless sky.” This portrayal of Fort Bliss by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s [...]

By |2017-11-16T00:25:11+00:00May 31st, 2016|Family History, Military History|3 Comments

When Worlds Collide

In every good comic book story there’s a moment when worlds collide, stars line up, and the evil doctor’s death ray machine threatens to blow everyone to hell and back. This is just such a story. The Mad Scientist. Fleischer Superman cartoons. 1941 In 1934 my grandfather, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson began publishing comic [...]

By |2017-11-16T00:29:38+00:00February 19th, 2016|DC Comics, Family History, Golden Age Comics, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Cuba Si!

Cuba Si! Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was born on this day, January 7, 126 years ago. It’s fitting that tomorrow I’m leaving for Miami en route to Cuba retracing some of the steps of my grandparents on their fabled trip to Cuba in 1937. Cuba is one of the Shangrilas of travel I have wanted to [...]

By |2017-11-25T23:29:22+00:00January 7th, 2016|DC Comics, Uncategorized|4 Comments

The Traveling Comic Con Show

It's been a busy year on the trail with the Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson Traveling Circus and Wild West Show. Beginning in January with Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans--a short drive from my Gulf Coast winter habitat. Not a bad start--beignets, Cafe du Monde, Streetcars of Desire and all the great food to be had [...]

By |2017-11-25T23:33:52+00:00July 22nd, 2015|ComicCon, Golden Age Comics|0 Comments
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