New Fun #6–Siegel and Shuster’s first appearance in DC Comics

For Super Sleuth DC Fans: An ongoing look at 86 years of DC Comics, beginning with New Fun #1, January 11, 1935 through March 1938. Contributor mini bios: Leighton Budd, Ed Stevenson, Henry Muheim, Connie Naar New Fun #6 arrived on newsstands September 13, 1935 a little over 85 years ago. It was the October [...]

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 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 |2017-11-25T23:35:54-08:00January 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 |2017-11-25T23:46:33-08:00June 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 |2017-11-20T23:39:51-08:00February 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 |2017-11-22T05:00:33-08:00February 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 |2017-11-25T21:01:26-08:00October 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 |2017-11-25T22:30:22-08:00August 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 |2017-11-28T20:53:27-08:00December 17th, 2010|Reviews|0 Comments
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