You know, maybe it’s some kind of comics-related Seasonal Affective Disorder or something. Continue Reading »
“It’s gotta be today,” I told my wife.
But it wasn’t. The mailbox was empty. I let out a growl of disappointment and Julie started to laugh. Continue Reading »
You think of weird stuff when you’re home sick. Continue Reading »
I’ve spoken in this space many times about the different paperback series that I loved in the mid-seventies, and how they crossed over with comics. The pulp reprint stuff like Doc Savage and the Avenger, the hardcore “men’s adventure” series like Mack Bolan and everything he inspired, and the barbarian hordes that followed in the wake of Frank Frazetta and Conan.
But there was one paperback series I adored more than any other… Continue Reading »
Short takes on comics, TV, other stuff.
Haven’t been reading a whole lot of superhero comics lately… but somehow several superhero prose novels arrived all at once. So I figured I’d look at those this week. Continue Reading »
Here’s something I’ve been wondering about a lot lately.
A couple of weeks ago, I did a column about comics fans and the suspension of disbelief, and how a willingness to ‘just go with it’ is a prerequisite for enjoying a superhero story in the first place.
But that doesn’t mean fans accept just anything. Continue Reading »
Not a column but a bunch of little column-ettes this week– because lots of little things have been piling up that I keep meaning to mention here. Let’s see how many of them we can get through today, shall we? Continue Reading »
I read our other Greg’s piece about the myriad implausible things in The Dark Knight Rises with great interest, and also the comments where everyone — yes, me too, I admit it– jumped in to add their own “And ANOTHER thing!”
This is the final installment in a series of columns about various places we found rare old books and comics and stuff on our last two trips south down the Oregon coast. The first part is here; the second is here; the third is here; and the last one lies below the fold.
This is the latest in a series of columns about various places we found rare old books and comics and stuff on our last two trips south down Highway 101, on the Oregon coast. The first installment is here; the second is here; and the third is below the fold.
Second part of our adventures on the last two coast bookscouting trips. The first part is here for those who came in late. Part two lies below the fold.
When I put up the first column about Lincoln City, the consensus response both at home and in print was that we’d missed all the good stuff.
That had a simple solution– go again. Continue Reading »