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Sunday, Quick and Dirty….

This is mostly a drive-by this week because we are right in the middle of the Emerald City Comic-Con. But I wanted to at least give you a little bit of a column-ette and let you know about a couple of links and things. Continue Reading »

Spring Exhibition!

As is traditional when the big Emerald City Con is approaching, I usually give this space over to my 6th and 7th grade Cartooning students to preview some of the pages of the comic they’ll be rolling out at the show. Continue Reading »

Cross-Hatchings for March 2016

You know, a little of this, a little of that. Mostly interesting links and event announcements. People sent some cool books and I came across some intriguing older ones. Oh, and Aquaman is BACK. Continue Reading »

Another Useless Friday Daydream… Old West Edition

Every so often I get ideas for stories that there’s no point in writing, but I can’t help writing them anyway. It happens. You get an idea stuck in your head, you keep thinking of cool refinements for it, and even though you know you’ll never get to use it, it just keeps bubbling up. Peter David calls these “Useless Stories.”

This is one of those… it’s the last adventure of the Lone Ranger. Continue Reading »

Sunday on the Broken Frontier

I almost never do this, build a whole column around a single book. But once in a while, a project comes along that’s worth putting front and center. Continue Reading »

Happy Birthday, Big Guy! Here’s to the Lost Years…

And by ‘big guy,’ of course, I mean… Superman.

Specifically, I’m talking about the pre-Crisis Superman. His birthday, according to DC Comics, is February 29th. That’s straight from E. Nelson Bridwell and if anybody at DC knew that stuff, it was him. He was THE MAN when it came to DC trivia.

But what’s this about ‘lost years,’ you ask? Continue Reading »

On This Day….

We’ve been playing with this interesting new widget. Continue Reading »

Another Super Bowl Weekend In The Stacks

As I have done since I was but a lad, instead of getting interested in sporting events, I am actively avoiding them by hiding out in the library. Only now I’m an adult and it’s the library I’ve built in my home.

Anyway, the review pile’s starting to get a little out of control again, so I thought I’d try and catch up by doing a bunch of capsule reviews. All kinds of things– Golden Age comics, Bronze Age comics, indies, manga. Join me, won’t you? Continue Reading »

Saturday’s Trivia Contest – Wanton Savagery Edition!

It’s been a while since I did one of these, and it seems like everyone always enjoys them. Certainly, I do… and so it’s time for another Hardcore, Take-No-Prisoners Trivia Contest!

Past contests are here for those that are interested. Last week I asked for suggestions and only Edo Bosnar came through, so that’s what I am going with. This time, it’s all about Savages– past, present, and future! Continue Reading »

Cross-Hatchings for January 2016

Just stuff. A little of this and a little of that. Nothing this week rated a full column on its own but I did get a couple of review items, and found some interesting old stuff as well. Indie superhero comics from Australia, The X-Files, Hard Case Crime… and me and my students did a fun author signing. All awaits you below the fold. Continue Reading »

Annual Inventory 2016: The Pull List Vs. the Pile

Traditionally, around the first of the year I’ve looked at what’s on my pull list and decided what stays and what goes, and for the last few years, I’ve said I’m going to go trades-only and just dump the list entirely. I say this every January, but then I cave and decide to hang on a little longer.

However, this is the first year where it looks like it might actually be happening. Continue Reading »

A New Year’s Gift

In ten years of writing this column I’ve made some interesting connections with people. I’ve corresponded with many of the artists and writers that I idolized in the seventies, I’ve renewed acquaintances with childhood friends, and –this always floors me– Google occasionally leads people to me as being some sort of pop culture expert. Continue Reading »

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