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Back in The (Sick) Day

Been under the weather this week, so we’ve been doing very little other than the bare minimum. Work, mostly. The coping mechanism for this has not changed in four decades… All I want to do when I get home is crawl under a quilt on the couch and read old comics. Mug of soup and toasted-cheese sandwich optional. Continue Reading »

Cross-Hatchings for November 2015

We’re still shaking off the class trip to the Olympia Zine Festival (and the hellacious case of con crud that came with it, despite refusing to shake hands with anyone AND practically bathing in Purell) as well as dealing with a bunch of other deadlines around here, so this week it’s just some bits and pieces of things. Vintage Bats, some other cool books, and a little shameless self-promotion. Continue Reading »

R.I.P. Murphy Anderson

He wasn’t a superstar like Neal Adams or Jack Kirby but to fans of my generation, Murphy Anderson was DC Comics. He was the look of the company throughout the sixties, the same way Dan DeCarlo was for Archie or Kirby was for Marvel. And now he’s gone, at the age of 89. Continue Reading »

This Year’s Sunday With The Antiquarians

The Antiquarian Book Fair, that is, which is getting to be as big a thing for us as the reunion that always accompanies the big Emerald City Comic-Con. Continue Reading »

Premiere Week! Fall 2015 Edition…

Long ago, the premiere week of the new fall TV season was a Big Deal. And as those of you who read this space regularly probably know, in our household, it still is. Continue Reading »

My Issues With Batman Day


Specifically, my issues with the issues chosen by DC Entertainment for their “Top Ten Batman Stories You’ve Never Read” list. Continue Reading »

Another Day with Adam and Mike and Jethro and the Great Old Ones

Which is to say, Jethro Dumont, better known as mystic crimefighter The Green Lama; and his current biographers, “new pulp” novelist Adam Lance Garcia and illustrator Mike Fyles. As for the Great Old Ones, well, you’ll see. Continue Reading »

Three Days on the Strait

2015 has been rough for us; we’ve had to cancel so many things this year I honestly thought we wouldn’t be able to do any kind of traveling at all. But then the printshop where I occasionally work needed a brochure job delivered to the Tokeland Hotel, and I volunteered to go. It was kind of a work trip but not a LOT of work, just a courier job basically, and with the shop picking up gas money for the first part of the trip and the hotel spotting us a room for the night, we could afford the rest of it. Continue Reading »

Déjà Vu on the Night of the Stalker


It’s probably my favorite Batman story of all time… well, okay, tied for first with “The Laughing Fish” and “Half an Evil.” Continue Reading »

Mystery Weekend

Writing the Sherlock Holmes column a couple of weeks ago reminded me of something we used to see in comics all the time and now we don’t. Continue Reading »

Sunday in My Head

Okay, this is kind of nerdy and silly, but apparently this dumb habit of mine is shared by enough other people that there’s actually a name for it now. Continue Reading »

Cross-Hatchings for August 2015

Bits and pieces. Random items that didn’t rate a full column. You all know the drill by now. Continue Reading »

Saturday’s Sherlockian Conundrum

With Mr. Holmes in theaters and a new Sherlock special on the horizon, once again the ‘best version’ discussion-slash-friendly-wrangle-of-an-argument has cropped up among my Holmesian friends. Someone asked me about the best version of Holmes in COMICS and it stonkered me. Continue Reading »

Another Couch Potato Weekend

I actually didn’t read any comics this week at all. But that doesn’t mean we were lacking for comics-related nerdy entertainment.

We mostly checked in with a lot of movies and TV that we normally wouldn’t have gotten to enjoy but for the kindness of friends, or occasionally strangers who supplied review copies. Anyway, all of these efforts have been piling up in my maybe-that’s-worth-a-column mention file. So here’s the rundown on the lot, capsule-review style. Continue Reading »

Sunday’s Statistical Standard

So this infographic showed up on my feeds a couple of days ago. You’ve probably seen it if you’re a book person. It’s depressing even if you’re not a writer, though it does explain certain media trends. Continue Reading »


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