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Too cool not to share… Mister Rogers meets the Hulk.
It’s been a while since I did one of these, and it seems like everyone always enjoys them. Certainly, I do. So it’s time for another Hardcore, Take-No-Prisoners Trivia Contest!
This time, it’s all about SIDEKICKS. You know, the loyal companions, the boy wonders, and the endangered girlfriends that abound in adventure and superhero comics. We might even throw in a couple of pulp fiction and television hero-type folks too. Continue Reading »
I don’t usually do much in the way of New Year’s resolutions, but this year I made one that I thought I’d share with you all. But there’s a brief bit of backstory first. Continue Reading »
It’s that time of year, where all of us that write about comics and pop culture try and make sense of the previous twelve months. The trouble is, I’m really not very good at that sort of thing, and I already kind of shot the works contributing to other people’s best-of-the-year, what-are-you-reading roundups (two here at CBR and a couple of others elsewhere on the net.) So what IS there left to say about 2012? Continue Reading »
Just stuff. Cool books people sent me, footnotes to some previous columns of the past few weeks, this-n-that. Continue Reading »
One of my favorite literary characters just had a birthday not too long ago. Continue Reading »
As is his habit, Kiel Phegley emailed all of us at CBR asking us to give him our annual best-of-the-year top ten, so that he can edit together CBR’s annual top 100 picks from all of us. Continue Reading »
This year’s hide-out-from-the-holidays road trip was, for me, the fulfillment of an idle wish I’d been carrying around in the back of my head for years. Continue Reading »
As you read this, my wife and I are already off on our annual hide-out holiday from the holidays, or as we like to call it, Fugitive Thanksgiving.
So for this week’s column, here’s something from the archives– one of the few times where I actually wrote a superhero comic myself. Sort of. Continue Reading »
This isn’t strictly comics, but it’s sort of comics-adjacent, and anyway it’s too cool not to run. Continue Reading »
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 »