"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Reported Dead at 61
This is just a silly little something that I came across during our recent trip along the Strait of Juan De Fuca, and it tickled me so that I thought it deserved its own post…. especially since it reminded me of an honorable old comics tradition that is largely gone today.
The tradition I’m speaking of is the ‘house ad.’ Continue Reading »
Charley’s War, specifically. Continue Reading »
If you’ve been reading this weekly thing of mine for any length of time at all, you know that I am as fond of pulp fiction and the old pulp heroes as I am of comic-book adventure stories and superheroes. Continue Reading »
This is one of those weird little fan milestones that I not only never expected to actually reach, but I honestly thought it was impossible. Continue Reading »
I’m sorry to report that Lou Scheimer, co-founder and president of Filmation Studios, has passed away. He was 84. Continue Reading »
Or, as I think of her, the artist who drew MY Aquaman.
I was asked this week if there was something that we used to have in comics that’s gone now, something I still missed. Continue Reading »
This is one of those odd, tragic stories that you see so often in the comics industry… a particular injustice that was the final contemptuous boot in the ass to a talent that the comics industry had already beat like a piñata for most of his career. Continue Reading »
Not comics this week, just comics-adjacent. But I think it’s a story you’ll enjoy, and also a chance to help out with something really cool. Continue Reading »
You know, maybe it’s some kind of comics-related Seasonal Affective Disorder or something. 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 »
I’ve talked here pretty often about my first superhero comics, the DC Giants of the late 1960s. But I was reminded not too long ago that those weren’t my actual FIRST comic books. No, those I got… in Sunday School. Continue Reading »
The last couple of weeks, I’ve been talking about that moment when you go from being mildly interested in something to becoming a fan, and listing a few different times that moment happened for me. And this week we have one more set of them, and oddly enough, I came to each one through an unexpected, back-door route. Continue Reading »
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