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Cross-Hatchings for August 2013

No one subject struck me as column-worthy on its own this week, so here are a few little things. Column-ettes. Continue Reading »

Cross-Hatchings for May 2013

A little of this, a little of that. Some pulp fiction, a couple of costumed-hero movies you’ve probably never heard of, and even some comics. Continue Reading »

Cross-Hatchings for March 2013

This and that. Comics, pulps, television, all sorts of things. You know the drill by now. Continue Reading »

Cross-Hatchings for December 2012

Just stuff. Cool books people sent me, footnotes to some previous columns of the past few weeks, this-n-that. Continue Reading »

Cross-Hatchings for October 2012

Short takes on comics, TV, other stuff.

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Cross-Hatchings for Labor Day Weekend 2012 – UPDATED!

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 »

Cross-Hatchings For May 2012– FAQ Edition

No, not frequently-asked questions HERE, frequently-asked questions in my real life. Each time one comes up, I think, Hey, there’s a column, and then I sit down to do it and it’s really more of a column-ette. So here they all are together.

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Another Sick Day

This is going to be a short one today, because this is a house of illness; despite downing gallons of Vitamin Water, orange juice, and Airborne, Julie and I have succumbed to the Virulent Creeping Whatever that is making the rounds. But I do have a couple of interesting comics-related links and things to share that I forgot to put into the last two weeks’ worth of Cross-Hatchings, so you at least get that much today. Continue Reading »

Cross-Hatchings for February 2012

More bits and pieces. Bookstore finds, a couple of thoughts about the Before Watchmen thing, and some odds and ends that arrived in the mail. (Normally I would never do two of these in a row, but to be honest, this is really the second half of last week’s column that was in progress before our home computer went dead.) Continue Reading »

Cross-Hatchings for January 2012

Busy couple of weeks here, so it’s all bits and pieces today.

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Cross-Hatchings for October 2011

No column this week, but rather a series of column-ettes. Some thoughts on a couple of DC titles as well as some indies that got buried under the DCnU rollout, and a couple of other minor items of interest.

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Cross-Hatchings for July 2011

A little of this, a little of that. Full disclosure: there’s not a lot in here about comics. (Although there’s some.) However, the other stuff falls into the usual geek-type areas of interest. Old paperback series, James Bond novels, junk culture of all sorts, you should know the drill by now.

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Cross-Hatchings for Friday, April 8

By the time you read this, Julie and I will be on the road again, for a long weekend of bookscouting and goofing off in and around The Dalles, Oregon. (Apparently, just in time for the Cherry Groove Festival. No, really.)

So here’s a bunch of little bits and pieces that have been accumulating in my “Maybe there’s a column there” files to tide you over. For some reason, this time it all seems to fall loosely under the ‘sword-and-sorcery’ banner.

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Cross-Hatchings for January 2011

Busy week here, so it’s a lot of small stuff. Some pulps, some Marvel, some old DC television. And something any parents of imaginative twelve-year-old girls might be interested to know.

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Cross-Hatched Thanksgiving

As you read this, Julie and I are safely ensconced in rustic Oak Harbor. Rather than try and figure out any kind of family Thanksgiving, we fled to Whidbey Island for a four-and-a-half day holiday of loafing around and bookscouting and goofing off. Don’t tell my relatives.

Eventually, I’m sure, the highlights of our trip will end up here, since people seem to enjoy tales of our various back-roads expeditions. But in the meantime, here’s some bits and pieces to tide you over. Continue Reading »

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