Thursday, October 10, 2019

Batman, Willoughby, Writing, Pubishing and FREE!

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  If you are free this Saturday, stop by Willoughby Public Library from Noon -3pm to experience a book sale/swap and a lecture on writing for independents AND a local publisher talks about the cost and benefits of self publishing.  It is all free, so come down and visit my table containing my 80th anniversary book... "Everthing Batman" and hear my short lecture and then stick around for Tim Woodside and hear his short talk on publishing for yourself.

     See you there on Oct. 12th (this sat.) Noon-3pm.

     Take care and remember to adopt a comic book (any comic) today!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Sick, Writing (but not sick OF writing) and comics

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Boy, I've been on a comic book related book tour signing autographs for about six or seven weeks and my health was finally forcing me to rest.  So I did.  but guess how I rested?  THAT'S reading a ton of comics.

     But right now I am getting ready to blog up a storm by tying the world of comics into current events.  for example, yes, Bruce Wayne filled in at a House Senate vote.  Yes, the bill passed because of Batman.  Holy Politics, Caped Crusader!

Take care and adopt a (political) comic book today!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Heat and Heroes

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  I have not blogged for awhile due to the extreme heat that affected my health, especially after my air conditioner broke down and I was forced to (without my computer) "take to the road."

     But it made me think of some of the heroes (Human Torch, Sunfire and others) and villains (Heat Wave, Split Man, Flame Master and others) that controlled the temperature rising rather tan falling.  Too many times I saw covers filled with melting tar (and other things) as these hot heroes and villains duked it out.

     But all this heat makes me wish for winter.  Of course than I'd have to worry about Mr. Freeze, Captain Cold and well, you get it.  I guess there's no pleasing some people.

     Take care and adopt a comic (one with the villain, Moderate Weather Man if there is such a thing) book today!


Friday, June 21, 2019

Aging Heroes

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Since this is still the 80th anniversary of Batman, let's talk age.  I nominate Robin (Dick Grayson) as the hero who ages the best compared to real time.  I mean good guys who have been around forever, still look they are on the good side of 30.

     But Dick Grayson started with Batman back in 1940 and 30 years later in 1970, Dick was off to college as an 18 year old.  For comic books, (a one year aged for every three in real time ratio) that's fairly realistic.

     I only bring this subject up because I am currently aging (aren't we all) because this weekend is my birthday...Yahoo!

     Take care and adopt a (Robin or Nightwing) comic book today!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Batman and Clint Eastwood

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  During this 80th year of Batman, I've been running across a lot of old comments from the Burton/Schumaker Bat flics starting back in 1989.  I kept reading how certain people wanted someone "tough" like Clint (who's name was also brought up with Burt Reynolds for Superman a decade earlier) Eastwood.  This had to be a joke since "Dirty Harry" was 59 years old at the time.

     BUT years later his name along with Paul Newman's for the role again, this time as Bruce Wayne in Batman Beyond.  Many radio hosts thought this was ridiculous, thinking that both Clint and Paul were WAY too old for the role.  Only they did not understand the concept of Batman Beyond, being that Bruce was now an old man, guiding a new Batman through the new century about 20-30 years from now.

     Oh well, the media does not understand the true, deep, details of the comic universes, they only skim over the gloss, looking for sound bytes as they go.

     Take care and adopt a (Batman) comic book today!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Batman and his hound...Ace

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Well I said I would be talking about Batman for the rest of the month on the occasion of his 80th birthday.  So here goes.

     When Ace, the Bat Hound, puts on his mask (why, to keep his identity secure for the safety of his loved ones?  He's just a common looking German Shepard for Pete's sake.) to help the Caped Crusader on a case, does he afterwards find a grassy spot and use it as a facility?

     My real question is, is there a special spot or pouch big enough on Batman's utility belt for a pooper scooper?

     Take care and adopt a comic (one with a super pet in it) book today!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Thanks to Batman, News-Herald and Barnes and Noble

     Hello everyone, hope all is well,  Well my book signing yesterday at Barnes and Noble was a great success!  I'm sending out many thanks to Chad, Angie and the rest of the great staff at the bookstore for taking such great care of me and the Bat event yesterday.  Also, many thanks to the News-Herald for all their help and promotions.

     So get ready for more Batman talk for the rest of the month.

     Take care and adopt a (Batman) comic today!