Friday, November 6, 2020

Widow Owes Peel

Hello, everyone, hope all is well. I heard the new Black Widow movie should be coming out shortly and she's more popular then ever with her black leather fighting suit. But that kind of action attire debuted over half a century ago with Mrs. Peel of the TV Avengers. Maybe Marvel can send royalties from their upcoming Widow movies to the estate of the late Diana Rigg. Take care and remember to adopt (any type with leather fight suits) comic book today!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Panther No More

Hello, everyone, hope all is well. A few days ago we learned that actor Chadwick Boseman lost his battle with cancer. I'm not sure whether Marvel will install a new actor in the part (ala James Bond) or pass the mantle to a relative. Either way it's a sad and dark day for the Black Panther. RIP Chadwick. Take care and adopt a (Black Panther) comic book today!

DC Fandrone

Hello everone, hope all is well. DC had another online fan excursion yesterday. I watched the origin of Batman documentary. What a Bob Kane love fest with only a single mention of Bill Finger and that was only that he was a writer! Other than that, boring,boring boring with only talk of television shows and movies. Hey! Where's the comics? Maybe DC should pay more attion to letting their fans know how to order their DC comics instead of hiding their ways to order their product complete with info, pics and descriptions! Oh well, maybe why with the greatest characters in the world, they are #2. Take care and adopt a DC (if you can find how to order one) comic book today!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Dis-Connected Comics

Hello, everyone. Hope all is well. With the recent news that DC Comics had started firing people and restructuring contracts and deals I'm wondering if the DC in DC Comics might not stand for Dis-Connected Comics. More to come later. Take care and remember to adopt a (if they're still around) DC Comic today!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Pete Hamill- Journalist, Editor, Comics Lover

      Hello everyone, hope all is well. Today it was announced that legendary New York journalist/editor, Pete Hamill passed away at the age of 85, after complications from a fall.
 
      So why would I talk about such a great writer within the confines of a "comic book" blog? Easy answer...in his autobiography, "A Drinking Life," Hamill loved comics and even admitted to wanting to write them for a living until the journalism bug hit him.
 
     I met Hamill at a lecture series a few years back and got to talk to him at some length before the show. Of course we talked about comics and he admitted that he had a copy of Bomba,the Jungle Boy by his bedside for his whole life.That's what I call a comic book lover !!! Take care and adopt a (Pete Hamill ) book or comic today!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Batman for Bid!

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Starting tomorrow, there will be a benefit that I will be helping with.  Many of my books (both Bystander Group novels as well as "My Batman" and "Superman at 50") can be had by the highest bidder.  NewDirectionsInc is the link to the site.  There will also be music and a 45 minute performance of my Orson Welles one man play.  This will take place on Saturday (this is a 4 day event, July 30-Aug. 2) at 3:30 pm and I will be followed by a talk with the famous Cavs former point guard...Mark Price.

     There will be many things to bid on, music, talks, performances and many other things...all of which will benefit a great cause, one of recovery. 

     So please support the cause and bid on a few items while having loads of fun!

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

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Maestro (Ennio Morricone) in Comics

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Now from the title of today's blog you may well want to ask me, "What does a world class musical composer/conductor, have to do with comics?"  Maybe not much in the end, but I'll give you two answers to that question.

     First off, Morricone composed the music to the first three Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone westerns.  And it was these three "Man with No Name" westerns that were eventually translated into comic books by Dynamite Comics in the early 2000's.

     The second answer to that question is...WHO CARES! No one should EVER need a reason to talk about the brilliance of Ennio (The Maestro) Morricone, no matter what the genre or connection!

     Take care and remember to adopt a comic (any comic, just listen to Morricone's music while you read it, I promise you it will heighten your experience) book today!