Hi everyone, hope all is well. Boy, I thought I was busy on National Batman day and DC day, But Marvel day at the Great Lakes Mall Barnes and Noble made the other two appearances seem like a tea party. There was about 60+ people there all wanting stories about Marvel comics and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Luckily, I was friends (before he passed away) with the co-creator of the Guardians...Gene Colan. So I had plenty of stories on the origins of the new movie.
The biggest draw of laughter from the crowd was at my vocal impersonation of Stan Lee as I told stories of the old days of Marvel Comics from the many things I'd read and stories I had heard from Neal Adams, Gene Colan, George Tuska (another friend), and many others. I guess when I was very young, I was at the right place at the right time to have knowledge of those great talents.
And many thanks to B & N manager, Chad and all of the employees who made this a wonderful three day experience for me. I had a great time and I hope they get a chance to read this blog (but only after I send them all a thank you card).
Take care and adopt a comic book (from Barnes and Noble) today.