Monday, February 20, 2012

New Worlds?

     DC's new press release says that last september was all about "reimagining,"' while their new six titles, or second wave as they're calling it, is all about, "world building."

     Hoo-boy, talk about your spin doctoring.  Those six new books are nothing but replacements for the books that were CANCELLED!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Another Passing

     It was reported recently through many comic book internet sources that comic legend John Severin passed away just the other day at the age of 90.  Severin worked on the EC war comics in the 1950's with Wally Wood and Harvey Kurtzman.

     In the 1960's, John worked at Marvel Comics working on such titles as Nick Fury, Agent of Shield, Hulk and Sgt. Fury.  In the 70's I loved Severin's artwork on "The Losers" strip in the comic, "Our Fighting Forces."

     Some of you long time comic readers may remember that John had a younger sister Marie that worked at Marvel as a colorist and artist on the Hulk, Not Brand Echh and other titles.

     Take care and adopt a John Severin comic today.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

     Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  On this day I'm always thinking of when I was around 6 years old.  My Dad was at the breakfast table (which was rare since he left at 6 or 7 in the morning) and handed me a v-day card and a comic.  Wow, you get candy AND comics!  "Killer Shark's Floating Fortress," was the title of that particular story from the Blackhawk comic series which was one of my favorites at the time.  Great memories and since my Dad's still around, I called him to remind him of the joy I felt lo those many years ago because of his kindness.

     Don't forget to adopt a comic today!

Monday, February 13, 2012

T.V. Show

     Yesterday I watched "Comic Men" on AMC.  The first few minutes were fine, but soon it denigrated into "Pawn Stars" with comics.  Also, not enough Kevin Smith which was the key selling point in the whole package.  I'll give it another shot but I'm getting bored already.

     Take care and adopt a comic today.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


     I'm hearing some odd things through the grapevine lately.  With sales sinking a bit on the new 52 at DC, there's talk that they might re-start their line every single year and just change the volume number.  Probably just scuttlebutt, of course DC did just cancel 6 of its books and replace them with new ones.  Well, we'll see.

     Take care and don't forget to adopt a comic today.