Saturday, March 31, 2012

Watch Out DC

     Hi, just to let you know, I'm a big Batman fan and so are a couple of my good friends...Jim and Brian.  My point to this comment is that they both told me this week that they are no longer buying Batman after DECADES of collecting the adventures of the Caped Crusader.

     DC recently said that the New 52 is re-imagining many of these great heroes, but let me tell you, maybe they should start re-imagining their writers and artists or they may have to start re-imagining their fan base.

     Take care and adopt a comic today.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Regular Days, Cowboys and Stuff

     Nothing really big came out this week in the comic worls.  I did enjoy Aquaman, but other than that I've been picking up old issues of Kid Colt, Two-Gun Kid and Kid Colt.  Fun, enjoyable comics indeed.  I did pick up the Tin-Tin movie on DVD since I'm a huge fan of the old comics by Herge.

     I can't wait for the Avengers movie to come out.  I also have three book signings in  May and June but I'll tell you more about these when the time gets closer.

     Take care and adopt a comic today.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


     It was reported recently that Jose Decarlo, wife of the late long time Archie artist, Dan Decarlo, passed away the other day.  Husband Dan used his wife for the model of one of his own creation back in the 1960's...Jose and the Pussycats.  Dan also created for Archie comics, Sabrina, the Teen-age Witch.

     Don't forget to adopt a comic today.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bunch of Stuff

     I just read that Dark Horse Comics is going digital online.  Also saw that Mickey Spillane has new book out finished from an old lost plotline by friend and author Max Allen Collins who writes comics.  And now that Davey Jones has passed away I'll start re-reading my old Monkee comics which has Mike (in the early issues) still called not by name but by the moniker producers wanted to saddle his character with... "Wool Hat."

   Check out my website- E-Comics Gazette.  This new issue which begins the 15th of March, has some strnage comics featured in a theme I call, "Beware the Odds of March."

     Take care and adopt a comic today.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Ghost of Batman

     It was reported through multiple media that Batman /Bob Kane "ghost" artist, Sheldon Moldoff passed away at the age of 91 from kidney failure on Feb. 29.  Shelly as he was called helped fill the need for Batman material in the early 1940's while drawing the Flash and Green Lantern and was the last surviving artist who worked on Action Comics #1.

     After leaving Kane's (co-creator of Batman) employ around 1942, Shelley came back and was Kane's main helper from 1953-67.  In 1968, DC comics bought out Kane and Moldoff was out of a job.  Later he worked in animation and advertising before retiring to a life of commissions and conventions.

     As a young Batman fan, Shelly's Batman was the first I ever saw and I always looked forward to more.

     Adopt a comic today.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Catch Up

     I've got to catch up with my blogs since I've been seriously ill again this past week, things left over from my heart experience this past summer.  Anyway let's get to a few seperate items.

     1) The tragedy in Chardon brings to mind the Wickliffe school shooting of almost 20 years ago.  I also heard of a teacher by the name of Mr. Hall who dodged bullets to chase the shooter away.  I guess that proves that not all heroes wear capes.

     2) A silent movie won an Oscar for "best picture" last week.  In the comics there have been silent comics like the famous G.I.Joe #21 from the 1980's, which was no doubt influenced by Steranko's silent opeing to Nick Fury #1, 1968.  I guess with the Oscars, they've proved that "Silence is Golden."

     Take Care and adopt a comic today.