Monday, April 30, 2012

Comics Signings and Comic Novels

     Hi everyone, today I want to remind readers that I'll be appearing at Comics and Friends at the Great Lakes Mall on Free Comic Day, May 5, 2012, between Noon and 5:00pm.  I'll be signing copies of my new Vampire Gazette #3 as well as Bystander Comics Presents #2.  Both are $3.50 each.  I'll be there with my artist and friend, David Russell.  We hope to see and chat with you.  Pick up some free comics from the store while you're there.

     Also I've been telling all of you that something big and different is coming at this site.  Well here it is.  Starting Wednesday, May 2nd, I'll be writing a free comic book novelette for you, a paragraph or so at a time.  Postings will be every Mon=Wed-Fri.  Of course I'll be doing my regular postings also.  Talk to you soon and hope to see you on Free Comic Day

     Take care and adopt a comic today.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Four Way Comics Podcast

     I had a great time talking with Mark,Mark and John (who actually appeared in the movie) about the upcoming "Avengers" movie on the News-Herald podcast today from 3-4.  It was a lot of fun and we're all going to do it again for the Spidey and Batman movie.

     Also, big things are coming to this comic book blog site on May 1st.  Stay tuned.

     Take care and adopt a comic today.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Comics Podcasting

     Yes, according to the title today, I'll be podcasting live from the News-Herald Monday, April 23 from 3-4pm.  Myself and two editors from the paper will be discussing The Avengers movie starting in a few weeks.  I know I'm not giving readers a lot of notice, but I'm sitting here with my broken foot in a bucket of ice, reading comics, not wanting to write much this weekend.
     But you just wait until tomorrow.  I mean- Podcasts: Don't get me started!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Challenging Comics

     No, I'm not,according to the title, going toe to toe against my favorite hobby.  Actually I'm thinking about the new Challenger of the Unknown storyline that just finished for DC.  The writer killed Ace and Rocky, only hinting that they may be brought back to life, aaaaargh.  Of course by these comments you can guess that I'm ready to say (with apologies to my own blog title) Challengers: don't get me started.

     PS: I just broke my foot the other day and guess what I'm doing?  That's right, I'm reading comics!

Monday, April 9, 2012


     I hope everyone had a nice Easter yesterday.  I went to church, went home and cooked for family and rested the rest of the day.  I did not have a chance to fiddle with comics.  Hmmm, a day WITHOUT COMICS...DON'T GET ME STARTED!

     Take care and adopt a comic today!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Reasons for Bat-Bashing?

     Just the other day I blogged about why two friends of mine quit collecting Batman after decades of purchasing comics with the Caped Crusader in it.  Well the recent story is okay, as the art is also passable to a degree, but I re-read my issues and may have found a sticking point.

     You see, Batman beat a guy and got beat beyond any human pain endurance.  Believe me, it wasn't pretty.  Later in the Bat-Cave, Batman deduces that there's a hidden implant in Robin's tooth, placed there when he was probably unconcious at some point during the case.  So during an arguement between the Dynamic Duo, rather than just suggest that Robin submit to an x-ray to prove his point, he shuts up Robin and makes his point at the same time by slugging him in the jaw so hard that he knocks the offending molar out!

     I mean after all, isn't somebody supposed to be the good guy in this comic?  This slant on my favorite character is getting me going and maybe not in a nice direction.  So to DC I say..."Batman Comics: Don't Get Me Started!"

     Take care and adopt a comic today!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


     Today I'd like to remind everyone of pets in comics, animals like Krypto, the Super dog, pet to both Superboy and man.  Streaky, Supergirl's cat and Blackie, the Blackhawk's pet hawk.  The list goes on and on but you get the idea, almost every hero had a (let's not forget Ace, the Bat Hound) pet in their lives, or every DC comics character that is.

     I bring up the subject to honor the 5th anniversary of the passing of my little Ripley, a female Mini-Schnauser.  I had her from the time she was 6 weeks old to the time she died at the age of 17.  She was my great pal.  She was right up there with my love of comics, family and...well you get the point.  And as far as how much I love comics, well...DON'T GET ME STARTED!

     Take care and adopt a comic today.