Monday, July 30, 2012

The New Generation

     Hi everyone.  I've been cleaning the house the last few days getting ready for some company when my next door neighbor and friend came over to help with some of the lifting and scrubbing.   Boy was I suprised when she began talking about the Spiderman movie and how they're finally getting it right with the web shooters and the "real" love interest with Gwen Stacy.

     The reason I was amazed?  The fact that anyone under the age of 25, like my friend, knew so much about the real history of Spidey, not the re-established stuff that the films and comics have been feeding us the last decade or so.

     Hope indeed for the next generation.  Take care and adopt a comic today.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Life Goes On

     I've been talking to some of my comic buddies this week and have been working on a Batman related book due out soon (more on that in another blog) so I have not blogged in three or four days.  I hope everyone has been well.

     As the shock of the Colorado movie killings finally begins to fade a little, I must say that movies will go on, entertainment will go on, Batman will go on, comics will go on, people and families will go on, enjoyment will go on and life will go on.  But it's a sad thing that evil too will go on.

     Please take care and adopt a comic...and hug a loved one, today.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Bat, The Sorrow and My Family

     I have been thinking of the tragedy of the shooting during the Bat preview and of course I'm horrified in a quiet sort of way.  This type of public mass killing is becoming all to common I'm sorry to say and after these type of things have threatened our schools, post offices, office building and so on...they now visit our movie of our bastions of comfort and enjoyment in this country.

     Was it important to the suspect in custody that it was a comic book movie, or was it specifically The Batman that made his mind click to a different mode of thinking?  Or would any comic movie have sufficed?  Was the suspect not ready in time for The Avengers or Spiderman preview?  Again this is not the true question or the important one.

     The important thing is that several people have been killed and many more critically injured and considering my hobby so dear to me and the time I've spent studying this particular character, these people at the movies last night were of my mindset, enjoyed similiar things.  I wasn't at the movies in Colorado yesterday but in a way, I was, my family was, and many of my sisters and brothers were killed and wounded while I awaited the movie here in Lake County.  My family of fellow comic book lovers and Bat-Fans.

     We all know there are no real costumed heroes ready to save the day in real life, but too bad the same evil from those same comics DO come to life to haunt us.  Sometimes I wish Batman were real.  But I guess it's just another situation connected to things that bring us joy, tainted by the oppression of the real world that sometimes gets in the way.  My heart goes out to the family of the dead and wounded and all comic fans around the globe.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Radio Bat Talk

     Hi everyone,  just call got a call from WELW 1330 radio station tonite.  It looks like I'll be doing an emergency live radio broadcast fill-in (although lately, I've been doing their Friday shows once a month) tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 pm from the Great Lakes Mall.  I believe we'll be talking about Batman, if not I'll certainly bring up the topic, because remember- Comics: Don't Get Me Started!

     Listen in and hope you enjoy the show.  Take care and adopt a comic today!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Great Bat Talk

     Many thanks to the News Herald and the two Marks for inviting me in on their "Superhero Summer of Cinema."  We discussed many aspects of the, "Dark Knight Rises" and it just made me want to see the movie even MORE!  I had lots of fun, so do yourself a favor and download the Bat chat as quick as you can.  Many thanks to Cheryl and Trish also for asking me onto the project a while back, it has been much appreciated.

     As I mentioned before, I'll be spending most of the rest of July talking about my favorite super hero (Batman) and maybe get into more detail as well as talk some more about the movie once I've seen it.

     Take care and adopt a comic today!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Batman Podcast...Can't Wait!

     Tomorrow is the big day for our News-Herald Bat podcast.  Join the two "Marks" and myself at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 as we give our thoughts and opinions on the new "Dark Knight Rises" and believe me, I can't wait.  I'm expecting that a lot of interesting thoughts will pass between the three of us on the show and hope a lot of people and fans get to hear/download our talk on the subject.  I've got a few interesting points saved up already.  Hope you can tune in.

     Maybe if this is popular we can do a super hero wrap-up at the end of the summer.  Who knows?

     Take care and adopt a comic today.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bats Are Coming!

     Hi everyone, the Batman movie is getting closer and closer, as is our podcast on Tuesday, 1pm on July 17th concerning the same subject.

     Also I just finished the Court of Owls storyline going on in the Batman titles and was pleased beyond compare as Bruce Wayne shared some inner thoughts to his ward, Dick Grayson, letting me, as a reader know, that Batman still has a soft spot in his heart and that there is some hope for this title beyond mindless violence and bloodletting that goes on in many of the books today.  Gee, no wonder comics no longer carry a code on them.

     Take care and adopt a comic today!  And hope to hear the downloads from you Tuesday.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Pod Time and Great Nation

     Hi everyone, I've been alerted to the fact that the podcast time for the News-Herald "Dark Knight preview with the two Marks and myself.  The new time is Tuesday, July 17th, at 1 pm, and believe me there will be great Batman talk and insights for a good thirty minutes or so.  Make sure you tune in and download.

     Also, read a great book called, "The Presidents Club."  This is a great non-fiction book about how Presidents help one another even after they are out of office.  I only bring this up because it's a great book and it's about the presidents who keep us safe and by keeping us safe it keeps all of the "Comic Book Nation" safe.  No joking around, it is great to be alive at this point in history to be able to be free to read comics and to indulge in a great hobby like comics.

     So listen next week at the new time and date for the "Bat" Podcast and take care and don't forget to adopt a comic today.

Monday, July 9, 2012


     Hi everyone, guess what, I goofed on a recent blog and called my podcast pals the two "Mikes," when in reality, they are the two "Marks."  I guess I'm going to have to let them call me "Sam" or "Joe" for awhile to make up for this oversight.

     Meanwhile I'm still getting all hyped up for the Batman flic AND the podcast that I will be taking part in along with my two buddies named MARK.  The podcast will be Monday, the 16th of July, 2012 at 3 pm.  It usually runs about 35 minutes or so and it's about the most fun I've had gabbing about comics lately, so I hope you get to tune in and join in (on the listening end anyway) on some podcast enjoyment and opinions.

     Take care and adopt a comic today!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Different Bat-Suits

     Hi everyone, I thought I'd talk about Batman a lot through the rest of July and I started thinking about the different suits he has worn throughout his career.

     Batman has worn bulletproof suits, armored suits, underwater Bat -Suits and stealth suits in his long lasting career.  But I want to know one thing only...does he have one that's AIR-CONDITIONED?  Because then I wouldn't mind dressing up like Batman!

     Take care and adopt a comic today.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Here Comes Bat Podcast

     Hi everyone, just to let you know, I'll be joining the 2 Mikes for another great News-Herald, this one is on the subject of the "Dark Knight Rises."  So join me and the Mikes on July 16th at 3 o'clock pm.  Get ready to hear a lot of cool Bat-talk.

     Don't forget that the Kid Hero novelette will be resuming in early August, not early July as I stated before.  That's so I can focus all of my attention  on Batman!

     Take care and adopt a comic today.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Novel News and Bat Hints

     Hi everyone, I'm blogging from beautiful downtown Willoughby,  which means I'm at the Comic Heaven comic shop blogging away because my computer at home is still being a pain in the neck.  Anyway, As I stated a few weeks ago, I was going to re-start my comic novel on this blog site, but I've decided to postpone the novelette until early August because I'm spending the next few weeks talking about BATMAN!

     So take care, get ready to hear a lot about Batman and don't forget to adopt a comic today.