Monday, August 26, 2013

Batman and Brent

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  Did everyone hear that Ben Affleck is going to be Batman in the Superman/Batman movie?  Hmmm, another actor (much like Chris Evans) to play two different super heroes.

     But speaking of Batman, I ran into a young dad by the name of Ray and his wonderful 3 year old son, Brent, whose favorite superheroes are Batman and Hawkman.  Maybe when the little guy gets a tad older, his dad will introduce him to all of those old Brave and Bold comics where both Bats and Hawkman would team-up with some regularity.  Or maybe show him some later (after #31) JLA comics where both heroes were members.  Well, good talking to you Ray.

     Take care and adopt a comic book today.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Birthday Hunt

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  Today I must tell you about a birthday present I was tracking down.  Of course since it was a friend of mine, this has to do with comics.

     I tried coming up with a few different themes (all Iron Man?  Hmmm, maybe not.  Maybe all Batman?)  So after I pick a particular genre of comics, I start hunting, but sometimes the local stores don't always have that one comic floating around in my brain that I want to give my friend.  So then comes the problem of finding the right mail order or online store that has the specific book I need.  Hold everything though!  Next comes...can the online store get the package to me in time?  That's the race against time that I endured recently.  But on the other hand, he's a great friend, so why not engage in the thrill of the comic book chase?

     Take care and adopt a comic book today.

      PS: More tomorrow on my Twilight Zone experience.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Twilight Zone Weekend

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  I had a great weekend attending the Willoughby, Ohio street fair that had Rod Serling's daughter as a featured guest.  The town had a multiple showing of the Twilight Zone episode, "A Stop at Willoughby."  By coincidence, creator/writer Rod Serling's daughter Anne, just had a book published covering the wonderful relationship she had with that talented genius that was her father.

     I not only interviewed her last week over the internet but had a couple of nice chats with her at the library and one over a slight brunch and beverage before she gave her pre-episode screening talk.  She and husband Doug were wonderful and they were very happy when I presented her with a couple of Twilight Zone comics from my own collection.  Each issue had both drawings and photo pictures of her famous Dad.  Just moments ago I got a nice thank you e-mail from her for the books, but believe me, the pleasure was all mine.  I'll be talking about our interview more in the next few days and will have a Twilight Zone feature on my September 1-15th issue of my web-site, E-Comics Gazette.

     Take care and adopt a (Twilight Zone) comic book today.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

We Are All Super Heroes

     Hi everyone, hope all is well with you.  Today I will be writing about my wonderful hobby of comics, but I have to add something extra to the conversation.  You see, of all the comics in my collection (at one point about 35000, now just ten or so) I see so many characters in colorful outfits, flying around town saving the day as well as saving the world.  And I have been collecting since I was three, so that's a fair amount of heroes and world saving I've witnessed.

     But on the other hand my time on earth has allowed me to see a lot of regular people, going about their business from day to day, wearing their costumes (suits and ties, uniforms ect.) and saving the world also, that is their world, by earning the paychecks at their jobs and taking the money home for their families.

     Some of these people have even saved my world as I go to them for help in emergencies.  For when I need money, I go to the hero named...The Banker and when my car breaks down I call for help to...The Mechanic.  But you can see where I'm going with this.  It's hard to keep these heroes down.  They always find a way to pull through.  Sure, there's some bad guys out there in the real world, just as in comics, but you get what I mean, most strive for goodness.

     It's just a simple case of when I go to my storage units, I see lots of brightly colored comics, the masthead atop the book proudly proclaiming which hero is starring in that particular comic.  But when I go outside, I see the very same thing, lots of wonderful friends and neighbors that are working hard to take care of their world.  They may not possess superhuman powers, but they try hard just the same.  And when I see these people out in the real world, the only thing different from the comic book fellas is that I don't see any logos over the heads of my neighbors declaring their issue number and publication status.  But everyone out there still belongs to the greatest super team of all.  No, not The Avengers or the Justice League, it's a team called...The Human Race and I think we are all super heroes.  Take care and adopt a comic book today.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Very Bad Advertising

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  Last year I blogged about the shooting tragedy that happened in the Colorado movie theater.  The shooting happened during a showing of a Batman movie, hence my words on the subject.

     But thinking about that tragedy, don't you think studios could be a little more sensitive nowadays.  The other day I saw a T.V. ad on a recent movie.  My television screen flashed the words across the set... "Two Guns in theaters everywhere."

     I mean REALLY?

     Take care and adopt a comic book today.