Monday, December 30, 2013

Comics and Creators

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  And as the year of 2013 is passing into memory, I'm reminded of a few people.
     Nick Cardy was no Teen, but he sure was a Titan.  Jack Kirby's talent Challenged the Unknown, now he's with his New Gods.  Will Eisner is now truly a Spirit.  Jack Cole stretched his talent beyond belief with Plastic Man, but his private life made him take his own.  The same can be said for Wally Wood and Gray Morrow.  Gil Kane might have drawn the diminutive Atom, but there was no Black Mark against his talent.  John Buscema Avenged bad guys every month, but it was Conan that made him happy.  Dave Stevens Rocketed to the heavens with his talent and hopefully he's there now.  Marshall Rogers drew Batman like nobody has in a long time, now nobody will.  Gene Colan was a Daredevil and an Iron Man with a pencil and brush.  Now he has no more worries as he joins his long time wife, Adrienne.  George Tuska too, was an Iron Man behind the drawing table and was one of the World's Greatest Superheroes artists and grew deaf with age, but now is in a place where he can here the praises of his talent trumpeted daily.

     My point is: creations seem to live forever, it's too bad that creators can't.

     Take care and adopt a comic, any comic, today.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy X-Mas and Comics

     Hi everyone, hope all is well and every single one of you reading this is in the middle of a wonderful Christmas Day.  Personally, after I got home from church last night, I made iced tea, had a snack and read some Bomba the Jungle Boy comics that DC Comics published in 1968.  They were kind of science fiction but were very cool.  Well, I'm off to eat ham at Barb's house so I'll blog real soon.  Happy Holidays.

     And don't forget to adopt a (Christmas) comic today.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Last Second Comic Shopping

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  Since Christmas is almost upon us, let me steer you to any comic store that sells pre-made comic book sets.  It's almost like having the makings of a trade paperback without the square binding.  And, many fans like having the originals instead of the trade paperback.  So get out there and shop till you drop...but don't drop your comics!

     Take care and adopt a comic book today.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Stan Lee Hits 91 and Shopping

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  It certainly is for Smilin' Stan Lee as his birthday (Dec. 22nd) has come and gone, leaving the co-founder of the Marvel Universe (along with Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Johnny Romita, Gene Colan, Don Heck, both Buscemas as well as the Severins and many others) a year older at 91 years young.  I met the man when we were both much younger and I hope to meet him again.  Nuff Said!

     For all of your comic collectors out there, get them some bags and boards for your loved ones collecting, because as the creator of the bag once said, "If it's worth collecting, it's worth protecting."  And saving the condition of your loved one's comics...well that's a Christmas gift that keeps on giving.

     Take care and adopt a comic today.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Last Signing For Holiday

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  Today at the Great Lakes Mall, I'll be signing the limited edition of my latest novel, "The Camelot Memo" from 2pm-8pm over by Macy's in front of Comics and Friends.  Hope to see you there.

     I've got a lot to talk about concerning the holidays and comic related last minute gifts.  I'll start those blogs tomorrow.  Meanwhile, Don't forget to adopt a (one with the Steed and Mrs. Peel in it, since the late Peter O'Toole was friends with actor Patrick Macnee/Steed) comic book today

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Yes, A Saturday Signing

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  You know what?  I was so excited about talking Wednesday comics (new comic day) yesterday in my blog that I forgot to mention the signing that I mentioned in the blog title.

     So yes, I AM signing copies of my new book, mystery/political/action thriller "The Camelot Memo."  I'll be at Comics and Friends, located at the Great Lakes Mall (no this is not a comic book, but a real novel) Saturday, December 14th, from 1:30pm to 6:00pm.  I will also be at the same location next Wednesday, December 18th, from 2pm to 6pm signing the same Kennedy, who dunnit.

     So come on over and chat, maybe pick up a great new book and get some shopping done at the same time.  Don't forget to listen to my radio show, "The Friday Show" done live from the mall every Friday from 4:00pm to 5:pm.  The show is broadcast through WELW 1330 AM radio.

     Hope to see you Saturday or Wednesday and remember to adopt a comic book today.    

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Shopping and Saturday signing

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  The new books came out today which made me very, very happy.  I just love new comic day.  Believe me, I don't ever want to die on a Monday or Tuesday, the anticipation of possibly missing the impending new comic day would just about kill me.  God grant me strength and health to at least last until a Thursday (so I can read my new comics) before anything serious happens to me.

     Also, my comic book Christmas shopping is pretty much done, so I can rest.  But there is a few regular presents I need for relatives that DON'T (how can that be I ask?) collect comics.

     Well, take care and don't forget to adopt a (wintertime) comic today.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Online Comic Shopping

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  I've been trying to find some comics online for my comic buying buddies as Christmas presents and let me tell you, I've spent the better part of a day click, click clicking at the keyboard when I'd rather be flip, flip flipping through comic boxes at my local stores, but not everyone carries everything, sooooooo, I'm click, click clicking all night.

     Take care and adopt (an online if you can find it) a comic book today.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Post Thanksgiving Comics

     Hi everyone, hope all is well and a happy holiday was had by all.  I called both my brother and my buddy the day after the turkey was carved and both stated the frustration at having cleaned the house up so well for company, that they misplaced their new comics from this week.  Of course I chuckled at their antics until I realized I couldn't find my new comics from this week either!  Yaaaaaa!

     Take care and adopt a comic book (if you can remember where you hid them) today.