Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019- Public Shootings and Batman's Butler!

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  I was going to start this blog with a single identifiable shooting from this year, Dayton, El Paso but there were so many I had to group them into the category of just, "mass shootings."  This alone is a sad and sobering statement.

     And the overall violence connected to these shootings ties in with Alfred, Batman's butler.  You see, earlier this year Alfred the butler died.  But he did not die valiantly trying to save Batman as he died back in 1964, (this IS comic books remember) no he was tied to a chair while Bane senselessly broke his neck to send a message to Batman!

     He sent a message alright, that comics (once the code was relaxed back in the 70s) have become more and more violent.  Heroes with names like, Punisher, Vigilante and Mad Dog have appeared.  Heroes like Green Lantern and Speedy have turned into Arsenal and Warrior.

     The violence is running rampant in comics and although I think in the end the death of Alfred might just be a dream sequence, I want to see more insight and investigation than anguish in my comic books, more knuckle bashing than bullets, more plot than pain and punishment...more heart than harm!

     Now that would be a great comic book!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Bad Accident and Signing

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Well there's been an accident in my family concerning a broken shoulder socket and is the reason I have not written in awhile.

     But I am forging ahead and blogging a bunch to wrap up "Batman 80."  I am also signing my latest book, "Crime Blaster 8PM Central (check your local listings)."  I'll be at the Barnes and Noble in Mentor this Saturday (December 21st) from Noon-4pm.  Come on over and we'll talk comics.

     Also, Christmas Eve day, Tuesday, December 24th from 11am-2pm, I'll be in front of Comics and Friends inside the Great Lakes Mall in Mentor signing the same above book.  Stop by and talk comics!

     And next blog, let's get back to talking COMICS!

     Take care and adopt a comic (any comic) book today!