Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Batman for Bid!

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Starting tomorrow, there will be a benefit that I will be helping with.  Many of my books (both Bystander Group novels as well as "My Batman" and "Superman at 50") can be had by the highest bidder.  NewDirectionsInc is the link to the site.  There will also be music and a 45 minute performance of my Orson Welles one man play.  This will take place on Saturday (this is a 4 day event, July 30-Aug. 2) at 3:30 pm and I will be followed by a talk with the famous Cavs former point guard...Mark Price.

     There will be many things to bid on, music, talks, performances and many other things...all of which will benefit a great cause, one of recovery. 

     So please support the cause and bid on a few items while having loads of fun!

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

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Maestro (Ennio Morricone) in Comics

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Now from the title of today's blog you may well want to ask me, "What does a world class musical composer/conductor, have to do with comics?"  Maybe not much in the end, but I'll give you two answers to that question.

     First off, Morricone composed the music to the first three Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone westerns.  And it was these three "Man with No Name" westerns that were eventually translated into comic books by Dynamite Comics in the early 2000's.

     The second answer to that question is...WHO CARES! No one should EVER need a reason to talk about the brilliance of Ennio (The Maestro) Morricone, no matter what the genre or connection!

     Take care and remember to adopt a comic (any comic, just listen to Morricone's music while you read it, I promise you it will heighten your experience) book today!

Friday, July 10, 2020

Joltin Joe Passes

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  On the heels of comic book scribe Denny O'Neil passing, Marvel Comics inker/artist supreme, Joe Sinnot, who gave a smooth finish to any artist's pencils, passed away last week. 

     Joe was best known for inking Jack Kirby on Fantastic Four for many of the comic's best years in the mid 60s onward.

     Sinnott once stated that his favorite ink job was finishing Kirby's pencils for the cover of FF #57, which featured a huge close-up of Dr. Doom.  Joe will be sorely missed.

     Take care and remember to adopt a (Joe Sinnott inked) comic book today!