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Other Comic Book Stuff

2704, 2019

Thoughts on Turning 50

By |April 27th, 2019|

I woke up this morning and found myself 50 years old. It is a significant moment, a momentous occasion, a milestone worthy of celebration and revelry. Except that it isn’t. You see I don’t feel any different than I ever have. Oh sure I’m a bit rounder, significantly more grey, there are a couple aches and pains that refuse to go away, but all in

101, 2019

No Joke: 2019 Resolutions: Honesty & Courage

By |January 1st, 2019|

Today is January 1, 2019. A new year. And as with all new years it is a time to reflect and make plans for the future and to make resolutions for change and to make goals as to how and when those plans get implemented. It is also a time to record for posterity a detailed list of all the ways in which you have

2212, 2018

Happy Life Day: The Star Wars Holiday Special

By |December 22nd, 2018|

Author's note: This was written nearly four years ago and I must admit my opinion of the Star Wars Holiday Special has softened a bit. Oh, I still think it's awful don't get me wrong, but it has for me fallen into the "so bad it's good" category. Well, sort of. You see while I do still find the choices made in this bizarre

1812, 2018

He Sees You When You’re Sleeping: Krampus the Anti-Claus

By |December 18th, 2018|

We are all familiar with the benevolent nighttime intruder who once a year indulges in mass breaking and entering to deposit gifts under indoor foliage. You know, the omnipotent fat man dressed in red who observes your every waking and sleeping moment to determine if you are “bad” or “good” based on a criteria only known to him. If you really sit down and think

1512, 2018

Horse with No Name: A Shining Beacon of Mediocrity for the Ages

By |December 15th, 2018|

I work in a place that plays canned music on the loudspeaker all day. To be fair there is a decent amount of variety (although at the time I write this, in mid-December, there is nothing but Christmas music. But that’s another article) a mix of current pop songs and classic rock. But there are several songs that play in heavy rotation – at least

1610, 2018

Things I Like: Longbox of Darkness

By |October 16th, 2018|

There are three things I like quite a bit: comics, horror, and podcasts. So imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered someone combined all three! The Longbox of Darkness is a podcast covering horror comics hosted by Herman Louw. Every episode does a deep dive into a particular horror comic or collection of comics describing the story, the art, and the time the comic

1610, 2018

A Trip Through the Woods (100 Word Stories)

By |October 16th, 2018|

There was little left of our party when the fire went out and shadows became only darkness. When the whispers got loud and the laughter faded. The music we played became a drone, an echo bouncing through the oak, the maple and pine; till all was silence. Just quiet. And quiet leads to madness. And madness is too loud to fear. So we ran from

1410, 2018

Reckoning Upon God: Frankenstein (Monster Memories)

By |October 14th, 2018|

Frankenstein is one of the few classic monster movies that I did not see on a Saturday afternoon on a UHF channel.  No, this film was played in prime time. It was a special movie-of-the-week. A  re-showing of a classic film on “regular” TV. It was a big deal. I sat with my mother, my brother, a few aunts and uncles and my grandparents

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