Promo: A Short Story & A Novel By Bob Thurber

Bob Thurber, a friend and regular subject on this program, has two things worthy of your attention. First is a new short story of his called "Shingles: A Memoir (circa 1960)" over at Brooklyner, which I myself am anxious to read as it's one of the few published works of his that I have yet to … Continue reading Promo: A Short Story & A Novel By Bob Thurber

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Delayed Announcement: My New Online Writing Gig

Because I am insane and also because writers write -- right? -- I have accepted a new online writing gig of a more journalistic nature as I am/will be writing editorial  columns for eXpertComics.com (which is a compensated gig). eXpertComics.com is a retailer website for the brick-and-mortar store of the same name in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Yeah, I know, it's … Continue reading Delayed Announcement: My New Online Writing Gig

Update: I Got Nothing (Yet)

Could it be a crime that I'm too busy to truly update and add content to this blog? Being "too busy" can be a good problem to have, right? Additionally, my eldest child turns 17 this weekend. So I'm too busy AND . . . old!I'll certainly have do a better job of this sometime later. Lots going … Continue reading Update: I Got Nothing (Yet)

Update: Busy Boy

Yeah, so, I've been a bit absent around these parts of late, but not because I'm slacking. Quite the contrary. Seems my social networking has paid off and new pursuits and opportunities have yielded much work. Perhaps someday these new pursuits will impact the old pursuits.I'll do a fuller update later in the week. Much … Continue reading Update: Busy Boy

Call for Submissions: In Honor of Chuck "C.D." Turner

Static Movement publisher/editor Chris Bartholomew has recently announced the tragic untimely passing of her brother and fellow anthology editor C.D. Turner. Her announcement follows:"My brother, C. D. Turner (Chuck) went to Sturgis. He was very happy to be going. He had a wreck on August 5th and died August 7th. Chuck loved working with the … Continue reading Call for Submissions: In Honor of Chuck "C.D." Turner

Teaser Image: Astonishing X-Men #44 Cover by Mike McKone

Ororo Monroe (Storm) & Scott Summers (Cyclops)Ororo is married to a rather powerful fella most known and feared as T'Challa the Black Panther.Scott is in a long-term relationship with one Emma Frost, formerly the White Queen of the old villainous Hellfire Club, but has been on the side of the mutant angels for nearly 20 years, … Continue reading Teaser Image: Astonishing X-Men #44 Cover by Mike McKone

History: Fantastic Four #1 Published by Marvel Comics 50 Years Ago Today

Released fifty long years ago today - August 8, 1961 - was the very first issue of  Fantastic Four #1 (cover dated November) from Marvel Comics. This book gets much historical respect for launching the Marvel Universe during the Silver Age of comic books.Created by Stan Lee (plot/dialogue) and Jack Kirby (plot/art)