August 2021 Books …

Another month filled mainly with comic books and books about comics … what can I say? Retirement brings out the nostalgia in me. Billy Summers by Stephen KingThis was the book that occupied me for most of August. It’s a fascinating character study by King, devoid (for the most part) of his usual horror and/or... Continue Reading →

Comic-Con: 21 Years Ago …

There is no live San Diego Comic-Con this year, and by “live” I mean that living, breathing organism that seems to mystically appear inside the San Diego Convention Center, transforming it into a whole new city by the bay for four and a half days. There is an online component again this year, with some... Continue Reading →

June 2021 Books …

I slowed down a little in June, due to a quick getaway trip and a large biography, but I enjoyed everything I read nonetheless. Once and Future, Vol. 2: Old English by Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora, and Tamra BonvillainIt’s really the art by Mora and the vibrant coloring by Bonvillain that make this story of... Continue Reading →

May 2021 Books …

Slowed down a little this month with only six books read. They are: DAREDEVIL Vol. 1: KNOW FEAR by Chip Zdarsky and Marco ChecchettoZdarsky’s down-and-dirty take on DD begins here and, as I've mentioned before, it’s Marvel’s best written book right now. While Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s run on the blind hero restored some... Continue Reading →

Greg Eide • 1951–2021

Greg Eide died on May 20, 2021 at the age of 69. He died of complications from COVID-19. Even though he had just had a second vaccination shot, he became symptomatic and spent the last two weeks of his life in hospital, according to a post on Facebook. I’m sure a lot of people reading... Continue Reading →

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