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Trade-in: Prologue

February 13th, 2019

My grandmother’s passing last year forced me to confront a situation I’d been kicking down the road for two decades. During the years I lived under her roof, I’d treated the attic as a catchbasin for whatever overflow needed to be shifted from my room — boxes upon boxes of paperback potboilers and old textbooks, […]

Till you drop

January 28th, 2019

Over the past few months, I’ve accumulated an ever-growing trade collection stack of fondly regarded funnybook runs. The whys and wherefores surrounding this development will probably be addressed in an upcoming dedicated feature (once the RPG one has been put to bed), but all that matters for this specific post is that scored a secondhand […]

A gut feeling

January 25th, 2019

Some friends and I were chatting the other day about how certain funnybooks evoke vivid “sense memories.” If you’ve been into the hobby for a long enough stretch of time, you’ll know what I’m referring to — flipping through some back issue from your formative years and getting a double-barreled Proustian blast of tastes, sounds, […]

Second edition rules

November 15th, 2018

I’m not really keen on the self-promotion game, but I feel obligated to inform you that Advanced Death Saves is now available through Comixology. This follow-up to the original Death Saves anthology further explores matters of tragic mortality around the gaming table, and expands the concept beyond the boundaries of the heroic fantasy genre. It […]

Flipped and translated

November 13th, 2018

In a strange bit of synchronicity, Seven Seas recently announced the upcoming release of a Space Battleship Yamato manga collection. I found out about it because a number of thoughtful souls noticed my current Star Blazers obsession and felt obligated to give me a heads-up. During the course of one of these conversations, I brought […]

..and now it’s an epidemic of national proportions. (from “The Loathsome Loner” by Carl Wessler and Ricardo Villamonte in The Witching Hour #65, August-September 1976) Recommended listening:

Spiderman, Spiderman. Rents out rooms when he can. Drains his tenants by surprise. But an angry spouse makes sure he fries. Too bad, it seemed like a solid plan. (“Spiderman and His Web of Doom” from The Thing #7, March 1953; illustrated by Bob Forgione) Recommended listening: One slice of low-budget sleaze deserves another.

Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscrib’d In one self place; but where we are is hell, And where hell is, there must we ever be. – The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe Recommended listening: More “Down South” diabolism. (panels from “What’s So Hot About a Ghost?” […]

Chuckle away, Paul. Someday you’ll be the one returning to work after a long weekend during a busy cycle and we’ll see who’s making stupid puns then, huh? (“Buried Alive” in Web of Evil #11, February 1954; by Writer Unknown and possibly illustrated by Sheldon Moldoff) Recommended listening: Close to home…in more ways than one.

The Don Knotts Courier-Gazette’s headline that day read “A G-G-G-G-GHOST?” but comically hurled itself out the nearest open window before the image could be taken. Recommended listening: From the scene that refuses to die.

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