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December 14th, 2017

I recounted a embarrassing personal anecdote a few years back, which good pal Cathy Leamy offered to render in comics form. She did a fantastic job with it (and was adamant about getting the feline supporting cast as accurate to their real-life counterparts as possible. Other than that, there is isn’t much I can add…except […]

I was supposed to attend the University of Wisconsin in Madison. I applied, got accepted, paid the deposit, and even managed to snag a dorm room despite the cautionary language about housing availability in the school’s admissions prospectus. Unfortunately, my weird legal status — where my grandmother had custody but my father still held legal […]

Excalibur Hobbies in Malden Center was my game store of choice from the last days of the Eighties up through the middle of the Nineties. It was at the midpoint of the walk between the Orange Line station and the New England Comics store where I bought my funnybooks, it had a fairly deep inventory […]

Cause and effect

November 8th, 2017

(The New York Times, 11/5/17) (Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! #3, December 1983) Says it all, really.

(from “World’s Weirdest Hobby” by George Kashdan and Gerry Talaoc in The Witching Hour #79, April 1978) But which one? Hugh Cornwell or Jean-Jacques Burnel? Recommended listening: The Stranglers – (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) (from Rattus Norvegicus, 1977)

The immediate post-WW2 period saw traditional supernatural threats eclipsed by a set of menaces sporting a scientific bent. Ghosts and vampires were out, replaced by mutated monstrosities and bug-eyed aliens. While these Atom Age nightmares better reflected the prevailing anxieties of the era, they also injected a bit of novelty into genre templates which had […]

For our second seasonal trip to the necropolis of Nobody’s Favorites, we’re going to check in with a diabolic damsel from the dying days of disco. Ladies and gentlemen, bats and ghouls, slip on your finest pair of boogie shoes and say hello to the Satin Satan. Also known as “Sabrina Sultress,” this Bianca Jagger-esque […]

Hey, now. This is a Code-approved comic and there’s no place in it for that kind of lewd talk. I’m quite frankly appalled by this blatant innuendo, especially as it also contains diabolic overtones. You can expect to receive sternly-worded letter from- Uh, never mind. (from “The Devil’s Own” by Writer Unknown and Tony Caravana […]

Today we’re going to dabble in a dark art that always makes me cringe with existential terror. That’s right, it’s SELF-PROMOTION TIME. The crowdfunding campaign for Advanced Death Saves has gone live! Like its predecessor, the anthology features tales of tragedy lifted straight from the gaming table, written and illustrated by an amazing roster of […]

It has been a while since I delved into the dank depths of Nobody’s Favorites, and what better time than the Halloween Countdown to exhume the Dreaded Feature That Cannot Die? In keeping with the seasonal spirit, we’re going to turn the spooky spotlight (it’s covered in cobwebs, okay?) upon the night-loving non-entity known as […]

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