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I’ve been working on Armagideon Time for slightly over eleven years. Over the course of that decade-plus, I’m certain there are at least of you out there who’ve wondered about what shape a romance story written by me would take. Well, wonder no more. The second volume of the Strange Romance anthology went on sale […]

As distressing as recent events have been, I think it’s time to return to the Feature That Refuses to Die with a character who exemplifies the kinder, gentler side of Nobody’s Favorites…. …the splendorous Stingray. The second-rate scourge of sea-borne villainy started his career as Walter Newell, a government scientist and surface-dwelling pal of the […]

When I launched Nobody’s Favorites eight (?!?) years ago, I promised myself that it would not turn into another one of the many “Mort of the Month” features which infested the comics blogosphere at the time. The goal wasn’t pummeling a succession of soft targets in a context-free vacuum, but to use the dimmer lights […]

Apart from the abbreviated session that introduced me to the hobby, I spent the entirety of my early RPG days stuck in the gamemaster role. Lil Bro was too young to handle the task and what other players I could find expressed little interest in taking on the job. I didn’t have too much of […]

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 28

February 28th, 2017

(by Len Wein and Terry Austin in Who’s Who in the DC Universe #3, May 1985) We’ve reached the final installment of this February feature, which means it’s time for some whys and wherefores. My interest in the Black Orchid was a long and slow-burning affair, born of a kid whose obsession with minor characters […]

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 27

February 27th, 2017

(from “The Mask of Matches Malone,” S02E17 of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, 2011) For all the attempts to improve the bloom, nothing can compare with the majesty of the original.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 26

February 26th, 2017

(from “Jungle Work” by Len Kaminski Aluir Amancio, and Claude St. Aubin in Justice League of Amazons #1, March 2001) Despite the changes in coloration and form, some aspects of the original specimen have remained.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 25

February 25th, 2017

(from “Y2K Bug” by Tom Peyer, Duncan Fregredo. Richard Case, and Dean Ormston in Totems #1, February 2000) “By God,” I said when I could speak, “he brought you an orchid.” “Brassocattleya Thorntoni,” Wolfe purred. “Handsome.” — Rex Stout, The Silent Speaker (This one is the handiwork of good pal Bully, who saved me the […]

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 24

February 24th, 2017

(from “One Thing Is Certain” by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean in Black Orchid #1, 1988) The flower’s special allure resides in its aura of mystery. Take that away, and it may as well be a common variety weed.

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 23

February 23rd, 2017

(from “William Hell’s Overture” by John Ostrander, Luke McDonnell and Bob Lewis in Suicide Squad #4, August 1987) A true black orchid is characterized by its deceptive elegance.

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