Posted on May 17, 2013 with 1 note ()
Hydra agents defeated by the Hallucination Cube.
Strange Tales #157, June 1967
Yeah, wake me when the SHIELD series on TV shows one hundredth of the imagination in one of these panels. Until then, pass.
Jack Kirby and Carmine Infantino interview from Comic & Crypt #5 (1971).
Reblog because Infantino and King Kirby talking shop.
HIGHWAY 62 REVISITED out now for your Kindle devices.
Culled from the last ten years (or more: there’s a surprise piece from 1993 in there, but I won’t tell you where) of blogging on comics and horror and music, HIGHWAY 62 REVISITED is a titanic (almost 1200 pages) tome of pop culture dissection and celebration, all from my unique (arguably warped) perspective. It also makes the perfect companion volume to THE COLLECTED FULL BLEED, the compilation of comics-related writing that I did between 2003-2008.
This volume features an introduction by friend Ken Lowery, he of LIKE A VIRUS and THE VARIANTS (oh and RINGWOOD RAGEFUCK if you’re old enough to remember such dalliances.) He pegs me pretty good in the introduction, though it’s not what you’d expect at all.
It’s available now for the introductory sale price of three bucks. That’s less than you’ll pay for a new comic book and I guarantee it’ll take you at least fifty times as long to read. So if you’ve enjoyed anything that I’ve written in the last forever since I started blogging, might I humbly ask that you give it a try? And if you find yourself in a state of enjoyment due to its reading, please leave a review indicating such at the Amazon page in question. Thanks.
Posted on May 10, 2013 with 3 notes ()
Since the old cover isn’t the right size anymore, I’ve gone and redone this one as well. Long day. Four covers recomposed to 1536x2500 instead of good old 600x800 (which I kinda liked, gave the dimensions a little more weight. This new one feels like hanging a shawl on a broom handle or something.)
This one (which is the first collection of my comics commentary) is up on the Kindle store now, minus the snazzy new cover. Check it out.
Correction: By updating the cover, I’ve borked the book for now. Well, nobody’s awake anyways right now, right?
Posted on May 10, 2013 with 4 notes ()
This might be the cover of my second non-fiction/commentary collection. Not sure just yet.
For comparison, the cover for the first one is below. I dunno, having a really short title makes it able to completely dominate a cover much more handily. Might swap it back to FULLY BLED (which was an alternate, joke title.)
Oh geez, there’s already one stupid goof I see. Ugh.
Posted on May 6, 2013 with 3 notes ()
Vintage Photo - Local Comic Shop (c.1980/1981)
This is not unlike the first comic store that I visited in Garden Grove, CA. On Brookhurst St., if memory serves. If only I could remember the name.
My memory shames me.
An earlier blog entry indicates that it was called Brookhurst Comics, but that doesn’t feel right. I probably won’t be able to sleep tonight because of this. And I know it wasn’t Mile High Comics, though they had a shop not far from the one I’m trying to remember.
Since I picked up some new followers.
I don’t just post screenshots of movies with snarkentarry, I also take pictures of old comic books (mostly quarter bin fodder) and post them at my other tumbler, Intrapanel. You can visit it at the following link:
Posted on May 2, 2013 with 2 notes ()
The Marel Mutant Massacre Map.
Everything wrong with comics in one handy graph.