A Nothing Day: Comic Books, Video Games & Graveyards

I wheeled the bike from the garage and took a deep breath. It was the start of the lull week that happened every summer. The week when every kid I knew was off at camp and I was on my own. Every year the neighborhood children would be shipped off to some 7 day secluded

Which Thing Came First: The Swamp or the Man? (Self-indulgent Nerdfest II)

Comics are a business. Amid the artwork and the writing, the beloved characters and detailed worlds and universes it is easy to forget that these guys* also want to make money. And in doing so certain ideas and concepts get … let’s say borrowed … from time to time. But every once in a while

Cobbled Together: The Monster of Frankenstein

In 1954, at the height of McCarthyism, the comic book industry was under scrutiny for being a corrupter of youth and an inciter of crime. And according to the book Seduction of the Innocent by Fredric Werthram all of the issues of teenage delinquency could be traced back directly to the reading of comics. Senate

Collected Edition: New Episodes!

After a brief hiatus due to overwhelming personal commitments, severe technical difficulties, and occasional bouts of procrastination new episodes are back! If you're not familiar with the Collected Edition, it is a podcast hosted by Brian Resse and Paul Matthew Carr. Each episode they discuss a famous (or infamous) run or story-arc throughout the

By |2021-07-05T15:22:18-06:00July 5th, 2021|Announcements, Comic Books|0 Comments

What You reading? Roundup (2/08/21 thru 2/21/21)

I have been crazy busy recently so this post covers two weeks of reading. But to be fair in addition to two full collected editions of comics and 5 individual issues there is also a full novel. A short novel granted, but have you ever read Kerouac? There's a lot to take in I

By |2021-02-24T11:34:13-07:00February 24th, 2021|Comic Books, Features, What You Reading|0 Comments

What You reading? Roundup (2/01/21 thru 2/07/21)

Hello everyone! This week was nothing but comics. Some ongoings, a new #1, catch-up on a couple of series I fell behind on, and a collected edition for an upcoming edition of the Collected Edition. I was pretty swamped last week with various projects, real work to pay the bills, and attempts at a

By |2021-02-12T11:12:04-07:00February 12th, 2021|Comic Books, DaddyElk, Features, What You Reading|0 Comments

What You reading? Roundup (1/24/21 thru 1/31/21)

I didn't do much reading this week comparatively speaking. I am still doing my deep dive into Buddhist thought and philosophy, something I have been interested in since my teenage years when I read Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums for the first time.  You'd think I'd be an expert at this point, but sadly no,

What You reading? Roundup (1/13/21 thru 1/23/21)

This is something new I'll be trying out. On any given week I'm reading a handful of things; novels and comics, historical non-fiction, and various essays and articles as research for sundry projects. So I am going to post what I read or am in the process of reading on a weekly basis in

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