Friday, August 3, 2018


A new podcast with guest host Jeff & Jamie (and Jamie's sons). They talk pros and cons of reboots, as well as ideas for new reboots of Kidd Video, Ark 2, Scarecrow of the Romney Marsh, Laredo, DC Comics Inferior 5 and even, The Adventures of Hiram Holiday. If you have a suggestion for a topic for Jeff & Jamie, send and e-mail to or leave a suggestion in the comments section here or on Facebook.

Sunday, July 8, 2018


I've posted several Ipod playlist dedicated to such artist as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees, The Doors, Chuck Berry and Prince. A few days ago, I thought "I've never made a Ipod playlist for Elton John." Well, now I think is the right time. These are my favorites in order.

  1.  Mama Can't Buy You Love 
  2.  Madman Across the Water (original version)
  3. All The Young Girls Love Alice
  4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  5. Lady Samantha
  6. Crocodile Rock
  7. Tiny Dancer
  8. Saturday Nights All Right For Fighting
  9. Philadelphia Freedom
  10. Burn Down The Mission
  11. Take Me To the Pilot
  12.  Kiss The Bride
  13. I'm Still Standing
  14. Your Song
  15. Bennie & The Jets
  16. Rocket Man
  17. Warp Her Up
  18. Funeral For a Friend
  19. Candle In the Wind (original version)
  20. Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters

Saturday, July 7, 2018


Steve Ditko was one of the first comic book artist whose style I recognized without looking at the credits. Ditko's characters had skinny heads that were flat on the top. I first became aware of his name in a paperback collection of early Spider-Man stories.

Ditko helped create many famous characters for Marvel (Spider-Man & Dr. Strange), Charlton (Captain Atom & The Question) and D.C (The Creeper, Hawk & Dove, Shade the Changing Man). He also helped revived the Blue Beetle in the Silver Age (at Charlton) and even worked on two issues of Dell's Get Smart comic book.

Charlton reprinted this 50s sci-fi anthology after the success of Star Wars

from a Dell Get Smart comic book

As I've gotten older, I have issues with Ditko's Ayn Rand-fueled beliefs and his reclusive nature. Yet his work and contribution to the industry should not be overlooked on this account. He used the same storytelling ability on Max & 99's task of chewing licorice gumballs as he did Spider-Man trying to extricated himself from under a fallen piece of machinery. That is why he will be missed.

Sunday, July 1, 2018


As you've noticed, my post have been sporadic of late. First off, I've had my gall bladder taken out about a month ago. What has taken much of my time has been a writing project, inspired by a story I've written about in a much earlier post here and on the original blog. The story takes place in the early part of 1966, during the hight of Batmania. As I write my story and do research, I've been absorbing the pop culture of that era.

So I've been listening to:
The Beach Boys
The Yardbirds
Simon & Garfunkel
Wilson Picket (that guitar player looks familiar)
Roger Miller
Gary Lewis & the Playboys
The Lovin Spoonful
Sonny & Cher
The Supremes
The Animals
Stevie Wonder
Bob Dylan
James Brown
The Kinks
Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs
The Rolling Stones
Four Tops
The Hollies
The Byrds
Paul Revere & the Raiders
The Who
The Mamas & Papas
The Pretty Things

Young Rascals
last but certainly not least, The Beatles

And I've been watching:

Wild Wild West
The Addams Family

The Munsters
F Troop
Green Acres
Beverly Hillbillies
Get Smart
Man from UNCLE
and Batman, of course.
I'm both listening and watching:

Dean Martin
Hopefully I can come up with some more post in the future.
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