I have heard rumors of a Flash movie

This interests me greatly, as I am a Flash fan. (Well, sort of. I used to read the comic book, back when Wally West, the old Kid Flash, was the Flash and Mark Waid wrote it, but somewhere along the way, I dropped it. I did watch the CBS/John Wesley Shipp TV show. But still, the Flash is one of my favorite DC heroes.) (Yeah, I am such a nerd that I categorize my favorites by which company publishes them. Despite this nerdiness, I do manage to get laid. Occasionally.) I am a Flash fan, and I fear that DC … Continue reading I have heard rumors of a Flash movie

Sometimes they come back

I have a confession to make. I am a recovering comic book nerd. I say recovering because, other than IDW Publishing’s Locke and Key series (written by Joe Hill), I do not read comic books. I used to, though. My dad had three paper bags full of ’70s comics, and I read them all, many times. The Avengers, the Defenders, Spider-Man, Kamandi, Jonah Hex, House of Mystery . . . ah, nostalgia. I also bought my own comics. I was there for the Spider-Man/black costume saga. The West Coast Avengers. The rise of Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, and Rob Liefeld. The building of … Continue reading Sometimes they come back

Tales from the Vault of Fear

There have been some dark, serious posts recently, so I thought I’d lighten things up by posting about comic books. Horror comic books. Specifically, the horror comics published by EC (Entertaining Comics) from 1949 until 1954, when the government got involved. More on that in a minute. First, a little background in comics history. Superman appeared in 1938 and launched a blitzkrieg of superhero titles. World War II started. World War II ended. Interest in superheroes waned. Western, crime, and horror titles were popular. A few superheroes remained (Superman, Batman), but not many. EC was at the top of its … Continue reading Tales from the Vault of Fear