Today has a special significance for me because–here’s something you probably don’t know about me–I’m a huge fan of Elvis Aron Presley. Of his music and, at his best, of the man.
I grew up in the Deep South to parents and maternal grandparents who were likewise fans. One of my earliest memories in... more
Sorry to bring the room down, but it seems worth noting that it was fifty years ago today that TV’s first Superman, actor George Reeves, was found dead of a gunshot wound in his own home.
His death was ruled as a suicide, though to this day, some very smart and informed people, far from... more
Yes, I realize I have very…specific interests, but there is nothing, nothing, nothing I love more than–or delights me as much as–finding out things about Superman than I didn’t know before. In fact, I’m not even sure I knew that was possible at this point. But I’ve just spent the last three days... more
…and this is the height of geekdom, forgive me…
…but fifty years ago today, on March 31st, 1959, the world was first introduced to Supergirl, Bat-Mite, and the Space Museum. So, Happy Birthday to three of my favorite things in comics.
That is all.
Attended a talk last night with Ross Richie and Chip Mosher at L.A.’s Skirball Center to hear the legendary Jerry Robinson speak about his career. It was great to hear the creator of the Joker talk about Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Siegel and Shuster, and a host of other comics legends. Kudos to... more