Monday, April 30, 2018
This week on CBR, I'm looking back on the Scarecrow, and his three distinct looks during the show's run.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
This week on CBR, I look back on one of the finest Batman: The Animated Series episodes, and an issue of the Batman Beyond comic intended as a sequel, set decades later.
Monday, April 23, 2018
More from my Kindle Worlds novel, available now...
“No offense, but I didn’t ask for company,” Falcon told Jinx, lining up a shot at the nine-ball.
The Joes could often be found at Rhonda’s, a pool hall located an hour’s drive from their homebase, an island of almost-civilization out there in the desert. They kept the tables busy, those nights duty wasn’t chaining them to the base. This evening, Falcon had been alone at the corner table, duffel bag packed with clothes and toiletries still resting inside his jeep, practicing a game of Three Ball.
He could’ve extended his bereavement leave; wasn’t sure why he declined the General’s offer. Didn’t know why he hadn’t returned to base, either. Uncomfortable at home, uneasy about returning to work, not particularly invested in this solo billiards match…Falcon recognized the sour mood, just hoped it wouldn’t last.
“Didn’t even know you’d be here, soldier,” Jinx responded, stepping out of his way as he maneuvered towards the opposite side of the table. “Things were slow, so I came here to break Sci-Fi’s top score on Space Commandos.”
Monday, April 16, 2018
This week at CBR, I look back on the numerous cameo appearances of established characters on the initial X-Men cartoon. And, in case you missed it, thanks to the assistance of Eric & Julia Lewald and Larry Houston, we've also discovered why the Brood never made an official appearance on X-Men.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
She’s a fan, at least. He had that much going for him. Only reason why she let him in the door in the first place.
“Mrs. Kristofer, you have to understand that I’m on your side here,” said Hector Ramirez, graciously accepting the cup of coffee offered by his host. “I’m not eager to believe the worst about your son, believe me.”
A living room shrine to Colin Kristofer, gone too soon, lost in a war Hector protested a few times back in college. Met his first wife at one of those rallies, actually.
Friday, April 6, 2018
GHOST RIDER #1 - May 1990. Never read any of these before. Gaping hole in my ‘90s awareness.
I knew how huge GHOST RIDER was in those days, thought it looked cool, but never checked in on it. This is the book that made Howard Mackie’s writing career, justifying his position on Marvel’s top titles.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Another chapter from my G. I. JOE novel, available on Amazon.
At least he’s not some loudmouth drill sergeant, thought Tunnel Rat, first in line for the sparring session. Or, as known colloquially, “The Massacre.”
Standing opposite him, in the loading bay of G. I. Joe’s secret base of operations, was the enigma known as Snake Eyes. Every recruit knew of Snake Eyes. First name classified, no known words ever spoken, entire body covered in black leather, his mask reportedly concealing a hideous visage you’d never want to catch before mealtime.
Some said he served as Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol in ‘Nam. Another rumor had him a mountain recluse, recruited from the snowy High Sierras by none other than General Hawk himself.
His perpetual silence? A vow of silence after the loss of a loved one. Or some quirk in his brain chemistry. Or injured vocal chords, a sniper’s bullet severing any hope of verbal communication for the rest of the young soldier’s life.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
For April Fool's Day, I look back at the holiday-themed Batman: The Animated Series episode. (Alfred's expression kinda sums it up.) And, thankfully, an issue of Gotham Adventures that better reflects the series.