Thursday, February 28, 2008

2/28/08 show

Tonight (LIVE! ) on "The Comic Book Novice" Radio show, Join Belkis, Hassan and yours truly as we interview Artist/letterer/comic book creator Chris Giarrusso ( on another giveaway show. In addition to Chris, we have passes to the Wizard LA con ( and tickets to the Sci-fi play "Fight Girl Battle World" from for FREE!

9pm EST

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Now in our second consecutive year!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

On your marks....

We here are in pre-con season and it looks like things are going quite well. We are set to have tables at the Wizard Philly Con, the "Summer Sizzler" at the Big Apple Con, and the SDCC. I (along with the rest of the crew) will be making appearances at the NYCC, the I-Con ( and maybe one or two more places.

The Book will be ready for the SDCC and may even have a "preview issue" to be debuted at an earlier con. Although as of right now it looks like I may team with another company and do a 5 issue run and then do the 115 page graphic novel.

Our 2008 Edition of the Best of Cd is on hold till Hassan can get a day off of work so we can record it. But once that is done we are all go to have them ready for the cons also

We are to have our ad in a few places (never hurts to get the word out) such as in Sam Vera's ( Doodie trade, Free Lunch Comic's ( Sky Pirates, Wizard magazine, and in the program guides to the I-Con, and the play "Fight Girl Battle World" from Vampire Cowboys (

And best of all we will have tons of stuff to give away on the radio show. Not only do I have Wizard convention tickets to hand out, we have 3 day passes to the NYCC, I-Con, a free pair of tickets to "Fight Girl Battle World", and I hope to be able to get a few passes to give away for the SDCC and Big Apple Con too.

so let people know!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

2/21/08 show

Tonight (LIVE) on "The Comic Book Novice" radio program join Hassan, Belkis, Yours truly and Movie Mike as we talk about the movie Jumper.

As with all of our movie review shows, this will be a free flowing discussion, so spoliers may be mentioned.

In Addition to that, we will be giving away 2 FREE 3-day passes to the Wizard LA convention.

If you have seen the movie we want to hear from you! Listen in and call in!

9pm EST

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Now in our second consecutive year!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


This past Thursday I got a package. It was a self addressed stamped envelope containing an original comic and a letter. But it was more than that. It was a hand drawn comic from a kid. It kinda reminded me of my old comics I used to draw for myself. I was flattered. Without giving away too much (don't want him to think that I am giving away his secrets) it was about a superhero who stopped a bank robber. Not only is this the first package I have gotten, but the letter has such sincerity attached to it. I am honored. I wonder if Marvel gets stuff like this...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

2/14/08 show

Tonight (LIVE) on "The Comic Book Novice" special giveaway show, Belkis and Yours truly will be talking to Comic creator Brian Ferrara ( as we give away another set of FREE 3-day passes to the Wizard LA Con (

9pm EST

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Steve Gerber

Another Death....

Seve Gerber. Best known as co-creator of the Marvel Comics character Howard the Duck.
Some little (well, little to me) known facts about Steve, He created the animated Thundarr the Barbarian cartoon, He was one of the founders of the Malibu Comics Ultraverse, co-creating Exiles, and he worked in television animation, working as story editor on the animated series The Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Dungeons & Dragons. Last year he was diagnosed with an early stage of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis which meant that he needed a lung transplant. while still working on a new DR. Fate comic, he died in a Las Vegas hospital from complications stemming from his condition.

What really hits home for me is that I went to his blog and he was allowed to use his lap top on the hospital. His final thoughts and words are...well, they are something to read. Just thinking about his mindframe during that time. it's just wow.... He was 60.

I can't say I was a "fan" but I enjoyed his run on The Sensational She-Hulk.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

2/7/08 giveaway show

Tonight (Live!) on "The Comic Book Novice" radio program Join Hassan, Belkis, and Your's truly as we interview Author/Designer Arlen Schumer (

In addition to that, we are giving away 2 free passes to the Wizardworld LA convention (

9pm EST

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Now in our second consecutive year!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Super Duper Tuesday

I may have mentioned this before, but during the course of the week, a lot of things come to mind to talk about, but when Tuesdays come along sometimes I draw a blank. But hey today is another day where I can just comment on the day. It's another one of those "special" days. We have the Giants parade and the media dubbed "Super Duper Tuesday" because of the elections. So I get two things to talk about.

First the Superbowl. Now I am not a "big time" football fan, I watch it occasionally (more when I was younger than I do now) but I know what's going on in the game. Now I was torn on who to root for. Peoople like the underdogs, but because of a past history with the 49'ers I didnt want them to win. However, I never had any love for the Patriots. Ever since '01 that team just didn't sit right with me. All that talk about dynasty. Then this year with all that 19-0 crap. Being undefeated aure makes one cocky. I hate cocky. So really (for me) this game was "a lesser of two evils". But even with all that, it was a good game. Close, could go anyway, last minute moves and plays. So in other words a good show. Go Giants!

Now for the election. Yes, this is just the primary but while no one else is gonna say it (we are just to "PC") but there is just no way the Democrats are going to win this one. I see it like this: what happened last election? Kerry had an early (big) lead. Word got out to the western states that he had a chance and might win. The "rest" of the nation was like "there is no way that is going to happen" and voted for Bush. I just don't think the "average" American is ready for a black man or a woman to be President. There I said it. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think so.