Thursday, January 31, 2008

1/31/08 show

Tonight (LIVE!) on "The Comic Book Novice" radio show Join Hassan, Belkis, And yours truly as we interview Author Christopher Knowles (

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Tonight 9pm EST

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Now in our second consecutive year!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The thing that no one saw...

On last weeks episode of "The Comic Book Novice" radio show we mentioned that the director of the movie "Cloverfield" Matt Reeves was quoted as saying (regarding the final shot in the aforementioned movie) "The thing about that shot is that almost nobody sees the shot, but once you see the shot and the thing in it, you'll never stop seeing it."

So with a little research, I found out what the hell he was talking about. I have yet to actually "see" the thing, but I'm sure to catch it eventually. If you click the title above it will take you to where they explain the whole shebang. Basically at the end of the movie, "something" is shown dropping into the water by Coney Island. According to the site it was a satellite dropped into the ocean by the same company the lead guy was going to be VP of (what a connection!) as a viral marketing campaign (sort of like those "bombs" for the "Aqua Force" movie). Anyway the thing that they are promoting is a drink (slusho!) which made the monster (huh?) This was supposed to all be explained in the beginning of the movie (guess those 20 minutes were important after all!) as background chatter.....

Thursday, January 24, 2008

1/24 show

Tonight (LIVE! ) on "The Comic Book Novice" Radio show, Join Hassan, yours truly (Belkis has the night off) as we discuss the movie "Cloverfield". Did you see it? We want to hear from you!

As with all of our movie review shows, this is a free flowing conversation so spoilers may be discussed.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I had planned to talk about something else today, but then Heath Ledger was found dead in an apartment owned by one of the Olsen Twins. He was 27. Holy crap! It's not just the fact that he was so young, but it came out of nowhere. It wasn't like he was a party guy or associated with drugs, but there he was (allegedly) naked in the room with pills around him. He was set to play the Joker in the Dark Knight movie. I am curious how this is going to affect the whole thing. The movie is due out this year, so I'm guessing that the principle footage was shot. This reminds me of when Donald Pleasance died during the 6Th Halloween movie. I made an earlier blog about death so I really don't have much more to add. So to his family, I feel your loss.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

1/17/08 show

Tonight (LIVE! ) on "The Comic Book Novice" Radio show, Join Belkis, Hassan and yours truly as we talk about Movies from Comics and TV.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

An important day in history

Another special day (I see a theme here). The is Martin Luther Kings B-day. When I was in school, it really was just another time when I had to write a report that I didn't want to do. But now, as I am older I can appreciate how important the man (and his dream) are. Everyone should take a look back at the man and history for a little inspiration. So thank you Mrs. King for having him!

And....On January 14, 2007 I met up with Jeff Lo (station manager at WGBB). It was then that we re-started our business relationship by me signing up for a years worth of radio shows. This week's Thursday will be our 52ND show back from my hiatus (2003). It's interesting how much has changed, yet after a long break alot stayed the same. With regards to the radio station that is. But hey! Now even they have a new website design.

I was hoping that my new website would be launched around this time (to commemorate the anniversary) but it looks like it will be ready at the end of the month (and that's just as good).

Thursday, January 10, 2008

1/10/08 show

Tonight (LIVE!) on "The Comic Book Novice" radio show Join Hassan, Belkis, And yours truly as we discuss realism in comics.

What are your thoughts? Listen in and call in! Tonight 9pm EST

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Vampire Cowboys

This past Saturday I went to a little place in brooklyn. It was a play. Well, more than than. I'd say it was a live performance. Actually 4 of them. The Vampire Cowboys as they call themselves, is a series of performances with a sci-fi fantasy element to it. Each month they show one part of each of the 4 on-going serials. Last week's show was part 4. Next month's will be part 5 (of 5). Once that is done (again according to the website) they will premiere new shows. So really these are one time performances.

So let me tell you a little about each show. I was about 10 minutes late for the first show, but it was still entertaining. It was a cast of 3 and it was set in the future in a college dorm. The leads were each trying to figure how they were going to have sex.

The second one was with a group of characters fighting demons in the south. One of which was a Blind amnesiac county singer and a girl who can only talk without speaking (another actress does her voice off stage)

The third show was about a desolate future out west where the hero refuses to carrry a gun and is searching for a valuable item which (of course everyone else is also)

And the last one was about an odd cast of characters involved in an alien invasion of moth women as they try to achieve immortality by reproducing.

It's good stuff.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

1/03/08 show

New year new show! Tonight (LIVE) on "The Comic Book Novice" radio program Hassan, Belkis and Yours truly
will be talking about comic book the new Aliens Vs Predator movie. As with all of our movie review shows, this will be a free flowing discussion, so spoilers may be mentioned. If you have seen the movie share your comments. Call in we want to hear from you!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year

Once again (not too unexpectedly) I have another special day fall on a Tuesday. New Years day. So I guess my thoughts about the past year and my resolutions for the year to come are in order.

last year was a major overhaul. I moved to a new place. I made a big push with my company, started the radio show back on again, did some cons and used the power of the press pass. Yet sad things happened also. I had a death in my life and have lost many other things.

This year I'm going for broke. Got my book on the way (get a move on Pete!). The website will be up to 100% (I have faith in you John and thanks for your help Jerron). We are going to San Diego, a New best of CD is on it's way (I'm waiting on you Brian)and we are full steam ahead on the Radio show.

As usual, my resolution is this: to make it to the next year!

There will be ups and downs but that is how life is. I wish all of you a happy new year and hope you achieve what you set out for in 2008.