Everlasting love and romance can seem such a fantasy. Especially within the movies and books showcasing scandalous affairs and love struck tragedies. As much fun it is to imagine such passionate adventures, it takes a story like A Man Called Ove, by Fredik Backman, to simply say love and romance is here you ninnies so shut your slobberin’ yappin’ mouth and get some work done.
Yes, it’s time for another jaunt through my brain, as I offer up some thoughts about the trades and books I read in May. Won’t this be fun?
A recent discussion touched on stories and characters on film that none of us ever believed Hollywood would touch, and that got me thinking about movies I could never have dreamed of. And that got me dreaming of them.
Today, I take a look at what I call The Goldblum Effect. Why no, I don’t have much to do, why do you ask?
I bet you thought Star Wars Day was May 4, right? That silly pun has gotten most of the attention, but given the significance of the day this year, we’re going to go ahead and celebrate the real Star Wars Day. Forty years ago today, May 25, 1977, was the world premiere of Star Wars (renamedStar Wars Episode 1: A New Hope when it was re-released in 1981), the movie that introduced the world to Jedi and Sith, droids and wookiees, Han Solo and the Force. It also sold a whole lot of theater tickets and toys.
Travis stops by a big book sale in Ithaca and talks about what he picked up there, as well as talking about the latest issue of Cerebus in Hell?
Michael Eury’s new book is HERO-A-GO-GO: CAMPY COMIC BOOKS, CRIMEFIGHTERS & CULTURE OF THE SWINGING SIXTIES, and it’s all about the Camp Craze of the 1960s, when EVERYONE, thanks to Batman and James Bond, was a superhero, a swinging secret agent, or BOTH. Here’s what Michael had to say about the project…