Once again, some random bits and pieces that aren’t worth a column in and of themselves. Mostly stuff I stumbled across that provoked a memory, humorous things people sent me, and my latest podcast appearance.
Let’s set the record straight about Don McGregor, Jack Kirby, and the Black Panther’s fight with the KKK.
Though my usual beat here is old stuff, I DO occasionally check out the current pop culture. Here’s a look at the (mostly) new stuff we have been enjoying.
Sometimes the cover’s all you have to go on.
In the long-ago, pre-internet days when I was a kid, the strange recursive feedback loop between comics, paperbacks, and television led me to some odd — but very cool– places.
How many times DID television producers rip off THE FUGITIVE, anyway? A lot; sometimes badly, sometimes really well. Here’s a (probably incomplete) rundown of TV heroes on the run from one-armed men, ruthless billionaires, shady corporations, and others.
In which I find things I’d forgotten about or at best half-remembered; books, comics, and my first-ever pulp magazine.