Travis talks about his first time at a comic shop, and also includes an update about the other comics featured in that DC TV ad from last time, thanks to you the reader!
John Watkiss has died of cancer. Let’s remember his gorgeous work!
Miguel Ferrer died today. Let’s celebrate his cool career!
Dick Gautier, best known as Hymie the Robot on Get Smart, passed away this week at age 85, so I thought it would be appropriate to give him a proper acknowledgement. In comedy, the “straight man” doesn’t always get their due; if they do their job right, they make it look easy, and their partner gets all the laughs, but it takes great timing and delivery to set up a joke, and Gautier was good at it.
We all know Alfred Hitchcock was a famous movie director. But most people have forgotten he was once a literary brand name as well.
A friend of mine shared a fan theory about the Series 4 finale of Sherlock. Basically, the theory was that Sherlock had spent all or most of S4 inside of his Mind Palace. I hated this idea, mainly because “It was all a dream” is one of the lamest ways to end a story imaginable. And besides, Sherlock has gone to that well once before. Two dream endings in one series would really be pushing it.
Now, I’m kind of wishing that they went with it.
Travis talks about when Marvel and DC advertised their comics on TV by giving local comic shops a piece of video to work from and add their own info!