Today in action films, hand-to-hand is all about martial arts. But once upon a time… it was just brawlin’.
We’re back (after far too long away), with discussion of DC shuttering Vertigo, Ink and Zoom; Brian Michael Bendis on Legion of Super-Heroes; the books spinning out of Heroes in Crisis; Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda; JJ and Henry Abrams and Sara Pichelli’s Spider-Man; the returns of Pretty Deadly and Battle Chasers and so much more – join us after the cut, why don’t you?
That’s what Julie called it. “Off to the Puyallup Batcave!” she had said as we were getting into the car.
But most folks know it as the Washington Summer Con at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. And damn was it FUN. One of the best ones we’ve been to.
You know what’s going on!
No, not the sound of bullets, I like Gunfire the 1994-5 comic book and its eponymous protagonist. I’m aware that’s a minority view. Gunfire is usually, and not unreasonably dismissed …
Thinking about Jim’s column about generations and defining events, and measuring my own life experience against it, I realized that almost all of my memories that I think of as ‘defining events’ are about books, comics, and most especially, book STORES. There was one bookstore in particular… sadly, long gone now, but I’ve never forgotten it.
Here we go!