For the last couple of months my family and I have been on holidays (that is, “on vacation” for the Americans amongst us) in the United States. The USA is the in which I was born and bred, but for about half of my life now I’ve been living in Australia. Normally we get back her for a visit about ever two years, but owing to various policies in both the USA and especially Australia related to recent global events, this is my first time back with my whole family for nearly five years.
My time in the US has been filled with many blessings and many things to be grateful for. One of them is the chance to get some comics for less than they would cost in Australia. This is not the major blessing, or the most important one, but it’s something I enjoy about my visits to the States nonetheless.
Continue reading 2023 Trek to America – The Comics
Ever since ever, the Legion of Super-Heroes has been my favorite comic book title. Lots of talented people have contributed to the depth, breadth and scope of the series and the world that it inhabits. And so last year, I kicked off our official Legion of Super-Heroes Creators Hall of Fame!
Continue reading Legion of Super-Heroes Creators Hall of Fame – Nominations for 2021
The votes are in! Blue Towel Productions’ first ever inductees into the Legion of Super-Heroes Creators Hall of Fame have been decided!
Continue reading Legion of Super-Heroes Creator Hall of Fame–2020 Inductees
Comic books fans will soon be treated to the return of the Legion of Super-Heroes, for good or for ill, and in the lead up to this there has been various pieces of preliminary artwork by Ryan Sook being released to the public. This has included a new and redesigned Matter-Eater Lad.
Or…as he was known in the 1960’s…
Continue reading In Defense of Matter-Eater Lad
Over a few posts, I’ve been choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.
Continue reading 100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 8 (Final)
Brain in jars? How long has that been a thing?
I’m not sure, but it’s been a while. Incidentally, I’m not just talking about regular (or Abby Normal) brains in jars, like in James Whales’ Frankenstein or Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein…I’m talking about sentient brains in jars. Brains in jars that are still thinking and still talking…and usually still plotting eeeeevil.
Continue reading Brains in Jars (The Legion of Super-Heroes)
It’s time for another Weekly Geeky Question. Each week my friend Rod asks me some geeky question that I have to answer. We’re now up to Week #50, so we’ve been at this for a while. This week’s question follows on from last week, where we talked about disappointing story payoffs.
What are some of the most best story payoff’s that I have ever seen?
Continue reading Weekly Geeky Question #50: Awesome Story Payoffs
Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #28, and this week’s question is a pretty straightforward one.
Who are my favorite comic book villains?
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Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #12, and this week’s questions is…
Who are the comic book writers and artists who have had the greatest influence upon me?
Continue reading Weekly Geeky Question #12: Influential Comic Book Creators