Sunday, November 29, 2015

Currently Reading

Some of you know that my favorite comics are early to mid-70s Marvel. I picked up a couple of cool collections within the last month, but time has been in short supply, so I’ve just been picking at them. With Thanksgiving out of the way, I plan to dig deeply into both.

The Man-Thing book is the first volume of a series collecting Steve Gerber’s work on the swamp monster. Gerber was wildly original, and even early in the book you can watch him crank up the crazy. During this period, Marvel published out a lot of books with the only the lightest editorial interference, leading to an anything-can-happen vibe. This is most apparent in Gerber’s work.

The other book is the massive Werewolf by Night Omnibus, an oversized thick tome (over 1100 pages) collecting the horror/superhero series. A variety of writers worked on this, Doug Moench being one of the best and the one who stuck around the longest. The early issues have terrific Mike Ploog art (he’s also in the Man-Thing collection, and worked on early Ghost Rider and The Monster of Frankenstein for Marvel). I also have a real fondness for the art of Don Perlin. He stuck around Marvel for a long time and did solid work on Ghost Rider.

So excuse me while I plug in the lava lamp and travel back to the early 70s, when gas was cheap and so were the comics.

Monday, November 23, 2015

I Taste Like Turkey

At least Archie thinks so.

Or maybe I taste like Little Friskies. Or butt.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Work News

Thanks to the readers of The (Ashland, KY) Daily Independent for the award I’m holding above.

I love what I do for a living, and I also know that these votes were for the show, not for me, so I share this with Jim Forrest, MJ McKay, Tim “Fig” Carper and Justin Credible, all good broadcasters and good friends