Screen capture from the movie "Clerks" featuring the character Dante behind the counter.

“I’m not even supposed to be here today!” – Dante, Clerks (And also my inner twentysomething who didn’t figure on making it to 30, let alone 50.) As of today, I’ve been hanging around for half a century, and while many parts of those five decades have been rough going, […]

I know that in this timeless limbo in which we find ourselves people sometimes need a reminder of what day it is, so I’ll take this opportunity to point out that it’s Saturday. On this Saturday, I thought I would also provide something else that people need: good news! First […]

As part of the ongoing effort to help keep comic shops going through this period of upheaval, comics creators are raising funds by auctioning original work via the #Creators4Comics hashtag on Twitter. In addition to original art, creators are auctioning off signed comics, and others are auctioning off…experiences. DC Comics […]

In what we now know as “The Before Times,” today would have been the best day of the week, AKA New Comic Book Day. However, as noted last week, one of the many challenges we’re facing in the midst of this global pandemic – and, admittedly, one of the more […]

Today is New Comic Book Day, which is normally a happy occasion for those of who eagerly rush to our local comic shop (LCS) to pick up the latest four-color adventures. But this New Comic Book Day is unlike any other, in that it’s going to be the last one […]

My Promise To YOU

The Future

Over the weekend news broke that DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio is no longer with the company. As of this writing, details are scarce, and there has been no official announcement of any kind. Naturally, this has led to rampant speculation as to why and what it means for the […]

Six years ago, finding myself in a set of circumstances – both personal and professional – that could be viewed as either a challenge or an opportunity, I decided to pursue thinking of it all as the latter, and began weighing my options. It was that options-weighing that ultimately led […]