Monday, June 24, 2013


We're back! +Comics Bulletin's MONDO MARVEL Volume Two: January - June 1963 is ready to lodge itself in your eyeballs!

From a cave in Vietnam, millionaire industrialist Tony Stark saves his own life by creating an amazing suit of armor! The Fantastic Four wins the Space Race! The Incredible Hulk loses his own title but makes a bigger splash elsewhere! Nurse Jane Foster keeps pining for Thor, while Thor secretly pines right back! Spider-Man tries to join the FF! Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos take the stage during World War II! Beautiful teenage heiress, Jan Van Dyne falls in love with Hank Pym and gets the gift of wings as he tries to not be creepy! Well, creepier! It's the start of the first full year of Marvel Comics and it's filled with paranoia, Red Scares, alien invasions, and superheroes as monstrous as the supervillains they fight!

I have returned to read and react to the creation of the Marvel Comics Superhero Universe, month by month, issue by issue! Sometimes it's irreverent, sometimes it's way-too-serious, and sometimes you'll want to smack me in the mouth! 

Originally published as a series of columns on Comics Bulletin, Mondo Marvel is a no-holds barred look back at what worked and what didn't in the creative explosion engineered by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko that launched the Marvel Superhero Universe. Volume Two covers each Marvel Superhero comic published between cover dates January and June, 1963, with three more volumes already underway covering the rest of 1963 and 1964!

Monday, May 27, 2013

MONDO MARVEL: VOLUME ONE - NOV. 1961 - DEC. 1962 on sale now WORLDWIDE!!!

Hey! What's that? It's a new ebook by Your's Truly!!! We at +Comics Bulletin have decided to experiment with epublishing some of our more in-depth and substantial columns, and the first one out the gate is my MONDO MARVEL column!

I'll be taking a month-by-month, issue-by-issue look at the formation and expansion of the Marvel Superhero Universe in a generally light-hearted, but at times maybe too-serious, way. It's a fun read and a glimpse into what it was like reading those classic Marvel comics for the first time all over again.

+Comics Bulletin Presents MONDO MARVEL Volume 1 is now on-sale WORLDWIDE!!! If you've got an Amazon, you've got no excuse! Well, no e-reader is a decent excuse, but that shouldn't stop you from buying it up for FUTURE READING!

Seriously, though. Thanks for your support and please spread the word. Any monies made not only help me buy beer, but helps keep Comics Bulletin running. And be on the lookout for Volumes 2 and 3 in the weeks to come, covering every month of 1963!

Plus, don't forget that I've got a novel (THE UNRAVELING: DAMAGED INC. BOOK ONE) and a book of short stories (COFFEE, SEX, AND CREATION) you can pick up for your Kindle! And there's The American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s, where I wrote chapter 10: 1989. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s PART TWO

Fresh from the printer and ready to be shipped to stores near you!

American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s!

Coming April 24th 2013! The American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s! Featuring a chapter on the American comics scene in 1989 by the one and only ME!

And there's a bunch of other, better writers takling all the other decades!

Pre-order now!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Assembling the Avengers!

During the week leading up to the US release of The Avengers, I wrote a series of columns looking at the making of each Marvel Studios film that led up to the Big Day.

Check it out!

Iron Man (2008)
Incredible Hulk (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Thor (2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
The Avengers (2012)

Some fun, eh?

Sunday, April 01, 2012


It's that time of year again! Time for our annual Easter Zombie Movie Marathon! This year we're going for ease and comfort as nearly every entry on the schedule is streaming via Netflix. Hell, we should ask for sponsorship, eh?

Without further ado, I present to you, this year's schedule!

Unholy Week 2012

Sunday, Bloody Sunday:
Zombie Girl (2009)
Colin (2008)

Merciless Monday:
Strigoi (2009)

Tribulation Tuesday:
Brain Dead (2007)

Die-Spy Wednesday:
Last of the Living (2009)

Moldy Thursday:
Doghouse (2009)

Bad Friday:
Make-out with Violence (2008)
Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)

Holy-shit Saturday:
The Dead (2010)
The Dead Outside (2008)

Resurrection Sunday:
Rammbock: Berlin Undead (2010)
Aftermath (1994)
Xombie: Dead on Arrival (2003)

Unholy Monday:
Pontypool (2008)

I will try to post reviews of these films after viewing, but I don't know what kind of schedule I'll be able to keep. So we'll see what happens! Feel free to watch along with us and share your opinions of the films!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Coffee, Sex, & Creation READY TO BUY!

A project years in the making! Sort of. Well, really what this is is a collection of short stories, the bulk of which made up my Master's creative thesis project.

After years of neglect, I decided to break it out, do some editing, and self-publish four of the stories, along with 5 new 100-word flash fiction pieces. The entire project centers around the fictional college town of Flannery, WV (which also made an appearance in my novel, The Unraveling).

This Kindle-Only collection is titled, Coffee, Sex, & Creation and for a measly .99 you get around 100 pages of drama, hallucinations, magical realism, sex, smoking, murder, clowns, and Kojaks - how can you pass that up?

Here are the main stories:

  • "Coffee, Sex, & Creation" - three young women dealing with love, sex, and art. While drinking a lot of coffee.
  • "Awakening" - a man suffers horrifying dreams and hallucinations. Or are they dreams and hallucinations?
  • "Stuck in the Middle with You" - A clown convention, a Telly Savalas lookalike convention, and a family trapped in between.
  • "Words, Words, Words" - a dark fantasy about the magic of writing

Snazzy, eh? That cover photograph is by the lovely and talented Dr. Girlfriend, by the way.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Unraveling: Damaged Inc. Book One READY TO BUY!

After months and months of work, it's finally here! The Unraveling: Damaged Incorporated, Book One is live for Kindle, NOOK, and via iTunes for your iReading iPleasure!

But what's it about, you ask? Well...

When a dubious scientific experiment goes awry deep beneath White Sands, NM and unleashes hell on earth, it's up to a twenty year-old psychic girl, a gay monster-hunter, two sixty-something occult investigators, a robot, a brain-in-a-jar, and the most advanced artificial intelligence on the planet to shut it down.

But how do you stop arcane energies that can possess nearly anyone they come in contact with? And what is going on with those comatose psychic teens? Are they really influencing dreams?

It's the end of the world and reality is unraveling all around them. Can these damaged individuals really pull together to save all of time and space?

If that sounds like the sort of thing that's up your alley, please buy it, read it, and let me know about it!

It's around 300 pages for 2.99! Enjoy!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


It's Misfits time again! This time out, Kelvin Green joins Nick Hanover and me to talk about how awesome Simon is.  He's dreamy! You know. In a super-creepy kind of way!

Monday, July 04, 2011


It's time for my turn at bat with What Looks Good!


Kelvin Green and I return to talk about Luther 2.03 and a whole slew of other UK Crime & Espionage shows!


Wherein we take a look at the third episode from Misfits Season One, now airing on Hulu, where you can watch for free!