THANKSREADING 2019: Bustin’ Up the Boys Club

It’s day four of Thanksreading. The halfway point. How have I gotten this far without talking about comic books? I’m off my game. Let’s get to it. The comic book industry has been a male-dominated field from the very beginning. So much so that by the time I started collecting them in the early 1990s, …

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Long Box of Memories: Swamp Thing Annual #1

Swamp Thing Annual #1Script: Bruce JonesScreenplay: Wes CravenArt: Mark Texiera & Tony DeZunigaLetterer: Gaspar SaladinoColorist: Tatjana WoodEditor: Len Wein The plan was to crank out a new installment of Long Box of Memories at least once a week, but it’s been a month since the first one. Sickness, work, blah blah blah. Whatever. It’s in …

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Long Box of Memories: The Smell of Old Comics in the Morning

I went to an old-fashioned comic swap today. No cosplay. No artists or writers signing books. No celebrities selling autographs. Just long box upon long box upon long box of old comics, collected editions, and original graphic novels.  I haven’t been to a swap in probably 20 years. If they were happening, I didn’t hear …

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Coming Soon: Long Box of Memories

Of all the abilities and mechanisms possessed by the supercomputer we call the brain, one of my favorites is sense memory. The ability to recall physical feelings that relate to emotionally charged events we’ve experienced, sense memory can trigger recollections long buried in the layered sediment of our minds. Sense memory is powerful and often …

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