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I’m so excited! The just-published anthology called Hey Kids, Comics! True-Life Tales from the Spinner Rack, which contains a piece I wrote exclusively for the project, is now available to order on Etsy (for those of us who prefer not to shop on Amazon).

I absolutely encourage you all to pick up a copy of this book. It’s packed with heartfelt stories, mostly from the childhoods of comic book legends, authors, journalists, TV and film writers, and just plain fans - all based around a love of comics. I know many of you will recognize the names of the contributors, relate to their stories, and recognize nostalgic tidbits from your own childhoods.

My own story of how I started my relationship with my partner, “The Black Cat and the Gentleman,” is the tenth piece in the book. It’s a bit off the beaten path for this collection, but I am honored to be included - to add a little variety, and a little cosplay :) Thank you to Rob Kelly for all your hard work - this is an amazing collection. I can’t wait for you guys to read it!

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My first audiobook (kinda) went on sale this week.

I say kind of since this is a book I contributed to, but there are a lot of other people who did the same. And I didn’t have anything to do with the recording of the chapters – a gent named Ross Landy did the readings. You know, an actual professional voice guy, rather than what would’ve no doubt been a wildly diverse grab-bag of readings had all us authors voiced our chapters ourselves. (If you’re really missing out on what that would sound like, I’ll happily read my chapter to you at a comic con if you bring me a copy of the book to sign…).

The book, Hey Kids, Comics!, was assembled by Rob Kelly and features remembrances from a lot of folk all about their first comic book, what it meant to them, and so on. People like Alan Brennert, J.M. DeMatteis, Javier Hernandez, Paul Kupperberg, Jill Pantozi, Glen Weldon, and many others – see the second image here, the back cover of the prose book, which lists all the authors.

Me, I wrote about reading, and stealing, a neighbor’s old copy of Fantastic Four #130. And if you want to hear that chapter and all the others as read by someone with a much less nasally voice than my own, you can find it at these fine spots:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/hey-kids-comics!-true-life/id960030779 http://www.amazon.com/Hey-Kids-Comics-True-Life-Spinner/dp/B00SI55ZPE http://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoirs/Hey-Kids-Comics-Audiobook/B00SAEJQLW Or if reading words is more your thing, the print books are available here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193988800X http://heykidscomix.blogspot.com/2013/09/hey-kids-comics-on-sale-now.html The coming off-Broadway musical adaptation is still getting funded but I’ll keep you updated as to when that’s ready to open…

“Now, any self respecting American male younger than 30 knows the pain of the regrettable dick slip. Drink a few many beers, text a long lost babe, and instigate an X-rated photograph exchange. Assuming that your recipient is an entirely consenting, reciprocating party, then you’re well within your rights to indulge in a little burlesque pleasures.”

–from a site called “Unleash The Fanboy,” defending a well-known artist of sentimental depictions of dc comics superheroes as adorable children from multiple accusations that he sent unsolicited pictures of his genitalia to a number of women.

the aristocrats.

 

15 Min Max: Shovel Knight

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So, early on Easter morning, the Easter Bunny found Max’s 3Ds and downloaded a game to it – Shovel Knight by Yacht Club Games. And the 9yo podcast legend is entranced. He does a top-down review of the game and shares some strategy along the way. You can find this game on the Nintendo Store on your 3DS, and it’s also available for the WiiU, Mac and PC.

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Hey Kids! Comics!

Chris Mautner in his Everyone’s A Critic blog issued this challenge:


He goes on to say that he will “link to any and all who decide to rise to the challenge.” There are no prizes. Just “the satisfaction that comes with providing the Internet with some intelligent critical discourse.” Though Mautner does hint at the possibility of some sort of small prize.

His whole impetus:


What a great idea. So everyone start thinking…

Expect my entry sometime this month.

Hey Kids! Comics! was originally published on The Geek Curmudgeon

15 Min Max: the Pokemon Kalos Region

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Max continues his popular guided tour of the different Pokemon regions with an overview of the Kalos region. He shares his insight on the best ways to navigate this area. If you’re going to tackle Pokemon X or Y, you’ll want to give this podcast a listen.

Support us on Patreon – the money will be sent to an account earmarked for the boys’ education.

Subscribe to us on iTunes – and please take some time to rate the show and leave a friendly comment! That’s gonna help us climb the iTunes charts!

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As always, thanks to the U.S. Army Blues Band for our theme music!

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15 Min Max: Toy Story 4

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Max has heard that there is a Toy Story 4 movie in the works. We wonder aloud whether this is a good idea. Could there possibly be any story left to tell? Can these characters go anywhere they haven’t gone. We try our best to guess where the toys will be headed the next time they venture out of the toy box.


Support us on Patreon – the money will be sent to an account earmarked for the boys’ education.

Subscribe to us on iTunes – and please take some time to rate the show and leave a friendly comment! That’s gonna help us climb the iTunes charts!

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Follow us on Blubrry – another iTunes alternative with great programming for you to enjoy. Discover it today!

Follow us on Stitcher – yet another way to get the podcast.

As always, thanks to the U.S. Army Blues Band for our theme music!

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Hey Comics, Kids! The CW superhero shows

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The CW has a strong line-up of superhero shows, and we’re big fans. The boys and I talk about The Flash and Arrow. And then we visualize what the rumored new addition – The Atom – could look like.

Support us on Patreon – the money will be sent to an account earmarked for the boys’ education.

Subscribe to us on iTunes – and please take some time to rate the show and leave a friendly comment! That’s gonna help us climb the iTunes charts!

Follow us on Evil Inc. Don’t like iTunes? No problem-o. Just follow this feed and you’ll get every update as it happens.

Follow us on Blubrry – another iTunes alternative with great programming for you to enjoy. Discover it today!

Follow us on Stitcher – yet another way to get the podcast.

As always, thanks to the U.S. Army Blues Band for our theme music!

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