You say “Wee Pals,” I say “Kid Power.”

When this tweet came up in my Twitter feed a few days ago, it brought back some smiles. Today in Comics History: "Wee Pals" creator Morrie Turner, a true trailblazer for inclusivity and multicultural perspectives on the comics page, was born on December 11, 1923. pic.twitter.com/7F187mrfE9 — Tom Heintjes (@Hoganmag) December 11, 2018 Morrie Turner…

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The 35-cent Escape (Thank you, Stan Lee)

Stan Lee saved my childhood sanity and my childhood life.  So did Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko and George Perez and Marv Wolfman and Bill Mantlo and the rest of the Marvel Comics creative team. Which is why the passing of Stan Lee yesterday – at the ripe age of 95 – still seems like…

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Who’s the right Captain Marvel?

Yes, I know I’m going to step in it right now. I do not care. There are a set of movies debuting next year, both featuring the great superhero Captain Marvel. But one of them wasn’t originally named Captain Marvel. And the other one isn’t allowed to be called Captain Marvel any more. Let me…

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Someone’s taking “Beetle Bailey” too literally…

Everybody loves Beetle Bailey, the military comedy comic strip about life at Camp Swampy.  You know – Beetle Bailey, Sgt. Snorkel, General Halftrack, Ms. Buxley (on Wednesdays), all the fun stuff. In addition to 65 years of newspaper comics, Beetle Bailey was also made into a series of animated cartoons in the early 1960’s. Okay. …

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Will Eisner’s “The Spirit” artwork on display in Baltimore museum

On September 26th, the largest and most important 75th-year retrospective exhibition of original comic art from Will Eisner’s The Spirit will go on display at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards, Baltimore. More than 50 pieces of Eisner’s rare original art have been curated for the event, which runs through March 7, 2016. Some of…

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Playing Trivia at the Albany Comic-Con

I walked through the convention area, looking at the various artworks and bagged comic books and sculpted figurines and costumed characters – by the way, this year’s cosplayers represented Doctor Who, some Ghostbusters, and I think a couple of Final Fantasy characters. Of course, I’m looking around – maybe I’ll purchase something, maybe I won’t…

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No one saw it coming. Did you?

The other day, my girlfriend Nicole and I watched the final few episodes of the Fox genre show Sleepy Hollow.  And I have to tell you, we’ve been hooked on that show since day one. Yeah, a program about a reincarnated Ichabod Crane and a police lieutenant fighting supernatural demons in the Hudson Valley, along…

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