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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Only ten people were in the theater to watch “Marvel’s The Avengers” Thursday night

Oh, you think I’m making that headline up.  You’re saying to me, “Chuck, I had to buy my tickets days in advance, and the Thursday night “midnight” premiere showing of Marvel’s The Avengers was sold out twelve hours earlier.  Don’t snow me.” Not snowing you at all. And then there’s someone else chiding, “Chuck, come…

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