Kate (and Dan) Read THE SHADOW Nov22

Kate (and Dan) Read THE SHADOW

Kate walks into the basement to find Dan lurking next to the furnace. K: I’m willing to indulge a lot of your…quirks…Dan, but why on earth are you standing in the dark wearing a fedora and the scarf that my mom crocheted for you? Where did you get a cape? Why do you have a cape? D: ::in his best creature-of-the-night voice:: The Shadow knows! K: ::shakes head:: Now you’re talking to your shadow. I…oh, Lord…I need to call someone. You’ve gone off the deep end this time, Malmon. D: ::takes out pocket flashlight and proceeds to use his hand to make a bunny shadow on the wall:: The Shadow knows! K: No. Nope. Uh-uh. I am NOT talking to your...

Crimespree on Comics: Comic Round up Part 1 May19

Crimespree on Comics: Comic Round up Part 1

Over the next two days, I will sound off on some of the comics I’ve read recently. There were some others but these are the ones that made me want speak up. I’ll be doing a roundup of trades soon. A VS X (AVENGERS VS X-MEN) Four issues in and I’m enjoying this. I like the way Wolverine is torn and ends up siding with the Avengers, I think Cyclops is acting like a delusional ass and I really am about ready for him to go away for a while. The thrust of this cross over event is of course The Phoenix power coming back and targeting Hope. She’s being written wonderfully and I felt that a real teenager in her position would act much the same....

Three Crime Fiction writers – 1 character- THE PUNISHER Volume 6 Jun22

Three Crime Fiction writers – 1 character- T...

In the last few years a number of our favorite crime fiction writing dudes have been branching out into comics. One book that a number of them have worked on is THE PUNISHER from marvel comics. They have collected the various issues all into one lovely and large hardcover edition THE PUNISHER VOLUME 6. (Amazon has it at a wonderfully affordable price of $24.26) Hurwitz, Gischler and Sweirczynski aside from having hard to spell names each have a different take on the character and they were able to inject their own writing sensibilities into the runs they did on the comic. Hurwitz does a tale that is similar to the actual Juarez Murders, set...

Guilty Pleasures: Victor Gischler

Today, Victor Gischler steps up to admit to one of his dark pleasures. Seeing how Victor is one of the baddest, hard-boiledest dudes on the planet, one would think this will be the kind of thing that leaves us with nightmares for years. GUILTY PLEASURES: ABBA EDITION. Honestly, we first need to examine the suspect term “guilty pleasures.” Or as I like to call them: Pleasures. I guess I don’t feel guilty about doing things I enjoy, including watching films that others might find embarrassing. I don’t embarrass easily. However, I do understand that I’m supposed to play ball. I’m supposed to pick a film that will motivate others to say, “We...

Gischler’s GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE taking another shot at Hollywood. Jan15

Gischler’s GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE tak...

Victor Gischler’s GO-GO GIRLS OF THE APOCALYPSE rocks, plain and simple. This is an awesome source for film. Yet the current economy makes getting films made difficult. Well, unless it is a big-budget flick based on a boardgame (BATTLESHIP, for example).But Jason Hewitt is looking to convince folks that GO-GO GIRLS is worth investing in. He has put together a teaser trailer in hopes to drawing interest from would-be investors.Jason is a Louisiana native and has been involved in the film industry since 2002 and has produced over a dozen films. Jason was looking to collaborate locally and Googled “Baton Rouge novelist” and stumbled upon...