Saturday, August 19, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by Alexander Freed, pages 136 – 224.
Driving Heat, by “Richard Castle,” COMPLETED. 
The Disaster Artist, by Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell, pages 1 – 98.

COMICS:
Agents of Atlas 1
Astounding Wolf-Man 1
B & V Friends Double Digest 230 & 241
Black Magick 1 – 5
Blaze of Glory 2
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Two 1 –  7
Ghost Rider 12
Green Arrow 27 & 28
Green Lanterns 27 & 28
Jonni Thunder 1 & 4
Legionnaires 13
Uncle Scrooge 263

Saturday, August 12, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by Alexander Freed, pages 72 – 136.
The Taxidermist’s Daughter, by Kate Mosse, COMPLETED.
Driving Heat, by “Richard Castle,” pages 1 – 138.

COMICS:
Chip ‘n’ Dale 26
Daffy Duck 52
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born 1 – 7
Flintstones 24
Free Comic Book Day 2011: Pep Comics
Harvey Hits 120 & 122
Hawkworld 2 – 5, 7 & 8
Little Monsters 2
New Avengers 15 & 16
Richie Rich Money World 20
Super Goof  4
Super Sons 1 – 5
Walt Disney’s Goofy Adventures 6

Saturday, August 5, 2017

This Week in Reading


BOOKS:
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by Alexander Freed, pages 1 – 72.
The Taxidermist’s Daughter, by Kate Mosse, pages 145 – 314.
The Supervillain Field Manual, by King Oblivion, Ph.D. and Matt D. Wilson, COMPLETED.

COMICS:
Brave & the Bold 158
DC Comics Bombshells 31
Free Comic Book Day 2015: Secret Wars
Harley Quinn 17 & 23
Marvel Super-Heroes 14
Nightwatch 1 & 2
Pep 210, 247 & 251
Pix, volume 2: Too Super for School, OGN
Secret Wars 1 – 9
Strange Adventures 243
Wonder Woman 232 & 286

Saturday, July 29, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
The Taxidermist’s Daughter, by Kate Mosse, pages 1 – 145.
The Supervillain Field Manual, by King Oblivion, Ph.D. and Matt D. Wilson, pages 44 – 135.
Three-Day Town, by Margaret Maron, COMPLETED.
A Cat With No Clue, by Lydia Adamson, COMPLETED.

COMICS:
Archie Comics Digest 102
Brave Chef Brianna 1 – 4
DC Comics Presents 82
Fables 146 – 149
Forever People 3 & 4
Four Star Spectacular 4
Free Comic Book Day 2017: 2000 AD, Secret Empire
Gotham Central 32 – 40
Marvel Two-in-One 21
Superboy, starring the Legion of Super Heroes 218
Xenozoic!, pages 240 –  261 (*)


(*) covering “Lords of The Earth,” the first story that was discussed by Ruth &Darrin Sutherland in episode 11 of their excellent Xenozoic Xenophiles podcast.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
A Cat With No Clue, by Lydia Adamson, pages 1 – 42.
The Supervillain Field Manual, by King Oblivion, Ph.D. and Matt D. Wilson, pages 1 – 44.
Three-Day Town, by Margaret Maron, pages 1 – 164.
Family Jewels, by Stuart Woods, COMPLETED.
Hood, by Stephen R. Lawhead, COMPLETED.

COMICS:
Atari Force 10 – 12
The Belfry
Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye 1 – 6
Free Comic Book Day 2017: Boom Summer Blast, Colorful Monsters, Hilda’s Back, I Hate Image, The Incal, World’s Greatest Cartoonists, X-O Manowar
Green Arrow 26
Green Lanterns 26
Motor Crush 1
Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain 5
Snow Blind 1, 3, & 4

Saturday, July 15, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
A Big Heart Open to God, by Pope Francis, COMPLETED.
Family Jewels, by Stuart Woods, pages 1 – 142
Hood, by Stephen R. Lawhead, pages 283 – 416


COMICS:
And Then Emily Was Gone 2 – 5
Betty & Me 30
Betty &Veronica Digest Magazine 119
Cerebus 106
DC Comics Bombshells 30
Dragon Age Magekiller 4
Free Comic Book Day 2017: The Ballad of Franklin Bonisteel, Catalyst Prime, Descendants, Hostage
Mother Panic 1 – 6
Pix: One Weirdest Weekend OGN
Wonder Woman 24 & 25

Saturday, July 8, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, by Peter Scazzero, pages 96 – 150.
A Big Heart Open to God, by Pope Francis, pages 48 – 91.
The Target, by David Baldacci, COMPLETED.
Hood, by Stephen R. Lawhead, pages 120 – 283.

COMICS:
Descender 1 – 6
Doll Man 17
Everything’s Archie #4
Free Comic Book Day 2017:The  Looking Glass Wars, Malika Warrior Queen, Miraculous, Spill Night, Street Fighter V
Justice League America 32
Man-Bat 1 – 3
Sad Sack’s Army Life Parade 19
Street Fighter Legends: Cammy #1
Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers 0
Super-Villain Team-Up 7

Saturday, July 1, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
A Big Heart Open to God, by Pope Francis, pages 1 – 48
The Target, by David Baldacci, pages 183 – 336
Hood, by Stephen R. Lawhead, pages 88 – 120


COMICS:
Cat-Man Comics 6 – 8
DC Comics Bombshells 29
Doom Patrol 1 – 6
Free Comic Book Day 2017: Bad Machinery, Barbie, Buffy: The High School Years, Fresh off the Boat, Kid Savage, Riverdale, Time Shifters
Green Arrow 25
Green Lanterns 25
Hack / Slash 25
Nightwatch 6
Saga 38, 39, & 41
X-S-E 2

Saturday, June 24, 2017

This Week in Reading


BOOKS:
The Target, by David Baldacci, pages 1 – 183
Hood, by Stephen R. Lawhead, pages 1 – 88
Our Lady of the Forest, by David Guterson, COMPLETED


COMICS:
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight 192 – 196
Booster Gold / The Flintstones
Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre 1 – 3
Green Lantern / Space Ghost
Jughead 190, 195, & 198
King Conan 26 – 30
Meta 4 2 & 3
R.E.B.E.L.S. ’95 #3
Shanna the She-Devil 3 & 4
Suicide Squad / The Banana Splits
Vampirella #0

Saturday, June 17, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Our Lady of the Forest, by David Guterson, pages 1 – 94. 
Batgirl at Super Hero High, by Lisa Yee, COMPLETED.

COMICS:
Archie Giant Series Magazine 174
DC Comics Bombshells 28 
Detective Comics 943 – 949
Die Kitty Die 1 & 2!
Girls’ Romance 103
Green Arrow 24
Jack Cross 1 – 4
Jughead’s Jokes 21
Lost in Space: The Lost Adventures 1
Steel 14 & Annual 2
Swordquest 0
Wonder Woman 23 & Annual 1

Saturday, June 10, 2017

These Weeks in Reading

This list is from the last 2 weeks, as we were on family vacation last week. Of course, the long amount spent in airports and on planes, ferries & subways mean ... I had plenty of time to read!

BOOKS:
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, by Peter Scazzero, pages 70 – 96.
Batgirl at Super Hero High, by Lisa Yee, pages 105 – 166.
Peril at End House, by Agatha Christie, COMPLETED.

COMICS:
Conan the King 24 & 25
Frankenstein Underground 4 & 5
Green Lanterns 22 – 24
Grimm Fairy Tales 1 – 12
Jughead’s Double Digest 134
Justice League Europe 25
Marvel Classics Comics 14
Marvel Preview 6
Micronauts 1 & 2
Sleepy Hollow 1 & 2
Young Avengers Special 1 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

This Week in Reading

This week's post has been canceled due to a family vacation. Expect a longer-than-usual list next week.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Peril at End House, by Agatha Christie, pages 1 – 58.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, by Peter Scazzero, pages 1 – 70.
Sex, Lies & Serious Money, by Stuart Woods, COMPLETED.
Batgirl at Super Hero High, by Lisa Yee, pages 51 – 105.

COMICS:
Alpha Flight 37, 47, 55, Special 3 (99)
Captain Thunder & Blue Bolt 1
DC Comics Bonbshells 27
DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis OGN
Life with Archie 249
Madame Xanadu 2 & 3
Pep Digital 77
Scooby-Doo Team-Up 9 – 12
Superman: Man of Steel 72
Xenozoic!, pages 217 –  239 (*)

(*) covering “ Last Link in the Chain,” the first story that was discussed by Ruth & Darrin Sutherland in episode 10 of their excellent Xenozoic Xenophiles podcast.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Sex, Lies & Serious Money, by Stuart Woods, pages 1 – 137. 
Batgirl at Super Hero High, by Lisa Yee, pages 1 – 51.
Alliance, by Mark Frost, COMPLETED.
Designated Daughters, by Margaret Maron, COMPLETED.

COMICS:
DC Comics Bombshells 26
DC Special 1
Eclipso: The Darkness Within annuals: Action Comics (#4), Adventures of Superman (#4), Batman (#16), Demon (#1), Green Arrow (#5), and JLA (#6)
Fables 142 – 145
Green Arrow 22 & 23
Scooby-Doo Team-up 7 & 8
Walt Disney’s Goofy Adventures 16
Wonder Woman 22

Saturday, May 13, 2017

This Week in Comics

BOOKS:
Alliance, by Mark Frost, pages 154 –  232.
Designated Daughters, by Margaret Maron, pages 178 –  276                                                         
COMICS:
Doom 2099 14 & 15
Eclipso: The Darkness Within 1
Fables 141
Free Comic Book Day 2017: Captain Canuck, DC Super-Hero Girls, Doctor Who, Grimm Fairy Tales, Lady Mechanika, Star Trek: TNG, Steam Wars, Tex: Patagonia, The Tick, Underdog
The Inspector 2
Omega Men 12 & 17
Who’s Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes 3 & 4

Saturday, May 6, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Finding Sanctuary, by Abbott Christopher Jamison, COMPLETED.
Alliance, by Mark Frost, pages 48 –  154
Designated Daughters, by Margaret Maron, pages 92 – 178  

COMICS:
Batgirl & the Birds of Prey 3 – 6
Bishop 4
DC Comics Bombshells 25
Watchmen 1 – 12
Wonder Woman 20 & 21

Saturday, April 29, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Finding Sanctuary, by Abbott Christopher Jamison, pages 126 – 150.
Gray Mountain, by John Grisham, COMPLETED.
Alliance, by Mark Frost, pages 1 – 48  
Designated Daughters, by Margaret Maron, pages 1 – 92

  
COMICS:
Batman 7 & 8
Dark Shadows 23
Detective Comics 941 & 942
Green Arrow 20 & 21
Green Lanterns 20 & 21
Fantastic Voyage 1
Jughead 1
Nightwing 5 & 6
The Shroud 3
Tail Spin 2

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Podcast Guest Appearances

I have had the great honor of appearing as a gust on some fine podcasts recently. Here are a few of the

In Trentus Magnus Punches Reality #196, I joined the esteemed Mr. Magnus to conclude our trilogy of episodes on Christopher Nolan's Batman films, to discuss The Dark Knight Rises.

It is "Assistant Editors Month" on Back to the Bins this month, meaning none of the regulars are appearing on the episodes. In episode #281, I appeared with Gene Hendricks and Luke Jaconetti to talk about the first issue of the A-Team Comic, a classic issue of World's Finest, and the premiere issue of The Destructor.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Finding Sanctuary, by Abbott Christopher Jamison, pages 111 – 126.
Gray Mountain, by John Grisham, pages 185 – 304 
The Kingdom, by Bryan M. Litfin, COMPLETED.                                                                            
COMICS:
Captain Thunder and Blue Bolt 5 & 10
Green Lantern 108 & 179
Kill Shakespeare 7 – 12
NecroWar 2
New Gods 10 & 11
Spawn: The Dark Ages 2
Startling Stories: Megalomaniacal Spider-Man
Warp Special 1