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Fantastic Friday: The great Doombot controversy

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #350 begins a four-part tale that is controversial but also wildly ambitious.  This story arc is controversial for rewriting (or not?) Dr. Doom’s history. Also, Kristoff is prominently featured. Comic book … Continue reading

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Random Warner Bros. – Goodfellas

Watching all the movies on the Warner Bros. 50-movie box set that I bought for cheap. This week the random number generator moved slow, because it doesn’t have to move for anybody, when it selected Goodfellas.  Here’s what happens: Based … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th: The Series rewatch – Cup of Time

It’s the Halloween season, so let’s watch season one of Friday the 13th: The Series. “Lewis Vendredi made a deal with the devil to sell cursed antiques. But he broke the pact, and it cost him his soul. Now, his … Continue reading

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Random Warner Bros. – The Departed

Watching all the movies on the Warner Bros. 50-movie box set that I bought for cheap. This week the random number generator has some chowdah and slams back a pint o’Guinness as it selects The Departed. Here’s what happens: The … Continue reading

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Dracula the Series 1990 – My Fair Vampire

Did you know Dracula had his own TV show in 1990? This is the Halloween season, so let’s watch it! Here’s Dracula the Series episode 16, “My Fair Vampire.” The title mostly says it all. Cemetery plot: Uncle Gustav visits his … Continue reading

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Reading Sherlock Holmes – The Yellow Face

Re-reading the original Sherlock Holmes stories. Reader opinions on The Yellow Face have been divided over the years. Although the story is morally ambiguous, it provides a lot of insight to our detective hero. Facts of the case: A man … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Sinkholes and fugitives

Re-reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue #31’s cover promises a surprise character revelation that will shock readers. Let’s see… The story begins with an earthquake striking New York, and the FF respond by Ben and Johnny wisecracking … Continue reading

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The three Rs for March 11

This is an author’s blog, so the rules state I absolutely must post about writer-y stuff. Here are your links for (w)riting, reading, and a little bit of randomness. (W)riting Author and former agent Nathan Bransford runs a popular blog … Continue reading

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Ten cent movies: Battle Beyond the Sun

A while back, I bought this 50-movie set, Sci-Fi Invasion, for five bucks. That adds up to ten cents per movie. 1962’s Battle Beyond the Sun was originally a ponderous Russian sci-fi movie with a ton of anti-U.S. sentiment, reedited … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: It started on Yancy Street

Re-reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Issue 29 gives us one of the series’ weirder efforts, “It started on Yancy Street.” The opening caption on the first page states, “Once again we begin one of the most exciting … Continue reading

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