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Brooklyn Blood

Brooklyn Blood

[ 0 ] July 30, 2018

In Brooklyn, a serial killer is on the loose–and when strange clues lead down a paranormal path, a detective confronts his inner demons to solve the case. After returning from a tour in Afghanistan, detective Billy O’Connor returns home to a Brooklyn he doesn’t recognize. As he tries to return to his normal routines, his […]

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The joys of awards

The joys of awards

[ 0 ] June 25, 2018

I’ve been very lucky in my life to have received some lovely recognition for my work, none more so than being inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. The HOF is a collection of some of the great pioneers and master crafts people of comics and cartooning, and it’s an honor to be among […]

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An infuence examined

An infuence examined

[ 3 ] June 2, 2018

Deep into a chronological binge re-reading of Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct novels, a project long on my to-do list. I was introduced to the series decades ago by Mark Hanerfeld, my predecessor on The Comic Reader, and read something like the last half of them as they came out and the earlier ones as I […]

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Publishers Weekly on ACTION CELEBRATION

Publishers Weekly on ACTION CELEBRATION

[ 0 ] April 14, 2018

A brief interview about the ACTION CELEBRATION hardcover I edited went up on PW. Check it out. https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/76612-dc-marks-80-years-of-action-comics-and-superman-with-hardcover-tribute.html

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Curating memory

Curating memory

[ 2 ] April 9, 2018

The ACTION COMICS celebration volume is hitting stores this week, so I thought I’d jot down a few thoughts about it and my journey with ACTION. In a way, I came to comics through ACTION, as #300 was brought to me by my babysitter when I was 6, the first comic I remember owning. I’d […]

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Reading For Inspiration

Reading For Inspiration

[ 0 ] March 8, 2017

Most writers have books they’ve read that are inspiring, not simply in their general quality, but in specific ways for specific projects. One such book for me was John Brunner’s TRAVELER IN BLACK. It’s a collection of Brunner’s stories about an unnamed protagonist, a man “of many names, but a single nature,” who travels a […]

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The Joys of Mail

The Joys of Mail

[ 4 ] February 27, 2017

I always was fond of the mail. Goes back at least to when the subscription copies of ACTION COMICS would arrive (from the $1 sub I talked my mom into letting me order from ACTION #300 when my babysitter brought it for me). I gave up the subscriptions after my dog arrived in my life; […]

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Random Causality?

Random Causality?

[ 4 ] February 12, 2017

I stumbled across a piece by Tom Brevoort about some of the first comics he read as a kid, in which Tom took joy at a JSA reprint in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY, and figured it might have appeared to plug the then-recent relaunch of ALL-STAR COMICS. Not illogical, but an example of a frequent type of […]

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Ball boy on Murderers’ Row

Ball boy on Murderers’ Row

[ 1 ] January 17, 2017

Thinking about how I learned my trade, I realized that one of the ways I was incredibly lucky was the timing of the years of my apprenticeship at DC. The company was very small, and those of us just starting out got lots of opportunities to learn from an awesome group of talented people. Kind […]

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Remembering

Remembering

[ 5 ] December 12, 2016

Around this time of year I get especially nostalgic about one of my old friends and my first professional mentor, Joe Orlando. Next week will be 44 years since he called me into his office as I walking the DC halls, digging up material for The Comic Reader, and offered me the assignment of compiling […]

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