After a short hiatus, I return to the Fantasy-Faction website with an article about the fantasy stories of Robert Heinlein. Fantasy-Faction has racked up an impressive number of award nominations over the past few years, and was selected as Reddit's Best Fantasy Site for 2014.
Last week, hosted by the the University of Nevada Cadet Band, at the National Auto Museum, sponsored by QM Resorts... among the attendees were the Cyborg Cowboy, the Riddler, and the Classy 1950s Broad. :) And the Virginia Reel!
This morning, while my friend Herky was qualifying for the Boston Marathon with a time of under 3:30 in the Pacific Northwest Marathon (way to go, Herky!), I was doing a little running of my own... running down to the local comic shop for Free Comic Book Day, that is. :)
Free Comic Book Day is a good time to reiterate a certain point that I feel fairly strongly about. Yes, the movies based on the comics are great (no, haven't seen Age of Ultron yet!) and the other comic-based products are fun (the Arkham Asylum videogame series has been a hot topic in our house lately), BUT... I think it's really important to remember the COMIC BOOKS.
The comics are the roots and the origins. The books present the special and unique sequential art. So when you're embracing the comic culture, don't neglect the foundation of the industry. Show some love to the writers and artists... go buy a comic book.