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§ September 24th, 2021 § Filed under low content mode, popeye § 3 Comments

…but it’s been a long day and I’m Too Pooped to Post™. So let me leave you with this image of the forthcoming Castor Oyl action figure:

…which I almost passed on ordering along with the Popeye, Bluto, and Olive Oyl figures I was getting for myself from the latest Previews, until I saw that Castor had “Eugene the Jeep and Bernice the Whiffle Hen” included in his package:

Look, I know I’m weak. Also, did you know the Whiffle Hen predates Popeye his own self in the funny pages? IT’S TWOO, IT’S TWOO

Okay, definitely time for beddy-bye. See you pals on Monday.

In which I use a couple hundred words to tell you I’m not posting.

§ September 6th, 2021 § Filed under low content mode, variant covers § 2 Comments

Blogging is still (mostly) on hold for just a bit longer, while my evening blogging time is occupied by other responsibilities. I should be up and running again later this week, so thank you for your patience!

In the meantime, in talking with former boss Ralph, while specifically discussing my variant cover-age series, he mentioned a couple of other comics that I didn’t realize had variant covers, so I’ll be looking into those for a future post or two.

Also, I asked Ralph about his orders on Deadworld, as in my post discussing that title I presumed we probably ordered more of the “gory” cover versus the “tame” cover. It’s Ralph’s recollection that while he ordered fairly heavily on the earlier issues, farther down the line he was only ordering a very few for the rack, and he’s pretty sure he was getting equal numbers of each version. Now overall, I still guess the printrun was maybe a little larger on the gross cover versus the not-so-gross cover, but at my previous place of employment, at least in the latter days of that title, that may not have been the case.

Okay, that’s it for now, I should be back in action by Friday…or maybe even Wednesday, if things work out. Thanks for reading, pals, and I’ll be yapping at you again soon.

Low content mode for a wee bit.

§ August 26th, 2021 § Filed under low content mode § No Comments

Sorry pals, I am going to have little to no blogging time over the next week or so. Not going away, just got some Real Life Stuff to do. I’ll try to be back for another Variant Cover-Age post next Monday, but that may be it for the week.

Thanks for sticking around, pals, and I’ll see you next time.

In case you didn’t notice…

§ August 20th, 2021 § Filed under low content mode § 2 Comments

…I went into Low Content Mode (or rather, Almost No Content Except Monday Mode) this week. Sorry about that, had some long days that translated into no energy left to blog at night. I will be back Monday, though, barring health disasters or any other kind of disaster, with another Variant Cover-Age post.

Thanks for sticking around, and I’ll see you then.

May the M.O.D.O.K. of Positivity brighten your outlook.

§ March 22nd, 2021 § Filed under low content mode § 5 Comments


So your pal Mike has an early Monday appointment (not health-related for once, so don’t worry if you were inclined to do so!), and thus I won’t being staying up late Sunday to type another wall of words at you. Therefore, I present to you this image of M.O.D.O.K. giving us the approval we all need in this fallen world, from Sub-Mariner #48 (April 1972) by Gerry Conway, Gene Colan and Mike Esposito.

May it bring you the joy you require, and I’ll see you again in a couple of days.

Sorry, pals…

§ January 18th, 2021 § Filed under low content mode § 2 Comments

…the next part of the prediction-fest will be up tomorrow.

Hope everyone’s having a good Monday, and I’ll see you on Tuesday.

Sometimes Tuesdays are like that.

§ December 23rd, 2020 § Filed under low content mode, question time § 4 Comments

Ah, apparently I had the wrong Spider-Man TV show theme song in mind when writing my response in the last post. What Chuck V. was referencing was the version of Spider-Man on the educational television program Electric Company:


As such, thusly amend my response to “Spider-Man came from the Children’s Television Workshop Labs, a hideous mutation that could never remove his mask nor speak in more than nonsense sounds.”

Anyway, this is a reminder to give me your comic industry predictions for 2021, shop small stores like mine when you can if you’re still buying for the holiday season, and most importantly: be safe out there.

Sorry, not much of a post today, but I had bit of a day Tuesday and I’m not up a real post. But I’d like everyone to enjoy their holiday best they can (where applicable) and we’ll get together again next week to see out this year.

Retroactive Low Content Mode!

§ September 18th, 2020 § Filed under low content mode § 4 Comments

Sorry, pals, I’m trying to write a new post for Friday and I’m literally falling asleep at the keyboard. I have a post partially done but it’ll have to wait for Monday.

Ugh. Didn’t have time for a post for Wednesday, and now this. Again, sorry about that, but I’m definitely coming back Monday with new material.

Anyway…um, how’re you doing?

Checking in.

§ March 6th, 2020 § Filed under low content mode § 1 Comment

Vision is continuing to clear in my left eye, but still not back to full usability. Thanks for your well-wishes and your patience. I *should* be back to normal posting next week, maybe, depending on what’s going on with my jury duty.

Thanks for reading, pols, and I’ll be back soon!

Low content mode for a while…

§ March 1st, 2020 § Filed under eyeball, low content mode § 8 Comments

…as my left eye (my allegedly “good” eye) had a little more bleeding, and it’s a little too rough on me to try to do extensive typing with only my diminished-vision right eye to check for typos. So let me rest the week and we’ll see where I’m at around Thursday or Friday. Or maybe it’ll all wash out right away and I’ll be back on schedule. Who knows?

Also, on March 9ths I’ve got to go in for jury selection, so I may not have a post for that day…and depending on whether or not anyone actually wants me on a jury, that may affect my schedule afterwards, too. I’ll keep you posted.

And I’m sure I’ll be griping on Twitter about stuff, so you can always find me there, or you can drop me an email.

Talk to you soon, pals.

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