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Nancy and Bill!

§ June 28th, 2024 § Filed under low content mode, nancy § 5 Comments

Okay, instead of writing another big ol’ blog post today, I gotta do some research an’ such for a project I’ll be working on Friday night. I’ll let you know what that is in a week or so, but in the meantime, please enjoy this lengthy and informative report on the recent Nancy Fest at Ohio State University. Wish I could’ve gone!

And speaking of which, here’s Bill Griffith talking about his book about Ernie Bushmiller, Three Rocks and the importance of particular artists…along with a nice view of his art studio:

Thanks, pals, and I’ll be back Monday.

One must appreciate his sense of self-worth.

§ March 11th, 2024 § Filed under jack kirby, low content mode § 11 Comments

“Hmmm, what does he love? Fishing? Scrapbooking? Who can say?”

Anyway, that’s how you introduce a character. Well played, Jack Kirby or whoever it was that blurbed this on the cover of Forever People #4 (1971).

Content may be a little short on this site over the next week or two, but I’ll check in when I can. Thanks for reading, pals, and we’ll be back to normal service soon.

You know what?

§ February 2nd, 2024 § Filed under low content mode § 3 Comments

I need a small break, so I’m going to let today’s post slide and I’ll be back on Monday with some real content. Perhaps the penultimate entry in the Favorite ’80s Indie Title series? We shall see!

Be good out there, and I’ll see you in a couple of days.

A brief update.

§ July 10th, 2023 § Filed under low content mode § 16 Comments

Sorry about the lack of content, as I’ve been otherwise occupied at home and not having time to generate any posts here. I thought about having A.I. do it but then you might get some hideous mash-up of Sluggo/Swamp Thing/All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder/Frank Miller’s The Spirit, and sure, that may sound awesome, I don’t want to be responsible for it breaking free and wreaking havoc upon the townspeople.

I do have the next part of the Final ’80s Countdown underway, and hope to have it posted this week.

IN the meantime, here’s a TikTok video from Luisa Colón, the daughter of comics legend Ernie Colón, talking about the greatest Green Lantern cover of all time. Is there a cameo from a certain comics blog that’s been around too long in this video? You bet there is!

Thanks, pals, and I’ll be back with more of that Hot Content™ shortly.

Bloggus interruptus.

§ April 21st, 2023 § Filed under low content mode § 3 Comments

So my Thursday evening blogging plans fell through, so I’ll pick up our ’80s indies coverage on Monday. Thanks for reading, pals, and I’ll see you then.

The spirit was willing…

§ March 20th, 2023 § Filed under low content mode § 8 Comments

…but my old body was weak, as I sat down last night to write an entry, and then I woke up three hours later, well after midnight, sitting in my computer chair. Sadly, elves did not come during the night to write my post, so I’m going to have to wait ’til Wednesday for a real entry here. Sorry about that, but I’ll see you then.

Sorry, pals…

§ March 3rd, 2023 § Filed under low content mode § 5 Comments

…just wasn’t a blogging week for me this time ’round. Look, I’ve been at this site for nearly 20 years, I’m allowed to slide a little.

I’ll be back next week with Actual Content. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you then.

Time, time, time is not on my side, no it’s not.

§ February 13th, 2023 § Filed under low content mode § 1 Comment

Sorry about no posts over the last few days…my usual blogging time has not been available. I’ll be back on Wednesday! Thanks for your patience.

ON VACATION sort of.

§ November 7th, 2022 § Filed under low content mode § 3 Comments

I’ve found myself in need to recharge the ol’ blogging batteries, so it’s Low Content Mode this week as I spend my free time doing things like “getting enough sleep” and “spending a few hours a day not thinking about comics,” you know, novel experiences like that. Gimme a week, and I’ll be back in fightin’ trim on this site in no time. Or a week.

I’ll be around for email contact and whatever’s going on in social media, which is a good time to remind you that I’ve updated for all your Mike Sterling needs. There you can find links to my store (eight year anniversary this past weekend!) and its related online endeavors, my current personal links and social media-type stuff, as well as links to some on-hold or otherwise defunct projects.

Speaking of defunct projects, you may have heard Twitter is undergoing some…upheaval with its new management. I’m still there, and I’ll be riding that train right off whatever cliff it’s heading for. Given its ubiquity in online discourse and just society in general, one hopes it survives current issues — I know it’s a good communication tool with pals, and I’ve certainly done a ton of business there — but we’re all looking for alternatives Just In Case.

As such, you can find me on Mastodon (which appears to be bolthole of choice), but I’m on Cohost too, which is a contender.

Anyway, I’m around, I’m ALWAYS WATCHING, and I’ll probably pop in here once or twice during the week with some short form stuff, but I will be resting these weary blogging bones for a bit. Thanks for reading, and thanks for all your comments of late, and I’ll return in short order.

Magic is green…and so is Mike’s shirt.

§ April 4th, 2022 § Filed under low content mode, promo § 2 Comments

Another low content mode partial week…sorry gang, them’s how things work sometimes. Was feeling under the weather Sunday evening, and ended up sleeping instead of blogging. That seemed to do the trick, as I’m doing better now, but I also woke up about midnight realizing “oh dip, the blog.” So, here’s More Stuff from the Old Shop, like this 1983 Comico Comics mobile promoting the Mage: The Hero Discovered mini series by Matt Wagner on one side:

…and Evangeline by Chuck Dixon and Judith Hunt on the other:

It’s a beautiful piece of comics promotional material, still in nice shape even after nearly 40 years. I can still picture it hanging in the store when I was but a mere customer, and then afterwards, following my ascension into comics retail, being on display in the store’s office. I think it may be intended for sale, but forget that, I’m hanging it up in my shop.

Anyway, yet another very early morning doctor’s appointment Wednesday, so I’ll probably have another relatively easy-to-assemble post featuring another comics promo item that day. Back to my verbose self on Friday…thanks for understanding, pals.

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