Archive for November, 2006

Dave Cockrum

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

A nice piece about Dave, who died this week, on As most of you know, he and Len Wein co-created the “new” X-Men. Dave and I only did a couple of stories together. It’s probably been the better part of thirty years since I last spoke to him or his wife Paty, but I […]


Sunday, November 26th, 2006

The two people most responsible for my career in comics are Roy Thomas, who hired me as a proofreader at Marvel Comics in 1972, and Dr. Jerry G. Bails, who, like Roy in his fannish days, had the patience and graciousness to correspond with, and take seriously, a 14-year-old nuisance with a million questions about […]


Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Mine will be spent with a frozen dinner, a desperate deadline, and maybe a DVD — if I’m lucky. May yours be more exciting.

Tuesday Night

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Nothing terribly profound. I’m surprised and hugely pleased that the Dems didn’t blow it. If they prove they can govern, they’ll retake the presidency in 2008, and that’s fine with me, too — as long as they *lose* one house of Congress in 2010. It’s become abundantly clear that, at least most of the time, […]


Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Nevada has early voting, so I cast my ballot today. The place was packed around two in the afternoon, and had been that way, one poll worker said, all day. I suspect there’s going to be a far bigger turnout this year than is typical for a midterm election. Oh — before I forget, a […]