Archive for September, 2005

Title Missing

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Correction: In the preceding post, I meant to cite Showcase #22, the reintroduction of Green Lantern, n0t #28. (It was Brave & Bold #28 that contained the first appearance of the Justice League of America.)

The Way of All-Flash

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Over the past few weeks while I’ve been sick, I’ve found myself oddly drawn back to “the old stuff” in comics. I’ve been rereading my crumbling paperback copy of *All in Color for a Dime*, for instance, and spending time perusing the *All Star Comics* Archive Editions — has DC published the final volume yet? […]

It Thickens

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Haven’t posted for a couple of days, because the place has been in a bit of commotion. I’ll get back to daily posts as soon as I can. Nothing further to report on the new DC project. Nothing new to report on my health — fortunately. Mary and I hope to get together this weekend […]

Dwell, Dwell, Dwell

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

A birthday or two ago, Mary gave me this card. I keep it tacked on the wall of my home office. IMAGE DELETED My sense of the possible has taken quite a battering over the last few weeks and months. Yesterday, though, I got word from DC concerning a new project we’ve been discussing off […]

…and Grooving with a Picket

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Back in the Time of Purgation, I quoted a verse from a 1967 Rolling Stones song called “Sitting on a Fence”. There are two other verses, and one seems pertinent to the events of the past couple of days. The day can come when you get old and sick and tired of life. You just […]

Markdown syntax test

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

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Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Almost decided to skip posting today. It’s been a grim, stressful one. At least the difficulties weren’t directly related to my health. All in all, a day not worth discussing, ergo — ’nuff said. Something more upbeat tomorrow.

Hard Time Q&A

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

As promised, here’s the interview material that didn’t make it into *Wizard* #164. The interviewer is writer Chris Lawrence. **Chris Lawrence:** How did *Hard Time* Vol. 2 come about? Was it a DC promotional idea, something you came up with, Dan DiDio’s notion…? **Steve Gerber:** *Hard Time* began its life under the DC Focus imprint. […]

Potholes in the Road to Wellville

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Just a long day with few distinguishing features except a visit to the pulmonologist. In general, he says, I am getting better. But he went out of his way to caution me that the trek back to normal is going to be a long one. Weeks, maybe months. My lungs still aren’t processing oxygen the […]

A Convalescent Musing

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

The incompetence of the Bush administration’s response to the Gulf Coast disaster is explainable by the strictly dualistic worldview of the neo-conservatives who comprise it. For anyone who sees the world in terms of black or white, right or wrong, good or bad, true or false, either-or, there’s no room for third (or fourth or […]