Collection of Published Articles for 2013, Pt.2

As I’ve had some articles published all over the place recently, figured it was time to start a new compilation post. Very Sad: Beloved local used bookstore Nice Price Books is closing, and I talked to them and several other used bookstores to get the reasons why. Here’s an interview I did with reporter Jonathan M. […]

ORIGINAL ESSAY: The History of Marvel Comics’ ULTIMATE ADVENTURES, with Special Guest Duncan Fegredo

On October 25, 2001, Marvel Comics issued a press release heralding the hiring of Ron Zimmerman, a TV writer best known as a regular contributor to Howard Stern’s radio program, as a writer on a variety of freelance projects. “Welcome to The House, Ron – we think you’ll find it even more strange than Hollywood!” it extolled.

Little did he know.

Two and a half years later, Zimmerman would be one of the most reviled names at Marvel, inciting a degree of Internet hatred so great that Joe Quesada himself would step in to publicly defend him. His legacy would be some of the strangest comics ever put out by the House of Ideas, including perhaps the most obscure Ultimate Universe book, Ultimate Adventures.

The true story of Ultimate Adventures is one that represents the nexus of Marvel’s output and attitude in the early 2000s, a combination of creativity and aggression that proved both admirable and regrettable.

Collection of Published Articles for 2013, Pt.1

UPDATED: This is going to be a repository for links to my published stuff for a bit. I haven’t been posting about toys because I got a paying gig blogging about them for MTV Geek!  Here’s my first few posts: Power Lords Return Django Unchained Toys Pulled from Shelves Django Unchained Toys Now Banned on […]

Things I Did in 2012 That Which Were Cool

Here are some things I wrote and things I did in 2012 that I thought were kind of cool and possibly of interest to people In January, I wrote some more offbeat pieces, such as an interview with literary novelist Michael Malone about his time writing the daytime soap ONE LIFE TO LIVE as that […]

Alan Moore on THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN CENTURY: 1969, Part Four

Our four-part interview with Alan Moore on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1969 concludes today with some guest questions from some well-known writers. Read on to see what they had to ask Moore… Read on to find out who!

Alan Moore on THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN CENTURY: 1969, Part Three

Our four-part talk with writer Alan Moore on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1969 continues today. In this section, Moore gives us his thoughts on the new DC 52 relaunch, on the current state of popular culture, and names his love for a particular parody of his masterwork Watchmen. Read the full interview here!

Alan Moore on THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN CENTURY: 1969, Part Two

Our four-part talk with Alan Moore on the new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1969 continues today. In this part, Moore discusses the 1970s, the influence of legendary British SF writer Michael Moorcock on this work, the moon, and how the Golliwog ties to the heat death of the universe. Also, several of the most […]

Alan Moore on THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN CENTURY: 1969, Pt.1

With the new volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen now in stores, we got to call up creator Alan Moore in England to talk about Century: 1969, the psychedelic tale that puts the League up against occultists, gangsters and the changing times. In the first part of this new interview series, Moore discusses the […]