Happy Friday, everyone! As an early Halloween treat, Jolene and I have made our new book HARROWED free for today only on Amazon! This YA horror story is the first in our slasher series, The Woodsview Murders.
You can get your copy of HARROWED for free (today only) right here!
Here's the trailer for HARROWED:
If you dig the book (and we hope you do), please leave us a good review over on Amazon, as it helps others find it when their looking for a good horror story. HARROWED is very special to us, as the young adult horror genre is often neglected by the big publishing houses, but we know there's an audience for good horror out there, and we want to give it to them.
Enjoy, and thanks for your support!
It may not be just like 1977 - 78, but STAR WARS Mania has taken over the world of geekdom as we await THE FORCE AWAKENS! But let's take a look back to a time when we all wanted anything STAR WARS... figures, books, magazines, comics and of course the amazing Topps STAR WARS card sets.
Like most of my friends, i was collecting STAR WARS cards; blue, red, yellow, green and orange! For 15 cents a pack we would enter the world of Luke, Han, Leia and Stormtroopers in trading cards. Since you could only see the movie in the theatres (the world of pre-vcr's), we would study every picture on the front, read the facts on the back, chew the gum and then stick the stickers everywhere.
Thanks to Abrams ComicArts books, the world of Star Wars cards are made available... all of 'em for about $20.00.
Like they did for WACKY PACKAGES, STAR TREK and MARS ATTACKS, Abrams puts together an amazing book that contains in full color, all the pictures and stories of our beloved franchise. The cover of the book feels like a wax wrapper and the book contains bonus cards.
Clocking in at over 535 pages this incredible book not only brings back the amazing cards BUT also tells the stories behind the series by Topps guru, Gary Gerani. This book, like all their other card collection books, are an incredible value and tons of reading pleasure.
by Brian LeTendre
It's fair to say that Marvel's first Netflix series Daredevil was pretty dark in tone. But when the first trailer for Jessica Jones dropped this week, it make Daredevil look like the Teletubbies.
It certainly looks like Jessica Jones will not shy away from the dark elements of the Purple Man storyline from Brian Michael Bendis' Alias series--in fact, it seems to be the central storyline of the show.
Krysten Ritter seems to be perfect for the role, and this series looks flat out amazing. I cannot wait until November 20th. I should be done with the first season of Daredevil by then.
The BIGGEST show in the smallest state is less than two weeks away and there is so much to get excited about! Whatever your geekdom... this show has you covered.
Today we are focusing on the guests representing DOCTOR WHO... and you won't find three bigger than River, Rory and Amy.
For more information go to www.ricomiccon.com
Good morning, everyone!
October is coming to a close, and the whirlwind tour of cons that was the last few months is starting to slow down...for now. So, we were finally able to catch up on the some the comics that came out over the past few weeks! Here's the rundown:
Download Location of the Week: Springfield, MA
Guardians of the Galaxy #1
Amazing Spider-Man #1
Betty and Veronica #278
Secret Wars #6
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Our good friend Steve Barker (known by longtime listeners of SI as "Sketch Getter B") attedned the Albany Comic Con in early october, and sent us his impressions of the show, alonmg with some great pics. Without further ado:
This is a cumulative review of my experiences at the Albany Comic Con over the last few years, with a special focus on the October 4th show.
October 4th was my 53rd birthday and what better way to spend it than at a comic show with my bud.
I have been to about 6 Albany cons in the last few years and I have never been unsatisfied with my experience. That can be looked at in both ways. The Albany Con is held at the Holiday Inn on Wolf rd in Albany a couple times a year. At $10 to get in, it is a great bargain for what you get. Many comic and toy dealers, as well as other comic/pop culture merchandise. Add to that several well known artists and writers such as Joe Sinnott, Joe Staton, Paul Harding, Mike Raicht, Tom Raney, Paris Cullins and Ron Marz and others. The show was the first that I had seen where they utilized more of the second floor. A nice large hall was opened in addition to the main convention room. I believe this is superior to the former use of another hall on the first floor which kept all con goers on the same floor. I did hear a couple complaints that there was limited flow into the upstairs vendor room, but I see this as a short term issue. The creators upstairs were enough to pull the crowd up, they just need to get used to the new layout. Some extra directional signage would also help. That is the good stuff. The not so good stuff is that I have never been WOWWED by the show. It seems safe, and aside from the extra creators (which is no small upgrade) the show seems to be a bit of a cookie cutter deal. I hope the new layout aids the promoters in getting some fresh talent along with their usual, but no less talented, creators. This was my first time meeting Paris Cullins and I found him very fan friendly. He added to a Batman family jam.
None of my mini-beefs will keep me from attending the show again. I look forward to their next show. The comic dealers alone make the show worth it for me. Below are some pics from the show.
Thanks to Steve for his thoughts on the show! There's another Albancy Comic Con coming up in Spring of 2016, and you can find out when dates are announced by heading over to www.albanycomicbookshow.com.
Our good friend Sarah ("the Anime Librarian") Hodge-Wetherbe organizes a free yearly anime, cosplay and comics convention at our city library in Springfield called Chibiconn. Admission is free and she pulls together some awesome programming and activities for attendees.
This year, Brian will be kicking off the second day of the con with a workshop on starting a podcast. He'll be sharing information and experiences gained from the ten years he and Matt have been recording and producing Secret Identity, as well as other podcast projects he's involved with.
The panel will run from 12:30-1:30pm at the State Street branch of the library, and admission is totally free. For the full list of programs and activities for Chibiconn, head over to
Last weekend at ROCK AND SHOCK I made a joke about looking for a guy with a beard because it seemed like every guy there had a beard. Long, short, trimmed or out of control... they were everywhere. When I made the 'lame joke' to a bearded co-worker he (the he being Gary) told me..."oh I have a company that makes beard care products!"
I would have laughed if I didn't feel so stupid!
Serving men with beards is VIKING OILS, a Connecticut based company that provides men with the best beard and skin care products! No matter if you have full cool beards like Brian or 'attempts' by me, you need a product that will help the skin underneath soft and healthy.
From beard conditioners, to balms and even apparel, VIKING OILS provides amazing products to keep your face looking and feeling its best. And if you are not satisfied... a full refund.
For more information, go to the official site at
The amazing 'all new' world of Archie is underway, with title number two (JUGHEAD #1) being released last week. Brian reviewed it on the show and loved it! I read it at NYCC 2015 and felt the same way. But the one series that seems to have people incredibly excited is BETTY & VERONICA by Adam Hughes.
Hughes is well known for his beautiful women that has adorned covers for many years, but seeing his rendition of our favorite comic BFF's has gotten all of us excited for what is to come!
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