Avengers Assembled

As legend has it, it all started with a golf game.  It was 1961 and the game was being played by Jack Leibowitz, the head of DC Comics and Martin Goodman, the head of what would become known as Marvel Comics.  Liebowitz told Goodman that DC had begun publishing a team-up book of all of it’s heavy hitters.  Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman ect..  They called the book The Justice League of America and it was …

Detective Comics Number 27 The Debut of Batman

On breezy early spring day in New York City a young boy about ten years old ran out on to the street from the apartment he shared with his family. The Great Depression was coming to its conclusion but still many men were out of work. Charites and soup kitchens were busy helping the hungry and threat of war with Germany hung heavy everywhere. This young man was a bit more fortunate than most. His …

Fawcett’s Big Red Cheese: The Original Captain Marvel

One rainy evening in Fawcett City USA a lone newsboy name Billy Batson was selling newspaper on a corner.  He was wet, hungry and alone in the world.  Suddenly a stranger appeared in front of him.  The stranger was dressed in a dark overcoat and slouch hat.  Billy could not see the man’s face.

Billy, used to strangers asked, “Paper sir?”
The man’s eerie voice replied with his own question, “Why aren’t you home in …

Blondie Marries Dagwood February 17, 1933

There have been many weddings both historical and fictional in the world of pop culture.  We can go back two thousand years to wedding that Jesus attended in Cana where he turned the water into wine.  We don’t know who the bride and groom were at that wedding, but we certainly know it took place.  Fast forward a few hundred years and we celebrate Arthur marrying his beloved Guinevere, move forward again and we have …

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day, January 31

The origins of Inspire Your Heart With Art Day are not known, though it is annually celebrated on January 31.  The meaning of Inspire Your Heart With Art Day, is fairly clear, take a moment to step away for the craziness of life and enjoy the type or art that inspires you.

The word “inspire” means to “animate the mind or emotions.”  So to be inspired by art is to have your emotions stirred and …

Superman Comic Strip Debuted January 16, 1939

Sci Fi Newspaper strips had been around long before Superman would make his first appearance as a newspaper comic strip on January 16, 1939.  His first appearance was in the April, 1938 issue of Action Comics, just nine months earlier. Although he was the first comic book hero, there were more other-wordly heroes before him.

Buck Rogers would be the first Sci Fi comic strip, having his adventures in the year 2419.  He made his …

Happy Birthday Sherlock! January 6

(PCM) Happy Birthday Sherlock! Beloved super sleuth Sherlock Holmes was created by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. He is one of (if not the) most adapted fictional characters in literature, appearing in upwards of sixty stories written by Doyle himself and countless other books, plays, comics, films, and television shows in the one hundred plus years since. What’s your favorite Sherlock incarnation?

Although Doyle never explicitly mentioned Holmes’ birthday, January 6th has been accepted as …

Stan Lee Born December 28th 1922

Stan Lee (Stanley Lieber, December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) .  As a boy Mr. Lee loved to read to quote him, “It would be easier to say what I didn’t read.”  He enjoyed The Tarzan Stories, Jules Verne, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe and H.G. Welles.  His original career goal was to become a novelist but that desire never materialized.

Stan was 17 when he joined the Staff of …

December 4 In Pop Culture History

December 4 in Pop Culture History
1674 – In what is now Chicago, Father Jacques Marquette founded a mission on the shores of Lake Michigan to minister to the Illiniwek Indians.

1791 – The first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper, was published in London.

1872 – The US ship Mary Celeste was found, in good condition, but with noone aboard, in the Atlantic Ocean.

1875 – New York City politician …

October Is…

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
American Cheese Month
American Pharmacist Month
Apple Month
Arts & Humanities Month
National Applejack Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Caramel Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Cookbook Month
Cookie Month
Cyber Security Awareness Month
Dessert Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Dwarfism/Little People Awareness Month
Eczema Awareness Month
Filipino-American History Month
German-American Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Italian-American Heritage Month
Lupus Awareness Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
National …

DC, HBO Max to Collaborate

Three new comic book superheroes are taking it to the “max” in the brand-new original digital comic book series titled, To The Max, published by DC, in collaboration with HBO Max. To The Max feature stories about ordinary people achieving their maximum potential when they transform into extraordinary superheroes with the help of another new character, Max the dog.

These new comics also celebrate the recent launch of the new HBO Max and …