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About this journal

I have two creative projects I will be discussing in this journal.

The first is The Crimebusters, a new comic series I am writing and drawing. Picking up where Boy Comics left off, The Crimebusters #120 is set in the fall of 1956, with Chuck Chandler — aka Crimebuster — returning to Curtiss Tech for his junior year of college. As always, though, intrigue and mystery abound, as Chuck is reluctantly forced to team up with girl reporter Trixie Trouble to investigate the shocking death of a beloved professor. This is my first comic book, so it's a real learning process trying to make it; I will be detailing that process here. I hope to have the issue complete by the end of March, with the goal of heading to Kickstarter in April for a May publication date. We'll see how it goes though!

The second project I have is the Classic Comics Forum Podcast, where I discuss classic comic book runs. I'm aiming for an episode a month at this point, and will provide updates whenever new episodes become available. 

Thanks for reading!

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It's the Final Countdown! 🎵 duh duh doo doo, duh dut dut dut dut doo doo!! 🎵

Hello, friends! Just a quick note that the Kickstarter campaign for my new comic Cthulhu vs. Uncle Sam is ending on Monday, so we're in the final couple of days now. Just wanted to let you know in case you were interested but hadn't backed yet. If you want to, now's the time! And if not, that's totally cool, I appreciate the support everyone has given me! Here's the link one more time!  

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time is running out on Cthulhu vs. Uncle Sam!

Hello, friends! There's just 9 days left in the Kickstarter campaign for my new comic Cthulhu vs. Uncle Sam, so I thought I'd give another update for those interested. Right now, we're fully funded! Hurray! So thank you all for the support, I really appreciate it! The official goal was $2800. As I'm typing this, we're just short of the first stretch goal, so I haven't announced any of the future stretch goals yet. But the scoop is this: in order to break even, I actually need to g

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Cthulhu vs. Uncle Sam update!

Well, we're almost halfway through the Kickstarter campaign for my new comic Cthulhu vs. Uncle Sam, so I thought I'd provide an update. Right now we're at 87% funded, so it's going pretty well. The campaign is in the dead zone at the moment, so I'm grinding out cross promotion posts and stuff like that to try and get some more eyeballs on things. I also recently added 11x17 prints to the add-ons, and that helped, as several people adjusted their pledges upwards. It was a request from a backer, s

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My new comic Cthulhu vs. Uncle Sam is now LIVE on Kickstarter!

Hello, good friends! I'm excited to announce that my newest comic, Cthulhu vs. Uncle Sam, is now officially LIVE on Kickstarter! This one is written by me, but with art by Jay Piscopo. The story: at the height of World War II, a secret cult tries to summon the dread Cthulhu, and only one person can save the world -- Uncle Sam! I've shared some of the covers and art before, but here's a look at all 6 covers:

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Cthulhu Vs. Uncle Sam: Launch Party and Variant Covers

Hello everyone! I'm excited to share with you a live launch party for my new comic Cthulhu vs. Uncle Sam that I will be hosting on Sunday, June 27, at 7 pm ET. Everyone is welcome to join in!     I also wanted to share some of the variant covers with you. This one is by Ryan Mendoza, the regular artist on Miskatonic High. This will be limited to 250 copies printed, and there will also be a virgin variant with just 50 copies printed:      

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Cthulhu vs. Uncle Sam!

Hello, friends! I'm excited to announce that my new comic book, Cthulhu vs. Uncle Sam, will be going live on Kickstarter on June 28.  I think the high concept pretty much explains itself, but: at the height of World War II, a group of Nazi cultists attempt to summon Cthulhu. Only one person can stop them: Uncle Sam! Unlike The Crimebusters, I am not doing the art for this. It just takes too long for me to draw, and I realized that if I want to produce more comics, I need to hire artists

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The Crimebusters #1-3 - second chance

Hello, friends! So, I'm excited that the Kickstarter for the latest issue of my comics The Crimebusters successfully funded. I now have all the books in hand and have sent out all the rewards to my backers.  I also know there were a lot of people who wanted to get it, but due to the circumstances of the past year, weren't in position to do so. So I'm trying something new this time, which is Indiegogo InDemand. Basically, it's an open-ended continuation of the Kickstarter campaign,

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The Fall of Yellowjacket

I've begun video recording my podcast episodes, and have started uploading them to the ol' YouTube, so if you missed it, here's the three-part discussion of Avengers #211-230, the Fall of Yellowjacket:            

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Merry Christmas from Wonder Woman 84!

I've been busy doing a bunch more videos, including my reaction/review of Wonder Woman 84:       I also did this video about Christmas specials, especially from Archie:       And I celebrated my wedding anniversary, so I decided to do a quick look at three anniversary issues that I particularly like:    

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The Crimebusters #3 interviews, and a look at my complete run of Boy Comics!

Howdy, folks!   Just a couple quick updates. Firstly, there's just under 72 hours left in the Kickstarter for the third issue of my comic book series, The Crimebusters, so if you were planning on checking it out but haven't gotten around to it yet, now's the time!   I also have a couple interviews to share with yous. Firstly, in this video, I speak with artist Julie Oliveira, who drew the Trixie's Mysteries variant cover for The Crimebusters #3:    

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The Crimebusters Launch Party

For those who might have missed it, The Crimebusters #1-3 is now live on Kickstarter! And thanks to all your support, we've hit the initial goal, so thank you. I really, truly appreciate it so much.  Still two weeks to go in the campaign, though, and I'm hoping to bring in some new readers, and bring back some old readers, so I'll be announcing the first stretch goals tomorrow. In the meantime, I did a live launch party on YouTube. If you missed it live, you can watch the reply now!

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The Crimebusters #3 is now LIVE on Kickstarter!

Well, this has been a long, tough row to hoe, but The Crimebusters #3 is now live on Kickstarter. I wanted to thank everyone here for all your support, I really appreciate all the kind words, and even just a simple like on one of these posts is a great bit of positive reinforcement. So, thanks, everyone! Group hug!!  

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Podcast! YouTube! Kickstarter! ...I am honestly too busy right now

I've got a pantload of stuff going on right now, probably too much. But here are some updates. On the Kickstarter front, I've announced the official launch date for The Crimebusters #3 — it's next Monday, November 16! You can check out the pre-launch page now, though, and click the "notify me" button to make sure you don't miss it. This one will be running for 17 days.  I've also posted the latest episode of the Classic Comics Forum Podcast. Episode 29 is the final of three parts discu

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The Crimebusters #3 Kickstarter pre-launch page is live!

The Crimebusters #3 will be launching on Kickstarter next month, but the pre-launch page is live now. So if you want to make sure you don't miss out, check it out and click the "notify me" button to make sure you don't miss it.  Thanks again for all the support! I really appreciate it.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thecrimebusters/the-crimebusters-1-3/   Also, if you haven't read the first issue yet, I am giving away digital copies to anyone who signs up for my mailin

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new YouTube update: I'm giving away some comics!

Here's the latest YouTube videos from yours truly. I'm getting close to 200 subs, so I'm doing a giveaway!    I also picked up some new stuff, including this awesome romance comic I never heard of before:     And speaking of romance comics, here's a look at one of my favorite ongoing soap opera storylines ever:  

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A new podcast and a couple new videos!

Episode #28 of the Classic Comics Forum Podcast is now live, with the second part of my three-part discussion about the Fall of Yellowjacket storyline. This time around we finish talking about the infamous court martial story in Avengers #213 before moving on to discuss #214-220: https://classiccomics.podbean.com/e/classic-comics-forum-podcast-28-avengers-211-230-the-fall-of-yellowjacket-part-2/   Meanwhile, on the YouTube front, I've got a couple new videos to share with you. 

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Here's my CGC "unboxing" video

I made a video where I show the results of all 5 variants of my comic, The Crimebusters #1, that I sent into CGC. Results were mixed! But it was a good learning experience, particularly just trying to figure out how the submission process works when you are sending in your own signed books. The answer is: it's confusing!  

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Just back from CGC...

Cross-posting this from the main forum, because I'm just too excited to keep it to myself. I just got this back from CGC - it's the first issue blank variant of my self-published comic The Crimebusters, which I then signed and sketched with an homage to Archie #50, starring my character Trixie Trouble.  When I learned that artists can submit signature series books and act as their own witness, I had to try it!    

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Grail acquired! Plus: what's your origin story?

I've been churning out the YouTube videos, so there's a bunch to see on my channel, but I thought I'd just highlight these two.   In this video, I spend 5x as much as I ever have for a comic and acquire one of my personal grails:       And in this one, I start a new series called Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us where I interview comic book fans about their origin story as a collector, though the lens of the 10 individual comics that had the bigge

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Back issue finds, and the best storylines ever!

I've been a busy beaver, buying comics and making videos about those comics, so I've got a batch of new videos for you today. First, here are two haul videos where I show off the stuff I've been picking up on ebay during the pandemic:         And then in this one, I discuss some of the my favorite storylines in comics history:      

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The Crimebusters #3 three page sneak preview

Hello, friends! I'm hard at work on The Crimebusters #3, so I thought I would share a sneak preview up the upcoming issue. Here's the first three pages. The forums here are compressing them slightly, so they look a tetch fuzzy, but don't worry, they are crisp and clear in real life.  

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Wonder Woman!

In my latest video, I show off the first part of my complete bronze Age Wonder Woman run - this one covers the I-Ching New Look era, as well as the 12 Labors era, with issues #178-227:  

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Star Wars podcasts! YouTube shenanigans! Actual CGC related stuff! Face it, this one has everything!

It's been a little while since I posted an update, because I've been too busy doing stuff to talk about the stuff I've been doing! Since this is the CGC forum, I'll start with a video I made about the process of trying to submit my own comic, The Crimebusters, to CGC. Let's just say it's been very confusing, to the point where multiple CGC reps have seemed almost as confused as I am. The main point of confusion seems to be that CGC has divided their services into two totally separate a

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Another batch of new YouTube videos!

Here's my latest batch of YouTube videos!   In this one, I go through a box of miscellaneous back issues I've picked up over the years for no real reason:     Here's a look at some foreign comics I have picked up as souvenirs on my travels:     In this one, I go through my run of Avengers #101-150:     And here's my latest group of new purchases:    

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