A number of people have asked if there's going to be a print edition of my novella, The Excavator. Thanks to the fine folks at Neotext, there is—and it's now available at Amazon. The print version includes all ten, full-color illustrations by the amazing Vassilis Gogtzilas and you can purchase it right here.
You were interviewed for a Michigan publication and you didn't mention your hero, me?ReplyDelete
Also, did you ever notice how weird it is that Superman's arch-nemesis (Lex Luthor) and best friend (Batman) are essentially the same guy.
Both are arrogant, genius billionaires, who believe in bending rules and laws to shape what they think is a better world. Also, ever since Mark Waid wrote Tower of Babel, both have a certain amount of distrust for the concept of super powered beings.
No analysis. Just weird.
Well, I will let you get back to fantasizing about your childhood summers in Brooklyn, chasing fireflies through the endless fields of wheat, and swinging off old tire-swing into the fishin' hole just past old McGilicuty's farm, then rushing to get some homemade ice cream and listening to band music in the town square. Of course sleeping the hot nights outside under a dark sky filled with stars, undisturbed by the light pollution of the far off big city, that almost seemed like another world. Going barefoot in the tall grass all summer long.
Enjoy your rustic nostalgia of childhood.
I always do, Jack. I always do.Delete
This is one of your best stories, JMD, and that's saying something!ReplyDelete
The concept is worthy of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, the prose evokes the wonder of Bradbury and the energy of Robert E. Howard, and the climactic conflict is...well, I won't spoil anything with comparisons but it's one of my favorite of its kind.
Thanks, David...you made my day! If it's not a bother, could you leave a review at Amazon? It really helps! (And if it IS a bother—no worries!)Delete
Sure thing, not a bother at all. I'll do anything I can to spread the word!Delete
Bless you, my son. : )Delete
There is a rumor that the “m” in J.M. Dematteis stands for Marc. You wrote Captain America from 1981 or 82 to 1984. There was a brief period where Mike Carlin took over, but in that time Mark gruemwald was still the editor, and the quickly took over for about a decade.ReplyDelete
Mark Waid then took over, was interrupted by Heroes Reborn, and continued to about 2000.
That is almost 15 solid years of Marks. Maybe a little more.
Was that a requirement? Did you have to leave the book because Marc is your middle name, or because it ends in a “c”? Did Gruenwald have to vouch for you as a true mark…at least in spirit.. so you could get it?
Also, do Roy Thomas and Peter David have a club for people in Comics whose last name could be a first name.
You're correct about all that. And here we thought it was top secret!Delete
After years of wanting to post a link to this song on your website, I finally found a way
By the Hoary Hosts of Rock and Roll!Delete
When you see all those Superhero TV shows with there team ups on the CW these days, do you ever get angry? CBS had Spider-Man, Hulk, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Dr. Strange, and Captain America shows, made for TV movies, or both, and not once did they consider teaming any of them up with Archie Bunker, Maude, .J. from Good Times, OR any of the Jeffersons.ReplyDelete
That is not Dyno-Mite! Not Dyno-mite at all.
Also, my copy of Ben Reilly Spider-Man #5 came in the mail yesterday. Finally. It was pretty good.
I also noticed a tease for an upcoming Spider-Man story about a lot hunt... hopefully they will check all their pockets... good thing I wrote that letter, so you can keep getting jobs! You're welcome.
We hope to find the Lost Hunt by the end of the year, Jack. I'm gonna go look under the couch cushions right now.Delete