Saturday, May 21, 2022

WHOOPS!

Just a short one to let you know that I'm having a problem replying to comments, so if you leave a comment and don't get a reply, that's why.  Here's hoping I sort this out ASAP. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

FAN OF HEROES

I had a wonderful chat with sixteen-year-old Brazilian comic book fan Caio Santucci for his Fan of Heroes podcast—and I was very touched by the fact that this young person, living in another country, was so familiar with my work.  A sweet, smart kid and it was a pleasure talking to him.


PENULTIMATE REILLY

Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #4 is on sale today.  Last month, our villain was revealed as the forgotten clone, Spidercide, and now Ben and his "brother" face off—in strange and unexpected ways. 

One more issue to go! 


  
 

Monday, May 2, 2022

PROSE AND CONS

A short, but happy, post to formally announce that my new novella, a supernatural thriller called The Excavator, is coming soon from the fine folks at Neotext.  The novella will have ten beautiful, haunting illustrations by my friend, and frequent collaborator, Vassilis Gogtzilas.  More details to come!


illustration ©copyright 2022 Vassilis Gogtzilas

Friday, April 29, 2022

REMEMBERING ADAMS



There are few comic book artists whose work has echoed across the decades more than Neal Adams and it was a great shock to discover that this legend has passed away.  His work with the brilliant Denny O'Neil on Batman redefined the character and the same team exploded the superhero genre (and my sixteen-year-old mind) with the "all new, all now" Green Lantern/Green Arrow series.   

Adams was also a champion of creators' rights at a time when few, if any, others were taking a stand on that issue.  Back in my journalism days, I interviewed Adams for an article in the long-defunct Soho Weekly News that focused on the fight to unionize writers and artists, and he provided the cover below.




Heartfelt condolences to Neal Adams' family and friends.  His influence will be felt as long as there are comic books.







Sunday, April 24, 2022

JUSTICE TALK

I joined the fine folks at the Unlimited Justice podcast for a deep dive into my history with the Justice League—and you can watch it below.  Enjoy!


Friday, April 1, 2022

SPIDEY DUDES

More Spider-Man and Ben Reilly talk, this time taking a deep dive with the fine folks from the Spidey Dude podcast.

Monday, March 28, 2022

THE MAGIC OF THE UNCONSCIOUS (AND OTHER THINGS)

I had a great conversation with Jace of the Comic Source podcast—talking about Ben Reilly, The Brothers Karamozov, William Blake, the power of story, the magic of the unconscious, and other fun things. You can watch it below.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

AND SPEAKING OF BEN REILLY...

The third issue of Ben Reilly: Spider-Man is on sale today.  This is the turning point for Ben—and for the series—as we reveal who's been behind the mysterious attacks and why he (or she.  Or it?) has it in for Mr. Reilly.

Two more issues to go...and things really heat up from here!



Tuesday, March 22, 2022

BEN AGAIN

I talk to The Write Project podcast about Ben Reilly: Spider-Man...and other things.



Friday, March 18, 2022

THE OVER THE HILL GANG

Over on Twitter, the brilliant Kevin Maguire shared this amazing piece of art:  his vision of what our JLI would look like today (y'know, if comic book characters aged in real time).


And I can't help thinking he found his inspiration in this photo my wife took at DragonCon back in 2019...


To which I can only add:  "Bwah-ha-ha!"

Thursday, March 17, 2022

BEN AND PETER

A short, but interesting, chat with the Traversing the Stars podcast—talking about everyone's favorite Spider-Men, Peter Parker and Ben Reilly.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 7, 2022

THE GREATS

I recently took part in a podcast tribute to one of the Marvel's greatest—and, for many of us, most influential—writers:  the brilliant, iconoclastic Steve Gerber.  You can listen to it here.


And speaking of all-time greats:  Here's a tribute to George Perez, a man whose art and storytelling has shaped, and enriched, the worlds of both Marvel and DC.  George has pancreatic cancer and, tragic as that is, it's heartening to see the tributes pouring in while he's still with us.  God bless you, George.


Friday, February 25, 2022

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AVATAR MEHER BABA!

 "I belong to no religion. My religion is love. 
Every heart is my temple."
Avatar Meher Baba



Wednesday, February 23, 2022

A GENTLE REMINDER

Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #2 is on sale today!

See?  Wasn't that gentle?




Monday, February 21, 2022

THE COSMIC (COMICS) CUBE

I had another wonderful talk with Duy Tano of the Comics Cube podcast and, once again, we got into some strange and interesting conversational corners.  It's embedded below.  Enjoy!




Monday, January 31, 2022

AMARTITHI 2022

On January 31, 1990, I sat just outside Meher Baba's Tomb-Shrine in Meherabad, India, my head resting against the cool stone, surrounded by thousands of His dear ones—all of us joined in fifteen minutes of silence to commemorate the day when the Avatar of the Age dropped His body to live on in the hearts of His lovers. It was a profound, unique, and unforgettable experience that bypassed the mind and settled into the deeps of my soul. It lives there still.

Wishing a very Happy Amartithi to my Meher Baba family around the world.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

CRAWLING

Had a great, spider-centric chat with the Spider-Man Crawlspace podcast the other day.  We covered Ben Reilly: Spider-Man, The Child Within, Kraven's Last Hunt and more.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

CLONING AROUND

Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #1 is on sale today and I couldn't be happier with the way our first issue turned out.  Set in the days of the Clone Saga, the story take a deep dive into Ben's psyche as—back in New York, back in the Spider-suit—he tries to build a life from the ground up.  

Hope you all enjoy it!  (And wait till you see what's coming over the course of the next four issues!)

Thursday, January 13, 2022

THE LIFE OF REILLY

It's farewell to the JLU but hello to another old friend.

Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #1 is out next week (January 19th, to be precise) and I couldn't be more excited about
 working with David Baldeon, Israel Silva, and our editor Danny Khazem on this book.  Playing in the Spiderverse again, reuniting with my old pal Ben, has been a genuine delight.  Hope you all enjoy the series.

You can read a four-page preview below!






Thursday, January 6, 2022

AN INFINITE FAREWELL



The final issue of Justice League Infinity—the conclusion of our seven issue, mulitversal epic—is out now.  It's been a genuine pleasure working with James Tucker, Ethen Beavers, Nick Filardi, Andrew Marino, Tom Napolitano, DC Hopkins, and  our amazing array of cover artists, bringing the world of Justice League Unlimited back to life.

Will there be more?  My understanding is that it depends on sales of the collected edition, which will be out in the spring—so we'll keep fingers crossed and hope for the best.

Hope everyone enjoys our grand finale!