Right About Now

Damn, is the year over already? Crashing into December as I start this, and it's becoming fairly obvious that if it's not already done, it's not gettin' done before '06. Having realized that always...

Faster Is Better

Told you this might happen... Floated the possibility of breaking the bi-weekly schedule, dependent entirely on the contents of a single comic book, some little underground thing called All-Star...

The Understanding

Thank you. Last column generated the most mail I've ever received in four years of Ambidextrous, easily surpassing the previous benchmark that Stop Sayin' set a few months back. Common thread between the...

Black Like Me

Could blame it on being young and somewhat stupid, but even given that...there's really no excuse for this... Back in 1992, the only comics I'd ever encountered were that little three book ashcan set...

Focus

Okay, here's the situation... It's going on 3 AM right now, barely Friday, and I'm looking forward to having the whole day off, after climbing out of bed in a few hours. Usually, this is how things work...

Last Bad Pitch

Have I told the one about Kid Sentry? Around the beginning of the year, I started working up a few new pitches, as I'm apt to do every few months, and this week I'm going to display one of the results....

Two Hundred

  Look, I'm as surprised as you... When I started this, I was 21, about to enter my senior year of college, and planning my first trip to the San Diego Comic-Con. By no stretch of the imagination did I...

This Is Why

I'm really supposed to be enjoying my week off, but Grant Morrison won't let me... Ordinarily, this is where I'd hit you with a small disclaimer, to preserve some aspect of my credibility, in the face...

Equal Opposite Reaction

  Hope this means something really good is about to happen... Been one of those weeks, and while pretendin' that it hasn't been is a definite possibility, there'd be something highly fraudulent...

Late (Updated)

I feel compelled to play "voice of reason" about this whole Civil War lateness thing that has been all the rage the last few days... For those of you without access to a relevant message board, or even...

Forgot About Grant

Here's what it is though...sometimes we overlook things. It's only natural, that with a steady bombardment of new sights and new sounds, competing for weekly attention, even some of the industry's...

E Is For Escalation

And so ends another convention season... Sure, we've got the smaller venues in the fall to look toward, but no disrespect intended, most would agree they're of little overall consequence. The comic...

GO!

It's that time of year again, people... The massive San Diego Comic-Con International is descending upon us, and I'll be boarding a flight at O'Hare on Wednesday morning, to engage in the festivities....