Five Days at the Races (Part I)

For starters, I don't really like horror?not the books, not the films; the genre doesn't pull my heartstrings like science fiction and comics, but great writing is great writing, so I've certainly sopped up my...

How I Learned to Love the Bomb

Monday morning started out with a phone call to Dave Cockrum. Well, actually it started when my alarm went off at 8 a.m., which is not an ungodly hour?my kids already out of the house; the dogs...

What Can You Do To Help?

Can fans help our business help William Messner-Loebs in his difficult situation? Sure, and absolutely. Bill Messner-Loebs is a name you heard a lot from just a few years back. He...

The Three Tenors? Off Key

Bill Messner-Loebs is quite literally my oldest friend in comics. I've known him since he was William Francis Loebs Jr. and I'll still know him if he becomes William Windsor-Smith Loebs, though...

Marvel’s Famous Last Words

"We're not afraid of lawsuits," the chief litigator for Marvel told me when I first brought him news that we were seeking a settlement for Dave Cockrum around this time last year. "Everyone who's...

Alan Moore – Part Three

Okay. Here's the conclusion of my lengthy interview with Alan Moore conducted in October, 1997. When last we left off, Alan was talking about the World of Mind. Let's jump right in...

Grand Master: Will Eisner

I took a deep breath when I heard the news. With the passing of Will Eisner, our industry suffered the loss of one of its last elders. And by all accounts a good man. You'll be reading feature...