Swim Until You Cant See Land (Saying Goodbye to Scott Hutchison)

By | 2018-05-12T11:04:06+00:00 May 12th, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, News & Opinions|

It was late December 2007 and I was driving home from work listening to the radio. There is an indie station that plays Christmas music by alternative bands with alternative takes on the holiday and that is the only type of Christmas music I listen to because yeah, I’m [...]

A 1999 Interview with Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

By | 2018-02-21T12:28:20+00:00 February 21st, 2018|News & Opinions|

Way back before the turn of the century (which is an extremely fun phrase to write) myself and aspiring author, Justin Rickard, decided to start an independent, self-published magazine. It was called The Pythagorean. It was melding of sorts of philosophy, spirituality and science. Our goal was to show how [...]

Obligatory Best of List for the Dumpster Fire Year That was 2017

By | 2018-01-01T20:44:52+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, News & Opinions|

2017 is officially over and frankly, good riddance. Among the vast amount of awful this past year brought we saw a once lauded political institution (know colloquially as “The United States”) become a world-wide punchline and a seemingly endless stream of celebrities and other men in positions of power get [...]

Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time

By | 2017-10-02T18:33:59+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Features, Halloween, Ideas & Excuses, Monster Memories|

Growing up my Saturday afternoons would be spent with creatures, monsters, ghosts, ghouls, murderers and mad scientists. Beginning around one o'clock I would settle down in front of our 17" Sony Trinatron (complete with simulated wood grain plastic sides) with a soda (typically Frank's grape or ginger ale) and a bowl [...]

Star Trek: Discovery is Great – Too Bad I’ll Never See It Again

By | 2017-09-27T21:56:36+00:00 September 27th, 2017|News & Opinions|

Last Sunday something happened that I’ve been waiting for a long, long time. Star Trek returned to television for the first time in 12 years. Star Trek: Discovery premiered on CBS and to fans it was not only welcomed, it was praised. Because, you see, for the first time in [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 3: Captain America: Secret Empire

By | 2018-02-10T16:31:26+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Ideas & Excuses|

Hello everyone and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss Captain America Vol. 1: Secret Empire the celebrated 1974 run by Steve Englehart with art by Sal Buscema. Listen as we discuss the original [...]

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