Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Farewell To Stan Lee

When I heard on Monday that Stan had passed away, I knew The Kids had to mark his life, and what he meant to us all, in some way, and I immediately knew how I wanted to do it.
When we three all emailed each other on hearing the sad news, we all had the same thought you and your comic buddies probably had:
If not for Marvel, if not for Stan, we might never have met at all!
Think about it. All those lasting friendships acquired through swapping comics in the playground, meeting up at cons, hell, through blogs like this, might never have happened, if not for four simple words: "You like Marvel too?"
For us, of course, it began with The Mighty World Of Marvel #1, starting off a lifelong love affair with comics:

And if you'll forgive my self-indulgence, here we are back then, and here right now, STILL loving comics more than life itself. And it all began with The Man:

Holman, Doree, Phillips & Phillips, Holman, Doree

Thank you, Stan. Thank you for the stories, thank you for the fun and adventure, thank you for the dreams. But most of all, thank you for the friendships. What a legacy. 'Nuff Said.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Kid With The Best Comic Collection In Town

You know who I mean. Yeah, THAT kid. The one who always had EVERYTHING, but wouldn't let you even look through his collection, let alone swap any of it for anything of yours.
What was his name? Well, in The Kids town, it was Arnold Lipshitz. Be honest, it was Arnold Lipshitz in your town too...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Er..... yeah, I did actually believe this aged 8. Anybody else? Just me then.