An Auspicious Anniversary

I got busy yesterday and totally forgot to mark the occasion. Five years ago on April 9 I was laid off from my day job. I'd spent ten years with my employer. I started as a copyeditor, moved up to associate editor, then acquiring editor. But publishing continues to go through adjustments in the age … Continue reading An Auspicious Anniversary


My Epic Trek Comic Book Read #3

Gold Key issue 3 (December 1968), “Invasion of the City Builders,” serves up a passable automation-gone-too-far story, but once again it’s wrapped in a tortilla with a large side of WTF sauce. The Enterprise, continuing the galaxy-hopping trend of the two previous issues, is now “at the edge of a distant galaxy.” Impossible travel times … Continue reading My Epic Trek Comic Book Read #3

Hammer Time: Frankenstein Edition, Part 2: The Doctor is In Again

When last we left the baron at the end of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), he was headed for the guillotine in Switzerland. As The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) opens, he’s still on his way, so it’s a pretty direct sequel. More or less. Let’s talk continuity, shall we? Let’s do. Curse opened with some … Continue reading Hammer Time: Frankenstein Edition, Part 2: The Doctor is In Again

Hammer Time: Frankenstein Edition

It’s time for me to rewatch—actually, in most cases, watch for the first time—the series of Frankenstein movies produced by Hammer Films from the late fifties through the mid-seventies. There are six films starring Peter Cushing as Baron Victor Frankenstein: The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) Frankenstein Created … Continue reading Hammer Time: Frankenstein Edition