Yesterday I was browsing Barnes & Noble. My barrage of midterm grading was finally behind me and I was enjoying an afternoon of meandering with nothing much to do (until chaperoning the Homecoming Dance last night). I glanced down at a table of new paperbacks and saw a cover, reminiscent of a pulp noir novel, featuring Barack Obama and Joe Biden riding in a car. Then I took in the title – Hope Never Dies: An Obama/Biden Mystery. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? I can’t remember the last time I bought a book, drove home, and immediately started reading it. But no other plans could compete with this and if it wasn’t for the previously mentioned dance, I’d’ve finished it one sitting. This isn’t an analysis nor a review, not traditionally at least. To paraphrase Ron Burgundy, I got excited. I just wanted to…shout it from the top of a mountain. But I didn’t have a mountain. I had this blog. Look, I write about comics, that’s what I do. And today’s top story, in Michael Miller’s world read something like this – I love Andrew Schaffer’s Hope Never Dies and this needs to become a long-lived series! Continue reading
with Kalie Zamierowski!
[Michael’s Note: Well, the school year’s ended and summer vacation has finally arrived (yay!!!). I’ll be kicking it off with a week-long mission trip to Baltimore with twenty of our upcoming seniors. Obviously that means no new material on the blog for a week. I know we’re all sad about that BUT I’m leaving you with something EPIC. Kalie and I have finished our second original short story genre-mashup. This time we’ve dropped Deadpool into A Nightmare On Elm Street. I think we may’ve topped the first one too. Personally, writing this was SO MUCH FUN. Enjoy!] Continue reading
with Kalie Zamierowski!
[Michael’s Note: Who’s ready for some…ORIGINAL FICTION?!? That’s right ladies and gentlemen, today marks an exciting new chapter in my little blog’s life. Kalie and I have co-authored a short story/piece of fan fiction/genre mashup…whatever you want to call it. It’s an idea we’ve been playing with for months and finally just wrote it! Playing to what we love, we’ve taken the Stephen King classic The Shining and dropped the Ghostbusters into the Overlook Hotel. We had A LOT of fun and can’t wait to do this again. While she’ll disagree, about 95% of the credit for pulling this off goes to Kalie. She’s the gifted writer, capturing everything so eloquently. I have no idea how she does it. I helped with the plot, dialogue, and characterization but she did all the heavy lifting :). We’re really proud of it and hope you enjoy it too!] Continue reading