Posted by Peter Crowther on Thursday, October 27, 2011,
I’ve been reading a lot of comics of late . . . mainly the reprint stuff, because that’s where my heart lies. After all, the true Golden Age of comics is 12 . . . which puts my interest around 1961/2, when the infamous Comics Code effectively brought in by Dr. Frederic Wertham’s Seduction of the Innocent was well underway (having kicked off in 1954/55) and the comics themselves were fairly pale versions of what they once were.
Posted by Peter Crowther on Monday, October 17, 2011,
Yesterday's personal appearance at the Hull branch of Waterstones went wonderfully well. Waterstone's finest—in the form of Lisa and Jasmine (plus Peter and store manager Lee)—looked after me brilliantly. I had a thoroughly enjoyable time buttonholing any customer who stopped to check the shelves in either the SF, Dark Fantasy or Horror sections and introducing them to DARKNESS FALLING. The result was that we sold out the eighteen copies remaining from some earlier-in-the-week activity in...