Book Review: Identity Crisis

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By Chris Slater

Earlier this year, I was in a comic book shop in Beckley and was perusing the titles when a graphic novel cover popped out at me. All of these superheroes’ costumes were hanging up, empty. It looked so sad and hollow. And then I noticed the name at the top: Brad Meltzer. My favorite wrestler, CM Punk, is a huge comic fan (and actually writes comics for Marvel now) and has tweeted about Meltzer several times.

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Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #6: Jack Ketchum

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Tom’s guest this episode is renowned horror author Jack Ketchum! From his humble beginnings, his time as Jerzy Livingston, his thoughts on some other horror writers, the importance of thanking the writers and artists who came before you, Splatterpunk, The Girl Next Door, how real life inspires his work, his experience with taking his books to the big screen, advice for aspiring writers, upcoming projects, and more!

Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #6: Jack Ketchum

Book Review: Batman: The Killing Joke

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By Chris Slater

Back in the day aka 20 years ago (ugh…), I used to be a comic book fan. I enjoyed elements of both DC Comics and Marvel. I loved Batman. I loved X-Men and Spider-Man. But, Batman was a favorite. The Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, he was my go-to superhero.

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Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #5: Josh Reynolds

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In this episode, Tom takes on a dangerous mission to the moon, a mission that no sane man would take, to confront one Josh Reynolds! These two titans will battle it out for the sake of mankind’s fate, and one will die! There might be some book talk in there somewhere too.

Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #5: Josh Reynolds

Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #4: JT Krul

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In this episode of the Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast, Thomas sits down with comic book writer JT Krul!

Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #4: JT Krul

Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #3: Ron Fortier

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(Captain) Ron Fortier joins Tom in this soon to be classic episode! Ron speaks about his comic book beginnings, Brother Bones and Captain Hazzard, the New Pulp movement, the popularity of Sherlock Holmes, and a whole lotta inside info on Airship 27! Better press play now rather than later fearless listener!

Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #3: Ron Fortier

Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #2: Bobby Nash

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Bobby Nash sits down with Tom for a rousing discussion of…well, all things Bobby Nash. Bobby explains how he got into writing and the process he went through to get Evil Ways published. He blames Sean Taylor for the creation of Rick Ruby and The Ruby Files and Bobby and Tom talk at length about the Domino Lady and Honey West! 50 minutes of pure writer-y goodness, don’t delay, press play!

Nocturne Travel Agency Podcast – Episode #2: Bobby Nash

-500: May The Capture Games Odds Be In Your Favor

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In this new feature, the writer attempts to get to the point in 500 words or less. Today, I take on the CW’s new show Capture. Continue reading

Better In The Dark – Episode #151: The Terrors Outside His Window – The Career of Richard Matheson

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The Boys Outta Brooklyn mark the passing of one of the greatest genre writers ever to work a typewriter by posthumously inducting Richard Matheson into The Hall of Great, Great Men.  Join Tom and Derrick as they discuss key films both inspired by and written by Matheson, talk about the way he helped bring horror fiction into the living room and gives out some writing advice.  You don’t want to be chased around by some freaking Zuni Fetish Doll, so get to clicking (and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow)!

Better In The Dark – Episode #151: The Terrors Outside His Window – The Career of Richard Matheson