Up Your Nose with
a Rubber Flux Capacitor


This one's been percolating for a while.

Mock-up of faded, beat-up old Golden All-Stars Book cover of 'Welcome Back to the Future Kotter' with photos of 'Gabe Kaplan as Professor Kotter' and 'Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly', plus inset of red-eyed John Travolta titled 'With the Sweatbots featuring Vin-E Barbarino'

And there's no time like the present. Not only have we reached the once-far-off date to which Marty and the Professor traveled in the second Back to the Future film, but this year saw the 30th anniversary of the first movie in that trilogy as well as the (somewhat less heralded) 40th anniversary of Welcome Back, Kotter's premiere. Thus, in the grand tradition of my poster for Captain America and the Maltese Falcon and DVD case for Tarzan of the Planet of the Apes, here's a Golden Books tie-in to that hit TV show from another dimension, Welcome Back to the Future, Kotter.

One Flash, Two Flash,
Red and Blue Flash


Close-up of Jay Garrick in Earth-2 Flash's costume including winged helmet
Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick from Flash Ep. 2.01 "Flash of Two Worlds" © 2015 CW Network.
Photo: Cate Cameron. Character
TMDC Comics.


I didn't see Tuesday's Flash episode until after midnight — so it was a birthday present. And it was a gift to all the fans who've loved DC's multiverse for decades. I’m honestly not able to put my reaction into words, because it basically involved giving the astral projection of my 6-year-old self a high-five.

Allred in Black & White


My contributor copy of Michael Allred: Conversations, edited by Christopher Irving for University Press of Mississippi, arrived yesterday. The longest of its 13 interviews — some Q&A, some article-style — is the wide-ranging talk that Stefan Blitz and I had with Mike for Comicology in 2000. It's a smart little hardcover that is sure to be a fascinating read.

High-contrast photo of Mike Allred in black outline and fuzzy coat with his face and background in red

Allred made some noise with Grafik Musik before really turning heads on his creator-owned pop sci-fi existential superhero adventure Madman.