My weekend was exactly like a dream.
It’s October, but the heat and haze made I-95 feel like a drive to the Jersey shore. I walked the streets of my childhood, but this time it was a comics-centric utopia where every conversation was about things that are of vital interest to me. The Rotunda was a Jungian space: beautifully elegant with classical architecture in deep disrepair. My table space was at Steranko’s right hand. The venerated comics creator called me by name and started breaking my stones as if he were Frank Sinatra and I were Joey Bishop. Like I said, it was a surreal dreamscape. The room was sweltering and I pulled one container of apple juice after another out of a large brown paper bag full of snacks that my father had given me. I dropped hints but was not at liberty to disclose a big top-secret career-changing name-brand comics project I’d been working on. At the after-party I was dwarfed by the giant books of Little Nemo comics I was paging through. The conversation was euphoric, every exchange seemed hilarious or deeply profound.
The morning drive home was a twilight haze before the tyrant sun returned to his throne. Back in Pittsburgh, my car ceased to function, and I had the simultaneous cold-and-hot symptoms of fever and deep fatigue. I checked my inbox and found an e-mail saying that the big top-secret project had hit a snag that may or may not kill it altogether. The car repairs cost a little bit more than I made over the weekend. It had its ups and downs, but it was a good dream and I’m 90% sure it all actually happened.
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Be there for their FINAL rooftop concert. Tom Scioli’s Psychedelic Rock and Roll Super Epic is now available for purchase.
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Issue #3 is the Return of the Jedi/Superman III/Search for Spock/Escape from the Planet of the Apes/Batman Forever/MI:3/Dark of the Moon of Satan’s Soldier comics. It’s an all-ages, bubblegum pop, good-timing installment of the acclaimed series.
The greatest superhero ever fights an endless army of Manichean space gods and techno demons who have joined forces to take him down. The arena for this cosmic battle royale? Planet Earth.
The dusky cloaked avenger, D’Ark, and the ring-slinging valkyrie, Heroine, get caught up in the gladiatorial globetrotting. Be there for the first appearances of an array of international strongmen including Union Jack the Ripper, Herr Doktor Glockenspiel, and Pablo Picasso.
Who will live, who will die, who will return from the grave? Find out in this full color, 50-page adventure presented in the burning neon hues of SCIOLI-VISION.