This post turned out to be timely for the worst of reasons. Continue reading Man of Destiny
When I chose the nome de plume “Crusty Curmudgeon” way back when, it was an attempt at self-aware, self-effacing humor. Continue reading TV Superheroes Season Wrap-Up
As an orthodox geek, my Christmas Tree is pretty much a salute to geekery. Having finished decorating over the weekend, I figured I’d share my tree with my blog readers. Continue reading A Very Geeky Christmas
Dear friends, we are gathered here today to say goodbye to a cherished loved one: Continue reading Funeral for a Friend
As some of you may already be aware, this blog originally started on the Pronto Comics website. If you’re interested in reading any of those posts (which you should be, because, y’know, I’m brilliant), here are links to every single one Continue reading The Original Curmudgeon Blog
After the TV show, my next encounter with Spidey came in toy form—specifically the Ben Cooper “Wiggler Jiggler.” This was a rubber figure with a loop of string attached to the head. It was a fairly cheap construction, and before long the figure started to break at the neck. Continue reading Spidey B.C. (Before Comics)
Alright, so we all know the original Spidey theme from the ’67 cartoon rules all, but I gotta admit this version (from the more contemporary Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon) comes a much closer second than I ever would have dreamed possible Continue reading Simply Spectacular!
Where did it all start? Well this is only a guess but I’d bet good money on it. (What the hell, until someone invents a time machine it can never be proven either way, right?) Continue reading The Way It Began!