The Not So Happy Recap

Another touchstone to my youth has vanished. Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy died yesterday, less than a year after retiring from broadcasting. Bob was no Red Barber or even a Vin Scully in terms of impact across America’s consciousness, but his voice was one I grew up with, first hearing it as he called games on WOR, channel 9, and I watched Mets games with my Dad. As an adult, I knew spring was really here when I heard him call […]

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Just the Facts

A buddy of mine asked this morning if I was going to promote the forthcoming DC Universe Encyclopedia coming this October from DK Books. Since it’s in the current Previews catalogue for order (heck, even cheaper through Amazon), now might be a good time to clue you in. There were two different notions floating through the halls of DC, both trying to come up with a new edition of Who’s Who, still a vital reference source to editors, writers, artists […]

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