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FLY SOLO THIS FALL WITH JAMES BOURNE

The Mercs For Money co-founder gets his own series!

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Marvel

This October, one of the founding Mercs for Money is going…solo! That’s right, James Bourne a.k.a Solo is back on his own, right where he belongs! Be there when the action heats up to 11 as SOLO #1 blasts its way into comic shops in October as part of Marvel NOW! Writers Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne team up with artist Paco Diaz to bring you a high-octane thrill ride across the Marvel Universe.
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Edward Albee, ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ Playwright, Dies at 88

“The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it.” ~ Edward Albee

Edward Albee who's afraid of the Virginia woolf

 

CNN reported this morning that Legendary playwright Edward Albee, widely considered one of the greats of his generation, has died at the age of 88, according to his personal assistant Jakob Holder.

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New Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Strain, Lady Killer and more!

Follow the History of the Black Panther Pt. 18

The Black Panther reunites with the Avengers and meets the sinister Solomon Prey!

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Marvel

For 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. As we count down to a vision of T’Challa on the big screen coming soon, take a look back at five decades’ worth of comic book adventures…

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Urban Legend…”The Hitchhiker”

AND…POOF…SHE’S GONE…!!!

Although Mercy Brown will always be my favorite, I do have a few more…and another one of my favorite urban legend’s would have to be the vanishing hitchhiker. As the story goes, a driver picks up a hitchhiker, usually on a desolate road and usually at night. Before the hitchhiker arrives at their destination, they disappear from the vehicle. I remember reading one such story in a book from that children’s series “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”. But, I think the real draw for me would have to be Resurrection Mary. It’s the most tangible for me and a story I heard from an early age.

Resurrection Cemetery is right off Archer Avenue in Justice, IL. The legend has it that a young blonde named Mary in a white party dress got in a fight with her boyfriend and left the Willowbrook Ballroom, and was killed on Archer Avenue in the 1930s by a hit-and-run driver. Since then, her ghost allegedly has been spotted hitchhiking on the busy street. When she reaches Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, she vanishes, or so the story goes.

The real “Mary” has never been identified, but according to Wikipedia, the closest connection is that of Anna “Marija” Norkus who died in an auto accident in 1927. While I have never seen this mysterious vanishing woman, driving that stretch of Archer Avenue, especially at night, has always been eerie.l

“Kindergarten” Echoes Gammel and Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

Shawn Coss Gets Real And Scary With His New Book!

kindergarten1I don’t know if I’m alone here, but I am always carrying a copy of the original Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. Between the old fashioned scary stories…that you tell in the dark (go figure)…to the amazingly haunting artwork of Stephen Gammel, I would sit in my attic for hours scaring myself half to death. I am beyond excited to hear about Shawn Coss’ new book, “Kindergarten: Tragic Stories”. Continue reading “Kindergarten” Echoes Gammel and Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

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