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Thursday, February 11, 2016
This Weekend... San Diego Comic Fest 2016!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Cons
                                        


 
 
Michael D Hamersky On Comics Will Be Attending...
 
The 2016 San Diego Comic Fest
Running February 12th thru 15th!
 
 
  
  

 


TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4064 -   I wanted to mention that I will be attending all three days plus preview night of this locally based comic convention.

I have posted blogs and photo albums from the first three years of this Comic Fest before.   I started helping the Comic Fest back in 2012 when it was first being organized.  So yes, I'm kind of partial to this show.

However I'm going to post a few links to show you what is happening at this year's Comic Fest.

First is the programming schedule.  Which is chock full of great programs and panels!  I have something to see almost every hour of the Comic Fest.  Plus there usually aren't lines to get in to see these panels!    

Second is the Artists Alley link.  This area is separate from the dealer rooms, and is at the top of the Tower.

Third is the list of exhibitors in the Dealer Rooms. I have always found good deals in the Dealer Room in previous years.

Fourth is the Ackermansion Cafe which you need to check out in person! This year the cafe is a special tribute to Forry Ackerman.

Now there are a lot more activities to check out at this year's San Diego Comic Fest, but the above are the ones that I am definitely going to be checking out for myself!  

And yes, single day tickets will be sold at the door.  The Comic Fest is once again being held at the Town & Country Resort in the Mission Valley area of San Diego.  Hope to see you there also!

~ Michael D Hamersky

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
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In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:19 PM PST
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Friday, January 15, 2016
In Old Santa Fe... The Film Introduction Of...
Mood:  cool
Topic: Other Movie Genres
                                        

 
 
Michael D Hamersky On Comics Just Finished Viewing...
 
In Old Santa Fe...
Featuring The Film Introduction Of Gene Autry!
 
 
  
  

 TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4063 -   This morning, while watching movies I had recorded on TCM to view later, I saw the first ever movie appearance of Gene Autry!  The film was titled 'In Old Santa Fe!

Contrary to the film poster shown to the left, Gene did not have any film credit in the original release of the film back in 1934!

Indeed, the film's scene with Gene was just a small part of the movie.  Both he and Smiley Burnette sang a couple of songs during a dance at the dude ranch that the film was filmed at.

That was it.  Period.  You see, the part was considered to be a 'film test' for Gene Autry.  It did show Gene had talent and he went on to be filmed in 92 additional films!

BTW, this was also the film that George Hayes created his character of being a 'cranky but lovable' sidekick.  From then on he was known as 'Gabby' Hayes.

Ken Maynard was the 'star' when the film first was released.  But when the film was re-released, Gene Autry received top billing at the start of the film.

Not a bad start for what Gene Autry was to become... America's Singing Cowboy!

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You may be asking what this blog has to do with comic books... Well, a few years back I blogged about receiving a consignment of Western comic books.

That consignment included several Gene Autry comics, as well as Roy Rogers. 

I mentioned the consignment to my mom, Lois E Hamersky, who had fond memories of Gene.  He was her favorite cowboy western actor, while Roy Rogers was her sister's favorite.

I lived in the Los Angeles area for several years, and watched several old TV Shows and films starring both Gene & Roy.  My favorite of the two was Roy Rogers and Trigger.  

During my years as a comic book dealer, (ComicBooksCircus.com), I have sold multiple westerns.  Most of them were sold to collectors in both Germany and Australia, when I was shipping outside of the USA.  You can see the Gene Autry comics that were published by viewing this link at comics.org. 

In summary, I enjoyed seeing the film where Gene Autry started back in 1934 in the movies!  If TCM shows it again, I'd suggest you DVR it to view later! 

~ Michael D Hamersky

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:47 PM PST
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
50 Years Ago Today... Batman On TV!
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: TV Shows
                                        


 
 
 
50 Years Ago Today...
Batman On TV!
 
 
  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4062 -   I wanted to mention that today is the 50th Anniversary of the Batman TV Show back in 1966!  Yes... Today!

It doesn't seem that long ago to me, but then again, I was just a teenager, (aged 13), when it first appeared.

I of course watched it on TV, for all three seasons, seeing almost every episode, almost all 120 of them, for the three seasons that it ran on ABC TV.

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A few years back I was asked by Jim Beard to be one of the contributors for his then projected book titled:  'Gotham City 14 Miles'.  I gladly accepted the challenge and wrote my chapter for the book. It was fun doing so, and I thank Jim Beard for the assignment!

To think that today, a few years later after that book was published, comes the 50th Anniversary of that magical date when the Batman TV Show burst on the screen with its  Pow! Zap!  Bam!... WoW what excitement that was!

Plus today you can buy a legitimate copy of all 120 episodes on DVD, not like when I had to buy a bootleg copy to refresh my memory to write my chapter for the 'Gotham City 14 Miles' book! (For more info on GC14M book, see this link for past blogs on the book.)

Congrats to the Batman TV Show on celebrating its 50th Anniversary!  

~ Michael D Hamersky

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 1:53 PM PST
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Monday, January 11, 2016
Remembering Elvis Presley...
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Other Cons
                                        


 
 
 
Elvis Presley During His Birthday Week
 
 
  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4061 -   I wanted to mention that Elvis Presley would have been 81 years old this past weekend, (January 8th), had he lived on.

I've posted a few blogs in the past about January 8th being Elvis' birthday, (# January 2010, January 2011 - #3319 ) and have been reading others tributes to Elvis since the 8th online. 

I wanted to mention one of the sources I found to be of much interest to me, as what I've been reading in it is very informative.  It is at:  www.elvis-history-blog.com, and is written by Alan Hanson.

The blog is published twice a month, and it goes back eight years.

I found the blog titles fascinating and the 2,000 - 2,500 words in each blog makes fine reading!

If you are a fan of Elvis, or just would like to know more about him... Check out Alan's blog!

I've been playing many of my Elvis LPs during the last month... On the new record player I bought for myself for Christmas.  Nice to have some thoughts about Elvis this week.  It does seem strange that he would have been 81 had he lived on... He passed away at age 42.  

~ Michael D Hamersky

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 3:10 PM PST
Updated: Monday, January 11, 2016 4:38 PM PST
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Friday, January 1, 2016
Happy New Year!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: TV Shows
                                        


 
 
Michael D Hamersky On Comics Wishes All Of You...
 
A Happy New Year!
 
 
  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4060 -   I wanted to wish all of the readers of this blog a Happy New Year for 2016!

It's been a long 2015, and I'm kind of glad to see it gone...

Seeing in the New Year comes with viewing the KTLA Channel 5 showing of the Rose Parade

This year marked the 127th Parade!

It also marked the last year of my favorite team of announcers for this or any parade, that of Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards.

They have spent most of the past 35 years together doing this annual parade.

Bob had started 3 years earlier, with two other co-hosts. Stephanie had stepped out in 2006, but came back in 2009.  For more on this history, please see Bob's Wikipedia entry.

I know that 2017's Rose Parade won't be the same without them... You see, I started watching them when I lived in the Los Angeles / Orange Counties areas when they started.

Sad things put aside, I'm looking forward to what 2016 brings me...

I hope that 2016 brings nothing but good for all of you also.

Happy New Year!

~ Michael D Hamersky

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Friday, January 1, 2016 3:27 PM PST
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