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A Conversation with a Golden Age Great

  Of all the guests who’ve visited the Cobalt Club, Allen Bellman isn’t one I’m likely to forget any time soon.  Sporting a red shirt, Betty Boop suspenders, and sunglasses beneath a white coiffure, the octogenarian is a distinctive figure … Continue reading

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At the Alabama Phoenix Festival: The Sequel

“I’m glad you’re here,” Millicent said as I walked into the club a couple of nights ago.  “Currie and Emsworth are beside themselves.” “What’s wrong?” “I’m not exactly sure.  But I’ve no doubt they’ll find you soon enough to let … Continue reading

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At the Alabama Phoenix Festival

With the Alabama Phoenix Festival in town, I knew I’d be spending more time there than at the club this weekend.  And it’s an absolute blast. The event celebrates creativity and imagination, and whether your interests are anime, comic books, … Continue reading

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Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men?

Archie Comics obtained the publishing rights to The Shadow during the 1960s, turning the character into a typical Silver Age-style superhero, even allowing him the sesquipedalian tendency, common to crime fighters of the period, of using such words “delectation.”  At … Continue reading

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