Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Celebrating 75 years of Batman!

Today is the day DC Comics has chosen to observe the 75th birthday of arguably the most popular fictional character of all time: Batman. Comic stores across the nation are hosting special events with goodies provided by DC, so make your way to your local comic shop and join in the festivities! I had planned to observe this day in my own humble way by presenting you some essential media featuring the character and the people who have brought him and his world to life over the past 75 years. However, with a new job kicking off in addition to my writing duties, there simply hasn't been enough time for me to complete that post. While that will still be posted once it's done, I couldn't let this day pass without posting something, so this is what you get. ;) In the meantime, particularly if you don't have a comic store in your city, take a moment to check out Comixology's 75th anniversary sale and pick up some comics for dirt cheap!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Moon Day!

Forty-five years ago today, human beings walked on the moon for the first time. For those of us who weren't alive at the time, it's really impossible to capture the feeling that permeated our culture at that time. We grew up in a world in which people landing on the moon was part of our history, after all. I can only imagine the awe everyone must have felt as they watched live as the first people stepped onto the lunar surface.

There are tons of trivia about the first moon landing floating around the 'net today, and this article rounds up most of my favorites. Give it a read, and take the opportunity to gaze up at the night sky in wonder and admiration this evening.