This year, I'm worried about being attacked by supervillains, like I was last year.
Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 6. Check the link above for the comic book store in your area. *** And speaking of free four-color magic, a graphic novel giveaway. *** A few weeks ago, the cover story in PARADE magazine listed some of Tom Cruise's "blockbuster" movies, among them, Mission: Impossible 3 (or M:I III or whatever), which opens tomorrow. That's a pet peeve of mine, designating "blockbuster" status on a film that hasn't yet been released. And Tuesday, if sales are less than expected, expect articles touting that the box office was "disappointing". I don't plan to see the movie, BTW - I was bored by the first one, passed on the second. *** The one upside of going to conferences is that I get a chance to take a bunch of newspapers and catch up on reading them. Last week, a short piece in the paper noted that Met 1B Julio Franco, age 47, had stolen a base. What some smart aleck editor did was, instead of putting Franco's picture there, place a picture of Abe Vigoda, who, last I checked, was still alive. *** Happy birthday, Janna and Annika!