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A Comic Origin For The Preacher On AMC

I have been a fan of the Preacher comic series since it debuted with the very promising cover (pictured right) back in 1995. Now that the series has debuted on AMC, we’ll be discussing the pilot on Episode #231 of the Charlie Tonic Hour. As a lead into that episode, I thought it would be an...

Growing Up A Prince Kid

There are few artists whose passing has brought a tear to my eye, but I will confess that Prince is one. Just past midnight on the day we all learned he was gone, I found myself surfing social media trying to get to sleep. As I sat and read what everyone was saying, I was moved but the stories and feeling...

Recapping The Past

Charlie here… For a little over a decade, I ran a comic book news website called Comic Related. That site first debuted on October 1st, 2004 at 12:01 AM. It would formally cease daily operations on June 29th, 2015, but during those years there was also a podcast. That show was Charlie’s first...

Love The Words “Professional Writer”

Charlie here! Did you know that I can now call myself a professional writer? It’s become my day job and you can read my articles daily over at CompleteSet? Back on October 12th (when this change took place), I shared the following update via Facebook… Today, my role at CompleteSet evolved and I...

Charlie’s San Diego Comic Con Photos

You heard some of Charlie’s San Diego Comic Con adventures on episode #186, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Here, Charlie shares 336 photos from the weekend. Enjoy all the geeky goodness from the nirvana of comic...

From The Dead We Return!

Ginny Tonic and I are sorry for the prolonged website disruption here at CharlieTonic.com. If you are listening to the show each week, you know much of what’s been happening and if you’ve been missing the show while the site was down we welcome you back! We’re thrilled to report we have...

His Smile Lives On

I feel my dad’s smile inside of me. My father passed away at 3:15 AM back in early May of 2009. I wasn’t there. I don’t know what his final moments were like and I never will. I worry because he had been in a lot of pain leading up to that point and I hope and force myself to believe he felt serenity and...

Sports Ball Anyone?

So I find myself considering opening day today as the Cincinnati Reds are preparing to take the field and Major League Baseball kicks off for 2015. In all honesty, it’s been years since this kind of thing even came close to my radar. During that time, I could barely tell you what season of sport we were in...

Change Is Going To Come

There are times in life where situations yank your chain tight, jerk you around and force your attention. If you’re lucky, these are also moments that offer you that rare chance to step outside your normal perspective and reflect. That moment of perspective came looking for me 10 days ago and has had me...

Get To Know CompleteSet

This is going to be a different kind of article with a unique perspective. As I type this story, I find myself penning an article from two distinct directions. You see, I created ComicRelated.com, the website you are currently visiting but I’ve recently joined the company I’m writing about. Here...

San Antonio Day Four

It’s the final day of our 2014 San Antonio Cocktail Conference recap and we are going out with a bang! If you missed our recaps of Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3, please take a moment to jump back and check out the play-by-play. For Day 4, we return with a new mix of shots (taken by both Ginny and I) from...

Happy Holidays

What an utterly amazing holiday this year! Ginny Tonic (aka Rachel) often jokes that I can get pretty “Hallmark-y” when it comes to talking about life and the people I care about. With that in mind, I’ll admit that this post is heading down that road with no brakes, no guard rails and blinkers warning...

Let’s Talk Privacy (Revisited)

Yesterday’s Charlie Tonic Hour was a particularly fun episode and if you listen, I think you will see how that rings through. During the hour, Ginny Tonic and I get into a discussion of Google Glass that led to a further exploration of privacy in the modern (and quickly technologically evolving) world. Back...

Contests And Anniversaries

Yesterday saw two big events with two big websites in my life! First over on ComicRelated.com I wrote a small story celebrating the Nine Year Anniversary of that site which I started in 2004. It’s been quite an evolution over the years and writing just those few notes convinced me that I have a longer story...

Comic Collecting Origins

My roots run deep with DC Comics. For much of my early life I was a DC Comics fanboy and it was only as I got older that Uncanny X-Men in the late 70′s and early 80′s transformer me and opened me up to the capes and tights of Marvel Comics. Late last week I posted a new article to Comic Related that summed...
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