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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...

Bourbon Classic

The Bourbon Classic was an event of absolute style, taste and proved entertaining start to finish. Ginny Tonic and I had an amazing time at an event that not only presented some of the world’s best of bourbon, but brought together an astounding mix of legends, bourbon fans and industry types. Join us...

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...

San Antonio Day Three

By this point, we were hitting our stride with the convention. If you missed our recaps of Day 1 and Day 2, jump back and check out all the fun. For Day 3, we return with a new mix of shots (taken by both Ginny and I) from Saturday at the now legendary 2014 San Antonio Cocktail Conference! On Saturday, we...

San Antonio Day Two

It is hard to explain just how much fun we had at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. In pictures, we try. Join us was we walk you back through some of the fun via links and photos. Today, we share a mix of shots (taken by both Ginny and I) from Friday at the cocktail conference! Ah San Antonio, we miss...

San Antonio Day One

Ginny Tonic and I had an amazing time at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. Join us was we walk you back through some of the fun via links and photos. Today, we share a mix of shots (taken by both Ginny and I) from Thursday at the conference! Of course if couldn’t be San Antonio without a visit to...
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