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Hear Where It All Began!

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 my first podcast, The...

5-25-77… Finally!

You ever wait for something so long that you become utterly convinced that it’s not going to happen? Let’s step back in time to episode #57 of this very show which aired back on January 23, 2013. For me, this was the episode where something I REALLY WANTED, simply never took shape. In that episode, Ginny...

What It’s Like To Run A Comic Con?

This evening I returned to CompleteSet as a freelance writer contributing articles for the “Stories” section I helped start. Though I left the company in September of last year to join Gorilla Cinema, my old friends at CompleteSet recently reached out to me in the hope that I would return to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Admitting A Guilty Pleasure

Over the years I’ve NOT been a big fan of reality television. I would go so far as to call myself a bit of a reality television snob at several points in my life. In my television watching world, I’ve always loved my scripted drama or documentaries in a major way and should that television be dripped in...

Blogging Comic Reading

I’m back with a new video blog update and today I’m discussing the fine art of catching up on my comic reading. It’s a plan for reading while I’m sick which includes a mountain of DC Comics and the majesty of the Sixth Gun (Oni Press). Join me for a very comic focused (or should I...

Rising From The YouTube

As part of this whole social media centralization campaign I’ve been waging, yesterday I took a look at my history with YouTube and the many false starts I’ve made over the years bringing video into the various projects I manage. It’s embarrassing how many times I’ve started and...

Choose Your Name Wisely

Today, I’m working on a project that is surprising in its complexity. Today, I’m moving to a new gmail email address. Note, I’m not even changing services. I’m just moving to a new address within gmail. Should be simple, right? No, actually it’s staggeringly hard if your are tech-centric and email driven....

Ford Theater Reunion’s New Album

  Here on the Charlie Tonic Hour, we’ve never been shy about our support and enthusiasm for the Lexington based band Ford Theater Reunion. I don’t know if it’s their unique sound, the passion they put into their music, or just because they are clearly cooler than us but still let us...
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