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What It Means To Me

So, many of you heard about the recent purchase of Derby City Comic Con, but I thought I would take a few moments and put into words exactly what this acquisition means for me on a very personal level. I grew up with a life that has had comics at its core. I’ve told the story of how I first became a...

Derby City Comic Con

The second Derby City Comic Con went off very well this weekend. As you have probably heard, our company Pandora Promotions officially purchased Derby City this weekend. It was a huge step for our little group and we are honored that Eric Banister trusted us to continue the work he started when he realized...

Silent Shadow of the Bat

How about some cool comic related video? These three come to us by way of a pointer from the very talented Lexington, KY based comic creator and writer RD Hall. Here’s how the original creator of this video series explains the creation… Parts one and two are halves of a 12 minute short depicting...

Give Us A Call

Have a question you would like Ginny Tonic and Charlie to answer?  Want to share your opinion on a topic we discuss? How would you like to be part of the show?  Now you have that chance as the Charlie Tonic Hour is pleased to unveil our official show phone number.  Feel free to give us a call, leave a...

1,000 Essential Comics with Charlie … Round 2

Some time back I told you about a book that’s been sitting on my library shelf just wasting away. I would occasionally spot the spine and it was just begging to be read. It is Tony Isabella’s much celebrated 1,000 Comic Books You Must Read and, with the permission of the author, I’m back for round two of my...

C2E2 with Ginny and Charlie

Are you feeling tired? Lethargic? A creeping feeling of loss and dawning realization that your day to day life is dull and colorless? Congratulations, you probably just got back from a con weekend. Pandora Promotions and Comic Related just got back from a weekend at the midwest’s largest comic...

Sexy Superhero Costumes

Those of you that know me are probably not surprised to know that I have always been drawn to the sexy women of comics. But this admiration does not come easily at times, especially as it is clear from the way many of these women are drawn and are written that they are there to be escapist fantasy almost...

Gem City Comic Con

  Charlie and I had a great weekend at Gem City Comic Con with Aloysius Fox. Thanks again to Calamity Dawn and her lovely family for putting us up for the weekend and extra big thanks to John and Kim Wilson for running the Comic Related table all weekend. We couldn’t do it without all of you....

A Zombie Top 5

On this week’s episode, Ginny Tonic and I have a solid little discussion focused on zombies, zombie culture, zombie theory and zombie fandom. I’m not going to spoil that chat here, but I will say that I have a “guilty pleasure” level connection to these fine, feral, femur filleting,...

Collecting Comics

How did I start collecting comics?  Here’s some of my earliest memories of comic books and pictured within this post is a scan of the ONE BOOK that quite literally shaped a large period of my life and kicked off a hobby I still enjoy today. For those who don’t know, I grew up in a restaurant...

1,000 Essential Comics with Charlie … Round 1

Some time back I told you about a book that’s been sitting on my library shelf just wasting away. I would occasionally spot the spine and it was just begging to be read. It is Tony Isabella’s much celebrated 1,000 Comic Books You Must Read and, with the permission of the author, I’m kicking off a quest to...

Meet Stitcher

One of our goals here at the Charlie Tonic Hour is to make it easy for you to listen to our show and that has us looking for new avenues to deliver our hour to you. Recently, we learned of a great app which allows you to listen to the Charlie Tonic Hour on demand on your smart phone or iPad. We invite you...

When Science and Science Fiction Collide

Dr Forge has a very interesting article over on the Pandoracon website that compares how antimatter is used in Star Trek versus how we are currently able to use it. There is more overlap between the use of physics on Star Trek the use of of physics in real world than you would initially assume. Penn State...

Older Than The Internet

Age is such a funny thing. Every day we get a bit older yet, for me, it just doesn’t feel that way. I don’t think I’ve ever felt younger or more alive than I am right now. This podcast came at a good time in my life as I feel I have a lot to say, it lets me talk about a mix of topics and...

1,000 Essential Comics with Charlie … The Quest Begins

There is a book on my library shelf that has been calling to me for months now. It is Tony Isabella’s much celebrated 1,000 Comic Books You Must Read. Running through its pages many times, I’ve found that it offers the reader more than just a walk down the hallowed halls of comic history, it actually...
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