I wrote about The Creeps a few months ago, and there’s some great news. This tribute to the Warren horror comics of days gone by has increased its frequency to four times a year, from two, and a new issue is due out by the end of June. In fact, if you order it before June 15, you can get a poster of the Frank Frazetta cover, seen at the head of this post, for free. Just follow this link. You can also subscribe. It’s really cool to see a nice retro horror comic magazine thrive.
Next Thursday I will bring you a full update on the happenings with the Charlton Neo movement, but until then, why don’t you check out this preview of a new comic strip that they’re adding to the Pix-C weekly webcomics. If you support Charlton Neo through Patreon, for as little as a dollar a week, you get access to a dozen great comic strips by some of the most dedicated creators in comics.
The preview–it’s the latest addition to Pix-C, is a revival of the Charlton martial arts series, Yang, written by Roger McKenzie and drawn by Ben Torres. Here’s a teaser image…
Stuff To Do
This weekend is loaded with stuff to do. You can read all about Pride Week and the Special Olympics elsewhere at the Gazette. We’re going to focus on the cool stuff that might otherwise get overlooked.
The following music events are free of charge: Kenny and Becky and The country Swingers will perform at Heritage park in Spencer starting at 6 PM (call 304-927-1052); Mother’s Nature with Lola Spencer is tonight’s Live on the Levee, starting at 6:30 at Haddad Riverfront Park; Marshall Petty brings funky Jazz to The Fifth Quarter at 8 PM; Htbrid Soul will thrill the crowds at RibFest in South Charleston starting at 8:30; C&S Raiload pulls into Bruno’s on Leon Sullivan Way at 9 PM.
At 6 PM today, the improv group that’s been meeting at Taylor Books will gather to prepare for a video shoot of a skit, the “Sushi Fun Run.” It sounds pretty funny, and if you’d like to be involved, check out their Facebook event page for more details.
Bell, Book and Candle opens tonight at The Alban.
We have wrestling tonight in Marmet.
Late Night Music
Hillbilly Toy Chest in Milton is expanding across the parking lot and opening a gaming and activity center. We’re big fans of Hillbilly Toy Chest and it’s cool to see them expanding and bringing more pop culture goodness to an underserved part of the state. This really cool thing happens tomorrow. Check out the events…
Music what won’t cost you nothing on Saturday includes Adam Cox at Bluegrass Kitchen at 7 PM and Charlie Murphy Project, 10 PM at Timothy’s, below The Quarrier Diner.
That’s it for this week’s PopCulteer. Your humble correspndent is still dealing with a not-so-humble angry God of a sinus headache. Yet, our regular feature should all turn up in their regular spots. Thanks for reading.