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Misfit Pie (Tommy Bagley)

Joined 22 months ago from Leavenworth, KS

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Who I Am
A voracious reader from the age of "long ago", my spare time has always been utilized in the construction of tales and stories of characters and situations that have never happened and probably never will. The inspiration for this passion stems from my longtime love of comic books, pulp magazines and classic films. Whether it's collecting the entire 70-issue Sandman Mystery Theatre run of comics (only 23 issues to go!), devouring the pulp adventures of Doc Savage, or sitting through a Preston Sturges movie marathon, my dork side is always kept well-fed.

My Secret Origin
I have always been drawn to the history of comic books and the creators and companies that produce them. After years of navigating the winding roads of the internet, I've found that most articles and information I ran across mined the same well of topics, creators, and characters. It then dawned on me (like a radioactive blast to the face) to fill that noticeable void myself by covering the peripheral subjects and underrated creators I find so fascinating.

Wild Pulp Adventures
Years of devouring the four-colored periodicals led me to the introduction of its pop culture predecessor: Pulp Adventure Magazines. The thrilling tales of two-fisted action told in an unapologetic purlple prose style really stoked the fires of my budding imagination. Characters like Doc Savage, The Shadow, The Avenger, and G-8 and his Battle Aces firmly etched their place into my consciousness.

Black & White
There's just something about a movie from the Golden Era of Hollywood. Maybe it's the unmistakable style of dress and darklit set pieces, or maybe it's the rapid fire dialouge peppered with outdated slang and references, but a black-and-white film really transports you back to a time when cinema treated film as an adventure into the mind. Preston Sturges with his satirical scripts and whip smart dialogue are a particular favorite of mine.

To Be Continued
Much like the cliffhanger serials (Oooh! Another fan favorite of mine) of yesteryear, my articles and writings will be an ongoing thing. There's a wealth of intriguing stories and lists out there that deserve to be shared, and it's my inestimable pleasure to be the hub herald for such topics.

 

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