Logo for the kthoom comic book reader

I use my open source comic book reader, kthoom, quite a bit (more than I probably should!). Every once in awhile, I’ll come across a comic book file that kthoom won’t open and I’ll delightedly set some time aside in the evening/weekend to work on fixing the JavaScript. Hacking keeps me sane. Read the rest of this entry …

§1115 · November 1, 2017 · Comic Books, Open Source, Software, Technology, Web · (No comments) ·


Via Slashdot. Hm, maybe someone at Marvel Comics is reading my blog? About a year and a half ago, I made a suggestion of a $10 monthly charge to read any number of older comics online. Now Marvel comics is doing just that. I’m not claiming my suggestion was original or revolutionary, it’s just good to see the comic book companies finally starting to get a clue.

I took a look at a sample issue and the quality is pretty good on my 19″ monitor. What cares about the fancy page transitions, though. They use Adobe Flash 9, of course.

I hope DC follows suit because I bet some of those really old issues are impossible to find through any other means.

§409 · November 14, 2007 · Comic Books, Entertainment, Life · Comments Off on Comics Online – Improving ·


I’m a big fan of the Superman mythos ever since I was a little tot when I first saw the 1978 Superman movie at the drive-in theatre with my parents. I saw Superman Returns last week. Read the rest of this entry …

§277 · July 18, 2006 · Comic Books, Entertainment, Movies, Superman · Comments Off on Superman Returns ·


I used to collect comic books as a kid throughout grade school and high school. Lately I’ve been getting nostalgic for those old superhero stories (maybe it’s the upcoming Superman movie, I dunno). I even checked out a couple graphic novels from the library to get my comic book fix. However, it struck me that the web is a great medium for getting readers to these stories. Read the rest of this entry …

§268 · June 6, 2006 · Batman, Cartoons, Comic Books, Entertainment, Life, QuickLinks, Superman, Technology, Web · Comments Off on Web-Slung Comic Books ·


I saw “Batman Begins” this weekend. I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the first Batman with Michael Keaton (1989). This movie focuses more on story than we’ve seen in the past and Christian Bale makes a good Bruce Wayne. I particularly liked the scenes where Bruce Wayne has to pretend he is a carefree, reckless playboy in high society – makes me think how great it would be if Paris Hilton was really moonlighting as a crime-fighting superheroine trained in the martial arts and with an IQ of 200. Read the rest of this entry …

§131 · August 2, 2005 · Batman, Comic Books, Entertainment, Movies · Comments Off on Batman Franchise Reboot ·