Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Some quick updates:

I'm very excited about returning to Pensacon for my fourth year in a row. Be sure to check out my previous bloggy thing for the skinny on that fantastic event. I'm spending today and tomorrow getting ready for what I know will be a fun weekend.

Full-size bloggy things will return on or about March 1. It's no secret I've been struggling with stuff for the past few months. I am dealing with a variety of issues, which include incredible anger at the Dumpster President and his vile followers, more than a few concerns/hassles with the comic-book  industry, and a couple personal matters. 

Don't fret. I'll get it all sorted out. I always do.

I am making some changes to my schedule in the hopes of getting myself and my life on a more even keel. I'm not canceling any convention or other appearances. Indeed, I'll be adding some events very soon. 

Things like interviews and podcasts are on the back burner for now. I'm committed to doing some of these in March. 

I have all sorts of "odds and ends" to handle over the next few weeks. These are things I want to get off my "to do list" by the end of March, clearing the decks for new projects. Whatever those projects turn out to be.

If you're waiting on something from me, I'll try to contact you either before I leave for Pensacon or shortly after my return from Pensacon.

If you want to contact me about anything, the best way to do so is via e-mail. Not via Facebook or Twitter or even comments to this blog. E-mail me. It helps me keep track of stuff.

Thanks for your continued patience and support. Always forward.

Tony Isabella


  1. Taking care of your health is job one. We'll wait with anticipation and patience for your next post!

  2. I share your anger at this current dumpster-fire of an administration.

  3. Would your anger at the comic industry have to do with DC/Bryan Hill writing Black Lightning on the Outsidersame or Nightwing leading Black Lightning on the Young Justice cartoon Outsiders? Btw, reading your Black Lightning run from the 70's. It's amazing!

  4. I'll have some statements on my anger in the neat future. For now, let me say that reducing a headliner like Black Lightning, a hero who stars in a hit TV show, to being a support negro for Batman or anyone else is insulting to the character, to the many people for whom this character means so much and, least of all, to me. It would be nice if DC understood Jefferson Pierce. They don't. Salim Akil and the wonderful cast, crew and writers get it. I get it. The rest of DC? Nope.

  5. Understood. Jefferson certainly checks all the boxes I'd want in a Black superhero. Well done, sir and thank you so much for your contributions to diversity .Your stories from the 70's still hold up and have been an absolute pleasure and inspiration to read . I was saddened to see the iconic death scene of Clifford removed in Black Lightning Year One . What is your opinion on Black Lightning Year One? I haven't heard you speak much about the retcons to your story . Hope you don't mind me asking.