The Violent Blue blog***Comics, Horror and Pop Culture***Updates Tuesday through Friday (and occasionally at random)


Joe Quesada

AutographsMan, this thing would have been a holy grail back in the 90’s…. Valiant, chromium cover, autographed…it almost makes me feel sad that I found it at Half Price books for half the cover price….


(It’s okay X-O…. I still love you….)


Elliot Gould


You know, I have the utmost respect for Gould, and I recognize he has a lot of history behind him. The thing is…I haven’t actually SEEN most of his films. I’m familiar with him from the Oceans series, and from Friends and stuff like that – stuff t hat is cool because he has the gravitas from that long career that I know about but haven’t actually seen…..

Big thanks for a crazy quick response, I think he turned this around in about a week.

elliot gould


Brian Michael Bendis

AutographsI found this graphic novel at half price books, signed by the archetect of the modern Marvel universe. In Cleveland we particuarly love him because he’s a hometown boy made good and this book in particular is fun – maybe we’ll explore that a little later….


Mel Brooks


Shame on you Mel! I was  so thrilled to get something back…only  to discover I didn’t get my original picture back and received instead this pre-print.I mean it’s a great picture, but it’s still not the same as a real autograph, and not worth me wasting my postage.

Mel Brooks


Jennifer Tilly

AutographsAnother pre-signed one, but you know what, it’s a good shot and I’m so happy to have her in my collection!


Jennifer Rubin


I’m kind of slowly building a Freddy Kruger victim collection. Not sure if I’ll ever complete it but it’s  fun idea I think. Jennifer was one of the more memorable victims in part three – bad and beautiful.

Jennifer Rubin

R.A. Miliahoff

AutographsNext up on my Horror reboot list is R.A. Miliahoff -aka Leatherface. you know, I’ve also got the original one as well – I really need to track down the dude who put on the mask for #2 don’t I?


Sgt Slaughter

AutographsBecause how often do you get to meet a cartoon character in real life? I don’t just mean a voice, but an actual cartoon character???


Angela Bassett

AutographsI think the first time I saw Angela Bassett was in a chick flick while I was on a date in college. I do believe my favorite role for her was really in Strange Days, but I do wish she had gotten a chance to play Amanda Waller longer. How cool to have a picture of her on a Green Lantern red carpet event anyhow?


Jodi Benson

AutographsI’ll admit, this one is mostly for the girls.