Ramblings Of A Man Named Joseph Carro

Posts tagged “Heroes

Excelsior: My Tribute To Stan Lee

Posted on November 13, 2018

*Artwork by me.   I don’t have any photos with Stan Lee. I was never lucky enough to meet the man in real life – So, on top of that, I also don’t have any touching anecdotes about how I met him in an elevator once, or how I sat down next to him at a convention, or anything else I’ve been grateful to read about him on the day of his death. Stan Lee never encountered me once during the 95 years he roamed our Earth – he didn’t know I even existed. And yet the mark he left on me was indelible, and though he didn’t know I existed – he knew lots of people LIKE me. I was an archetype in…

My Top Ten Favorite DC Comics Characters

Posted on August 26, 2015

I do a lot of interviews with this blog between my Friend Files, Cosplay Confessions, and Eight Simple Questions features. One thing I haven’t really done is indulge in a bit of personal fun with an interview of my own. I mean, what’s the use of having my own blog if I can’t rant about my favorite foods, movies, etc? So with this post, I’m going to write about my top ten favorite DC Comics characters. Now, to preface this, I have never been a massive DC Comics fan. Yes, they’re comics and feature superheroes – so I will read them, but to me, DC characters have always been less human and more like gods. With all of that said, there are a few…

Cosplay Confessions: Steve Custer Cosplay

Posted on March 2, 2015

Cosplay Confessions is yet another monthly feature I’ve added to my blog. Every month, I plan on featuring a different cosplayer and my interview with them, along with photos featuring their cosplays. This will not only be beneficial to the cosplayers themselves – because any publicity is good publicity when it comes to updating your fans on which conventions you’ll be at, and what you’re working on – but it will also be beneficial to those who are interested in cosplay as a hobby. Since this is a new feature, I have asked some cosplayers I know to fill out my questions and it’s my great pleasure to introduce a cosplayer I just met online (through his girlfriend, who is a friend of mine)…

Friend Files #3 – Joe Michael Malia

Posted on January 5, 2015

Friend Files is a new feature I’ve added to Away With Words, this being just the third installment. I will be interviewing a friend of mine and showcasing why they are a friend to me and what I like about them, and also a mini-interview (five questions) that detail what they think of me. It’s a way to acknowledge my friends out there and what they’re up to and introduce them to my larger group of friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who might be interested in reading. Today, I will be talking about another Joe – Joe Michael Malia. Before I get into what I think of him, here is my mini-interview with Joe (exchanged over e-mail and Facebook) where he jotted down just a…