What is Rotten Ink?

Rotten ink is that smell your nose is treated to as you open an old comic book to read in your favorite spot.  That decomposing ink is a smell that brings back many great memories of being a kid and living in a small town in Ohio. This blog is about those fun days of my youth, buying comics off the stand at the comic shop or the super market and being so exited to witness the new adventures of my favorite hero.

I have been a long time comic book fan and grew up reading about Captain America, Spider-Man, Batman, Man-Thing and The Incredible Hulk and always wanted to find more issues based on my favorite do-gooder. This blog is about my love for Star Comics, the kids’ branch of Marvel Comics in the 80’s that had series based on some of the biggest and best toy and cartoons of the time like Masters of the Universe, Silverhawks, Thundercats and many more!

It’s about all those classic Marvel and DC movie and TV comic adaptations that many of the kids of my time grew up reading.

It’s about comic companies like Topps, Fangoria, Atlas, Northstar and others that left us too soon and still had more great issues to give us.

It’s about the modern independent comic companies that are bringing us fresh and new ideas.

It’s about epic comic book battles and wars like Frankenstein Dracula War, Superman vs. Spider-Man and Marvels Secret Wars!

It’s about horror films and my love of watching them from black and white chillers like Dracula and The Wolfman to modern day slashers like Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees.

It’s about video games and the impact systems like the Nintendo and Sony Playstation had on me and my family!

It’s about horror hosting and how such great hosts like Commander USA, Dr. Creep, Joe Bob Briggs, Grandpa Munster and A. Ghastlee Ghoul shaped me into the creative person I am today!

It’s about family and friends with whom I’ve shared many fun adventures and who have all impacted me in positive ways!

It’s about my filmmaking with Independent B Movie and Bloodline Video that brought my shot on video visions to many home video screens!

It’s about all this nerdy stuff and more.

It’s also about my life and what’s on my mind.  So I hope you have a good time on this blog as you sit back and share in some of my favorite things and travel down memory lane and even spot a thing or two that may have meant something to you.

14 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi. I’ve been a huge fan of The Shroud and Nightmare Theater since I was a kid. I conducted an interview with him a year before he passed. Still have it on my computer. Have you had any luck getting that Nightmare Theater episode that guy has a videotape of? I would LOOVE to see it again!

  2. Where was Crazy Cats arcade located? Do you know the old address? I just bought a bunch of old tokens for my pinball machines and most of them are from this arcade. Cheers!

  3. I enjoyed your article on Morgus! I’m a NOLA native in Tampa Bay that has fond memories of that genius. After Katrina there were billboards with the Magnificent one reading “We will be magnificent again!”. Thanks for writing this!

  4. Hello,
    I really enjoyed your topics and I can tell that we must be about the same age and are into the same pop culture. I have several art pieces revolving around these characters and could send you some if you like. some of my work can be seen at willhaun.com. I was wondering if you would be willing to promote my comic some time. I am an independent artist/writer/publisher who has been hitting the cons and doing ok but I want to try and take it to the next level. You can see some of our work at weirdweirdwest.net.
    Regardless, keep up the good work

  5. Hi Rotten Ink,
    Nice to connect. Just wondering if you know this site with free digital comix from the Golden Age: http://digitalcomicmuseum.com Personally, I didn’t watch horror (except Hitchcock) until I was an adult because my Dad traumatized me by taking me to the movie The Shining when I had just turned 10. (I guess though I also used to watch all the old horror movies on Saturdays that had Vincent Price. This is before your time). However, I was pretty fascinated with it, such as all of the posters and films in the 1980s about deadly ventriloquist dummies, and I even insisted on getting a ventriloquist dummy doll (unusual for a girl). I look forward to reading your site when I have the chance. I’m not really into comix although as a kid I liked “Dark Shadows” (an old copy from the 1950s of my Dad’s, a vampire and werewolf soap opera.) One of my favorite movies is American Werewolf in London and another is Gingersnaps (the Canadian film about girl werewolves) so if you have anything to recommend along those lines, I would be glad to hear about it. Thank you for following my art blog. I have some dark art up there. https://kinneretstern.com/2015/12/31/happy-new-year-darkest-posts-from-2015/
    Take care,

  6. I have been enjoying reading your web page. I do have a question. Do you have any information on a Horror Host – The Corpse who did a show called “Horrorscope” probably in Cincinnati, Ohio. I do not have any other information on the host. Thanks in advance.

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