Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.: Services Rendered is available now!

Good news, everyone, the new Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. short story collection is out now!

That’s right, Services Rendered is available for purchase in all of your favorite formats, including Paperback and Hardcover.
Get it on Amazon, from Barnes & Noble, where ever else you buy your books.

It features 9 stories, 2 of which have never appeared in print.
Earlier this year I reviewed 1 of the stories featured, High Midnight, and next week I’ll review the other 8, just in case you want to know what’s going on before you buy it.

Also next week, keep your eyes peeled for Series 5 Episode 2 of The Nerd Blitz Book Club where we finish reading Role Model and I Interview Kevin J. Anderson.

I hope you’ll all get this book, if only as a thank you to a friend of the show.
But I know if you are a fan of monsters, detectives, and quirky comedy, you are going to love this series as much as I do.

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Scooby-Doo And The Curse Of The 13th Ghost Is The Next DTV Movie!

Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has detailed, via Collider, the next Direct-To-Video Scooby-Doo movie, and it’s going to be a doozy!

Basically, it’s going to be the series finale of The 13 Ghosts Of Scooby-Doo.
For those that don’t know what that is, 13 Ghosts was the 1985 Scooby-Doo series that saw Scooby, Shaggy, and Daphne traveling the globe with Scrappy and a new character, Flim-Flam, recapturing ghosts and demons under the guidance of Vincent Van Ghoul, originally voiced by horror icon Vincent Price.

The series saw this new gang only capture 12 of the 13 ghosts and has left fans wondering for years if we would ever see a conclusion, and I’m happy to say WB has listened.
It’s cool to see that, seemingly, Flim-Flam is back, but I was hoping to see a return appearance from Scrappy as well.
Hopefully he is addressed in some way that’s not just a slam.

The official synopsis is:
After the Mystery Inc. gang goofed up a case and nabbed an innocent man, they’re forced into early retirement from crime solving. It’s not long however, before their old friend Vincent Van Ghoul needs help and pulls the team right back into action. The gang has unfinished business they must tend to, which involves catching a ghost that previously got away. It all happened one summer while Velma and Freddy where away at camp. Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and Daphne secretly hunted down 12 of the world’s spookiest ghosts but failed to catch the most evil one of them all…the 13th ghost.

Now the elusive spook is wreaking havoc. Vincent needs help having him captured and confined to the chest of demons, a box that contains the other 12 captured ghosts. With the 13th ghost still on the loose, the gang will have to come out of retirement and finish the job once and for all. The chest however, is now located somewhere in a remote village in the Himalayas. Determined to help Vincent, the gang sets out on one of their most thrilling adventures yet! Bundle up and get ready for the icy slopes of the Himalayan mountains, chilling car chases, crystal balls and spine-tingling spells in this terrifyingly fun original movie!

Featuring Frank Welker as Scooby & Fred, Grey Griffin as Daphne, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, Kate Micucci as Velma, Maurice LaMarche as Vincent Van Ghoul.
Scooby-Doo And The Curse Of The 13th Ghost is available on DVD February 9th 2019.

Check out the trailer here!

Kevin J. Anderson’s Selected Stories: Horror And Dark Fantasy Is Now Available!

Check it out, gang, friend of the show, Kevin J. Anderson, is celebrating a book birthday today with the release of his new short story collection.
Perfectly timed for the Halloween season, Selected Stories: Horror And Dark Fantasy is now available for purchase.

The 3rd of 4 planned volumes, this is the best one yet!
Go check out my review and learn how this one is a surprising look at KJA and may change the way folks view him.

3/4ths of the way through this Selected Stories series, I highly recommend you all get this and the other 2 as soon as possible.
Head to your favorite Bookstore and order it or run on over to Amazon for the paperback, hardcover, or E-Format.

The Undertaker Vs Mankind Hell In A Cell 98 Mini Documentary

Yesterday, WWE released a 15 minute mini documentary about the historic Hell In A Cell match between The Undertaker and Mankind/Mick Foley (which we talked over in Ep 4.5 of Commentaries).

This match is incredibly legendary, but this doc peels back the layers and shows you just why.
It lays out just what led up to it (including Taker breaking his foot BEFORE the match), what happened during it (specifically Undertaker & Mick’s reactions to the chaos), and the fallout from it.
WWE knows how to make a compelling documentary, but this raises the bar on how in depth it is.

Watch it here and hear interviews with Undertaker, Foley, referee Tim White, and a slew of other people who were involved.
I really hope WWE puts out a DVD set about this match sometime and expands on this or maybe gets some new on camera interviews with the icons involved.
I absolutely loved every second of this and I think some of you will as well.

Lastly, if you have the WWE network, after tonight’s PPV, watch Foley’s 20 Years In Hell special.
It’s the show he has been touring for the last 8 months or so where he gives even more insight and reflections on this insane match.
I was sad to miss it when it was in town, but I’m glad I’ll get to see it now.

Kevin J. Anderson’s Selected Stories: Fantasy Is Now Available!

Hey gang, just a heads up, Kevin J. Anderson’s new short story collection, Selected Stories: Fantasy is now available for purchase!

In my review (read it here) I talked about some of my favorite stories, and this one has even more than the last one.
The styles and types of stories included are a great example of his versatility and just how prolific he is.
And just like the 1st volume, the cover art is so beautifully trippy.

The 2nd of 4 planned volumes, get on board now by going to your favorite bookstore and ordering a hardcover/paperback, or head over to Amazon or your favorite online retailer for E-Format.
Read, enjoy, and tell KJA we sent you to it.
It’s sure to please all fans of the genre.

Coming soon: Bi-weekly Toy Blog To Be Named Later

I was talking with Doom the other day about Star Wars figures and he made the mistake of thinking a Green Card Princess Leia from 1995 that said “Power of the Force” was the same as the Power of the Force line of Kenner figures from 1985 that came packaged with sweet collector coins.

After the fun of ridiculing his shocking lack of Star Wars toy knowledge wore off, I realized that I have a crazy amount of useless, toy based knowledge and personal anecdotes. This coupled with the fact that I still have 90% of every toy from my childhood made me think I should do something with all this useless information and dusty bits of plastic to give them all some kind of purpose beyond just their own sentimental value to me.

So, that is what this new semi-regular feature will be. A tour through the well loved and heavily worn toys of my youth complete with photos of each piece in all their non-mint glory, as well as some interesting (and not so interesting) personal history behind each.

I might that the only person who gets a kick out of this, but who cares. I can’t wait to get started!

As for the name? Well we couldn’t decide. So we’ve put up a poll where anyone who cares can vote on which title they like best. It ends next week if not sooner, so hurry over HERE and vote if you haven’t already and let’s have some fun!

Kevin J. Anderson’s Selected Stories Science Fiction, Vol. 1 Available Now!

Hey Gang, just a heads up for anybody that’s interested, the KJA Sci-Fi Short Story Collection I reviewed last week is Now Available!
The 1st of 4 planned collected volumes, this one has a Dune entry, a sequel to a famous Harlan Ellison story, and much more, plus the cover design is so delightfully trippy.

If you are a fan of the genre or the Author, I highly recommend you check this out.
Read my review here and then head to your nearest bookstore for the Hardcover/Paperback or pull up your favorite E-Format (many of which can be found here) and snap up a copy.
You won’t be disappointed!