The Comic Book Detective


He slips between the racks of superheroes searching for the lost comics.
With great Power comes great Responsibility.

Writing. We all do it.
Here’s what I’ve been writing for a while now:


  • Anything I Type—Everyday ramblings from rants to silly stories.

  • Midnite2Six—My first attempt to tell a story about a radio DJ and his after-hours listeners.

  • The ComicBook Detective—Love. Comics. Adventure. Comic nerds. Oh, and some Mt. Dew. You get the idea.

Click on any of the boxes below to follow along on the adventure!

Anything I Type

A blog about nothing…

is still about something.

Just ask Seinfeld.


I’m the voice on your radio at 3:07 in the morning as you drive your car to the liquor store and find out it’s closed.

Anything I Type

Coffee how I love you…now

When I was growing up in the '60s coffee had a bad rep. As kids we were told that if we drank coffee our growth would be stunted. But I knew kids who drank coffee and they didn't seem any more stunted than I was. My first experience with coffee was very similar to my...

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Marvel Comics Movies Pt 3

So, let’s skip ahead to today. 2022 is waiting to surprise us with new Marvel movies and comics. The new Spider-man movie just hit theaters and I’ll go see it once the hype dies down. I’m still following Covid protocols, which means I'd like to see the movie with as...

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We all do it. Driving that is. In the US there are 287 million automobiles. And here in Arizona the car is very much a part of the daily routine. Tucson contains 226 sq miles filled with half a million residents. Those residents need their cars as those 226 sq miles...

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It’s Dark Tonite

When the sun goes down it seems like everything changes. The moon comes out and the stars start gleaming and before you know it there's something in the air. People change, do stuff they'd never do in the light of day. Like the guy who sits at a desk all day talking...

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Life in the overnite hours

It's seventeen minutes after the witching hour and you're listening to Midnite2Six. I'm Alex, thanks for joining me. Let me take you for a ride and I promise you won't see the inside of the trunk. You can even sit up front and talk with me. We'll be going down some...

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Did Someone say Ghost?

Continuing the story of how I broke my leg, I have listened to the audio tape I remembered to switch on as we approached the third floor. Here is the transcript of that incident. ....{sound of footsteps walking up stairs}..."Here we are going live for the search for...

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The World of the Comic Book Detective

Alex Carter Comicbook store owner

Hi, my name is Alex Carter. I’m a comics nerd. I’m also a fan of private detective and spy novels along with superheroes. I wear superhero t-shirts with my jeans and Reeboks. I consider the t-shirt and jeans my business casual clothing. I’m balding but keep my hair...

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Seattle and the NW weather

          I remember going into the big city with my parents a few times but mostly Seattle was a mysterious place where the World’s Fair happened in the early 60s. large international exhibition designed to showcase...

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Coming soon to a website near you

Hi there. In this spot on the Comic Book Detective website you are going to get some insight to my book called "The Comic Book Detective." Over the next several months I will be revealing the characters, which, along with the city of Seattle and the weather of the...

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About Al

At the early age of 6, I remember clutching my weekly allowance, a quarter, and seeing a Mad Magazine on the spin rack at the grocery store. The cover was a typical Mad Magazine cover that had the iconic ‘What me Worry’. Mad Magazine was the perfect combo of words and pictures to help me learn to read and enjoy reading. That Mad Magazine was the gateway drug to comic books and the beginning of my active imagination. Then I moved from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest. I grew up in the sleepy town of Renton, a suburb south of Seattle. Surrounded by Boeing Field and the roar of jets from the Boeing airplane plant, I continued my pursuit of comics and discovered that reading was fun. The discovery of James Bond fit right into my world view and TV certainly helped keep my imagination active. I found what I thought would be my calling from listening to the radio. Being a radio DJ was a dream come true but I found that your dreams aren’t always great when you get to realize them. It did lead to me co-starring in a music video and when it showed up on MTV I had my 15 minutes of fame. Writing became a pastime that has since become a new adventure and I will soon be a published author. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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