Ray Van Horn, Jr. is a veteran entertainment journalist whose writing and live photography has been featured in Blabbermouth.net, Dee Snider’s House of Hair Online, Fangoria.com, Horror News.net, About.com Heavy Metal, MetalManiacs, New Noise, Music Dish, AMP, Hails & Horns, Unrestrained,Noisecreep, Impose, Pit, The Big Takeover.com, Rough Edge.com, Pitriff and others. His blog The Metal Minute won a “Best Personal Blog” award in 2009 from Metal Hammer magazine and he wrote and produced his own hard rock e-zine, Retaliate.

He has contributed essays to UK author Neil Daniels’ Iron Maiden and ZZ Top biographies. Ray’s fiction has been published in various periodicals and anthologies, including his flash fiction piece “Off the Record” for Akashic Books’ “Mondays Are Murder” noir series. His recent short stories “Before the Ball” and “Widow” were featured in subsequent editions of Alex S. Johnson’s Axes of Evil anthologies. Ray wrote serialized original superhero fiction for Cyber Age Adventures and five of those stories appear in the anthology Playing Solitaire. He was the winner of Quantum Muse’s fiction contest in 1999.

Ray is a former NHL game analyst for The Hockey Nut and one-time host of the forum “Comic Books” at ReadWave. He has done beat reporting, photography and lifestyle articles for Metromix, an affiliate of The Baltimore Sun, Carroll Magazine, The Northern News and The Emmitsburg Dispatch.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ray is the Host of "Comic Books," a New Forum at ReadWave

I have been approached by the editors at ReadWave to open a new forum entitled "Comic Books."  The theme should be self-explanatory, of course.  I'll be posting regular articles promoting current and back issues and things related to the comics medium.  I invite you to join the fun.  Do you have comic art you want to show the world?  Do you have memoirs, nostalgia, critiques, lists or anything you want to discuss about comics that can be laid down within 800 words?  Hit me up.

I've kicked off this forum with "My First Comic Book:  Marvel Team-Up # 72, August, 1978."  Here's a link to the piece at "Comic Books."  Hope ya'll dig and perhaps feel inclined to participate. 



            Listenin' to:  Babatunde Olatunji - Drums of Passion

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