Brian Rosenberger's Blog: In Blog We Trust - Posts Tagged "marietta" had a recent poll of the top Spidey villains. Criteria involved probably included outside comic exposure, like the Sandman being ranked so high due to his appearance in the 3rd Spider-Man film, but really adding nothing to Spidey’s history other than super cool visuals (huge cube-fist-hammers of sand)..

10 Jackal – should be ranked higher as the whole “clone” thing is an important part of Spidey’s history as well as reoccurring.

9 Hobgoblin – pretty much the Spidey villain of the 80’s and should be ranked higher.

8 Sandman – More impact as a Hulk villain and member of the Frightful Four. One of the first villains to turn good. See Marvel-Two-In-One w/ the Thing. Great bar story.

7 Chameleon – Due to his connection w/ Kraven, definitely belongs on the list.

6 Kingpin – Much better as a Daredevil foe.

5 Mysetio – Ditto. Great Kevin Smith penned (director Clerks, Red State) Daredevil story. Best Mysterio story I’ve read.

4 Kraven – I’d put Kraven at the 2 or 3 spot based on the ”Last Hunt” storyline. That story still has impact and revitalized the character.

3 Venom – Definitely the Spidey villain of the 90’s. Currently, the original Venom, Eddie Brock, is Anti-Venom and Flash Thompson has assumed the title. For that reason, I’d push him down the list.

2 Ock – Pudge-ball w/ a bad haircut. I put him in the same class as the Mole Man. They’ve been around so long, they have earned their respect. Also Ock in issues of Iron Man has been really good.

1 Green Goblin – no argument here. Norman rules.

Noticeable by their absence - Electro, Lizard, Carnage, Vulture, Scorpion, Vermin, Morbius, Molten Man, Sin-Eater.

Lizard may-be-should-be on the list (as he’s pretty cool visually) and in a recent storyline, he killed his own son. Impact. Same with Electro due to his involvement with the Avengers and the destruction of the Daily Bugle Building. Also Mephisto, for the whole Mary Jane marriage and also the Marvel editors who decided said marriage (year’s worth of stories) never happened.
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Published on November 13, 2011 12:24 • 105 views • Tags: atlanta, comics, georgia, marietta, marvel, spider-man, villains
I was fortunate to be one of the winners. Please read my story The Carving and other Halloween horrors at and enter this month's contest.
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Published on November 09, 2011 18:19 • 92 views • Tags: atlanta, georgia, halloween-horror-flash, marietta

One Rabbi versed in the Dark Talmudic Arts to create one Golem for household of three. Golem will perform rudimentary household chores such as dishes & sweeping, basic Math Tutoring for our daughter in 3rd grade and basic household security. Golem must be obedient and fairly unobtrusive on our every-day lives.

We will supply all materials needed (clay, twigs, calfskin parchment, etc) needed to create the Golem. All you need to do is use your magical ancient Rabbinic skills to animate said Golem!

Please note! We are looking for a Rabbi to create a Golem: an anthropomorphic being created from inanimate matter from Jewish folk-lore, NOT Gollum: a former Hobbit turned into monster and looking for "precious". This is important! We have no interest in living with Gollum. We want a Golem. Please respond, serious inquiry only.

•Location: Astoria, NY
•it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
•Compensation: no pay
Courtesy CL
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Published on November 26, 2011 17:29 • 104 views • Tags: atlanta, craigslist, golem, gollum, horror, jewish, marietta
I was one of the winners in Oct but was only able to secure an honorable mention in Nov. The theme was historical vampires. Please read my story Hammer Fall and all the other contributors at
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Published on December 11, 2011 11:48 • 134 views • Tags: atlanta, flash, georgia, historical-vampires, horror, marietta, necon

My poem, Polaroid, is now up at the Camel Saloon - Http://
It's my second poem at the Saloon. The inspiration for the poem was from a book on pornography (always a favorite topic) and one of the images in the book. Lot of good material posted at the Saloon. I encourage you to visit and please treat the wait staff kindly.
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Published on January 08, 2012 11:58 • 98 views • Tags: camel-saloon, drinking, ga, marietta, naked, nude, poetry, pornagraphy
We were dining w/ friends. My first experience at a Korean restaurant. I will be back as that's damn good cuisine - grilled marinated steak, some mashed potato/cole slaw mash up, tasty, sinus clearing soup, too much (not enough) Saki and a lot of stuff I didn't recognize, but eagerly consumed. Conversation covered a variety of things - work, why would-be Pres. Newt is a bad idea (President Newt, need I further address), eating habits of the elderly, and at some point, the burden of womanhood. By this point, I wasn't sure if I was a fan of Saki or not. Further consumptions was needed. I proclaimed "Men Rule the World" and invited argument. I pointed out Atlas, the titan who bared the burden of supporting the heavens on his shoulders, and undoubtedly peed standing up. As a fan of cosmologies, I could have argued the Heads of Mythological pantheons (the ones I know of) are often male - Zeus, Jove, Jupiter, Odin, Atum, Quetzalcoatl, Lord Shiva, Yahweh, Jehovah (Mr. Jehovah to you), etc. Sure, I'll spot you Good old Gaea (Mother Earth) but I'm pretty sure she was making breakfast pancakes for Uranus back in the day. Besides, I could compare NBA ratings to WNBA ratings. Björn Borg would have crushed Chrissie Evert in their respective primes. I don't recall ever seeing a female participating in the Super Bowl. Still no female president (and that's a damn shame). Granted, Oprah is all-powerful but she's the exception, not the rule. This conversation carried over into the Sunday morning with my wife. Again, I stated "men rule the world." She rebutted, "But women rule men" and I confess, I had no argument save one small request - Honey, go make me some pancakes.Brian Rosenberger
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Published on January 22, 2012 11:59 • 104 views • Tags: breakfast, gender, gods, jove, jupiter, korea, marietta, newt, pancakes, roles, saki, sex, sexism, shiva, womanhood
Starting the year off on a good note, my story, The Immigrant, was one of the Jan winners. The theme was new beginnings. Please read my story and all the other contributors at
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Published on February 11, 2012 08:42 • 168 views • Tags: atlanta, flash, ga, horror, marietta, necon, new-beginnings, short-story, superman
FREE download of Dark River Issue 1 featuring a short story and interview with Brian Lumley and my poetry too. Tons of other stuff and some pretty cool art. You can't lose with this one.
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Published on February 14, 2012 18:27 • 146 views • Tags: art, atlanta, comics, dark-fantasy, dark-river, dark-river-press, free, horror, marietta, poetry
This marks my second win so far this year. Please read my novel pitch and all the other contributors at
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Published on April 16, 2012 19:42 • 112 views • Tags: atlanta, brian-rosenberger, dark-fantasy, ga, horror, in, marietta, necon-e-books, novel-pitches
The cape, an added touch. He thinks it suggests royalty. If it adds points to the approval ratings, so be it.

His story, now accepted as fact. Sole survivor of a destroyed planet. He traveled light years, defying the odds, to his newly adopted home. A new beginning.

They embraced him, called him hero, amazing, super. Fools. A sole survivor, it’s true. His previous planet destroyed but by his hands. Its inhabitants, one at a time. A serial killer times infinity.

This, his newly adopted home. The immigrant rubs indestructible hands, anxious to get started.

Author's Note: I'm a huge comics fan but Superman is not one of my favorite characters. I do enjoy the Batman-Superman relationship and really like some of his villains like Metallo and the Parasite but the Boy Scout just seems too perfect. This is my twist on Superman's origin. The Immigrant was a winner at Necon E-Books monthly flash fiction contest.
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Published on May 19, 2012 04:56 • 93 views • Tags: atlanta, brookville, comics, dc, fantsy, horror, krypton, marietta, necon, serial-killer, super-heroes, superman, villains

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