Wednesday, February 15, 2017

JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2 - A Quick Review

So last night, struggling with the plot for a project, I decided to just head out and see an unapologetic action film, the sequel to a movie I enjoyed more than I thought I would.

The original John Wick was the story of a heartbroken man with a borderline supernatural talent for killing people. He was trying to avoid using those skills, until a fool steals his car and shoots his puppy.

The next hour and change where Keanu Reeves, as John Wick, shoots about 80 people in the face... well, it's justified.

They killed his puppy.

Totally justified.

But the revenge was had, the villains killed, the story ended.

And then, it became a hit. (On to Wick 2, after the break!)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

How I Got To This Point As A Writer, A Repost From Tumblr

About four years ago, I wrote three posts on Tumblr about my writing journey from folded over minicomics in 1989 to my pro-writing of an ongoing comic in 2011.

I re-present them here, after the break!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Out today! Ghostbusters International, vol. 2 -- this collects issues #6-11, with art by Dan Schoening, Rachael Stott, Erik Evensen, and colors by Luis Antonio Delgado.

It starts with a trip to Puerto Rico with Egon Spengler, Kylie Griffin, and Special Agent Melanie Ortiz -- and continues to span the world -- and the pits of hell -- in the story of the Ghostbusters vs. a rogue Scandinavian warlock!

Finish the maxiseries with this hefty tome (and get all of the Haunted America files illustrated by Corin Howell, too!

Hit your friendly neighborhood comic book store today, or, if you don't have one, CLICK HERE to order it now from Amazon!

Also available, the 2017 Ghostbusters Annual! This one contains several
short stories, all written by me, all colored by Luis Antonio Delgado, and drawn by a murderer's row of talent! The stories include:

  • Where Winston Was (art by Dan Schoening): Find out where Winston was while his colleagues were being sued for tearing up the streets of NYC during the events of Ghostbusters 2!
  • Haunted America (art by Corin Howell): Join Mel Ortiz on a creepy case in the American heartland! Evil in Iowa, and an assist from Peter Venkman and Kylie Griffin!
  • Second City Ghostbusters (art by Erik Evensen): The Chicago Ghostbusters (Rookie, Ron Alexander, Lou Kamaka, and Dani Shpak) investigate a haunting at a high-end hotel!
  • A Prelude to 101 (art by Rachael Stott): Meet Janine's niece Cait Banner and her friends, Zoe Zawadzki & Evan Torres... they have a problem with a ghost and borrow a trap to take care of it. Nothing could go wrong, right?
  • The Origins of the Green Ghost? (art by Dan Schoening): Ray, Egon, and Kylie posit their theories as to just where the green ghost fans know as Slimer might have come from -- the answer may surprise you!
  • Pagan's Bust (art by Tim Lattie): A vignette about Kylie Griffin's pet cat and a messy apartment!
Again, check out your local comic shop to get a copy now, or CLICK HERE to order from Amazon!

And don't forget, Dan, Luis, and I return to Ghostbusting duty in March with GHOSTBUSTERS 101 -- pre-order issues #1 and #2 now from any comic shop or digitally via comixology!

Thanks, folks!!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Convention Announcements!

I have my first couple of 2017 appearances lined up!

Where will I be?

February 25-26. you'll find me at the Fargo-Moorhead Comic Con at the Baymont Inn in North Dakota.

In April, I return to the McCormick in Chicago Illinois for C2E2! I'll be there the whole weekend, headquarted next to tablemate Brent Schoonover.

And then, come May? I'll be at Siouxpercon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota May 12-14, and MSP Comic Con in Roseville the following week.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Out TODAY: Back to the Future: Citizen Brown TPB!

Out today in comic shops everywhere (and coming on 01/17 to book stores and Amazon -- it's CITIZEN BROWN!

Loosely adapting the Telltale Games video game, Citizen Brown sends Doc Brown and Marty McFly into the 1930s, two alternate versions of 1986, and even -- briefly -- the old west!

The Browns, the McFlys, and all of Hill Valley are at risk!

Adapted by Bob Gale, Erik Burnham (hey, that's me!), Alan Robinson, and Maria Santaolalla!

Head out to your friendly neighborhood comic shop for a copy today -- though if you don't happen to have one, you can click here to pre-order Back To The Future: Citizen Brown from Amazon!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

New Stuff In March!

March 2017 will see a few new things from me -- first, there's a cover collaboration I did with my pal, Sheriff of Babylon artist MITCH GERADS.

For the final issue of DC Comics' Vigilante: Southland, we did an homage to the early-1980s Vigilante's first issue cover!

I don't want to overstate my contribution -- Mitch drew and colored the Vigilante figure you see in the fore, the focus of the cover. I wrote and built the newspaper that forms the background.

(It was nice to get to work with Mitch, even in such a small way!)

Art by Mitch Gerads & Erik Burnham - Vigilante TM & © 2017 DC Comics

And then there's Ghostbusters 101, a six-issue miniseries that will feature the original GHOSTBUSTERS meeting the Answer The Call cast, of the 2016 movie.

Art by Tim Lattie. Ghostbusters TM & © 2017 Columbia Pictures
There's a lot of hubbub around this; some folks are really excited to see the characters meet. some not.

Whether you were a fan of the recent film or not, I hope -- if you're a fan of our comics -- you'll give it a look. I can guarantee the same approach from Dan, Luis, Tom and myself that you've enjoyed in the past.

Monday, November 7, 2016


Hey, folks!

This December 3-4 I'll be a guest at the Quad Cities Mighty Con down in Davenport Iowa, I'll be there both days!

For more info, check out their site:


Hope to see some of you there!