Hi. I’m Robert. Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate it, and hope you enjoy reading my trips through memory lane.

Since you’re here, I feel obligated to tell you a little about myself.

By day, I’m an Associate Professor of History and a campus administrator at a public university in California. I hold an MA and Ph.D. in United States History from the University of California, Riverside and a BA in History from San Diego State University. I’ve written about early 20th century factory towns, 19th century urban development, museum studies, and recently I’ve worked in the area of environmental conservation. I’m also a past American Council on Education Fellow. I know you’ve never heard of this, but it essentially means I’m a badass.

After I get home from the day job, I think, write, compose diplomatic emails, spend time with family and friends, watch “Dead Pool” and “Ted 2” over and over again, and organize my comic book collection. Comics have been a big part of my life, off and on, since I was 8 years old. I was lucky to grow up in a time of significant change in the comic book industry, and was equally lucky to have a mom and dad that that supported my habit, be it quick stops at the newsstand or longer sojourns to the very early Comic Con. Today I only have time to occasionally frequent a local specialty store, the amazing “Flying Colors Comics” in Concord, California.

My favorite meal is two tacos and a Jumbo Jack with cheese from Jack in the Box, with a glass of chardonnay. That’s right, a Jumbo Jack with chardonnay. Have you ever tried it? You’re missing out if you haven’t.

I am currently engaged on a major writing project and when you pile on my family and work responsibilities, that hasn’t left much time for this site over the past few months. I mean, I’ve been so busy I haven’t even seen the last Avengers movie, or Captain Marvel. Ok, I have several reasons for missing out on those germs, but I’ll have to fill you all in on that gossip later.

Regardless, starting this blog was a very special project for me, and I am determined to return to it. My current project has a self imposed completion date of January 1, 2020, so that’s my goal for getting back to Bronze-Age-Battles.

So check back after the first of the year and who knows, you might find something new and exciting.

Excelsior and Whatnot,


Fall, 2019