Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The First Bobby Hart Solo Album

You may only know the hit songs he wrote and produced for groups like The Monkees, Jay and the Americans or Little Anthony and the Imperials. Maybe you know him as part of the songwriting and preforming duo of Boyce and Hart with hits like I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight or Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows. Now you can hear how good Bobby Hart was as a solo artist with rerelease of his solo album. Don't expect the pop sounds that he has become known for. This is blue eyed soul music at its best. Included is a great booklet of photos, a recap of Bobby Hart's history and an interview with Mr. Hart by founder of 7A Records Iain Lee. Go to this Amazon link to buy it today

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

store trek

Last minute shoppers, this is the week to Store Trek!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Santa Claus Funnies 1 and 2 are on sale at 40 percent off

Just letting you know that the golden age Christmas classics Santa Claus Funnies 1 and 2 are on sale at 40% off. For Santa Claus Funnies 1 use code N2YYVQQ9 at for Santa Claus Funnies 2 use code X5P9MYJ9 at

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

America: The good result from a bad situation

     I believe that people are put into situations for a reason. God will put you into a bad situation so that something good will come out of it. Even the very foundation of the USA proves this. Columbus discovered America and for a few years countries came here to get resources that they could sell and use back in their country. Squanto, an Indian, was taken from his tribe to live as a slave in the home of one of those people. There he learned to speak English and earned favor and was sent back to America. But he had to live in another tribe as his was killed off by a disease that would have claimed him too, if he had not been taken away. In that tribe he taught others to speak English.

     Soon after that, the Pilgrims arrived to escape to religious freedom from England were the government was telling them how to worship God. They were not ready for the harsh winters and had little knowledge of farming. Many of them died. They were about to give up and return to England when one of Squanto's friends came upon them. The Pilgrims had settled down in the spot where Squanto's previous tribe had been. He introduced them to Squanto and his Chief. Through them they were taught how to survive the winters in what would later be called Massachusetts and how to farm.  From there the national holiday of Thanksgiving, thanking God for their survival in the new world, it's not really about the turkey, was created.

     From that the USA was born. A country that has fought for freedom ever since. We have fought to keep ours and to help others get their freedom. People ask us for help and can come to us to live free. In World War II we went to war to help other countries and the Jewish to live and to worship as they thought God would want them to. Jewish people came to live here to escape the death sentences that the Nazi's had for them in Germany.

     All this goodness to the world cameo about from a bad situation. When Squanto was kidnapped to be a slave. Because he came back speaking English, he unknowingly helped create the USA that has bought freedom to so much of the world and gave those that could find freedom in their own country a place to go. This may seem like a late Thanksgiving day message but it's really one we need to keep in mind everyday and to give thanks to God for creating the United States of America.

Rick L. Phillips

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Santa Claus Funnies Vol. 1 on sale with ad for the book Dinky the Elf

I know there are sites were you can down load this for free but I like to hold the book in my hands and I wanted to let anyone else who feels the same that you can get Santa Claus Funnies Vol. 1 at 40% off today with code N2YYVQQ9 at It contains an ad for the book Dinky the Elf.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My books are on sale for a limited time

My children's Christmas book, Dinky the Elf, can be had at 10% off with code JCBQGDXF at
The first in my superhero series, Project: Hero, can be had at 20% off with code KBNCLFGB at
The second in the Project: Hero series, Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack can be had at 20% off with code E5BV8G3X at
Do you collect variant covers? Then get the black and white variant cover of Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack by artist Stephen Skeates at 10% off with code PPCYTXLX at
With Great Power, a book about the first Spider-Man story in Amazing Fantasy #15, is on sale at 10% off at no code is needed.
Last Train to Murder and Other Stories, a book that features stories about Davy Jones and/or the Monkees, is on sale at 10% off at no code is needed for this sale. These are for a limited time. Order them soon.

Monday, November 09, 2015

4 star reviews for Project: Hero and Dinky the Elf.

4 out of 5 stars on a review for Project: Hero, Project: Hero Atlantis Under attack and Dinky the Elf on at Here are the links for book one in the Project: Hero series and book two Order them today to have them in time for Christmas.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

The Pasta Family Presents: The Origin of Gravy Girl!

Another contributor to the With Great Power book, Michael Ciccolini, has a wonderful children's series out called the Pasta Family. The latest is about the origin of his superhero Gravy Girl. Get The Origin of Gravy Girl at this following amazon link.

S.O.L.A.D.: It's Just the Beginning

My friend and a contributor to my book With Great Power, Tyrone Tony Reed Jr., has the second in his S.O.L.A.D. series out now. It is one of the best fantasy series I have ever read. If you click on the link below you will be able to get it now.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

My books are on 25% off today only

Over at they have some of my books for sale and today only you can get 25% off your first order. Here is the link to my books on their site

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Dinky the Elf is 10% off

If you want the print book but the price on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or the other stores is a little too much for your budget, then you can get it at 10% off at createspace. Just use code JCBQGDXF at checkout to get the discount. Here is the link to it on createspace Please leave an honest review of the book on Amazon or any of the other places where you buy your books on line.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hey Hey We're the Peanuts!

I went to and created Peanuts versions of the Monkees. Cute aren't they.

Monday, September 21, 2015


Monkee fans who love Christmas stories today is your luck day. Leave a review of Dinky the Elf on Amazon and be in the running to get this Monkees Christmas mug. Here is the link to the book on Amazon where you can leave the review or buy it if you haven't got it yet.…/…/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til… contest ends October 2nd.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack Variant cover

Writer/artist Stephen Skeates, who has worked for Marvel, DC and Charlton comics, has created a variant cover of Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack that is out today. Here is the original cover art of the book

Buy the book on line at or other fine on line booksellers. Books by Rick L. Phillips

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Robin Williams...mime

Here is a 1974 photo of Robin Williams in New York when he worked as a mime.

Monday, July 20, 2015

70's Fashion for men

leisure suits, we loved them. Well someone did but not me. In the 70's if you needed a new suit this was all you could find. Thank goodness that fashion trend is over.

Great books at Comic Book World in Florence, Ky

If you are in the Northern Kentucky/Southern Ohio area you can get Amazing Fantasy #15 and these other books at Comic Book World​ in Florence, Ky. You can also pick up a copy of With Great Power the Book​ If they are sold out you can get a copy at Amazon at

Friday, July 17, 2015

See Ant-Man it's great


I went to see Ant-Man this morning. Great movie. A non-comic book fan would think he was a bigger character in comics then he was with this film. The language was a little bit rougher than in other Marvel movies. Maybe it was done to prepare the audience for Marvel's first R rated movie with Deadpool. I don't see R rated movies so it would be wasted on me. Scott Lang goes to the Milgrom motel. Perhaps a nod to Marvel writer/editor Al Milgrom?  Garrett Morris has a cameo as nod to his turn as Ant-Man in an old SNL skit. Stan Lee also has  a cameo and wait till the end of the credits for a preview of what is to happen in the next Ant-Man, Avengers and Captain America movies. The character of the Ant-Man stories are credited to Stan Lee Jack Kirby and to my surprise Larry Leiber (Stan Lee's brother.) Another surprise is that Paul Rudd gets scriptwriter credit. He must have changed a lot of his lines. If you weren't an Ant-Man fan before, you will be once you see this movie. Of all the Marvel movies this one really felt like a bronze age comic book that came to life. It even has two heroes having a misunderstanding and getting into a fight. That fight actually leads up to one of those previews after the credits roll. I knew Ant-Man or DC's the Atom would make a good movie. This film proves it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My interview on Indeyfest Magazine

I see that an interview that I did for the magazine Indeyfest #86 is now online. You can read the interview at The interview even gets mentioned on the cover.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Save the Date

Save the date. This Saturday afternoon I will be at the Summer Reading/Comic Fest at the Boone County Library in Burlington Ky to promote my books.
Event Type: Family
 Date: 6/27/2015
 Start Time: 1:00 PM
 End Time: 3:00 PM
There’s something for everyone! Enjoy the Rolling Video Game Truck, Light Saber demos, a costume contest, games and crafts based on your favorite superheroes, and more! Don’t forget to take a picture with Spiderman and Superman!
 Library: Main Library Map to Main Library
 Location: Meeting Room ABC

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Be resilient. It's yours for the taking. Get back in there Champ!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Me in a Marvel Movie!!!???

Robert Downey Jr. wanted too much. So I was cast in Iron Man 4.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Project: Hero 15% off at Createspace with special code

If you want a copy of Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack in print you can get it at 15% off the original price if you go to  and enter in code N438C848 when you check out.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Five Star rating on Goodreads

With Great Power gets a five star rating from a gentleman named Wesley on Goodreads. Here is the link to it on Goodreads

New Design for card

My other design didn't work out for my new business card. It was too blurry when it would print out. Here is what the new card will look like.

Friday, May 22, 2015

4 star Review for Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack

A Four star review for Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack at​ Here is the review "This is a fantasy/super hero story set in Atlantis and on dry land in the present tense. This book had a few twists in it, some action, some humor, and I believe it would make a good super hero movie. I've not read a book by this author before but I will be sure to again. Being a fan of comic books I liked this story. I even imagined the scenes in comic book form. This was a good quick read." You can get Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack at

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Interview to happen soon

I just got an e-mail that I will soon be interviewed by Indyfest Magazine at look for me to tell you when it is available.

Pre-order The Flash Season one on DVD

Click on the amazon link below to preorder the Flash Season One on DVD

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Infernal Fyre-Dragon

The Infernal Fyre-Dragon is great. Usually the hero is someone who has no training to be a hero at all just a regular person who gets powers or a special suit. This book shows how an MI6 British agent gets the suit that makes him a hero with a bit of a past family connection to one of the villains that he has to face. Also, while I haven't been a big fan of anime I did watch Speed Racer and Eighth Man and I could see a touch of that style of artwork in this book. The story was well written and it has me wanting more. I hope that another book will come about soon. Click on the link to buy it on Kindle at Amazon.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

5 Stars for Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack

Another 5 star review for Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack. The review says it is a great story with super characters! Get Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack at

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Where I will be on Free Comic Book Day

My wife took this photo today of the sign in front of Comic Book World in Florence, Ky. on Turfway Road. Come there this Saturday on May 2nd. get come free comic books and buy some too. While there buy one of my books and I will be there to sign them for you. Last year was fun and this year looks like it will be too.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Super Saturday

It's Super Saturday and here is a 1966 episode of the cartoon the Sub-Mariner with the voice of actor John Vernon whom you may know better as the Dean of the college in the movie Animal House. Don't forget to purchase the book Project: Hero Atlantis Under Attack at this link

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Good reveiw for Project: Hero

Project: Hero gets another good review. Four out of five stars on Amazon. You can go there to read the reviews and buy the book if you click here,

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Super Saturday

I'm starting a thing that I call Super Saturday. Today on the first Super Saturday here is a cartoon from 1966 a Cartoon version of King Kong.

Friday, March 27, 2015

S.O.L.A.D. Soliders of Light Against Darkness by Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.

If you haven't read this book you should. It could be a classic. A teenage boy and girl, who use to date each other but are now "just friends", are transported to a world run by demons. With no way back they have to join forces with a band or resistance fighters to take the world back from the Demon Master. A great book and a fun read so click on the link provided to get it now.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Action Comics #273