Saturday, May 2, 2015

Your Daily Giggle...

New Acquisitions!

Hey gang! As all of you know, I went on a bit of a sabbatical recently, but in that time, I picked up some really sweet swag! Living in Portland gives me easy access to some of the best comic, toy and collectible shops on the East coast! Obviously, I've bought more than I should have, and way too much to mention, so here are some highlights;

Super Powers Lex Luthor and Brainiac; I was a huge fan of the original line, and these guys were always hard to find!

Amazing Spider-Man #2; got an INCREDIBLE deal on this one featuring the first appearance of the Vulture, and now my earliest issue.

The Vault of Horror #28; one of the most iconic covers of the series, and one that has eluded me for years. One of my local comic shops bought a HUGE collection of golden-age horror and sci-fi comics, so I was able to pick up a few of the old EC comics, but this was the gem of the bunch!

 Figures Toy Company 8" Adam West Batman; this is probably my favorite toy right now. FTC has been re-releasing all of the old Batman Mego toys, and they have truly outdone themselves with the Batman TV show line, with this guy as their crowning achievement!

 Speaking of Mego Toys; this is the Captain Action 12" Ironman figure. It features a removable costume, impressive articulation, and a helmet that features a detachable faceplate. Unfortunately, it's Captain Action and not Tony Stark underneath. This guy is a very close 2nd to my AW Batman.

Original Mego Human Torch; this guy is absolutely timeless in his flaming pajama onsie! What's not to love?
So, what new toys have ya'll acquired?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Final Four Episodes of The Flash!!!

Is everyone digging the Flash as much as I am? I felt it was off to a bit of a slow start, and didn't care much for the casting choices, but I'm absolutely riveted to the screen now! I love it when a show like this pays respect to the previous incarnation by including cast members from the 1990 series. My hope for a future storyline involves having Barry's dad; the Flash from the 1990 series, being tapped by the speed force and "giggle" donning the familiar red long johns once more!! I also love the ongoing Arrow crossovers, and the Flash vs Arrow episode was one of the best of the season! 

A “TV Justice League” team-up between Flash, Arrow (or “Assassin Arrow”) and Firestorm.

Gorilla Grodd in all his cgi glory!
Now, lets talk about what all of you are thinking; the Reverse Flash. I have only two words for the folks over at the CW; WELL. DONE. Tom Cavanaugh is spot-on as the deadly speedster masquerading as Eobard Thawne masquerading as crippled scientist Harrison Wells!! I love the twist, I love the costume, I love the Crisis on Infinite Earths reference, and I'm beyond excited that it's all headed for... wait for it... SPOILER ALERT... FLASHPOINT!!! The only thing that excites me as much as the RF can be summed up in three words; "Not God... GRODD". I really hope to see some real action from the super-smart Simian before the season finale. There's only four episodes left, but in the meantime, you can watch the new season 1 ending trailer for the “Endgame”;

Monday, April 27, 2015

First Look at X-Men: Age of Apocalypse's Nightcrawler!

Another X-Men movie, another young X-Man. Here we see the first official pic of Kodi Smit-McPhee as everyone's favorite blue-skinned demon teleporter!

 Smit-McPhee definitely has more of an 80's look, which fits perfectly into the timeline in which the film takes place. His outfit is also more closely related to his comic-book version as well. Of course, the big question is; will he measure up to the spectacular performance given by Alan Cumming in X-2? These are VERY large 2-toed shoes to fill, as Cumming's Nightcrawler was arguably the best thing about X-2 (Don't get me wrong, it was a great movie). I for one, am very excited to find out! Check out the pic of Alan Cumming's Nightcrawler below for comparison;

Saturday, April 25, 2015

First (Full) Pic of Jared Leto's Joker

Yes, I am back! I've been busy working on other things, but now it's time get come home to my first born. Plus, there's just so much to talk about lately! With all that's happening in comics and film, it's a great time to be a geek! I mean c'mon; a full trailer for Star Wars AND Batman vs Superman on the same weekend?!? Face it kids; these ARE the good ol' days!

Anywho, back to the post at hand; we've seen the teases of Leto and the back of his green noggin', and then the so-so re-creation of the cover from "The Killing Joke". Now we have the full reveal; 

 what do you think? For me, it's a little too gangster (or should I say "gangsta" for those of the more urban vernacular) mixed in with unstable crack/meth user. I don't really dig the tattoos as I feel they've been stripped from generic t-shirt designs found at your local Wal-Mart. I would like to see what he will be wearing in the film, as the clothes truly make the psychotic super villain, but I'm scared it will involve saggy purple jeans and a green wife-beater. I guess my only hope is that Leto's considerable acting chops will make up for and distract from this hot mess.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Check Out Ronan The Accuser in This Latest Clip From Guardians of The Galaxy!

I love it when they get the look right!! Ronan looks just like his comic book counterpart; check out the comparison below the video.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

This is The Best Song on The Radio Right Now...

"Lazaretto" by Jack White;

And here is a picture of my sister, brother in-law and Jack White in New Orleans earlier today... I hate her.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Best Weekend... EVER!!!

My weekends are usually pretty awesome; weather and money permitting, of course. However, this weekend will definitely go on the books as one of the best ever! Friday started with perfect weather; mid 60's and tons of sun. When I got off from work, I took a scooter ride through the city and stopped by my favorite comic book store; Casablanca Comics. There, I found an issue of the Amazing Spider-man that I needed for my collection. When I went up to pay, I was told that I had a $5 back issue credit! After that, I went back home to meet my family to go out to our favorite Japanese buffet and then to see X-Men (which was just behind X2 as best in the franchise)! Not a bad Friday, eh?

Most of Saturday was spent yard-sailing around the city in which I found a pair of my favorite style of boot-cut jeans and a practically brand-new Sublime t-shirt. After lunch, the wife and I hopped on the scooter and went to the "Flea For All"; a great antique & collectible shop featuring three-stories of dusty goodness! There we found an antique tribal mask for our bedroom. After that, we tried out a new antique and collectible shop called "Uptown Antiques and Treasures" on Forest Ave. This place has a wide variety of collectibles, including my favorites; comics and toys! It was here that I had my biggest weekend score; a copy of the Amazing Spider-Man #20 featuring the 1st appearance of one of my favorite villains; The Scorpion, in Very Good+ condition for... wait for it... $30!!! Marked down from $50!!! Those of you in the know are aware of what an amazing deal this was. I also had the chance to meet and haggle with Charlie; the owner of this fine establishment and one helluva nice guy. There is no doubt I will be back for more! Later, we went out to dinner at The Portland Lobster Company, where we got to sit out on the water and enjoy the best Lobster Roll in Maine with fried clams and yummy beer! But wait, there's more; we finished off our evening by roaming the city and catching the hilarious new Jon Favreau flick; Chef.

Today, we spent nearly the entire day hanging out on the beach, playing Bocce Ball with the family and cooking burgers on the grill. Not too shabby of a weekend, huh?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

3-D Monster; It's What All Fashionable Aussies Are Wearing...

I'm totally tooting my own horn here, but I am sooo excited that Urchin Books; a popular book/toy/clothing/art/video store in Marrickville, New South Wales Australia, is selling my very own 3-D Monster t-shirts! Actually, this is the second order as they sold out of the first one! Don't they look swell displayed on the rack?

The only sad part of this story is that I sell more shirts in Australia than in MY OWN FUCKING COUNTRY!!! So yeah, there's that. I guess I'll need to come up with a slick marketing campaign and some sort of catchphrase, huh? Perhaps something like this; "don't piss me off... BUY MY FUCKING SHIRTS!!" Yeah, I like the sound of that :-)

More Pics of The New Batmobile and Batman in COLOR!

We saw it from the back and covered in a tarp, Then the mid-section was seen but partly obscured by both smoke and some guy in a suit blocking the way. 

While said guy has now become the subject of the popular Sad Batman meme, two more unofficial photos have emerged via social media giving us a better look at the new look Batmobile to be seen in Zack Snyder's "Batman vs. Superman".

The first is from Blue Realm Studios' Facebook Page and was posted almost two days ago, showcasing what is claimed to be a "model sculpture" for the top of the vehicle.
The second one popped up on Instagram earlier today, this one a front on ground level shot of the car and with the wheels and chassis attached. I'm not sure... a little too dune buggy-ish and not bat-ish enough. 

Finally, here's a good side-by-side comparison of Affleck's Batman and "The Dark Knight Returns" Batman - pretty damn similar!