Saturday, January 30, 2010

I Am The Night... I... AM... BATMAN!!!




Pretty cool, huh? I can't take credit for the body & logo; I found it on BrandsofTheWorld. I did draw my head, though. Want one of yourself? You can make it happen right here! Great for kid's birthdays!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Top 10 Lamest Sidekicks in Geekdom!


10.) Jason Todd Robin. Batman caught this little douche trying to steal the tires off the Batmobile, and instead of giving him a batarang-upside-the-head, bats decides to take this little street urchin in and tell him all of his deepest secrets! Anywho, he was a whiny and annoying punk, and in 1988, when DC decided to let the fans decide whether or not he gets killed by The Joker by doing a phone-in vote, they voted over-whelmingly to have the brat whacked! And even though DC decided to revive Todd years later as the Red Hood, it seems that a good long dirt-nap was just what he needed to make him less-annoying.

9.) Blip The Monkey From Space Ghost. I know, I know, you say; "how can you not like him - he's a cute lil' monkey in a superhero suit!" And it's true; he's a very cute monkey in an adorable outfit, but when you add said monkey to a really cool superhero like Space Ghost, it just takes away from the awesome. I know that the two kids wouldn't be missed if they were sucked into a black hole, but I'm a little more tolerant of the kid sidekicks - maybe having kids of my own has made me soft? But when you add an annoying pet who is sure to nearly get the hero killed in every episode with their bumbling incompetence, my balloon knot puckers with irritation!


8.) Gleek The Monkey From The Superfriends. See above.
Why does Gleek rank higher in lameness? I think it's that irritating sound that he makes.


7.) Dynomutt. Once again, you have what could be a really cool character like The Blue Falcon, and you hold him back by saddling him with a talking robot dog wearing little green booties. And once again, he nearly gets the hero killed with his mind-numbing incompitance at every turn! And did I mention that he talks? No I mean he talks alot... all the time, in fact. I can't understand why "BF" didn't retire this dog to "the farm" in episode one!


6.) Orko from The Masters of The Universe. Orko is a floating sack of crap whose only redeeming quality is that he's short enough to see up Teela's skirt. 'Nuff said.


5.) Snarf From Thundercats. Movie executives: please do not screw up the live-action Thundercats movie by adding a cgi Jar-Jar Binks in an alien cat costume! A perfect case for humane euthanasia if I've ever seen one.


4.) Wendy, Marvin & Wonder-Dog From The Superfriends. Where do I start with these three? I don't know who I should be more upset with; the Superfriends for endangering two children with no powers or protection whatsoever, or the kids and dog themselves, who seemed to have a full time job of doing nothing more than getting themselves kidnapped and putting the whole team in jeapordy in EVERY...DAMN...EPISODE! I know, I'll get mad at the generic bad guy who didn't pull a "Jason Todd" and off 'em when he had the chance! Did I mention that Jason's mother screwed him over and gave him up to the Joker? You know you must suck if your own mom gives you up to the Joker!


3.) H.E.R.B.I.E. The Robot From The 1979 Fantastic Four Cartoon. No, I don't know what his name stands for. I don't care - he sucks. From my earlier poist/rant; "Somewhere in a crazy place called "The Seventies", executive at Hana-Barbara and Marvel Comics felt that it was time to create a new Fantastic Four cartoon; the first since the original 1967-69 much beloved series. But viewing children as total idiots, they felt that if they featured the Human Torch, children would feel compelled to imitate him by dousing themselves in gasoline, yelling "Flame on!", lighting themselves on fire, and just to insure no chance of survival; jump from a really high place so that they could "fly".

Enter the robotic a$$-clown; Herbie! a character so God-awful boring and vile, that it would be another twenty years before Jar-Jar Binks would come along to replace him as number one hosebag."

2.) Scrappy-Doo. I know, I said that Herbie would be second behind Jar-Jar, but I forgot about this little lesson in "Jumping The Shark". Scrappy is the much-despised "nephew" of the much-beloved Scooby Doo, but who is his father/mother and therefore Scooby's long-lost brother or sister?!? Don't care - he sucks. I remember watching this cartoon at the tender age of five and wondering; WTF?!?

1.) The destroyer of childhood expectations; Jar-Jar Binks. Wow, I remember seeing the early promos for The Phantom Menace and thinking; "it looks pretty good, but I don't know about that alien character - oh well, he's probably only in it for a second"

Ever since I first sat in the movie theatre as a young and naive four-year old, and had those first "flying words" read to me; "EPISODE 4: A New Hope", and I thought to my self; "What the?!? Episode 4?!? That means there must be three more movies just as awesome as this one!!!" Of course, I later learned that the first three hadn't yet been made, and so began the twenty-two year wait for.... Jar-Jar Binks. Thanks Lucas, YOU SUCK!

Have You Heard This?



I've been a Beastie's fan since '86, and seeing them on the "Ill Communication" tour in New Orleans back in '94 was the best concert experience I've ever had! I don't follow new music like I used to, so this might not be a new song, but they are truly in rare form on this collaboration with Nas. "Granpa been rappin' since '83".... Damn straight!

Yet Another Brilliant Executive Decision



Somewhere in a crazy place called "The Seventies", executive at Hana-Barbara and Marvel Comics felt that it was time to create a new Fantastic Four cartoon; the first since the original 1967-69 much beloved series. But viewing children as total idiots, they felt that if they featured the Human Torch, children would feel compelled to imitate him by dousing themselves in gasoline, yelling "Flame on!", lighting themselves on fire, and just to insure no chance of survival; jump from a really high place so that they could "fly".

Enter the robotic a$$-clown; Herbie! a character so God-awful boring and vile, that it would be another twenty years before Jar-Jar Binks would come along to replace him as number one hosebag. Be sure to check out Magneto's purple "M" car and see him get taken down by a wooden gun!

ZOMBIEFIED 1967 Fantastic Four Cartoon Intro



As a HUGE fan of Marvel Zombies and 60's superhero cartoons, this really made my day - I wish they would do an adult-oriented animated film! Created by Ivan Guerrero - check out his YouTube channel to see his undead take on the Thor and Captain America cartoons as well!

WTF?!? Toy of The Day


Those wacky Japanese are at it again! Actually, I don't know for sure if this is from Japan, but this looks like something that would come from Japan. But hey, what kid wouldn't want to play with a toy cat that's been run over and has it's entrails hanging out? And the tire tread is a nice touch, too. Also, Punk points for the serial-killer-in-training kid in the corner that's smiling just a little too much for my comfort level!
Via HauntStyle.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Green Lantern Movie Concept Art?


I don't know if this is for real or not, but I certainly hope it is! IMO all three characters are dead-on, especially Abin-Sur! I think I'm looking more forward to this movie more than any of the others. Via NerdCity.

Featured Artist of The Day: Ryan Hungerford





I ran across Ryan's work on SuperPunch and instantly fell in love with his wacky take on pop-culture icons! His prints and T-Shirts are very reasonable as well.

New Art From My Son!






My eleven-year old son is a chip off the 'ol block! Not only does he have my same voracious appetite for comics, toys, sci-fi & horror movies, but he's also really into cryptozoology; things like bigfoot, loch ness monster, mothman, etc. He made this excellent series of his favorite cryptids on his laptop last night, and I am just blown away by his skill level on Illustrator! My favorite is the Mothman, but I love the teeny nipples on bigfoot! He even has his own his own excellent blog; ROBO-SHOCK!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ain't it The Truth!


I was made so many grand promises when I was in college. By my professor's predictions, I should be raking in six figures and preparing for an early retirement by now. WHERE THE HELL IS MY LAKE HOUSE MR. SIMPSON?!?! ANSWER ME THAT!!!!

JFK & Marilyn Monroe?


I don't know if this is real. I don't even know where it originated from, but I was fooled by those "JFK sunbathing on a yacht w/ naked ladies frollicking about" that were making the rounds a few weeks ago, so I'm not gonna put too much stock in these. Via ThisCannotBeHappiness.

I See This Ending Badly...

Book/tablet holder for your bike? This is about as good of an idea as the "Happy Trails Dashboard Shotglass Holder". Pfft....dumbasses.
Via ThisIsNotHappiness

Why I Don't Play Video Games





OK, my kids have been dying to start a Gamefly account ever since they got an X-Box 360 for Christmas, so my wife and I finally caved and set one up last week. The first three games in our que are; Arkham Asylum, Dark Void, and Left 4 Dead 2 (this one is for me only). Anyway, my oldest has been dying to play Arkham Asylum, but since it has an M rating, we have been hesitant, but I finally agreed that I would play it and preview it for him to see if it was too bad for him.

Well, not only is it not too bad (no worse than most T games I have played), it is FRICKIN' AWESOME!!! Which brings me back to my original point of posting this; I don't play video games because they are like crack for me - once I start, I always say that I'm only gonna play for half an hour, and the next thing I know, my wife is screaming at me; "what are you doing up there?!? Youve been upstairs for two hours!! have you been playing a video game this whole time?!?"

All of a sudden, I'm snapped out of a haze, and I'm like a UFO abductee experiencing missing time; "there's no way I've been at this for two hours!" And then I look at the clock and the sad truth is revealed. As a busy-body, I have an extreme guilt-reaction whenever I waste too much time watching TV, surfing the inter-webs (yes, I still say that), or playing video games. And as someone who is working from home, I have to discipline myself to avoid such temptations in order to stay productive. So while I do play and enjoy video games, I have to treat them like alcohol and only enjoy them in moderation.

But seriously, if you haven't played Arkham Asylum, you are really missing out! The graphics are so good it's like playing a cartoon, the movement and actions are seamless and smoothe, and don't even get me started on the "detective mode"!

Props For My Art!



ZombiesCan'tLove must love my Zombie Che art piece, because they featured it on their blog! I'm always excited and grateful anytime someone likes and acknowledges my work, so thanks to all of you who have featured my stuff on their blog/website!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More Empirialist Propoganda...


Artfully executed by Cliff Chiang.

YAY!!! It's a Seventies Surprise Party!!!!


But why is Thor there? Via RetroSpaceZeta

Dustin Loved He-Man


Yup, that's Screech before he became an epic douche!
Via SexyPeople

Wait For it....



This Looks Weird & Wonderful!



I don't know when this is coming out, but with skateboarding gangs, lavish mansions, hidden underground lairs with rail service, and villainous barons, Machotaildrop looks like a faceful of AWESOME! Via Dinos&Robots

Great New Art From Michael Cho!


Behold, the Lord of Apokolips; DARKSEID!! This epic illustration by artist extrordinaire Michael Cho is so sweet, it makes my teeth hurt! I love how it shows Darkseid with the horizon of Apokolips in the background, and the demon-creatures swarming all around. The back and red tones compliment the sinister picture perfectly - well done, sir, well done!

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Swag!





I finally got my Mego 13" Gene Simmons figure in the mail today, and he's in better shape than I expected! Tight joints, costume is immaculate, and very minimal paint rubs. He's missing his arm bands, but I can track those down later. He was certainly a steal at $30! Now I'll have to get the rest of the band, with Ace next in line.
I also got the final issue to one of the best comic-book storylines I've read in years; "Old Man Logan", in which we find a pacified Wolverine in a future where the bad guys have won, and all of the heroes have been killed or sent into hiding.

I think I'm gonna have to pull in the reigns a bit on my E-Baying as I've been getting a little carried away lately.

Fun in The Snow!









Yesterday was a really nice day, and my doctor ordered (and wife enforced) "stay off the snowboard for a whole month" has finally expired, so my youngest and I were back on the slopes! (or at least the hill behind our house). I still can't get over how much of a natural Will is - he makes it all the way down the hill w/out falling nearly every time, and he's only FIVE!!! BTW; how're ya'll liking the old-school motorcycle helmet? I wish it had a sweet bubble visor to go with it!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

DADEEE WANTEEE!!!!


I want every damn one of 'em! Via ThisIsn'tHappiness

I Think I'll Buy This Issue of Daredevil For The Cover Alone!

New Swag!





Happy Sunday, gang! Yesterday I received two more of my Ebay conquests in the mail, and it was just like Christmas in January! The first is the Mego Neptunian from their Star Trek Aliens line, and he is in pretty decent shape with good paint, no stains and tight joints. The negatives are that he is missing his gloves, has some runs around the collar area of his costume, and his underarm wings are a little sun-bleached. All in all not bad for $15!

I also received the second volume to the Red-Hulk saga with mind-blowing art from Frank "voloptuous babes inc." Cho and the monster master; Arthur Adams. I've never been a huge Hulk fan, but this storyline has got me hooked! I can't wait to see the "Planet Hulk" animated film! I scored this one for $10.38 + 3.99 shipping, which is still a couple of bucks cheaper than retail.