Saturday, May 23, 2015

Is it a Sketch or a Toy?

You might look at this and say; "SAY! This is a great Jim Lee Batman sketch!" But wait; you would only be half right. It is actually a Batman toy BASED on a Jim Lee sketch! BRILLIANT!

 
The figure is part of DC’s “Designer Series” figures, in which the artstyle of a particular DC artist is painstakingly recreated on a poseable action figure. In this particular model, Batman: Hush artist Jim Lee, takes that design ethos to its most incredible extreme!

For now, the figure will debut as a SDCC exclusive for $40, but will probably be everywhere shortly after.

Friday, May 15, 2015

This is What Crossbones Will Look Like in Captain America: Civil War

Marvel Nails it AGAIN! These pics taken on the set of Captain America 3: Civil War, gives us the first glimpses of Cap and The Falcon in action, as well as the film's antagonist; Crossbones! From Wikipedia; In the comics, Crossbones usually appears as a henchman of the Red Skull. He carried out the assassination of Captain America, although Sharon Carter, who was under hypnosis at the time, is believed to have fired the fatal shots.

How Cap hails a cab;
 



Sam Wilson, AKA The Falcon in action!


I'm really diggin' the costume design - I wonder what those gauntlets are for?


 Crossbones in the comics;


Monday, May 11, 2015

Great UFO podcast!

Hey guys, as most of you know, I have a passion for UFO's and aliens. Ever since my first spectacular and close-up sighting back when I was 7, to the multiple sightings from my time in rural Maine; Ufology has been a constant (and constantly frustrating) part of my life. I have been the admin for the Portland, Maine UFO group for a couple of years now, and it was through that I was contacted by Martin Willis, who hosts a weekly UFO podcast. Martin graciously invited me to join his show last week and take part in a round table discussion of UFO's in Maine. It was a very positive experience, and would be honored to do it again! Just click on the image to access the show; hope you like it!

http://podcastufo.com/podcast/149-ufos-over-maine/

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?