Posts Tagged ‘Comics’

Superman fan?

Somehow it dawned on me recently, that I’m a pretty big Superman fan!


From the Superman and Action Comics, all the way to the latest film incarnation (although I was not a fan of many of the toys that came out for it).



What I can’t figure out is why it never occurred to me before, I mean I had considered my fandom of the X-Men and the like from when I was a pimply faced teen. It just sort of snuck up on me! Suddenly I was thinking “hey, I really do enjoy the big blue and red Boyscout”! Even more, I enjoy other incarnations of Supes, especially the villains like Bizarro and this dude…Ultraman from the Crime Syndicate Of America.


Anyway, just thought it was odd that this has been going on for a long while, seemingly, without my realizing it!

The Black Beetle

I realize that I’m a “Johnny Come Lately” to things, but as prices of single issue comics are sky high (as much as $3.99 or more) I usually wait and buy a trade collecting many issues into one volume. Having said that, I can’t wait to tell you about how cool this one is…


This is The Black Beetle, a collection of Francesco Francavilla’s single issues of the “No Way Out” storyline. Done in a wonderful pulp style (one of my favorite settings 1900s-40s), The Black Beetle is a rad addition to such pulp heroes as The Shadow, the Phantom, and The Spider!

I would love a Black Beetle action figure! I would display him next to my Lobster Johnson figure (created by Mike Mignola).
So if anyone ever reads this, then get on that for me!

Dug Uckling punk rock edition

Here is a nice punk rock edition of my mini-comic Dug Uckling!


I found it in a friends car, but its rough and tumble! I think its funny, and kind of neat! Ha! If you want a regular one, sans dirty band-aid of course, leave a message!

Adam West Batman

Loving these new Adam West Batman toys. They capture the feel of the old show!

So wonderfully thin, very posable as well.


Star Trek the John Byrne Collection

This collection of Star Trek stories written and illustrated by the great John Byrne, are some of the best Star Trek stories I’ve read.

Collected together are the following mini-series: Alien Spotlight: Romulans, Assignment: Earth, Romulans: Balance of Terror, Romulans: The Hollow Crown, Crew, Romulans: Schism, and Leonard McCoy Frontier Doctor.
I was first introduced to these through the Crew mini-series, in single issue form. Luckily, IDW
Collected them all into one GIANT volume, for everyones reading pleasure!
All the comics tie-in to The Original Series television show in brilliant and fun ways! Very cool stuff! Thanks IDW and John Byrne!!



The Simpsons

I recently got these neato Simpsons bendy figures.

This is another example of my being VERY late to the party, you’ll get that on here, as there are several sets of these. The Simpson Family, Zombie Simpson Family,The Nuclear Plant set, Tree House of Horror, Krusty the Klown Show, Springfield Elementary, a Best of Homer, and a Best of Bart……I think thats it?

The wonderful thing about these figures, in my opinion, is how flat they are! They look so cool like this. I like seeing sometimes off-model versions of characters!

I’m missing Smithers and the accessories for this set…just FYI.

Hickory Con

I was honored to be a guest at Hickory-Con this past saturday! It was a fun day.
My table mate was Eric Stafford, he is a great artist and did lots of comissions in trade for neato items, such as this ultra large Batman figure.……

Here are few shots of my table with my stuff, spread all over it, like sweet, sweet jelly.


We even had Spidey show up and pose for a few quick pics!



Last year, around this same time, before Heroes Convention I created a mini comic based on these little guys…


My buddy Brad Rader creator of fine toy art called Battle Babies took a shine to the comic and the toys it was based on…


He created one of the characters from the comic!
Just recently, he found four more toys from the same toy line. Oddly enough almost exactly the same time last year that I found the first four. He sent them to me, being the rad guy that he is!


Did you notice that he altered one of those guys as well? The dude with the ball and chain hand? Cool, right?
I consider these guys the villains. Very soon I’ll start work on the mini-comic about them……
Shank Shank Kill Kill?

Flash Gordon

I love the 1980 Flash Gordon movie

That being said, as a kid I was full on afraid of one scene in it where a character called Klytus, essentially melts after croaking on some spikes

The very cool people at BifBangPow have made two versions of Klytus. “Normal” Klytus and… death scene Klytus!

That is just fun! These have been out for awhile, but I think it deserves a revisit!