Sunday, January 19, 2020

Superhero Sunday: JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time

I did a little shopping at the local Dollar Tree yesterday morning and found this odd superhero movie. JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time is a original movie that came out on DVD in 2014 and is not based on any comic book. It opens with the Justice League of America that includes Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Robin, Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman battling the Legion of Doom that includes Lex Luthor, Toyman, Black Mantra, Solomon Grundy, Gorilla Grodd, Captain Cold, Cheetah and Bizarro fighting in the Arctic. The Super Friends...er, JLA defeats the Legion of Doom but Lex Luthor is presumed dead.
Jump to the 31st Century where the teenage Dawnstar and Karate Kid are taking a tour of a superhero museum where Lex Luthor is encased in a block of ice. Karate Kid thinks they should already be members of the Legion of Super-Heroes and decides to show off. He acts like he is going to punch the block of ice holding Luthor but stops short. Of course, the ice breaks anyway and the super villain awakes from his suspended animation sleep. He watches a hologram video of Superman's origins and finds that he is actually Clark Kent. Lex steals the hourglass belonging to the trapped Time Trapper and goes back in time with Dawnstar and Karate Kid following.
Lex Luthor gathers most of the Legion of Doom because Captain Cold, Black Mantra and Gorilla Grodd decided to pass. Dawnstar and Karate Kid overhear Luthor's plans before sneaking out of the Legion of Doom's flying helmet headquarters that was floating in a swamp. The teenage superhero wannabes make their way to the Hall of Justice but Robin attacks them. The Super Friends...er, JLA break up the fight and hear what the future superhero wannabes have to say. I won't spoil the rest here but it basically deals with the Legion of Doom going back to Smallville to prevent the Kents from taking in baby Kal El.

I could swear that I was watching a bizarre episode of the Super Friends except for the different costumes and personalities of Superman (no trunks), Batman (angrier), Robin (attitude), Wonder Woman (sword and skirted armor) and Aquman (short sleeves). Even Dawnstar and Karate Kid were a lot different looking than they were in the 1970s. Despite the changes, I actually found myself enjoying the animated movie more than I thought I would. There are some funny moments especially when the Legion of Doom tries to take Superbaby and send him back into space. If you want an oddity to your collection of superhero cartoons, then you might want to get a copy here.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Fantasy Friday: Goodnight Christopher Tolkien

According to this NY Times article, Christopher Tolkien passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the age of 95. He was the son of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator and author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Super Friends Season 1 DVDs

Super Friends premiered in 1973 and featured the animated adventures of DC Comics book heroes Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman. These five superheroes along with Wendy, Marvin, and Wonder Dog focused their abilities on putting away criminals, saving lives, and stopping terrible disasters. Each episode of Super Friends was geared to present, not only action, but also some lesson of educational value. A number of other famous DC comic book heroes appeared include Plastic Man, The Flash, and Green Arrow.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Women Wednesday: Elvira Mistress of the Dark Volumes 1 and 2

Dynamite Entertainment has collected the early issues of their Elvira: Mistress of the Dark in the following two volumes:

In Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Volume 1, she has become unstuck in time! Elvira crashes Mary Shelley’s monster weekend, beginning an epic journey through horror history, stalked by the most terrifying nightmare to ever walk the Earth. (No spoilers!) Writer David Avallone (Bettie Page, Doc Savage, Twilight Zone) and Dave Acosta (Doc Savage) bring you the thrills, chills and double-entendres in the first chapter of this four-issue miniseries!

In Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Volume 2, her temporal adventures land her in hot water - so hot -- one more time, and it may be the last. Her new nemesis sends her to the worst place in the universe, and we're not talking about Encino! See it all go to Hell in the fifth exciting chapter of Elvira: Timescream, brought to you in Elvirascope (no special glasses required) by artist Dave Acosta (Twelve Devils Dancing) and written in Elviravision by David Avallone (Bettie Page), the team who brought you Doc Savage: Ring of Fire and Twilight Zone: The Shadow.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

T-shirt Tuesday: Stan Lee Comic Book Cover Collage T-shirt

This black Stan Lee Comic Book Cover Collage T-shirt features him as nine different superheroes from Marvel Comics. Comic covers include Vision, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Daredevil and Iron Man. Also features comic book quotes made famous by Stan Lee. Sizes range from x-small to 6x-large.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Moon Monday: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1.: BFF

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF collects issues one to six from Marvel Comics. Lunella Lafayette is a preteen super genius who wants to change the world but learned the hard way that it takes more than just big brains. Fearful of the monstrous Inhuman genes inside her, life is turned upside down when a savage, red-scaled tyrant is teleported from prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call today. The pair are many things including the most amazing Marvel team-up.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Superhero Sunday: Superman The Sunday Classics 1939-1943

Superman: The Sunday Classics 1939-1943 reprints the newspaper weekend Sunday colored strip stories of Superman. Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, was originally meant for the syndicated strips that ran in the newspapers. As the Man of Steel had made his first appearance in comic books first in 1938, it was after becoming a huge success there that his creators would bring the hero to the newspaper strips immediately.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Science Fiction Saturday: Death Star Droid 1978 Action Figure

I retrieved a few boxes that had been stored in my grandmother's garage for the past thirty years or so. Among the various toys was this Death Star Droid action figure produced by Kenner in 1978. The Star Wars robot is still in good condition considering that it was loose. I used to play with him when my sister and I played with our three level homemade dollhouse that my mother and step-dad made. We had to toss the dollhouse out a few years ago due the fact that it was falling apart. The Death Star Droid 1978 action figure is for sale if anybody wants it. Either post a comment below or contact me at jamdinbard@hotmail.com.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Fantasy Friday: Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell's Fantasy Calendar 2020

Looking for great artwork featuring sword-wielding warrior goddesses, fearless nymphs, dark dragons, fairies and mermaids to hang on your wall for the new year? Then you need the Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell's Fantasy Calendar 2020 featuring 13 all-new paintings with a stunning bonus centerfold. Let the husband and wife art team transport you to thrilling alternate world of mind-bending beauty, fantasy and magic.

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Retro Robin Figure With Removable Mask

This Retro Robin figure With Removable Mask is a throwback to the days when Mego produced their line of action figures. This 8" figure is officially licensed by DC Comics and produced by Figures Toy Company. The Boy Wonder includes an authentic cloth outfit and a mask that you can actually remove. The packaging even looks like the original box.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Women Wednesday: DC Bombshell Supergirl Pint Glass

Keep flying with this DC Bombshell Supergirl Pint Glass. The brilliantly colored 16 oz. tumbler is made of heavy duty glass. Hand wash is highly recommended so that the beautiful pinup artwork does not fade away.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

T-shirt Tuesday: Robin Running T-shirt

2020 marks the Boy Wonder's 80th anniversary. You can dress up in style with the slate Robin Running T-shirt. Available in sizes for men, women and youth. Get your's now before they run out.

Monday, January 06, 2020

Moon Monday: Funko Pop Moon Knight Exclusive

The holidays are over and a new year has started so it's time to hopefully start posting on a regular basis again. I'm starting a new theme today and calling it Moon Monday. Here I will be posting items dealing with the moon such as today's item, which is the Funko Pop Moon Knight Exclusive. He is based on the character from Marvel Comics and is about three inches tall.