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Friday, July 25, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man Portfolios 2014 Edition

I went shopping at the local Wal-Mart's Super Center so I could stock up on my fish oil pills (yes, I'm taking them for my cholesterol) when I decided to check out the back to school section. I found four new Amazing Spider-Man portfolios for ninety-seven cents each. I had to get them at that price for my portfolio collection even though I was hoping to find some with Batman. They did have a set with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but I passed on those.

None of the Amazing Spider-Man portfolios are numbered so I just put them in a random order. They are made by Innovative Designs, LLC in New York. The photos/artwork are from the Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie, which I have yet to see since the local theater closed about a year ago.
Front cover of Amazing Spider-Man portfolios 2014 edition #1
Centerfold of Amazing Spider-Man portfolios 2014 edition #1
Back cover of Amazing Spider-Man portfolios 2014 edition #1
Sorry about some of the flash spots in some of the pictures but the flash brought out the colors.
Front cover of Amazing Spider-Man portfolios 2014 edition #2
Centerfold of Amazing Spider-Man portfolios 2014 edition #2
Back cover of Amazing Spider-Man portfolios 2014 edition #2
This one has to be my favorite of all the Amazing Spider-Man portfolios since it has a close up of Spidey about to shoot the viewer with his webbing on the front cover:
Front cover of Amazing Spider-Man portfolios 2014 edition #3
Centerfold of Amazing Spider-Man portfolios 2014 edition #3
Back cover of Amazing Spider-Man portfolios 2014 edition #3
This one is also nice:
Front cover of Amazing Spider-Man portfolios 2014 edition #4
Centerfold of Amazing Spider-Man portfolios 2014 edition #4
Back cover of Amazing Spider-Man portfolios 2014 edition #4
Unfortunately, I didn't find any Amazing Spider-Man notebooks if any were made. You can view my past portfolios here.

Friday, July 18, 2014

My Mego Batman

This is my 1500th post at Moongem Comics and what better way to celebrate it than with a look at my original 8" Mego Batman. His costume, gloves and one boot are long since gone. This is because I actually played with him when I was a kid like I did with all my toys. At least, my Mego Batman is all in one piece unlike my Ken and G.I. Joe dolls...er, action figures.
My Mego Batman action figure with only one boot
I remember my mother buying Batman for me and Robin for my little sister. I have no clue whatever happened to him but somehow I got his red vest with the attached yellow cape.
My Mego Batman action figure in Robin's red vest with attached yellow cape
I do wish that I had his costume, gloves and other boot along with the original box that he came in. I also wish that my little sister still had his Robin. At least, we still have good memories of playing together with them as kids.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

T-shirt Thursday: Batman and Superman T-shirt Sale At SuperHeroStuff

SuperHeroStuff is having a Batman and Superman t-shirt sale. Selected t-shirts that are usually priced at $19.99 to $23.99 are marked down to $9.00 in men and women sizes. Not only will you find t-shirts featuring the World's Finest heroes from the comics but also from movies, television and video games. If that's not enough for you to drool over, SuperHeroStuff is also throwing in their friends and villains such as Batgirl, Supergirl, Poison Ivy and Bane. There is even a long sleeved t-shirt with the bat symbol on the chest for sale.
$9 Batman and Superman t-shirt sale at SuperHeroStuff
Click here to check out the Batman and Superman t-shirt sale at SuperHeroStuff!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Vending Machine Marvel Super Hero Squad Tattoos

One of the vending machines at the local retail store where I work switched from glitter rose tattoos to Marvel Super Hero Squad tattoos from 2009 last week. There are twelve tattoos to collect and here is the insert that I found online:
Insert for Marvel Super Hero Squad tattoos
I only had enough quarters for three since each tattoo is fifty cents. Here is Captain America tattoo, which is the fifth in the set:
Captain America from Marvel Super Hero Squad tattoos
Here is the Hulk tattoo (I couldn't make out the number of the back since it was printed on the logo):
Hulk from Marvel Super Hero Squad tattoos
Here is Spider-Man, which is actually the first of the set:
Spider-Man from Marvel Super Hero Squad tattoos
Here is what the back of the Spider-Man Marvel Super Hero Squad tattoo looks like:
Back of Marvel Super Hero Squad Spider-Man tattoo
I thought about posting one tattoo for the next three days but I decided to make one big post about them. I don't know if I will get more of these or not since I'm out of quarters. I might have to get a roll of quarters to see if I can get the rest.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Blog Alert: Firestorm Fan

It has been a while since I posted about a blog that I like so I'm doing so now. Firestorm Fan is all about the Nuclear Man from DC Comics so check his page out.

Please note that I have gone through my favorite blog and site links and deleted a few that no longer exist or I have problems loading. I don't even want to know what happened to Hey! Look At My Toys! blog.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Thrift Store Find: After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn

I did a little thrift store hunting yesterday afternoon and I picked up After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn (Tor, February 2012) for a dollar. Here is the front cover of the paperback book:
Front cover of After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
And here is the back cover:
Back cover of After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
I actually read the first page after I got it but I have to wait to read any more because I am currently reading Circle of Desire by Keri Arthur.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Women Wednesday: Batgirl Vampire

DC Comics is offering monster variant covers for their October issues. Kevin Nowlan is doing Batgirl as a vampire for Batgirl #35.
Batgirl #35 cover featuring Batgirl as vampire by Kevin Nowlan for DC Comics

Monday, July 07, 2014

Breaking News: Brandon Routh Cast as the Atom on Arrow

Who needs a big screen Justice League movie when most of my favorites are coming to the small screen. The Flash is already getting his own tv show this fall while Ray Palmer aka the Atom will be appearing on season three of Arrow. Check out the exciting Comic Book Resources news at Bradon Routh Cast as The Atom on "Arrow":
Brandon Routh cast as the Atom on Arrow
(Photo courtesy of Comic Book Resources)

Guardians of the Galaxy Backpacks At Subway

Guardians of the Galaxy backpacks are now available free with each kids meal at Subway. You can view a larger picture of each backpack at Subway Kids.
Guardians of the Galaxy backpacks at Subway
They look more like large drawstring bags to me.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Horror Comic Alert: Calavera The Undead #1‏

I recently received a cool promo email from Richard Boom. He alerted me to a new horror comic book that is now available in print and digital copies called Calavera The Undead from Hangman Comics. The art and story is by Nevin Arnold, who is known as the writer of 2005's Honor Of The Damned.

Here's the quick synopsis:

"Calavera, a fun loving 80's rocker chick, falls to her death in 1989 only to instantaneously awaken in the year 2012. Now essentially a super powered zombie, deteriorating day by day, and sharing her body with a mysterious entity, this most unlikely heroine may be our last hope as dark forces plot to destroy civilization as we know it!"

And here's the digital cover:
Digital cover of Calavera The Undead #1 from Boom

Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy Fourth of July From Dead or Alive

I'm playing Dead or Alive again on Facebook. Good thing I did so I can celebrate the Fourth of July with these cool new featured items that include a crate full of fireworks:
4th of July fireworks from Dead or Alive
You can also get a patriot hat:
Patriot hat from Dead or Alive
My favorite featured item is Lady Columbia complete with pistols in each hand:
Lady Columbia from Dead or Alive
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July.