Harley-Davidson is running a Uleash Your Freedom sweeps to celebrate Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron movie that is set to hit theaters on May 1, 2015. You can enter to win an Avengers-inspired motorcycle, a riding academy course, and a riding experience with a Marvel stunt rider. You will also receive a sticker just for entering.
Supergirl Recruits Dean Cain and Helen Slater For The Pilot states that the pair have been cast in mysterious roles. Dean Cain played Clark Kent/Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman tv series while Helen Slater is best known for her role as Supergirl in the 1984 movie. Both also appeared on Smallville.
I received a very cool email from SuperHeroStuff giving me five reasons why I should try their Hero Box. I thought I would share it here since you might want to try it too:
Reason 1: Curated by Geeks
We can guarentee everything going into these boxes is actually awesome. How? Everyone working at SuperHeroStuff is a mega-comic book fan. In fact, our employees are even tested (no, not midichlorians!) before they can interview That's why we're giving you our 100% Nerd-isfaction Guarentee! that our staff wouldn't put anything in this box that they wouldn't want for themselves.
Reason 2: Huge Discount
We cram a lot of value into each of these boxes. Each box has over $70 worth of goodies inside but you only pay $49! That's like 30% Off some of our best merchandise and you don't even have to scower the internet looking for discount codes! It's just discounted. No hassle. No coupons. Just a box of affordably awesome stuff delivered to your front door. Convinced yet? Order yours now! Reason 3: You Love Surprises
In the immortal words of Brad Pitt: "What's in the box?!?!" Isn't that the question of the day? We're not telling! Why? Because the Hero Box is fun. F-U-N. It's fun to save money on geeky stuff you love and it's even more fun to have package show up on your doorstep. Going through your box is like Christmas morning...but it come anytime of the year!
Reason 4: Cheap Shipping
We know how much is sucks paying for shipping. That's why our head of operations works his butt off negotiating the most AFFORDABLE SHIPPING PRICES with UPS, UPSP, FedEx and a whole gambit of other shipping providers. We want you to get your stuff without paying your left arm for shipping. It should be cheap, it's not like we're teleporting it to you...yet. Order yours now! Reason 5: Lots of Options
Each month we offer a new exclusive theme that will only be available until the end of the month. PLUS! We have 9 ongoing hero themes that you can buy anytime you like. That mean's you can craft your box to your own interests and not end up with a box of stuff you don't want or need. With 10 OPTIONS to choose from, Hero Box is a surefire way to get a mystery box you're gonna love!
This month's exclusive Hero Box theme is Boy Scouts such as Superman and Captain America. The box ships at the end of February so you still have time to order yours now.
Check out Decoder Ring Theatre if you are looking for original audio adventures in the style of old time radio shows. The Red Panda Adventures is very much like The Green Hornet while Black Jack Justice reminds me of Boston Blackie. Showcase is an anthology series that features suspense, science fiction and comedy. There are even comic books and pulp novels available.
The Crossover Universe is the companion blog to the Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World books by Win Scott Eckert (Volumes 1 and 2) and Sean Levin (the upcoming Volumes 3 and 4). If you love the Wold Newton Universe, then you have to check the blog out. One of the most recent posts covers the new Justice, Inc. comic book mini series by Dynamite.
Today's birthday card was actually given to me by my mother and younger sister (the other two names are the latter's dogs) this year for my fiftieth natal anniversary. The front features Spider-Man hanging upside down while holding sixteen balloons an a tan background. The artwork plus the outlines of the buildings in the background has a raised texture to them:
The inside of the Spider-Man balloons birthday card is pretty simple. The only text is "Happy Birthday" on the right side (birthday is upside down):
There is no date on the back so I'm guessing it to be from 2014. The Spider-Man balloons birthday card was picked up at the local Dillons grocery store. The price was $3.99 (no different prices marked for USA and Canada):
The birthday card came with a tan colored envelope.
Happy Friday the 13th! This is a special one for me for it is also my 50th natal anniversary. Hey, I'm just surprised that I made it this far.
Today's post spotlights the Superman birthday card with backpack pull tag. The front has Superman flying with a cut out where his S-shield is. The backpack pull tag is supposed to show through the cut out window. Unfortunately, the chain is rather long so it's hard to line it up. The text reads "Awesome, confident, and cool...":
The puffy S-shield backpack pull tag is looped on the card itself on the left interior page with a chain. The text on the right interior page reads "Just like Superman you rule! Happy birthday!":
While there is no year on the back of the Superman birthday card with backpack pull tag, "Jan14" is printed in small print in the lower right hand corner. I'm guessing this was produced in 2014. The original price was $5.99 in the USA and $7.99 in Canada (I picked it up for $1.80):
This birthday card came with a solid blue envelope.
This Green Lantern doorknob hanger birthday card has images from his cartoon series. The front features mostly his power ring wearing fist with the text "Power up for birthday fun! Bad guys, beware! One awesome kid (who happens to be you!) is part of the Green Lantern Force - so, Evil, get a clue!":
The doorknob hanger itself was originally attached to the front of the birthday card. Unfortunately, it became unattached with only a few folds while scanning. The front features Hal Jordan aka the Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814, Razer the Red Lantern, and Kilowog aka the Green Lantern of Space Sector 674. The text "Busy saving the universe - come back later!" is written below them.
The back of the doorknob hanger features a full pose of Hal Jordan in costume with the text "Come on in! (Power rings not required for entry.)" written on the bottom:
The interior of the Green Lantern doorknob hanger birthday card is green with whit stars. The text on the right hand panel reads "All forces for the side of crime had better turn and run - 'cause awesome's gone galactic - keep fighting! And have fun! Happy birthday":
The back features a small full figure pose of Green Lantern in front of the power ring symbol plus the logo below the Hallmark one. There is no date but I figure that it was probably produced in 2012 considering that's the year of most of the Marvel birthday cards that I have previous posted about. The original price was $3.49 in the USA and $4.49 in Canada (I picked mine up for $1.05).
The Green Lantern doorknob hanger birthday card came with a yellow envelope with orange and green stars on it.
Anyway, today's birthday bash spotlights the classic birthday card that Hallmark put out in 2012. The front has a mock up of a classic Spider-Man cover. Not only is the web-slinger shown in his famous climbing down walls pose but he is also pictured standing in the upper left hand corner. There is a scratchy look to the wall-crawler and name logo. The text reads "Happy birthday to a grandson - who could be mistaken for... Spider-Man":
The interior of the card is red with a scratches. The text reads "Doing Amazing things just comes naturally to you.":
The back of the Spider-Man 2012 classic birthday card has the original price of $2.99 in the USA and $3.99 in Canada. Yes, you guessed right if you said that I picked it up for ninety cents.
The Spider-Man birthday card came with a solid blue envelope.
The Avengers 2012 Top Secret birthday card is another comic book movie tie-in collectible. This one looks like a file folder complete with S.H.I.E.L.D. written on the top tab. The front has the Avengers circle A logo along with "Top Secret Operation Birthday" written underneath it.
A word search puzzle is on the inside front cover. Hulk, Captain America and Iron Man are pictured on the opposite page with "Your Mission: Celebrate, Avengers-style and have a thrilling, high-powered, totally awesome bithday! (And that's an order)" written below them:
The back of the Avengers 2012 Top Secret birthday card shows that the original price was $2.99 in USA and $3.99 in Canada (I picked it up for ninety cents):
The birthday card came with a yellow envelope covered with orange and green stars.
Today's comic book related birthday card is also movie related for it has the Avengers drawn as their movie counterparts. The front cover has Captain America, Iron Man and Thor (Hulk is noticeably absent) with the text "Happy birthday to a kid with amazing powers, impressive strength, and super skills!":
Attached to the front of the birthday card are four trading cards featuring the Avengers (Hulk actually gets one too):
The back of the trading cards gives the powers and abilities of the Avengers:
The inside of the Avengers 2012 birthday card has the text "Have you thought about joining S.H.I.E.L.D.?":
The back shows that the original price was $3.49 in the USA and $4.49 in Canada:
I picked up the Avengers 2012 birthday card with trading cards for $1.05 and it came with a blue envelope that is covered partially with stars.