Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Countdown To 2009 #2: Marvel Comics Superheroes Ready To Party

Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk and several other superheroes from Marvel Comics are ready to ring in the New Year with a party:
Marvel Comics superheroes ready to party

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy 86th Birthday To Stan Lee

Stan Lee was born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922 in New York City.
Happy 86th birthday to Stan Lee

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008 DVD Loot

For Christmas, I received the following DVDs: The Dark Knight, The Best of Howdy Doody, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man. For those who do not know of Howdy Doody, he was freckle-faced boy marionette that hosted a children's television program along with the very human, Buffalo Bob Smith, from 1947 until 1960 in the United States. I was born five years too late to enjoy the show but I have always enjoyed vintage tv series. My first exposure to him was on the episode of Happy Days when Ritchie entered a Howdy Doody lookalike contest so he can get a photo of Clarabell the Clown without his makeup. I already have a DVD that has a few episodes of Howdy Doody on another DVD.
Christmas 2008 loot includes The Dark Knight, The Best of Howdy Doody, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Eartha Kitt Passes On

Eartha Kitt, who replaced Julie Newmar on tv's Batman, died December 25, 2008 at the age of 81 from colon cancer. She is also known for her saucy song, Santa Baby. For me, Eartha Kitt was the best Catwoman.

Here is part one of The Funny Feline Felonies from the Batman tv series:

Here is Eartha Kitt singing Santa Baby:

Elvira's Haunted Holidays

I know I posted Elvira's House of Mystery Special #1 from DC Comics as 2008 Halloween Countdown Day 16 but I am posting the comic book again with links to the larger pictures this time as a special Christmas present from Moongem Comics.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Women Wrestling Wednesday: Supergirl And Power Girl vs Dark Mary Marvel And Kockout

As a Christmas special, I found a tag team match that pits Supergirl and Power Girl against Dark Mary Marvel and Knockout. Video made by pepeloco999
using pcsx2 0.9.4 and Smackdown vs Raw 2008.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

DC Comics Christmas Card By The Kotzebue Bros.

The following DC Comics Christmas card by the Kotzebue Bros. features several members of the Justice League of America along with Robin and Supergirl. Notice that Aquaman is actually having fun while Batman is miffed about getting hit with a snowball. Yes, you can click on the image below for a larger version.
DC Comics Christmas card by the Kotzebue Bros.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Supergirl Celebrating Christmas Double Feature

Al Rio did the artwork of Supergirl celebrating Christmas in two different costumes on a series of postcards (click below for larger images). I love the second costume the best due to the long red gloves and boots with white fur trim.
Supergirl celebrating Christmas postcard #1 by Al Rio

Supergirl celebrating Christmas postcard #2 by Al Rio

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Justice League Of America Celebrating Christmas

An actual plate featuring the Justice League of America celebrating Christmas as drawn by Alex Ross. I like how Batman is peeking in the window while the Martian Manhunter is clinking glasses with Red Tornado. Aquaman seems either bored or standoffish.
Justice League of America celebrating Christmas by Alex Ross

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Joker And Harley Quinn Bag Batman For Christmas

The following is artwork by Alex Ross for a Christmas plate from 2005. The Joker makes a wicked Santa with Harley Quinn as his naughty elf. Batman is in the bag and getting a kiss on the cheek from Harley.
Alex Ross Christmas Plate from 2005

Friday, December 19, 2008

Alex Ross Christmas Card

The following Christmas card is from 1996 and features Superman flying with Lois Lane in his arms as drawn by Alex Ross.
Alex Ross Christmas card from 1996

Thursday, December 18, 2008

First Lady of Star Trek Passes On

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, the First Lady of Star Trek, passed away on December 18, 2008 after battling leukemia. She was 76 and I will always remember her as Nurse Chapel and the voice of the Enterprise computer.
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry
Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

Captain Marvel Christmas Card

I really like this Christmas card featuring Captain Marvel as drawn by Jeff Smith in 2003. Check out the boots of Atom, Aquaman, Batman, Superman and Red Tornado hanging above the fireplace. The Sandman clock is pretty cool too.
Captain Marvel Christmas Card by Jeff Smith

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Women Wrestling Wednesday Webcomic Alert: Rival Angels

Rival Angels follows Sabrina "Ultragirl" Mancini and her three roommates as they become worthy women wrestlers of the world. The story is more behind the scenes so you will get an insight on their personal journey outside the square ring. The web comic is drawn and written by Alan Evans aka albone. A new strip is added every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The artwork is clean and the characters are very interesting. I still have a lot of the web comic to catch up on but I enjoyed what I have read so far. So if you enjoy women wrestling, be sure to check out Rival Angels.

Women Wrestling Wednesday: Batgirl vs Black Canary

Yes, two Birds of Prey battle it out in the square ring thanks to pepeloco999 and his mad gaming skills. Batgirl's long red hair and Black Canary's black fishnet stockings is sure to get your blood pumping during this recent cold snap.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Vampirella Christmas Motorcycle

I am out of Christmas artwork by Nick Powell but I do have another with Vampirella in a holiday pose. The weather is still cold here but snow is falling so I need something to warm me up again. The following art has Vampirella sitting on a motorcycle while holding Santa's head.
Vampirella sitting on motorcycle for Christmas

Monday, December 15, 2008

I Want Vampirella For Christmas

We are having a blast of sub-zero wind chills today so I figured that Vampirella decked out for Christmas would help warm things up. The artwork by Nick Powell is at least warming me up.
Vampirella for Christmas drawn by Nick Powell

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Supergirl's Alternate Santa Costume

Nick Powell was actually more creative with Sugergirl's alternate Santa costume. Her top, mini-skirt and cape actually matches the hat complete with the white fur trim. I love the white snake in diamond symbol (that's the S shield for those not in the know). I actually like this one better of the two.
Supergirl's alternate Santa costume

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Van Johnson Passes On

Van Johnson, who played the Minstrel on tv's Batman, died December 12, 2008 at the age of 92. His career spanned six decades and he appeared in a wide range of movies from comedy to war.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Blog Alert: Booksteve's Library

Booksteve's Library is another blog that I have been following for a while now. He covers a wide range of topics from books and comics to movies and tv. His recent post is in memory of Bettie Page so it seems appropriate that I write about his blog today.

Bettie Page Passes On

Fetish model and pin-up queen of the 1950s, Bettie Page aka Betty Page, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at the age of 85. She was the girlfriend of Cliff Secord aka The Rocketeer in the comic book created by Dave Stevens (he later would meet and help her). In 1991, Betty Page In 3-D was published by the 3-D Zone. Dark Horse published the following two one shots: Bettie Page Comics (1996) and Bettie Page Comics Spicy Adventure (1997). They pubished a three-issue mini-series in 2000 titled Queen of the Nile that featured her (the issues were collected in a trade paperback with the same name).
Bettie Page April 22, 1923 - December 11, 2008
Bettie Page
(April 22, 1923 - December 11, 2008)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Women Wrestling Wednesday: Catwoman vs Black Cat

Seems only fitting to have the cat women from DC Comics and Marvel Comics duking it out since I posted the Black Cat Christmas art yesterday. The following video featuring Catwoman vs Black Cat was made with Smackdown vs Raw 2008 and pcsx2 0.9.5 and a hacked GSdx graphics plugin.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Black Cat Makes A Naughty Santa

Black Cat is one of my favorite female characters from Marvel Comics. She makes a naughty Santa as drawn by Nick Powell.
Black Cat as naughty Santa drawn by Nick Powell

Monday, December 08, 2008

Wonder Woman Makes A Sexy Santa

I have been neglecting Christmas for really no good reason. That is about to change with today's post. Wonder Woman makes a sexy Santa as drawn by Nick Powell.
Wonder Woman as sexy Santa drawn by Nick Powell

Friday, December 05, 2008

Goodnight Forrest J Ackerman

Forrest J Ackerman, founding editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland and the man who termed sci fi, passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2008 from heart failure according to Yahoo News, Mark Evenier and Jon's Random Acts of Goodness. I first read the news at the Jon's blog before reading Mark's blog. I still have most of my issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland stashed away and I have fond memories of them. So I would just like to thank Forrest J Ackerman for everything he did.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Blog Alert: The Aquaman Shrine

I really should have started this series of posts writing about The Aquaman Shrine since Rob writes about one of the most underrated superheroes at DC Comics. You will find everything dealing with the King of the Seven Seas from ads to Pogs. The current post spotlights two Aquaman-related covers redone by Fred Hembeck.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Women Wrestling Wednesday: Batgirl vs Catwoman

This week's edition of women wrestling Wednesday features Batgirl battling Catwoman made with Smackdown vs Raw 2008, pcsx2 0.9.5 and a hacked GSdx graphics plugin:

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Batman #682 Preview

Newsarama has a five page preview of Batman #682, which is part one of a two-part story that bridges the gap between the events of "Batman R.I.P." and FINAL CRISIS.