The only action figure from the Justice League line that I actually broke down and bought new was Hawkgirl and she is still in her original package. What I really enjoy about the package is her name in Spanish which is Chica Halcon. I had to move the Hawkgirl action figure from one wall to another to make room for something else so I took some pictures while she was down.
My copy of the Batman and Robin Battle the Joker in "The Comedy of Tears" Giant Comics To Color has not aged well. I probably should not have taken the back cover off to hang on my wall back in 1975. I was ten years old then and never dreamed that I would one day be posting a few pictures of the giant coloring book on something called the Internet. I only colored about half of the pages and the pages are really yellow. I did fool around with the saturation on the coloring pages to show the actual artwork.
I am only presenting the cover and the first three pages but you can click them for larger images:
Newsarama is offering A Dynamite Holiday Special: Project Superpowers #0. This is the complete twenty-eight page comic from Dynamaite Entertainment that features several Golden Age superheroes that are in the public domain such as the Fighting Yank, Blue Beetle, Green Lama and the Black Terror. The art is very striking and the story is pretty neat too.
Check out the official Batman: The Brave and the Bold website from Cartoon Network. My favorite feature is the Inter-Action Figures, which is like a digital version of Colorforms. There is also a game based on the popular tv cartoon.
I'm starting a new weekly feature here called Women Wrestling Wednesday. The posts will feature videos of women wrestling. However, these videos have a twist in that they feature comic book characters brought to the ring thanks to various video games. Supergirl vs. Dark Mary Marvel starts the ball rolling and is made possible by Smackdown vs Raw 2008.
"Rise of the Blue Beetle" was the first episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold that debuted on the Cartoon Network on Friday, November 14, 2008. The beginning had Batman and Green Arrow facing the Clock King. He then teams up with the new Blue Beetle to help save an alien race from Kanjar Ro. I liked the Silver Age feel of the art and story. I highly recommend Batman: The Brave and the Bold to all bat-fans.
You can watch the Justice League of America CBS tv movie from 1997 featuring Ice, Barry Allen (Flash), Guy Gardner (Green Lantern), Fire, Ray Palmer (Atom) and the Martian Manhunter battling the Weatherman in nine parts starting with this one:
This looks more like it should have been made in 1987. The costumes, plot and special effects are so bad that they make the movies on the Sci Fi Channel look great. The only redeeming factor is that the movie never aired in the US and a weekly tv series never actually materialized.
I just discovered Diversions of the Groovy Kind earlier today and the blog covers a wide range of comics and magazines from the 1970s from horror to television shows. A recent post features First Issue Special #8 (August, 1975) which is the Warlord's first appearance.
Thanks to a World of Warcraft spammer known as Wendy, all comments made at Moongem Comics are now moderated. I don't mind links if they are on the subject of the post but I will not tolerate untasty spam.
Good news for Legion fans: Alexz Johnson set for SMALLVILLE's Saturn Girl. The Canadian actress/singer/songwriter is known for her roles in Final Destination 3 and So Weird as well as the leading role of Jude Harrison in the Canadian tv series, Instant Star. The "Legion" episode will be written by Geoff Johns and introduce the Legion of the Super-Heroes to the tv series.
Robin, Nightwing and Birds of Prey to End in February was news that I was not expecting. The final issues will be Robin #183, Nightwing #153 and Birds of Prey #127. DC Comics declined to comment on exactly why the three Batman-related comic books were canceled. I enjoyed both series on and off since they started. I just hope that a new comic series with Damian Wayne as the new Robin does not happen.
According to Variety's Heroes duo get the ax, Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander have been fired as co-executive producers of the tv series. Seems that NBC is not too happy about the ratings and the hefty budget overruns of this season.