Thursday, December 31, 2009


Thanks to all the friends and visitors to Moongem Comics. I noticed that there are some now twenty-one followers and I would like to thank them too. The counter has shown that this blog has passed the eighteen thousand mark. According to the stats, Alison Angel is still how most visitors are finding this blog but it seems that Joker and Harley kiss is the most recent phase used. I do have to question the person that is looking for more of Michael Shanks armpit.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year's Eve.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Airheads Hulk Tattoo

My sister gave me a Hulk tattoo that was found in a package of Airheads (no, she did not give me the candy wrapper). From my research, this was one of four tattoos available to promote the Incredible Hulk movie in 2008.
front of AirHeads Hulk tattoo
back of AirHeads Hulk tattoo

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Swag 2009

I received several cool items for Christmas this year. Two treasures were clothing items featuring DC Comics characters. The shirt features Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Green Arrow, Red Tornado (outline only) and Steel (outline only):
DC Comics shirt

A black with blue and white beanie cap came with the shirt but is not included in the picture. DC Comics Originals written inside a circle can be found on it.

The men's sleep pant features Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Flash:
DC Comics men's sleep pant

Both items are currently available at Wal-Mart's.

Other Christmas swag that I received this year includes:
Watchmen widescreen edition DVD
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince widescreen edition DVD
Four Hot Wheels mystery cars (one 2009 and three 2010)
Jeans with free white t-shirt
Twelve pairs of socks
Four boxer briefs (now you know what I wear)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Comic Books That Amazon Recommended This Christmas

I received an email from Amazon this morning with the following pictures that recommended a few of the Showcase Presents and Marvel Essentials collections:
Amazon recommended comic books

For those that want to pick any of these comic books up (and help me out a little in the process), here are the links:
Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents Superman Team-Ups Vol. 1
Showcase Presents: House of Secrets Vol. 2
The Savage Sword Of Conan Volume 6
Showcase Presents: Bat Lash
Showcase Presents: The Flash Vol. 3
Showcase Presents: Batman Vol. 4
Essential Sub-Mariner, Vol. 1 (Marvel Essentials) (v. 1)
Showcase Presents: Green Lantern, Vol. 4
I actually have several of the DC Comics Presents issues in my collection and I love the cover to the Showcase Presents edition.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Superman Christmas Stockings

Here are five different Christmas stockings featuring the Man of Steel that I found at various places:
Superman Christmas stocking #1
Superman Christmas stocking #2
Superman Christmas stocking #4
Superman Christmas stocking #4
Superman Christmas stocking #5 s shield

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Batman Christmas Stockings

While I am not doing a month long Christmas Countdown, there are five days until the big day. Here are five various Batman Christmas stockings that I found online at various places:
Batman bust Christmas stocking
Batman Gotham Guardian Christmas stocking
The Batman Christmas stocking
Batman Christmas stocking
mini Batman Christmas stockings

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thrift Store Find: The Avenger #6

I actually found about fifty-six various Star Trek paperbacks and twenty Slocum westerns for a dollar each. I did not pick any of them up because I would want them all and did not have enough cash on me. At another thrift store, I found The Avenger #6: The Blood Ring by Kenneth Robeson (Warner, November 1972) for seventy-five cents. You can be sure that I grabbed that as soon as I saw it and it is in pretty good condition.

The following is the cover of The Avenger #6: The Blood Ring by Kenneth Robeson that I found on Google since I am just too lazy today to scan my book or snap a photo:
cover of The Avenger #6 The Blood Ring

Friday, December 11, 2009

Superhero City: Crimson Shadow Vs Dragonwitch

Superhero City is an online game available at Facebook with two cool features: each player can design their own costume and each battle is animated. I created Crimson Shadow and I fought Dragonwitch earlier:
Crimson Shadow Vs Dragonwitch in Superhero City

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday Warm Up With Diana And Lady Action

Today is another frigid day here so I needed something to get my blood warmed up this morning. Here is the alternate cover to Phantom Captain Action #2 featuring Diana and Lady Action that will be coming out in April from Moonstone:
Alternate cover to Phantom Captain Action #2 featuring Diana and Lady Action

You can read more about this issue and other Moonstone books coming in April here.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Vampirella: Second Coming #4 Sneak Peak

The following image is the first page of Vampirella: Second Coming #4 from Harris:
page one of Vampirella: Second Coming #4

You can view the four covers and a seven page sneak peak at the issue at Comics Continuum.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Thrift Store Finds: Book And Comics

I found a horror book and eight comics at one thrift store this morning. The book was I Am Frankenstein by C. Dean Andersson (Zebra Books, 1996) that I picked up for fifty cents (yellow tags were half price today).
I Am Frankenstein by C. Dean Andersson

The seven comics that I picked up at the same store for a dollar each include The Computer Masters of Metropolis (a Radio Shack giveaway featuring Superman and Wonder Woman), Flash Gordon #36 (Western/Whitman, 1981), A-Next #2, Iron Man #9, Incredible Hulk #466, Spider-Man, Fire-Star and Iceman (advertising supplement to The Denver Post in 1983), X-Men: Liberators #3 and Disney's Return To Oz (Scholastic, 1985). The Radio Shack giveaway comic has seen better days since the covers are torn at the bottom and are hanging on by one staple. The Flash Gordon and Dallas Post giveaway are in worn condition but the other comics are in fair shape.

The Computer Masters of Metropolis and Flash Gordon #36
A-Next #2 and Iron Man #9
Incredible Hulk #466 with Spider-Man Fire-Star and Iceman
X-Men: Liberators #3 and Return To Oz

At another thrift store, I found a battered copy of Devil Kids #90 featuring Hot Stuff the Little Devil for thirty cents. Not only are the covers worn and stained but three-fourths of the last ad page has been ripped out. Some one must have ordered the Sea-Monkeys. It has been a while since I last read a Harvey comic so I just to pick it up. I used to pick up anything with Hot Stuff and Richie Rich before I hit my teens.
Devil Kids #90 starring Hot Stuff the Little Devil

Today was a great day for this comic fan to hit the thrift stores.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The Warlord #9 Preview

Wow, Newsarama has an exclusive five page preview of The Warlord #9 that will be on sale December 3, 2009. Here's the beautiful cover by Mike Grell:

Monday, November 30, 2009

First Peek of Josh Brolin As Jonah Hex

The Movie Blog has the first and better look at Jonah Hex portrayed by Josh Brolin in the upcoming movie:
First peek of Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex
I am liking it.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Smallville's Doctor Fate and Stargirl

The picture below shows Brent Strait as Doctor Fate and Britt Irvin as Stargirl as they will appear in the Smallville's Absolute Justice movie:
Brent Strait as Doctor Fate and Britt Irvin as Stargirl on Smallville

Comics Continuum also has a picture of Michael Shanks as Hawkman battling Justin Hartley as Green Arrow.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Human Target Trailer

Here is the trailer for FOX's Human Target:

The television series will launch on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 8 pm ET before moving into its regular time slot on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 9 pm ET. Mark Valley stars as Christopher Chance and is based on the DC Comics' character.

Happy Thanksgiving

I am wishing everyone in the United States a happy and safe Thanksgiving this year. The following artwork was used for the cover of JSA #54 done by Carlos Pacheco (pencils; signed), Jesus Merino (inks; signed) and J.D.Mettler (colors). I did add the text.
Happy Thanksgiving from JSA #54

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thrift Store Find: McDonald's Lightning Lad

Put me down on the list of not getting any of the Legion of Super Heroes toys when they originally came with McDonald's Happy Meals a few years ago. The action figures were based on the cartoon show. I found a Lightning Lad figure still in the original box this morning at a local thrift store for twenty-five cents. A trading card still in the plastic came with it. The figure itself does not stand on its own but I do like the box and card.
front cover of McDonald's Lightning Lad toy box
back cover of McDonald's Lightning Lad toy box
inside right of McDonald's Lightning Lad toy box
inside left of McDonald's Lightning Lad toy box
front of McDonald's Lightning Lad trading card
back of McDonald's Lightning Lad trading card
McDonald's Lightning Lad action figure

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Michael Shanks As Hawkman

TV Guide Magazine's Hawkman Swoops Into Smallville has the following first look at Michael Shanks in costume as Hawkman:
Michael Shanks as Hawkman on Smallville

The costume is based on the current version of the Winged Wonder. The helmet does look a lot better than the one that was worn by Bill Nuckols on the 1979's tv special, Legends of the Superheroes:

Hawkman on Legends of the Superfriends

Yes, that's Black Canary (Danuta Rylko Soderman) and Captain Marvel (Garrett Craig) in the picture with him.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Warlord Van

Now this van featuring the Warlord would have been a cool to have in the 1970s:
The Warlord van

Other cool vans featuring superheroes can be found here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths Trailer

The trailer for the next animated movie from DC Comics titled Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths with Mark Harmon as Superman and Billy Baldwin as Batman can be watched here. I would have embedded the video but it messes up the look of my blog.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Ghoultown's Mistress of the Dark CD/DVD

Here is the front cover of Ghoultown's Mistress of the Dark CD/DVD along with a promo ad featuring art and pictures of Elvira:
front cover of Ghoultown's Mistress of the Dark cd/dvd
promo ad of Ghoultown's Mistress of the Dark cd/dvd

And here are they lyrics of the song:

Mistress of the Dark

raven hair and red lips
subtle wicked smile
the way you lay across that velvet
I really love your style

your legs go on forever
electrifying thrill
what I wouldn't give for one night
to climb those haunted hills

you're givin' me the chills
your black dress is drivin' me wild

mistress of the dark

you'll always be my mistress
the queen of halloween
haunting every midnight
on my tv screen

and if I die tomorrow
or a zombie eats my brain
I'd raise myself up from the dead
just to sing your name

Friday, November 06, 2009

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Last Friday's Comics

Last Friday, I had to take a road trip out of town for a doctor's appointment (I will be needing trigger finger surgery for my left middle finger in a few weeks). I stopped in at Hastings afterward and picked up several used comics for ninety-nine cents each. Most of the titles were from Marvel Comics but I did find a few from DC Comics I have no pictures but here is a list of comics that I picked up:

Booster Gold (first series) #21
52 #48
Silverblade #2
Superman #29
Team Titans #1
Anita Blake Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures #6
Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born #2 and 3
Cloak & Dagger #3, 8, 9 and 11
Mutant Misadventures of Cloak & Dagger #2, 3, 4, 5 and 7

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Warlord #8 Preview

Halloween may be over but the treats are still coming in. Newsarma has an exclusive five page preview of The Warlord #8 from DC Comics here. The cover and interior art is by Mike Grell, who also wrote the story.
cover of The Warlord #8