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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thanks

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)
Sneakers
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: