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Friday, July 30, 2010

Thrift Store Finds: Action Figures Galore

I went to the local thrift stores yesterday afternoon and found some action figures. I instantly grabbed a bag of four figures that was marked $1.75. I only recognized the 1985 Rambo and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer season one series but could not place the female figure or the guy with the machete. Turns out she was Anna Paquin as Rogue from The X-Men movie and he is Kraven with bullwhip swinging action (he only came with the machete).
Rambo action figure from 1985Spike action figure from Buffy the Vampire Slayer season oneAnna Paquin as Rogue action figure from The X-Men movieKraven action figure with bullwhip swinging action
I then found a Super Kick Spider-Man minus the Subway Sandman and Classic Venom action figures from the Spider-Man 3 series at another thrift store for fifty cents each.
Super Kick Spider-Man action figureClassic Venom action figure

Thursday, July 29, 2010

McDonald's Marvel Heroes Happy Meal Toy #1: Iron Man

Yes, I snagged up the first toy in the McDonald's Marvel Heroes Happy Meal series, which just happens to Iron Man, earlier this evening. The toy has wheels on the bottom for pull back and let him "fly" action. The head is the only other movable part. Yes, the paint job on the front of Iron Man's helmet is messed up but it makes him look battle worn.
McDonald's Marvel Heroes Happy Meal toy #1: Iron Man left sideMcDonald's Marvel Heroes Happy Meal toy #1: Iron Man frontMcDonald's Marvel Heroes Happy Meal toy #1: Iron Man right sideMcDonald's Marvel Heroes Happy Meal toy #1: Iron Man back
The instruction sheet also has an advertisement for Marvel Kids, where you can find digital comics, Marvel tv shows, interactive games, create your own comic, create your own super hero, character bios, fun facts, and more.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Women Wednesday: Wonder Girl And Wonder Woman At Comic Con 2010

The following image of Wonder Girl and Wonder Woman was found at The Comic-Con 2010 Cosplay Gallery: 850 Amazing Costumes:
Wonder Girl and Wonder Woman at Comic Con 2010
Yes, this pair of costumes were inspired by the tv series, Wonder Woman. Debra Winger first played Drusilla aka Wonder Girl in the two part story titled "The Feminum Mystique". Of course, we all know that Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman on the show. Kudos to these women for such cool costumes.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thanks For The Fifty Thousand

Moongem Comics hit fifty thousand visitors today. Surprisingly, Alison Angel was not in the top ten search list this time around. The top ten keywords were as follows:

emma frost vampire
smallville zatanna
Ms Marvel wrestling
women of comic con 2010
wrestling woman comic
Batman & Zatanna
winged superheroes
Dr. Pepper iron man can #10
facebook games villains
marvel comics women

Here is to another fifty thousand.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Freaky Friday: Brightest Day Poster

I had first seen this at DC Universe: The Source's Sometimes The Light Reveals The Darkest Secrets a few days ago and it just freaked me out:
Brightest Day poster
Some of the high points include Hal Jordan as White Lantern bleeding, Hawkman and Hawkgirl tied to a portal gate that has hawk demons flying out of, Hawk and Dove carrying Jade, Mera looking at a skeletal Black Lantern Aquaman, the new Aqualad, Martian Manhunter playing with fire and Deadman chiseling "rise" on a headstone.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thrift Store Find: Adam-12 #4

I actually broke down and bought this very worn copy of Adam-12 #4 (August 1974) published by Gold Key for a buck and a half last week at a local thrift store. The cover is barely hanging on and has some pieces missing. Of course, the pages are really yellow from age so I did some photo editing magic to whiten them but at least there none of them are torn. This series was based on the Adam-12 tv series starring Martin Milner as officer Peter 'Pete' Malloy and Kent McCord as rookie officer James 'Jim' Reed. This issue has two stories: "Gang War" and "Heat Wave".
Cover of Adam-12 #4 from Gold KeyGang War from Adam-12 #4Heat Wave from Adam-12 #4
The ads include embroidered cloth patches, Disneykin figurines from Gandalf Productions Co., Engravaplates, Sea-Monkeys, poster size pictures from Gandalf Productions Co., Margie gets free gifts for the whole family (also from Gandalf), 1000 decals (from guess who), incense magic (yep, from Gandalf again), 88 mini posters (ditto), The Haunting 33 1/3 record from Gayle House, a page of navel products from Gandalf, iron-on transfers from our favorite company and a free booklet titled "The Air Rifle Marksman" from Daisy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fox Trot Getting Ready For Comic-Con

Yesterday's Fox Trot cartoon strip was all about getting ready for Comic-Con so here's the link:


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Green Lantern On Entertainment Weekly

The July 23, 2010 issue of Entertainment Weekly will have a cover featuring Ryan Reynolds in the Green Lantern costume from the movie of the same name (source EW’s Green Lantern Comic-Con Cover). I think the costume looks awesome so far but here is the cover for you to judge for yourself:
Green Lantern on Entertainment Weekly

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Women Wednesday: Wonder Woman's Various Costumes

This image showing Wonder Woman's various costumes shows needs to be updated to include the newest one but it is still cool:
Wonder Woman's various costumes

Friday, July 09, 2010

Blog Alert: DC Women Kicking Ass

DC Women Kicking Ass is a blog dedicated to the women of DC Comics. A few of the superheroines from Marvel Comics and other companies also pop up from time to time.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Superman Returns American Flag

I found this image of Brandon Routh from Superman Returns with an American flag in the background and I could not resist posting it:
Superman Returns American flag

Friday, July 02, 2010

Thrift Store Find: Batman Forever Game

This Batman Forever game from Parker Brothers was released in 1989. I found it at a local thrift store on Wednesday for three dollars. It has cards, two-sided board, tokens and a cassette with voices and sound effects from the movie. A four page instruction booklet was also in the box but I did not scan them. The object of the Batman Forever game is to have Batman and Robin battle Two-Face and the Riddler. On Claw Island, Batman fights the Two-Face Thugs in order to rescue Dr. Chase Meridian and Robin. The first to beat the bad guys and rescue the good guys wins. There are sixty cards in all with the majority being Police (14), the Riddler's Box (7) and Two-Face Thugs (21).
Front of Batman Forever game boxBack of Batman Forever game boxBatman Forever game cards #1Batman Forever game cards #2Batman Forever game cards #3Bat-signal card from Batman Forever gameClaw Island from Batman Forever gameGotham City from Batman Forever gameFront of tokens from Batman Forever gameBack of tokens from Batman Forever game

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Garfield Is New Spider-Man

No, Garfield the cat will not be the new Spider-Man but rather Andrew Garfield will be the new Peter Parker in the new movie(s) according to various places such as Newsarama's Andrew Garfield Cast As Spider-Man:
Andrew Garfield is new Spider-Man

Thrift Store Find: Red Justice (Justice League Book)

I found Red Justice by Michael Teitelbaum (Bantam, March 2003) yesterday afternoon at a local thrift store for fifty cents. This is based on the Justice League cartoon series from a few years ago. The back cover has the following text:

"Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, The Flash, Martian Manhunter. Together they are the Justice League - sever super heroes working together to save the world. Red Justice. The Justice League has been called to the Ural Mountains in Russia to shut down a decaying nuclear reactor - but in doing so they also cut off the power to a long-forgotten cryogenic lab hidden dep underground. There, a group of genetically engineered meta-humans are accidentally revived. Code-named Red Dawn, they are endowed with powers that rival those of the Justice League, threatening its very existence. Has the League really met its match?"

Front cover of Red Justice book based on Justice League cartoonBack cover of Red Justice book based on Justice League cartoon