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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Henry Cavill To Be Superman

The big news today is that British actor Henry Cavill is set to be Superman in the next movie. He is best known for his role on Showtime's The Tudors. Zack Snyder is the director and Christopher Nolan is the producer of the new movie that is set for a December 2012 release.
Henry Cavill to be Superman

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thrift Store Find: Zachary Quinto As Spock Action Figure

I found a Zachary Quinto as Spock action figure at a local thrift store yesterday afternoon for fifty cents. He is six inches tall and came without any accessories.
Zachary Quinto as Spock action figure
The most oddest thing about him is that you can remove his shirt but not his sleeves.
Zachary Quinto as shirtless Spock action figure



Friday, January 28, 2011

Silver Streak At Superhero City

I will admit that I have not been playing Facebook's Superhero City online game everyday like I should so you could imagine my surprise when I had seen that Silver Streak was up for sale as a rare movement ability. He is the mount of the legendary Texas Ranger. Yes, the William Tell Overture is now playing in my head.
Silver Streak at Superhero City
Silver Streak card at Superhero City

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Women Wednesday: Sue Storm Backhands Namor

Yeah, I like a woman that pushes back when she has had enough. Sue Storm aka the Invisible Woman backhands Namor the Sub-Mariner with a wicked left that just happens to be encased in her force field. She gave him the smack down in Marvel's Fantastic Four #587 (March 2011).
Sue Storm backhands Namor in Fantastic Four #587 from Marvel

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Goodnight Johnny Storm

From Fantastic Four #587 (March 2011), Ben Grimm aka the Thing and Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch sharing a Kirk Spock moment:
Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm from Fantastic Four #587

Monday, January 24, 2011

Goodnight Wizard And ToyFare

According to Newsarama, Wizard and ToyFare are ending. A digital magazine titled Wizard World will be available in February 2011.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Proof That Batman Cheats At The Races

The cover by Chris Burnham for Batman Inc. #6 on sale April 20, 2011 shows Batman riding his bat-cycle while Man-of-Bats rides a bison and Red Raven rides a horse. You know who is going to win this race.
Cover of Batman Inc. #6 from DC Comics

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Anne Hathaway Is Catwoman

According to Blastr, Anne Hathaway is Catwoman in the next Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. Tom Hardy will be playing Bane in the same movie.

Women Wrestling Wednesday: Delta Dawn Vs. Wonder Woman

I love Wonder Woman's mask and boots but not liking the rest of the costume:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

TFAW Grab Bag #41: The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1

James Jean did the cover of this version of Dark Horse's The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1 (September 2007). This is a strange mix of steampunk and superheroes. Dr. Reginald Hargreeves aka the Monocle collects, er, adopts seven of forty-three extraordinary children. He is the inventor of several items including the Mobile Umbrella Communicator and a space alien. Ten years later, the children battle the zombie robot Gustave Eiffel, who is controlling his Tower. They are given numbers instead of names like Number One, who is the leader. Twenty years later they reunite after the death of the Monocle. Number One is now known as Spaceboy and the rest have actual names. I would like to read the rest of this limited series. Unfortunately, I received six copies of this issue from TFAW.
Cover of The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1 from Dark Horse
This is the last of the grab bag comics from TFAW. As you can tell, I did not fare very well with the fifty issues from Dark Horse. I can see two or three copies of the same issue but getting six or eight issues was ridiculous.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

TFAW Grab Bag #40: Star Wars: Underworld - The Yavin Vassilika #3, #4 and #5

The variant of Dark Horse's Star Wars: Underworld - The Yavin Vassilika #3 (February 2001) features a photo of Harrison Ford as Han Solo. The adventure is fun but I am not crazy about the interior art by Carlos Meglia. I received eight copies of this issue in the grab bag from TFAW.
Photo cover of Star Wars: Underworld - The Yavin Vassilika #3 from Dark Horse
I also received one copy of Star Wars: Underworld - The Yavin Vassilika #4 (April 2001). Shame that Andrew Robinson and Dave Stewart only did the cover artwork.
Cover of Star Wars: Underworld - The Yavin Vassilika #4 from Dark Horse
I also received six copies of the photo cover variant of #4.
Photo cover of Star Wars: Underworld - The Yavin Vassilika #5 from Dark Horse
Finally, I received one copy of Star Wars: Underworld - The Yavin Vassilika #5 (June 2001). I am not a big fan of the cover by Carlos Meglia.
Cover of Star Wars: Underworld - The Yavin Vassilika #5 from Dark Horse

Friday, January 14, 2011

Vintage DC Comics 2010 Calendar

I managed to snag me a Vintage DC Comics 2010 Calender from Swag Bucks. I know the year is over but there are sixteen 11" x 14" removable frame-ready cover reproductions. My favorite by far is Detective Comics #122 (April 1947) that shows Catwoman clawing Robin. I was surprised and delighted to see the cover of Captain Marvel Adventures #19 (January 1943) since DC Comics did not own the characters at that time.
Large flat package from Swag Bucks
Cover of Vintage DC Comics 2010 Calendar from Swag Bucks
Cover of Detective Comics #122 from Vintage DC Comics 2010 Calendar
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TFAW Grab Bag #39: Star Wars: Starfighter - Crossbones #2

I received Star Wars: Starfighter - Crossbones #2 (February 2002) from TFAW as part of their grab bag comic special. This issue has Nym fighting an alien shark-like creature called the relix on the planet Maramere. I liked this issue but only needed one copy instead of the three that I received.
Cover of Star Wars: Starfighter - Crossbones #2 from Dark Horse

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dreaming Of A Scream Award

I was awarded a "You Make Me Scream" blog Award by Erick of Wonderful Wonderblog. I am glad that he finds something at Moongem Comics to scream about. Be sure to check out his blog for some wonderful posts. The award was originally created by JennyB from the blog Memoirs Of A Scream Queen.

The rules for this blog award are as follows: thank the person who gave you the award with a link to their blog, then give this award to 10 blogs that make you want to scream for joy. The blogs that make you scream with excitement every time you see that they updated their blog.

Here's 10 blogs that make me scream:
Hey! Look At My Toys
The Warrior's Comic Book Den
The Brave and the Bold: The Lost Issues
Booksteve's Library
ToyRiffic
The Aquaman Shrine
Bat-Blog: Batman Toys and Collectibles
Siskoid's Blog of Geekery
Diversions of the Groovy Kind
Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine

You Make Me Scream Award

TFAW Grab Bag #38: Rapture #3

Mike Allred did the variant cover to Dark Horse's Rapture #3 (July 2009). From what I gather from this issue, there are Champions with broken spears. One is young woman that talks to a cloaked figure and wants to do nothing else but find her boyfriend. Meanwhile, New York City is in ruins and there is a masked preteen boy with a broken spear. He is pretty creepy for he carries his mom's head, drinks booze and makes others worship him. There are also cannibals running around. Pretty weird comic book so I like it. What I dislike is that I have three copies of the same issue.
Cover of Rapture #3 from Dark Horse
The six issue mini-series was collected in the following trade paperback:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

TFAW Grab Bag #37: Buffy The Vampire Slayer #17 and #20

Today's grab bag from TFAW will also serve as this week's Women Wednesday. Jeff Matsuda did the cover artwork for Dark Horse's Buffy The Vampire Slayer #17 Valentine's Day Edition (Purple Foil Logo Variant Cover) with a cover date of January 2000. Like the Angel #3 Valentines Day Edition (Purple Foil Logo Variant Cover) that I showed here, there is nothing romantic happening within this issue. Buffy does fight a vampire lookalike. I received six copies of this issue.
Cover of Buffy The Vampire Slayer #17 from Dark Horse
I do like the photographic cover to Dark Horse's Buffy The Vampire Slayer #20 (April 2000) mostly because of Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz. This issue finds the pair sharing their psychic link while on the brink of death from some demon that steal souls. I received four copies of this issue.
Cover of Buffy The Vampire Slayer #20 from Dark Horse
The only issue of this series that I had before receiving the grab bag comics was the photo cover of #37 (June 2003). However, I do have all four issues of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Haunted mini-series. To be honest, my favorite characters from the tv series are Willow and Tara. That is why I have the Willow and Tara one-shot and the Willow and Tara: Wilderness two parter.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TFAW Grab Bag #36: Buffy/Angel #1/2

TFAW sent the comic cover version of Dark Horse's Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Angel #1/2 that was a freebie that came with an issue of Wizard in 2000. The limited edition versopm has a photo cover. While I like the self-contained story, I really did not need six copies.
Cover of Buffy The Vampire Slaver/Angel #1/2 from Dark Horse

Monday, January 10, 2011

TFAW Grab Bag #35: Angel #3

Today starts the look at the fifty Dark Horse grab bag comics that I purchased at TFAW (Things From Another World). First up is Angel #3 Valentines Day Edition (Purple Foil Logo Variant Cover) with a cover date of January 2000. He fights a Lamia and there is no romance in this issue. I ended up with six copies of the same issue despite the fact that there is a normal cover, a photographic version and red foil logo cover. Jeff Matsuda did the cover artwork.
Angel #3 Valentines Day Edition (Purple Foil Logo Variant Cover) from Dark Horse

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Thrift Store Find: The Incredible Hulk Video Novel

I found a copy of The Incredible Hulk: A Video Novel from 1979 at a local thrift store yesterday for fifty cents. The book has actual color pictures from the pilot episode of the tv series starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. The Kenneth Johnson screenplay was edited and adapted by Roy Thomas.
Front cover of The Incredible Hulk video novel
Back cover of The Incredible Hulk video novel
I really wish that particular thrift store would go back to using the mall round price stickers instead of putting tape on the long price tag. At least, they did not put it on the front cover.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Thrift Store Find: Justice League Mission Vision The Flash Motorcycle

When the Flash wants to go at a slower pace, he jumps on his yellow and red bike. I found a loose Justice League Mission Vision The Flash motorcycle at a local thrift store this morning for a dollar. The grappling missile is missing and it does not go anywhere. The lightning bolts on the back wheel does fold down and out but I think it looks cooler with them up. His arms can flip up for hands free driving. The windshield is in pretty bad condition but at least the toy was played with and I cannot complain at that price.
Justice League Mission Vision The Flash motorcycle #1
Justice League Mission Vision The Flash motorcycle #2

Friday, January 07, 2011

More Green Hornet At Mafia Wars

I found some more loot for The Green Hornet special mission at Facebook's Mafia Wars.
Kato's Motorcycle at Mafia Wars
Double Barrel Gun at Mafia Wars
Black Beauty Missles at Mafia Wars
Hood Gun at Mafia Wars
Black Beauty at Mafia Wars

TFAW Grab Bag #34: Red Herring #6

Philip Bond did the cover art and interior pencils on WildStorm's Red Herring #6 (March 2010). From what I can tell from this issue, the mini-series is about a redheaded con man and conspiracies. Not only was this the last issue of the series but it is also the last of the independent comic grab bag from TFAW.
Cover of Red Herring #6 from WildStorm
Red Herring #6 also has a five page sneak peek at Vertigo's Joe The Barbarian.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Green Hornet Comes To Mafia Wars

I decided to play a little bit of Mafia Wars on Facebook earlier as a break. I was amazed to find out that they are doing a promo for the upcoming The Green Hornet movie. Check out some of the screen grabs (click them for larger images):
The Green Hornet at Mafia Wars
Hornet Crest at Mafia Wars
The Green Hornet Gas Gun at Mafia Wars
Kato's Mask at Mafia Wars
Free Green Hornet gifts to send in Mafia Wars
Free Chudnovsky's Gas Mask at Mafia Wars
Free Green Hornet's Gas Gun at Mafia Wars
The Green Hornet loot drop at Mafia Wars

Moongem Comics Breaks A Hundred Thousand

Yes, Moongem Comics has hit the one hundred thousand visitors (actually 100,006). That means it is time to look at some of this blog's stats. This time around the top ten keywords are as follows:

comic women
hex bolin
women wrestling comic
elvira mistress of the dark
wendy williams halloween costume 2010
alison angel
olivia munn wonder woman
costplay comic woman hot
dc universe wonder woman wallpaper
elvira heavy metal halloween pic

The ten most recently used keywords to find Moongem Comics has been the following:

elvira heavy metal halloween pic
olivia munn wonder woman
WONDER WOMAN AND WONDER GIRL
wonderful farmville with road
promotion girl cosplay costume blogspot
Zatanna, Wonder Woman and Batgirl
comic women
woman in marvel
all star squadron blog
wendy williams halloween costume 2010

The top ten countries that visitors are from are as follows:

United States
Canada
United Kingdom
Georgia
Finland
Australia
Brazil
Mexico
Republic of Korea
Indonesia

Thanks to all the previous one hundred thousand visitors and here is to all the visitors in the future. Thanks also to all those who have linked to Moongem Comics on their blogs and sites. A special shout out of thanks goes to the thirty-four followers.

TFAW Grab Bag #33: Gen13 #33

Rafael Albuquerque and Randy G. Mayor did the cover for WildStorm's Gen13 #33 (February 2010). Believe it or not but this is the only issue of the series that I have ever read. I know the team thanks mostly to articles and previews in Wizard. This is an interesting issue that does provide a score card of sorts to all the characters since members of Gen13 and Gen14 are mixed together.
Cover of Gen13 #33 from WildStorm
I am going to break down and get the Superman/Gen13 trade paperback someday.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

TFAW Grab Bag #32: Dante's Inferno #2

Diego Latorre did the cover and interior artwork for WildStorm's Dante's Inferno #2 (March 2010). The six issue series was based on the video game from Electronic Arts that is loosely based on the classic poem. I never played the game but I have read the poem. I would like to pick up the rest of this series after reading this issue.
Cover of Dante's Inferno #2 from WildStorm

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

TFAW Grab Bag #31: The Authority #18 and #19

My only exposure to WildStorm's The Authority were in the pages of Wizard so it was nice to have two issues of the latest series as part of the grab bag from TFAW. George Perez did the cover for The Authority #18 (March 2010).
Mark Bagley and Trevor Scott did the cover art for The Authority #19 (April 2010).
Cover of The Authority #19 from WildStorm
Pretty good issues but I needed a score card to keep all the characters straight. All of the characters from the WildStorm universe unite but only a few escape Earth with a bunch of normal people on an alien space craft. Members from StormWatch, WildCats and Gen13 form the new Authority.

Monday, January 03, 2011

TFAW Grab Bag #30: Sky Pirates of Neo Terra #4

Camilla d'Errico was the cover artist as well as the interior penciller and inker for Image's Sky Pirates of Neo Terra #4 (January 2010). From my understanding, this five issue series was based on the fantasy video game for the Nintendo DS and Wii. I would have never picked up this series on my own so it was a nice surprise from TFAW.
Cover of Sky Pirates of Neo Terra from Imagee
Sky Pirates of Neo Terra has been collected in the following trade paperback:

Sunday, January 02, 2011

TFAW Grab Bag #29: God Complex #3

Daniel Berman and Michael Avon Oeming did the cover for Image's God Complex #3 (February 2010). They also wrote the seven issue series about the Greek gods living in the modern world. Medusa makes an appearance before Paul the hero makes an reference to Raiders of the Lost Arc.
Cover of God Complex #3 from Image
The complete series has been collected in the following trade paperback:

Saturday, January 01, 2011

TFAW Grab Bag #28: G-Man: Cape Crisis #5

Chris Giarrusso did the cover for Image's G-Man: Cape Crisis #5 (January 2010), which is also the last issue of the limited series. He also wrote the story and drew the interior art. I like this issue and would like to see more. This was a pleasant surprise in the grab bag from TFAW.
Cover of G-Man: Cape Crisis #5 from Image