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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Superhero City Celebrates Kevin Eastman's Birthday With Storm Cannon

May 30 was Kevin Eastman's forty-ninth birthday and Superhero City is offering Storm Cannon until June 2nd. Yes, I know this is a day late but I did not notice the new addition until a few moments ago.
Storm Cannon at Superhero City

Saturday, May 28, 2011

X-Men First Class At Mafia Wars

To help promote X-Men First Class, Mafia Wars is offering special edition boosts and items for a limited time:
X-Men First Class at Mafia Wars
The special edition items include X-Men Crest, Havok's Chest, Azazel's Sword, X-Men Blackbird, X-Men Suit, Shaw's Submarine and Cerebo. Once all seven items collected, then you will be awarded a mystery item, which is Magneto's Helmet.
Special X-Men items at Mafia Wars
The X-Men First Class boosts are Magneto's Magnetism and Frost's Diamond Form that can be sent as gifts.
X-Men First Class boosts at Mafia Wars
Magneto's Magnetism at Mafia Wars
Frost's Diamond Form at Mafia Wars

Friday, May 27, 2011

G.I. Combat #217

I found a used Canon LiDE 20 scanner with program disc at a local thrift store for five dollars this morning and snatched it up to replace my bulky UMAX Astra 2000U scanner. The best part was that it worked so my first scan was the cover of G.I. Combat #217 (Dec/Jan 1979/1980). The cover artist was Joe Kubert and the dollar comic has a total of six stories. The first story features the Haunted Tank in "The General Died Twice!" Next comes O.S.S. in "The Pigeon Spies", a one-page article about the signal corps titled "Getting The Message Through" and then the Hidden War featured in "A Fine Day For A Hanging". The Haunted Tank returns in another story title "Save The Enemy!" That is followed by "The 3000-Mile Nightmare", a sizzling sky-war special. Finally, the Haunted Tank returns for "Don't Sell Your Dog Tags Cheap".
Cover of G.I. Combat #217 from DC Comics
My issue has seen better days since it is dog eared and very worn. The covers are about to separate from the rest of the comic book but at least all the pages are intact. I also have G.I. Combat #219, 220, 228 and 235.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shameless Plug

Yesterday, I created a new site showcasing some spooky goodies from Amazon at Horror Gifts. Check it out if you looking for an early start to Halloween.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Women Wednesday: Adrianne Palicki In Wonder Woman Shorts

The Wonder Woman costume that everyone had been waiting to see Adrianne Palicki wear was released a few days ago:
Adrianne Palicki in Wonder Woman shorts
To be honest, I like the blue pant version better.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cherry Dr Pepper Loki Can

I picked up a case of Cherry Dr Pepper this morning at the local Super Wally-World and all the cans have Loki on them. The store was completely out of the regular and diet Dr Pepper. They only had two cases each of Cherry and Diet Cherry. The blurb on the can reads "Loki, the trickster. A master of manipulation, his ambition is to be feared!"
Left side of Cherry Dr Pepper Loki can
Middle of Cherry Dr Pepper Loki can
Right side of Cherry Dr Pepper Loki can

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Women Wednesday: Barry Allen's Mom

From Flashpoint #1 (July 2011), Barry Allen aka the Flash hugs his mom shortly after he wakes up in a world where she is still alive. Call this a belated post for Mother's Day.
Barry Allen hugging his mom from Flashpoint #1

Monday, May 16, 2011

Why You Should Read The All New Batman: The Brave And The Bold #7

The All New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #7 (July 2011) features the first meeting between Batman and the Golden Age Green Lantern.
Cover of The All New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #7 from DC Comics
Batman meeting Golden Age Green Lantern

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Spirit #14 Preview

Newsarama has a five page preview of The Spirit #14 that you can read here. The issue published by DC Comics goes on sale May 18, 2011. The cute girl with glasses on the cover is Alabaster Cream, who has several tattoos and asks the Spirit for help.
Cover of The Spirit #14 from DC Comics

Friday, May 13, 2011

Smallville Finale Reminder

Tonight is the two hour finale for Smallville and I will be watching.

No Wonder Woman For NBC

Kind of a bummer that NBC dumps Wonder Woman without even airing the pilot featuring Adrianne Palicki. Hopefully, this means that someone will give the Amazon Princess a shot at the silver screen instead.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Superhero Collection At Mafia Wars

The Superhero Collection at Mafia Wars, a Facebook game, features seven comic books that can only be received from red and blue mystery bags. I have not received any yet in my collection but the characters include Arachnid-Man (Awesome Fantasy), Squirrel Man (Sleuth Comics), Superbman (Superb Comics), Freak Squad, Blue Beacon (United States Comics), General USA and Terrific Titan.
Superhero Collection at Mafia Wars
You can clearly see that Sleuth Comics and United States Comics are featured on the Blue Mystery Bag icon.
Blue Mystery Bag at Mafia Wars

Monday, May 09, 2011

Sunday, May 08, 2011

More Green Hornet Goodies At Superhero City

I was playing Superhero City while I was on Facebook again last night and found a few more goodies including Black Beauty Barrage (Limited Time Mission), Stop Chudofsky (Limited Time Mission) and Lights Out Sucker (Free Limited Edition Ability).
Green Hornet Black Beauty Barrage at Superhero City #1
Green Hornet Black Beauty Barrage at Superhero City #
Green Hornet Black Beauty Barrage at Superhero City #3
Green Hornet Stop Chudofsky at Superhero City #1
Green Hornet Stop Chudofsky at Superhero City #2
Green Hornet Stop Chudofsky at Superhero City #3
Green Hornet Stop Chudofsky at Superhero City #4
Green Hornet Lights Out Sucker at Superhero City

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Goofy The Viking Action Figure

I found this four inch tall Goofy the Viking action figure at a local thrift store years ago for fifty cents. Thanks to Google, I learned that Epcot Center released it in 1990.
Front of Goofy the Viking action figure
Back of Goofy the Viking action figure

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Goodnight Jackie Cooper

Jackie Cooper, who played Perry White in all four Superman movies starring Christopher Reeve, died on May 3, 2011 at the age of eighty-eight.

Women Wednesday: Pirate Catwoman

Here is Shane McDermott's Pirate Catwoman taken from Superhero Cocoa: Catwomen (you can view various costumes for her at the site):
Pirate Catwoman by Shane McDermott

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Green Hornet Invades Superhero City

The Green Hornet DVD is being released today and Superhero City at Facebook has been doing a tie-in for the past week. The special mission is the Green Hornet Sting, which allows you to watch a movie trailer.
Green Hornet Special Missions at Superhero City
Green Hornet Sting
Green Hornet muscles
Green Hornet Midnight Mask
Green Hornet mission complete at Superhero City
You can send The Daily Green Hornet Cover story as a free gift:
Green Hornet free limited edition gift at Superhero City
Sidekick Swoop is the free limited edition ability featuring Kato (I would love to have the actual trading card):
Green Hornet free limited edition ability at Superhero City
Sidekick Swoop featuring Kato

Monday, May 02, 2011

Dr Pepper Thor Bottle

I bought a Dr Pepper bottle with Thor on it last Friday at an out of town convenience store while on a road trip. It pretty much looks like the Dr Pepper Thor can but without the text. I am not keeping the bottle due to storage reasons but I did manage to get the label off without too much damage.
Left side of Dr Pepper Thor bottle
Middle of Dr Pepper Thor bottle
Right side of Dr Pepper Thor bottle

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Diet Dr Pepper Sif Can

I bought a case of Diet Dr Pepper yesterday at the local Super Wally-World and it was filled with Sif cans. The blurb reads "Sif, one of the fiercest fighters in all of Asgard! Her proficiency with a sword is unmatched." I like the Sif can much better than the Thor can since she really pops out of the white background.
Left side of Diet Dr Pepper Sif can
Mddle of Diet Dr Pepper Sif can
Right side of Diet Dr Pepper Sif can