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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Women Wednesday: Scarlet Witch Pin Up

Yeah, I know today is the official launch of the new DC Universe with Justice League #1 being released today but Wonder Woman is not even in the book. Instead of celebrating another restart, I am posting this Scarlet Witch pin up from Women of Marvel - Celebrating Seven Decades Poster Book (2010):
Scarlet Witch pin up

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ultimate Humungousaur Action Figure

We hit the local McDonald's last Friday afternoon expecting the Smurfs to still be scrambling in their Happy Meals. My sister was not happy when she saw the sign on the drive-thru menu stating that the toys were Ben 10 Ultimate Alien for boys and Twinkle Toes for girls. I ended up with the four and half inch tall Ultimate Humungousaur action figure, which is number one of the series. His arms and head turns completely around but that is all the action that he does. There is a piece of cardboard with a picture of the normal looking Humungousaur inside. This toy would have really rocked if it glowed in the dark.
Ultimate Humungousaur action figure from McDonald's Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Happy Meal

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Big Barda And Mr. Miracle At Superhero

Here are Big Barda and Mr. Miracle as they are normally seen from DC Comics:
Mr. Miracle and Big Barda from DC Comics
Here is Lady at Large card from Superhero City, an online game available on Facebook:
Lady at Large from Superhero City
And here is Miraculous Man card also from Superhero City:
Miraculous Man from Superhero City
Lady at Large and Miraculous Man are tributes to Jack Kirby, who created Big Barda and Mr. Miracle. Today would have been his ninety-forth birthday.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Deadman TV Series

Deadman from DC Comics may get his own tv series on the CW according to DC’s DEADMAN being brought to life on television!. I would love to see this happen and hopefully it will last longer than either of the tv shows based on the Human Target.
Deadman from DC Comics

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Women Wednesday: Teal Sherer As Oracle

Teal Sherer, best known as Venom on the Felicia Day's web series The Guild, talks about the upcoming Batgirl reboot as Barbara Gordon aka Oracle in this video.
Teal Sherer as Oracle

Monday, August 22, 2011

Barnabas Collins Returns In New Dark Shadows Comic Series

A new Dark Shadows comic series will be published by Dynamite Entertainment starting in October according to Newsarama's Soap Vampire Barnabas Collins Returns in DARK SHADOWS Comic. The series will be written by Stuart Manning, who has been writing and producing Big Finish's series of original Dark Shadows audio dramas since 2006.
Cover of Dark Shadows #1 from Dynamite Entertainment
Cover of Dark Shadows #2 from Dynamite Entertainment

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thrift Store Finds: Batflapper and Batmobile

I found the Batflapper and Batmobile yesterday afternoon at a local thrift store for fifty cents each. The Batflapper (I like that name) is actually Batman from McDonald's Young Justice Happy Meal 2011 line (thanks to Bubbashelby from Toyriffic for the correction after I misidentified him as part of The Brave and the Bold promo). His wings...er, arms and cape can be pressed down and released by pressing the bat on his chest. What I really like is that both sides do not have to be pressed down at the same time so he can be posed differently in that regards. His head turns 360 but nothing else does,
Batflapper with arms up and Hot Wheels Batmobile with gold rims
The Batmobile is from Hot Wheels and has gold rims. I still have one in the package but now I have one that I can actually play with.
Batflapper with arms down and Hot Wheels Batmobile with gold rims

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thrift Store Finds/Women Wednesday: Beautiful Killer #1 & #3

In addition to finding the Batman Begins Armored Speed Bike and Deathblow #20, I also scored copies of Beautiful Killer #1 (September 2002) and #3 (January 2003) from Black Bull Comics at a local thrift store on Saturday for fifty cents each.
Cover of Beautiful Killer #1 from Black Bull Comics
Cover of Beautiful Killer #3 from Black Bull Comics
Note: The above image is from Comic Book Database since my scanner is still acting up on me.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thrift Store Find: Deathblow #20

Saturday was good to me for not only did I find a Batman Begins Armored Speed Bike but I also found a copy of Deathblow #20 (October 1995) from Image Comics guest starring Gen13 for only fifty cents. This is the only issue that I have of the series.
Cover of Deathblow #20 from Image Comics
Note: The above image is from Comic Book Database since my scanner was acting up on me (it kept cropping the top off).

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thrift Store Find: Batman Begins Armored Speed Bike

I found a Batman Begins Armored Speed Bike from Mattel at a local thrift store this morning for a dollar. The head and arms can be twisted fully around and they are made of soft plastic along with the cape. The missiles are missing and the condition is pretty good.
Left side of Batman Begins Armored Speed Bike
Right side of Batman Begins Armored Speed Bike
Front of Batman Begins Armored Speed Bike
Here is a stock picture that gives you a much better look at the toy:
Batman Begins Armored Speed Bike

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 08, 2011

Fifty Fantastic Years Ago Today

Fantastic Four #1 (November 1961) from Marvel Comics hit the newstands fifty years ago today. I only have eleven issues from their first series (#189, 190, 191, 193, 198, 202, 204, 281, 518, 522 and 523).
Cover of Fantastic Four #1 from Marvel Comics

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Elvira Interview At Gay.net

Elvira Blood Bath & Beyond
Fans of the Mistress of the Dark may be interested in Elvira: Blood Bath & Beyond at Gay.net in which she talks about drag queen impersonators and her gay fans. She also mentions that she is going to a guest judge on next season's RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Thrift Store Finds: Hulk Smash Batmobile

I was really surprised to find a McDonald's Marvel Heroes #2 Hulk from 2010 at a local thrift store still in the bag for fifty cents. He has a lever in his back that can be pressed down to make his fists smash togehter. I also found a loose Batmobile produced by Ertl in 1989 at the same thrift store also for fifty cents.
Hulk smash Batmobile
Here is the Hulk still in the bag:
McDonald's Marvel Heroes #2 Hulk in bag
Not shown is the unused yellow wooden pencil that I found near the curb in front of the same thrift store where I found the action figure and die-cast car. Not a bad haul for one day.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Henry Cavill as Superman

From DC Universe: The Source's "Man of Steel: Revealed" is the first look at Henry Cavill as Superman:
Henry Cavill as Superman
In other news, Laurence Fishburne will be playing Perry White in the movie.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Five Years

You probably do not know or care but today marks the five year anniversary of Moongem Comics. The first day's post were Welcome To Moongem Comics, It's Official about Heath Ledger playing the Joker in The Dark Knight and Claypool Comics about the company shutting down their print operations.

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The last one also ranked #1 on Google.

Anyway, I thought about changing the top banner and the color scheme but I like everything the way it is for now. Thanks to all the regular visitors and the newer ones. Here is to another five years of Moongem Comics.