Thursday, April 26, 2012

T-Shirt Thursday: Look What Black Widow Can Do

Marvel's favorite redheaded spy can do the splits while doing a very high jump kick:
Click here to buy this Black Widow t-shirt at SuperHeroStuff!
Note: SuperHeroStuff is having a 10% site wide sale promoting The Avengers movie. Just use the code "10ANDTICKET" while checking out.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Feel The Love On Earth Day At Superhero City

Superhero City is offering a Feel the Love special edition earth ability card for this year's Earth Day for only 96 merit points (originally 120):
Feel the Love card at Superhero City
You just have to love the panda bears.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hershey's Saves The Day With The Avengers

Yep, promotional items and tie-ins for The Avengers are quickly appearing. Hershey's Saves The Day allows you to unlock exclusive content and win prizes with codes found on specially-marked packages of Hershey's Kisses 12 oz. bags, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures 12 oz. bags, York Peppermint Patties 12 oz. bags, Hershey's Miniatures 12 oz. bags, Hershey's Milk Chocolate 1.55 oz. Bars, Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds 1.45 oz. Bars, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups 1.5 oz., Kit Kat 1.5 oz. Bars and Hershey's Syrup (24 oz. size). Prizes include a set of five Marvel films (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Incredible Hulk), a brown colored t-shirt featuring comic characters, access to ten Marvel Avengers Classic Digital Comics, a discount movie ticket coupon and a movie poster featuring comic characters. Nice to see Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury on the main screen since they get the shaft elsewhere.
Hershey's Saves The Day with The Avengers

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Women Wednesday: The Elvira Show Unaired Pilot

Today is a special treat even though it is not Halloween season. CBS did a pilot for The Elvira Show in 1993 but it was never aired. Katherine Helmond played her Aunt Minerva, Phoebe Augustine played her niece, Paige, and John Paragon was the voice of her talking cat, Renfield.
The Elvira Show title
The Elvira Show starring Elvira as herself
The Elvira Show unaired pilot part one: The Elvira Show unaired pilot part two: The Elvira Show unaired pilot part three:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dr Pepper Does The Avengers Cans

Yep, Dr. Pepper is putting The Avengers on their cans to promote the movie. You will find Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Loki, Hawkeye, Captain America, Black Widow and Nick Fury.
The Avengers on Dr Pepper cans
I think I will pass on this promo since I don't have the space to display them.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

T-Shirt Thursday: Nightwing New 52

I don't remember ever seeing a Nightwing t-shirt anywhere before so this one is pretty cool even if it is the New 52 version:
Note that SuperHeroStuff is offering a 10% off new items with the code "10ALL" and the offer ends April 18, 2012.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Women Wednesday: Becky Denise Young Wearing Spider-Man T-Shirt

How can you not love looking at the sexy Becky Denise Young wearing a Spider-Man t-shirt?
Becky Denise Young wearing Spider-Man t-shirt
Are you looking to buy new Spider-Man t-shirts? Then check out Spider-Man Merchandise.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Animated Green Lantern Happy Meal Panel

Saturday night would have been a cause for celebration since we were getting Happy Meals for supper. I was waiting in anticipation to find out which animated Green Lantern toy I was going to find in the box. Unfortunately, we made the mistake of ordering a boy and a girl Happy Meal instead of just two for boys. You guessed Green Lantern toy in either box. Instead we got two green balls with a very small crab figurines from the Squinkies line. We were too tired to go back and find out why there was not Green Lantern toy. I figured they probably ran out of the boy toys.

I was also a little saddened by the Happy Meal box. Remember when each line had their own separate box? The animated Green Lantern line only had one panel with a punch out ring, a scrambled word puzzle and a picture of the superhero. The other panels were devoted to Squinkies, a close-up of an apple and a maze.
Animated Green Lantern Happy Meal panel
Note: Unfortunately, the bottom of the panel was auto cropped by my scanner but it only had the "Ask about our special toys for children under five" text.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Scary Saturday: Barnabas Collins On Famous Monsters Cover

Famous Monsters of Filmland #281 (May/June 2012) has Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins on the cover.
Cover of Famous Monsters of Filmland #281 featuring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins
This is not the first time that the vampire from Dark Shadows has graced the cover of the horror zine. Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins appeared on #52 (October 1968):
Cover of Famous Monsters of Filmland #52 featuring Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
And again on #59 (November 1969):
Cover of Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 featuring Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
I have neither in my collection since they were both several years before I started buying Famous Monsters of Filmland as a kid.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Now Reading: Jack Hammer: Political Science

I'm currently reading a review copy of Jack Hammer: Political Science from Action Lab Entertainment that collects issues one to four. This superhero/crime novel story is not light reading but I'm greatly enjoying it so far. Imagine if Power Man retired from being a superhero and became a private investigator like Mike Hammer. Jack Hammer: Political Science is now available for pre-order from Diamond (APR120744) with a June 2012 release in comic book shops and elsewhere.
Cover of Jack Hammer: Political Science from Action Lab Entertainment

Thursday, April 05, 2012

T-Shirt Thursday: Golden Age Flash Running

Tuesday was the Golden Age Flash's birthday so I am spotlighting this cool t-shirt featuring him running:
Note that SuperHeroStuff is offering a 12% discount on everything that they have in stock in celebration of Jay Garrick's birthday.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Women Wednesday: Tiffany N. Perry As Dumb Bunny

Tiffany N. Perry is a cosplayer and booth babe. She dressed up as Inferior Five's Dumb Bunny at last year's Virginia Comic Con. You can read an interview with her at Geekcentricity.
Tiffany Perry as Dumb Bunny at Virginia Comic Con #1
Tiffany Perry as Dumb Bunny at Virginia Comic Con #2
Tiffany Perry as Dumb Bunny at Virginia Comic Con #3

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Thrift Store Find: Rare Masquerade With Jokester Cover

I went to a new thrift store that recently opened in town yesterday morning and found the October 2010 issue of Masquerade featuring the Jokester. The timing could not have been better since the rumor mill is that DC Comics will be publishing a comic series featuring the character sometime later this year.
Cover of Masquerade featuring the Jokester