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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Women Wednesday: Aquawoman from Multiversity #1

Yeah, Captain Carrot was great in Multiversity #1 but I greatly enjoyed seeing Aquawoman, Queen of Atlantis from Earth 11:
Aquawoman from Multiversity #1

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Thrift Store Finds: Batman Fun Case Plus Bonus Activity Books

The last item that I picked up last week at a local thrift store was A Batman Fun Case for three dollars. The box promised two jumbo coloring and activity books, one digest coloring and activity book with stickers, one activity book with stickers and a four-pack of crayons. Unfortunately, the jumbo coloring activity book with Batman and Robin on the cover was not included nor was the box of crayons. The copyright date is 2010 and was produced by Bendon International, Inc.
Front of Batman Fun Case
Back of Batman Fun Case
The digest coloring and activity book measures 5 1/4" by 8 1/4" and the front cover states that stickers are included. Unfortunately, all I had was a page of missing stickers. None of the pages were colored or marked.
Front of digest coloring and activity book
Back of digest coloring and activity book
The front cover of the Batman activity book with stickers features the Dark Knight and Robin:
Front of Batman activity book with stickers
The back cover of the Batman activity book with stickers features door hanger that you can gut out:
Back of Batman activity book with stickers
The stickers are pretty colorful and features Batman, Robin, Mr. Freeze, the Joker, the Penguin, Two-Face, Man-Bat, Killer Croc and even logos (I was disappointed that there were no Catwoman stickers but then she is also absent from the coloring and activity books):
Stickers from Batman activity book with stickers
The only Batman jumbo coloring and activity book that was found inside the Batman Fun Case was the one featuring Batman and the Joker on the front cover:
Front of the Batman jumbo coloring and activity book featuring the Joker
The back cover features a match two card game that can be cut out (nice to see the Riddler but still no Catwoman):
Back of the Batman jumbo coloring and activity book featuring the Joker
Also included inside the Batman Fun Case was three jumbo coloring and activity books. Some of the pages has pencil and crayon markings but they are mostly on the puzzle pages. These were not originally part of the set and sold separately for a dollar each with a copyright date of 2012. They were available at the local Dollar General but the only one that I actually seen and picked up was the The Caped Crusader featuring the Penguin on the cover because I actually picked it up a few months ago but never got around posting about it here.

The first Batman jumbo coloring and activity book is Bad Guys Beware featuring Two-Face on the front cover:
Front cover of Bad Guys Beware Batman jumbo coloring and activity book
The back cover of Bad Guys Beware features Batman and Robin swinging into action:
Back cover of Bad Guys Beware Batman jumbo coloring and activity book
Next is the Batman jumbo coloring and activity book titled The Cahse is On featuring Batman and the Joker on the front cover:
Front cover of The Chase is On Batman jumbo coloring and activity book
The back cover of The Chase is On features Two-Face crashing into the batmobile:
Back cover of The Chase is On Batman jumbo coloring and activity book
Finally, the Penguin is getting beat up by the Batman on the front cover of The Caped Crusader Batman jumbo coloring and activity book:
Front cover of The Caped Crusader Batman jumbo coloring and activity book
Batman riding the batcycle is on the back cover of The Caped Crusader:
Back cover of The Caped Crusader Batman jumbo coloring and activity book
Whew, I think this has to be one of the longest posts that I have ever done here. That is why I didn't include any scans of the coloring, puzzle or maze pages.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Thrift Store Find: 2003 Movie Hulk

I found a 2003 movie Hulk action figure for a dollar at a local thrift store last week. He is tall at 6 3/4" and his muscles are freaking huge.
Front of 2003 movie Hulk action figure
Back of 2003 movie Hulk action figure

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thrift Store Find: Unknown 2002 Toy Biz Spiderman

I found this unknown 2002 Toy Biz Spider-Man at a local thrift store last week for a dollar. If I had to give him a name, then he would be Freaky Fingers Spider-Man. All the fingers on his right hand bends back while two of his fingers on his left hand can bend all the way to his palm to look like he is activating his web shooter. Standing at just a little over six inches, he does have wear on his eyes and legs. He knee joints are rather odd too.
Front of unknown 2002 Toy Biz Spider-Man action figure
His back looks like peeling plastic or he had something attached to it at one time.
Back of unknown 2002 Toy Biz Spider-Man action figure

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thrift Store Find: Power Punch Batman

I recently picked up a Power Punch Batman action figure for a dollar at a local thrift store. He is from the Batman Begins line from Mattel. Standing at 5 1/2 inches, he has a battle damage costume. You can twist his upper torso to the right until he locks in place. There is a small button in the back of his utility belt that is pressed to make him use his power punch ability.
Front of Power Punch Batman action figure from Mattel
Back of Power Punch Batman action figure from Mattel
Unfortunately, none of his accessories were found including his cape.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thrift Store Find: Hydro Suit Batman

I hit a few of the local thrift stores yesterday afternoon and found a 2003 Hydro Suit Batman from Mattel for only a dollar. This is a pretty cool action figure because his costume is green, his gauntlets are webbed and he has flippers on his feet. He's pretty tall too for he stands almost seven inches.
Front of 2003 Hydro Suit Batman action figure from Mattel
Back of 2003 Hydro Suit Batman action figure from Mattel
Unfortunately, he did not come with any accessories such as his bat-shaped breathing tank.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

T-shirt Thursday: T-shirt Sale At SuperHeroStuff

You might want to check out the t-shirt sale at SuperHeroStuff for they have over four hundred designs to choose from in men, women and kids sizes. Not only do they have t-shirts featuring superheroes and superheroines from DC Comics and Marvel Comics but also science fiction movie and tv characters like Star Trek and Star Wars. Best of all they are on sale for nine dollars so you can stock up on t-shirts to give as gifts at Christmas. To make the sale even sweeter, you can save seven dollars on orders over forty-nine dollars if you use the following code: KABLAM7.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Women Wednesday: Ryan Adams Gimme Something Good Video Featuring Elvira

Ryan Adams has a new music video out and it features none other than Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark, herself. Check it out:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Meet Midnight Shift From Gotham By Midnight

Meet the Midnight Shift from Gotham by Midnight, a new horror series from DC Comics, coming November 26, 2014:
Gotham by Midnight #1 cover art from DC Comics
From left to right is Lt. Sam Weaver, Dr. Szandor Tarr, Sister Justine, Jim Corrigan (the human host of the Spectre), Det. Lisa Drake, and Sgt. Peyton Rook. Check out Exclusive: DC Comics announces horror series Gotham by Midnight for more about the series and an interview with the writer, Ray Fawkes. The artist is Ben Templesmith.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mork Reading Superman

The world is a much sadder place now with the news of Robin Williams Dead of Apparent Suicide at 63 so let's remember him as Mork reading a Superman comic book:
Robin Williams aka Mork reading Superman comic book

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Women Wednesday: Halloween Catwoman At TFAW

I couldn't resist posting this ad that I received in today's newsletter from TFAW (Things From Another World) featuring Catwoman promoting the DC Comics monsters variants coming this October:
Halloween Catwoman at TFAW
I would also like to announce that I will be partaking in the annual Countdown To Halloween this year so be ready for some real scary treats starting October 1st.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Black Canary and Green Arrow With Full Moon

I found these images featuring Black Canary and Green Arrow by Alex Ross with different backgrounds when I was trying to create desktop wallpapers from 2001. I really like them in front of the full moon. I thought I would share them just because I can.
Black Canary with full moon background
Black Canary and Green Arrow with full moon background
Green Arrow with full moon background
Black Canary and Green Arrow with colorful background
Black Canary and Green Arrow on blank background

Friday, August 01, 2014

Happy 8th Blogiversary To Moongem Comics

Hard to believe that it has been eight years since I started Moongem Comics. I have made some wonderful friends and lost a few as well.

I went on a quest this morning after working at my boring offline job (maintenance at a local discount store) in search of a comic related birthday card. I was hoping to find one for an eight year old but all I could find was Disney Princesses and baseball cards. I did find some musical Batman and Superman birthday cards but they were rather pricey and I like getting inexpensive items as you can tell by my finds at the local thrift stores. I finally found a Justice League birthday card with a create your own comic book inside at the local Walmart's for only $3.97. I decided to have a little fun with it and post the results here.

The front features Superman, The Flash, Batman and Green Lantern as the Justice League (kind of bummed that Wonder Woman was not included):
Front of Justice League create a comic birthday card
The Justice League create a card comes with repostionable stickers that include sound effects, logos and team members:
Sticker page from Justice League create a comic birthday card
Superman starts things off:
Justice League create a comic birthday card page one
Batman and The Flash share a page:
Justice League create a comic birthday card page two
Green Lantern shares a page with a shot of the Justice League gathered together:
Justice League create a comic birthday card page three
I'm expecting the logo for Doctor Who to pop up any second now:
Justice League create a comic birthday card page four
Here's the special message for the birthday boy:
Justice League create a comic birthday card message page
This Justice League create a comic card was produced in China for Hallmark. Odd that no year was printed on it.
Back of Justice League create a comic birthday card
Finally, here are the front and back of the envelope that came with the Justice League create a comic birthday card:
Front of envelope for Justice League create a comic birthday card
Back of envelope for Justice League create a comic birthday card