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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dean Cain And Helen Slater Joins Supergirl Pilot

Supergirl Recruits Dean Cain and Helen Slater For The Pilot states that the pair have been cast in mysterious roles. Dean Cain played Clark Kent/Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman tv series while Helen Slater is best known for her role as Supergirl in the 1984 movie. Both also appeared on Smallville.
Dean Cain and Helen Slater joins Supergirl pilot

Friday, February 27, 2015

Goodnight Mr. Spock

Very sad news this morning as ‘Star Trek’ Legend Leonard Nimoy Passes Away. He was 83 years old and he will always be remembered as Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek tv series to most people.
Leonard Nimoy March 26, 1931 to February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy
(March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Five Resons To Try Hero Box From SuperHeroStuff

I received a very cool email from SuperHeroStuff giving me five reasons why I should try their Hero Box. I thought I would share it here since you might want to try it too:

Reason 1: Curated by Geeks
We can guarentee everything going into these boxes is actually awesome. How? Everyone working at SuperHeroStuff is a mega-comic book fan. In fact, our employees are even tested (no, not midichlorians!) before they can interview That's why we're giving you our 100% Nerd-isfaction Guarentee! that our staff wouldn't put anything in this box that they wouldn't want for themselves.
Reason 2: Huge Discount
We cram a lot of value into each of these boxes. Each box has over $70 worth of goodies inside but you only pay $49! That's like 30% Off some of our best merchandise and you don't even have to scower the internet looking for discount codes! It's just discounted. No hassle. No coupons. Just a box of affordably awesome stuff delivered to your front door. Convinced yet? Order yours now!
Reason 3: You Love Surprises
In the immortal words of Brad Pitt: "What's in the box?!?!" Isn't that the question of the day? We're not telling! Why? Because the Hero Box is fun. F-U-N. It's fun to save money on geeky stuff you love and it's even more fun to have package show up on your doorstep. Going through your box is like Christmas morning...but it come anytime of the year!
Reason 4: Cheap Shipping
We know how much is sucks paying for shipping. That's why our head of operations works his butt off negotiating the most AFFORDABLE SHIPPING PRICES with UPS, UPSP, FedEx and a whole gambit of other shipping providers. We want you to get your stuff without paying your left arm for shipping. It should be cheap, it's not like we're teleporting it to you...yet. Order yours now!
Reason 5: Lots of Options
Each month we offer a new exclusive theme that will only be available until the end of the month. PLUS! We have 9 ongoing hero themes that you can buy anytime you like. That mean's you can craft your box to your own interests and not end up with a box of stuff you don't want or need. With 10 OPTIONS to choose from, Hero Box is a surefire way to get a mystery box you're gonna love!

This month's exclusive Hero Box theme is Boy Scouts such as Superman and Captain America. The box ships at the end of February so you still have time to order yours now.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Decoder Ring Theatre

Check out Decoder Ring Theatre if you are looking for original audio adventures in the style of old time radio shows. The Red Panda Adventures is very much like The Green Hornet while Black Jack Justice reminds me of Boston Blackie. Showcase is an anthology series that features suspense, science fiction and comedy. There are even comic books and pulp novels available.

You can also listen to the Red Panda audio adventures via official Decoder Ring Theatre Facebook page.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Women Wednesday: iZombie Trailer

iZombie will premiere on the CW on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Here is the "Live to Tell" trailer:
Be sure to check out iZombie Official Facebook page.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Blog Alert: The Crossover Universe

The Crossover Universe is the companion blog to the Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World books by Win Scott Eckert (Volumes 1 and 2) and Sean Levin (the upcoming Volumes 3 and 4). If you love the Wold Newton Universe, then you have to check the blog out. One of the most recent posts covers the new Justice, Inc. comic book mini series by Dynamite.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

50th Birthday Bash #7: Spider-Man Balloons Birthday Card

Happy Valentine's Day! I couldn't find any comic book related Valentine cards in the local stores this year. Not surprising really especially after reading The True Shocking Messages Found in Store Bought Valentienes Featuring Spider-Man, the Avengeres, Big Hero 6, Adventure Time and more.

Today's birthday card was actually given to me by my mother and younger sister (the other two names are the latter's dogs) this year for my fiftieth natal anniversary. The front features Spider-Man hanging upside down while holding sixteen balloons an a tan background. The artwork plus the outlines of the buildings in the background has a raised texture to them:
Front of of Spider-Man balloons birthday card from Hallmark
The inside of the Spider-Man balloons birthday card is pretty simple. The only text is "Happy Birthday" on the right side (birthday is upside down):
Interior of of Spider-Man balloons birthday card from Hallmark
There is no date on the back so I'm guessing it to be from 2014. The Spider-Man balloons birthday card was picked up at the local Dillons grocery store. The price was $3.99 (no different prices marked for USA and Canada):
Back of of Spider-Man balloons birthday card from Hallmark
The birthday card came with a tan colored envelope.

Friday, February 13, 2015

50th Birthday Bash #6: Superman Birthday Card With Backpack Pull Tag

Happy Friday the 13th! This is a special one for me for it is also my 50th natal anniversary. Hey, I'm just surprised that I made it this far.

Today's post spotlights the Superman birthday card with backpack pull tag. The front has Superman flying with a cut out where his S-shield is. The backpack pull tag is supposed to show through the cut out window. Unfortunately, the chain is rather long so it's hard to line it up. The text reads "Awesome, confident, and cool...":
Front of Superman birthday card with backpack pull tag from Hallmark
The puffy S-shield backpack pull tag is looped on the card itself on the left interior page with a chain. The text on the right interior page reads "Just like Superman you rule! Happy birthday!":
Interior of Superman birthday card with backpack pull tag from Hallmark
While there is no year on the back of the Superman birthday card with backpack pull tag, "Jan14" is printed in small print in the lower right hand corner. I'm guessing this was produced in 2014. The original price was $5.99 in the USA and $7.99 in Canada (I picked it up for $1.80):
Back of Superman birthday card with backpack pull tag from Hallmark
This birthday card came with a solid blue envelope.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

50th Birthday Bash #5: Green Lantern Doorknob Hanger Birthday Card

This Green Lantern doorknob hanger birthday card has images from his cartoon series. The front features mostly his power ring wearing fist with the text "Power up for birthday fun! Bad guys, beware! One awesome kid (who happens to be you!) is part of the Green Lantern Force - so, Evil, get a clue!":
Front of Green Lantern doorknob hanger birthday card from Hallmark
The doorknob hanger itself was originally attached to the front of the birthday card. Unfortunately, it became unattached with only a few folds while scanning. The front features Hal Jordan aka the Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814, Razer the Red Lantern, and Kilowog aka the Green Lantern of Space Sector 674. The text "Busy saving the universe - come back later!" is written below them.
Front of Green Lantern doorknob hanger from Hallmark
The back of the doorknob hanger features a full pose of Hal Jordan in costume with the text "Come on in! (Power rings not required for entry.)" written on the bottom:
Back of Green Lantern doorknob hanger from Hallmark
The interior of the Green Lantern doorknob hanger birthday card is green with whit stars. The text on the right hand panel reads "All forces for the side of crime had better turn and run - 'cause awesome's gone galactic - keep fighting! And have fun! Happy birthday":
Interior of Green Lantern doorknob hanger birthday card from Hallmark

The back features a small full figure pose of Green Lantern in front of the power ring symbol plus the logo below the Hallmark one. There is no date but I figure that it was probably produced in 2012 considering that's the year of most of the Marvel birthday cards that I have previous posted about. The original price was $3.49 in the USA and $4.49 in Canada (I picked mine up for $1.05).
Back of Green Lantern doorknob hanger birthday card from Hallmark
The Green Lantern doorknob hanger birthday card came with a yellow envelope with orange and green stars on it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

50th Birthday Bash #4: Spider-Man 2012 Classic Birthday Card

The web-slinger was in the news earlier this week thanks to Marvel & Sony Make Deal to Bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After appearing in a Marvel movie, he will be in another solo movie from Sony where Marvel movie characters might appear. After reading Andrew Garfield Out, Younger Spider-Man, Sinister Six & Venom Still in, he may be headed for yet another cinematic reboot.

Anyway, today's birthday bash spotlights the classic birthday card that Hallmark put out in 2012. The front has a mock up of a classic Spider-Man cover. Not only is the web-slinger shown in his famous climbing down walls pose but he is also pictured standing in the upper left hand corner. There is a scratchy look to the wall-crawler and name logo. The text reads "Happy birthday to a grandson - who could be mistaken for... Spider-Man":
Front of Spider-Man 2012 classic birthday card from Hallmark
The interior of the card is red with a scratches. The text reads "Doing Amazing things just comes naturally to you.":
Inside of Spider-Man 2012 classic birthday card from Hallmark
The back of the Spider-Man 2012 classic birthday card has the original price of $2.99 in the USA and $3.99 in Canada. Yes, you guessed right if you said that I picked it up for ninety cents.
Back of Spider-Man 2012 classic birthday card from Hallmark
The Spider-Man birthday card came with a solid blue envelope.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

50th Birthday Bash #3: Avengers 2012 Top Secret Birthday Card

The Avengers 2012 Top Secret birthday card is another comic book movie tie-in collectible. This one looks like a file folder complete with S.H.I.E.L.D. written on the top tab. The front has the Avengers circle A logo along with "Top Secret Operation Birthday" written underneath it.
Front of Avengers 2012 Top Secret birthday card from Hallmark
A word search puzzle is on the inside front cover. Hulk, Captain America and Iron Man are pictured on the opposite page with "Your Mission: Celebrate, Avengers-style and have a thrilling, high-powered, totally awesome bithday! (And that's an order)" written below them:
Inside of Avengers 2012 Top Secret birthday card from Hallmark
The back of the Avengers 2012 Top Secret birthday card shows that the original price was $2.99 in USA and $3.99 in Canada (I picked it up for ninety cents):
Back of Avengers 2012 Top Secret birthday card from Hallmark
The birthday card came with a yellow envelope covered with orange and green stars.

Monday, February 09, 2015

50th Birthday Bash #2: Avengers 2012 Birthday Card With Trading Cards

Today's comic book related birthday card is also movie related for it has the Avengers drawn as their movie counterparts. The front cover has Captain America, Iron Man and Thor (Hulk is noticeably absent) with the text "Happy birthday to a kid with amazing powers, impressive strength, and super skills!":
Front of Avengers 2012 birthday card from Hallmark

Attached to the front of the birthday card are four trading cards featuring the Avengers (Hulk actually gets one too):
 Front of trading cards included with Avengers 2012 birthday card from Hallmark
The back of the trading cards gives the powers and abilities of the Avengers:
Back of trading cards included with Avengers 2012 birthday card from Hallmark
The inside of the Avengers 2012 birthday card has the text "Have you thought about joining S.H.I.E.L.D.?":
Inside of Avengers 2012 birthday card from Hallmark
The back shows that the original price was $3.49 in the USA and $4.49 in Canada:
Back of Avengers 2012 birthday card from Hallmark
I picked up the Avengers 2012 birthday card with trading cards for $1.05 and it came with a blue envelope that is covered partially with stars.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

50th Birthday Bash #1: Thor 2011 Pop Up Birthday Card

February 13th not only falls on Friday in 2015 but it is also my fiftieth natal anniversary. I picked up some comic book related birthday cards a few weeks ago and I will be posting them here over the next several days.

To kick off my 50th birthday bash, I decided to showcase the Thor 2011 pop up birthday card. On the front is the god of thunder with "Only one as worthy as you deserves a birthday as awesome as this!" written on the bottom:
Front of Thor 2011 Pop up birthday card from Hallmark
The inside is a two page spread of Thor flying with his left arm holding his hammer that serves as the pop up. The text reads "Hope your day is a royal adventure filled with fearless feats of fun! Happy Birthday":
Inside of Thor 2011 Pop up birthday card from Hallmark
The back shows that the Thor 2011 pop up birthday card was made by Hallmark and originally sold for $2.99 in the U.S.A. ($3.99 in Canada):
Back of Thor 2011 Pop up birthday card from Hallmark
I actually picked this card up for ninety cents.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Big Changes At DC Comics This June Includes New Look and Series For Starfire

Very interesting news at DC Reveals Major Changes, New Direction For Comic Book Line for the new 52 brand will no longer be used starting in June. Sure, the rebooted DC Universe will stay but stories will play a bigger part. There will be twenty-four new first issues joining twenty-five existing titles. Included in the new titles will be Black Canary, Harley Quinn/Power Girl and Starfire, who gets a new look:
New look and series for Starfire coming this June from DC Comics
There will be more humor titles including Bizarro, Bat-Mite and Prez. Fans of grittier comics will still find plenty to read including a revamped John Constantine series titled Constantine: The Hellblazer (in related news his tv series has yet to be renewed) plus Section Eight, which will have characters from the Hitman series. Naturally, a new Justice League of America series will be launched. Earth 2 is one of several titles getting revamped and the new series will be Earth 2: Society (I hope this means that the Justice Society is returning in one form or another).

Thursday, February 05, 2015

First Look at Brandon Routh In Atom's Costume

Brandon Routh's Atom suit on The CW's Arrow revealed is pretty cool considering it's more armor-like instead of the traditional fabric costume:
Brandon Routh in Atom's costume on Arrow tv show
He will don the suit in the February 25th episode.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Full Daredevil Trailer From Netflix

You can watch the Full Daredevil Trailer Released here. It looks interesting but I will not be watching the series since I don't have access to Netflix.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Master of Kung-Fu gets New Mini-Series And World

According to Shang-Chi Gets New Series & New World in 'Master of Kung-Fu', is set in a Battleworld, which merges worlds and sets up the events in Marvel's upcoming Secret Wars event. This new Shang-Chi will be the offspring of an ancient sorcerer Zu instead of Fu Manchu. He will be living in "K’un Lun, a land where the study of martial arts reigns supreme". Other familiar Marvel characters that will appear include Rand-Kai (Danny Rand aka Iron Fist), Kitty/Kitten and Lockheed, Caliban, Cypher, Wolfsbane/Rahne, Marrow, Typhus (Typhoid Mary), and Red Sai (Elektra). Francesco Francavilla provides the covers for this Master of Kung-Fu mini-series while the story was written by Haden Blackman and illustrated by Dalibor Talajic.
Cover of Master of Kung-Fu #1 mini-series from Marvel Comics by Francesco Francavilla
This might be fun just for the different twist on Shang-Chi.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Superman's New Costume By John Romita Jr

Here is John Romita Jr.'s redesign of Superman's costume according to Blastr:
Superman's new costume by John Romita Jr.
What's up with the fingerless gloves?