Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BOWEN ANT-MAN STATUE OF AWESOMENESS

I never thought the day would come where I'd say I want a frickin' ANT-MAN statue. But here we are.

SWEET HERMES (NAMOR) ADIDAS

Where are the black versions?!

*thanks, Melchy! (source)

GREG LAND SWIPES RYAN MEINERDING (?)

Early 2010, Iron Man (comic) writer MATT FRACTION and Iron Man (movie) & Thor (movie) designer RYAN MEINERDING designed new armor for Iron Man.
Soon after, GREG LAND's cover for AVENGERS #1 (Heroic Age Variant) was previewed.JimSmash Reader RAMON pointed out that it appears Greg Land traced Meinerding's concept drawing. Looks like that's the case to me, neck-down atleast. I'll leave it up to you to decide for yourself.

*thanks, Ramon!

WOOKIEE WEDNESDAY: BLUE OYSTER DANCER

CONAN THE MUSICAL


*thanks, Shelly!

Total Recall The Musical

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

WONDER WOMAN'S NEW THREADS

J. Michael Straczynski is the new WONDER WOMAN Writer with WW#600. Like just about every other new writer over the years he plans on "shaking things up" by "fucking with the Origin in not-so-new ways".

And similar to other past writers he is giving Diana a new costume. DC has hired JIM LEE to design the new threads. Above is the new costume.

It looks like an amalgam of Wonder Woman Fails of Times Past; The Deodato 90s costumes, and the Elseworlds Pirate Wonder Woman (yes, PIRATE Wonder Woman).
(every comic characer had a jacket in the 90s)

DC solicits with:
The Gods, for reasons of their own but which may have something to with their survival and perhaps the survival of Earth itself, have changed the timeline. In the new timeline, years ago the Gods removed their protection from Paradise Island, and left it vulnerable to attack. And attacked it was. Led by a dark figure, a veritable army descended upon the Island, equipped with weapons that could kill even the Amazons. Outgunned, doomed, Hippolyta gave over her three-year-old daughter to a handful of guardians who spirited her away as Hippolyta led one last desperate battle against the forces that had come to destroy all she had created. In that final battle, she and most of the Amazons were killed, though some managed to escape.

It's now nearly twenty years later. Diana has been raised in an urban setting, but with a foot in both worlds. She has little or no memory of the other timeline. She knows only what she's been told by those who raised her On the run, hunted, she must try to survive, help the other refugee Amazons escape the army that is still after them, discover who destroyed Paradise Island and why...and if the timeline can be corrected or not. She also does not yet have access to her full powers, but will be gaining them as she goes.

But wait, it gets better!

DC adds:
"a Wonder Woman look designed for the 21st century" that will allow Diana "to be taken seriously as a warrior, in partial answer to the many female fans over the years who've asked, 'how does she fight in that thing without all her parts falling out?' ...The bracelets are still there, but made more colorful, tied on the inside and over the hand, with a script W on each of them that form WW when she holds them side by side... and if you get hit by one of them, it leaves a W mark. This is a Wonder Woman who signs her work."

"She's been locked into pretty much the exact same outfit since her debut in 1941," said J. Michael Straczynski. "If you're going to make a statement about bringing Wonder Woman into the 21st century, you need to be bold and you need to make it visual. I wanted to toughen her up, and give her a modern sensibility... What woman only wears only one outfit for 60-plus years?"

Lovely.

Why am I surprised at this new crappy direction? It's JMS after all. Maybe he'll roll a 20 and write something good, original and not padded-to-hell. He's done it once or twice before. The only way to find out and have final judgement is to check it out I suppose (*coughbittorrentcough*). But until then, based solely on the preview images and solicit, I'm not interested. The only excitement it caused was me taking the time and energy to bitch about it here.

Here's more of Deodato's 90s WW costume:

AT-AT DAY AFTERNOON


*thanks, Melchy!

CLASSIC POP ICONS, DIFFERENT LIGHT

More HERE.
*thank the Maker!

VADER VS ALIENS

JimSmash Reader KEEF posted this pic over at his blog and even dedicated the post to JimSmash! Yay! Thanks, man!

HARRYHAUSEN TURNS 90 !

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY, HARRYHAUSEN!

Friday, June 25, 2010

BELATED BIRTHDAY VEGAS CELEBRATION !

I WILL RETURN TUESDAY
(maybe)

TOP (FAVORITE) 13 HE-MAN FIGURES

LEECH
Simply for the absurdity of him.
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STINKOR
He actually smelled like a skunk!
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PRINCE ADAM
To remind how shitty something can be.
You cannot have Light without Darkness.
---MAN-AT-ARMS
Simply for his kickass lopsided barbarian tech-armor
(and mustache)
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BEAST-MAN
Gotta include Skeletor's Right-Hand-Man/Lackey-Boy!
(although I prefer the orig art design. why no figure, Mattel?)
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BATTLE-DAMAGE SKELETOR
Kooky!
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FAKER
Absurd awesomeness.
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TRI-KLOPS
It's like cyclops but 3! Whoa!
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MAN-E-FACES
While already on the list, Man-E-Faces was bumped up towards the front simply for this awesome annecdote JimSmash Reader MORBO shared awhile back (Moss Man Monday):

"When i was little my father thought the word "penis" was inappropriate so he dubbed our wee trouser trouts manee's. "my manee hurts"..and so forth. Imagine our delight when He-man made the acquaintance of the heroic human... robot... monster Man-E-Faces. Good times."
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MOSS MAN
He smelled like pine!
PINE!!!
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WEBSTOR
One of the cooler looking MOTU designs!
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TRAP-JAW
fuk yeh.
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SKELETOR
The best.

*this post was conceptualized & executed very quickly, hence its obvious lacking.

BP OIL SPILL PIC

Orange Beach, Alabama
(90+ miles from the BP oil spill)

WONDER WOMAN VS ARES STATUE

It'll run ya about $250.

GRUMPY BEAR

(source)
*thanks, Sally!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

RETURN OF....

I've brought it back...
we'll see how long it lasts.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

BRUCE CAMPBELL SOUP

3 More HERE!

ALIEN HORDE FOR iPHONE


Available now at the App Store for $0.99! (I just bought it)
*thanks, Willie!

RANDOM FIND: KESSEL RUNNER

TUESDAY COSPLAY: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS

Awesome.

Monday, June 21, 2010

FLEA MARKET TREASURES

I was recently at a Flea Market & scored 2 sweet items for CHEAP:

THOR #126, 134, 141 and
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #118
$5 each!
(counts as 1 item)

VINTAGE STAR WARS REBEL TRANSPORT
$5! Holy crap!

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and here are 2 items I did NOT buy, but took pics to share:

80's CLASH OF THE TITANS LUNCHBOX

KING KONG'S THRONESTER MODEL KIT

*previous Flea Market Treasures.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

FATHER'S DAY DADS

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

HERE ARE SOME TOP DAD'S
OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD:

GEORGE FRANCISCO
(Alien Nation)
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ADMIRAL ADAMA
(Battlestar Galactica 2.0)
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NORMAN OSBORN
(Amazing Spider-Man)
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CORSAIR
(Uncanny X-Men)
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REED RICHARDS
(Fantastic Four)
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DEXTER
(Dexter)
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ED HARLEY
(Pumpkinhead)
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GEORGE KIRK
(JJ's Star Trek)
---ARTHUR WEASLEY
(Harry Potter Books)
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ODIN, THE ALL-FATHER
(Marvel)
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DAVIDGE & JERIBA SHIGAN
(Enemy Mine)
---RICK GRIMES
(Walking Dead)
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PETER GRIFFIN
(Family Guy)
---GEORGE McFLY
(Back To The Future)
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MING THE MERCILESS
(Flash Gordon)
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DR. VENTURE
(Venture Bros.)
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CONAN'S FATHER
(Conan the Barbarian)
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KYLE REESE
(The Terminator)
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AL BUNDY
(Married With Children)
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DARTH VADER
(Star Wars: The Original Unaltered Trilogy)
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JOR-EL
(Superman)
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THOMAS WAYNE
and ALFRED PENNYWORTH
(Batman)
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UNCLE BEN
(Spider-Man)
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HOMER SIMPSON
(The Simpsons)
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PA KENT
(Superman)
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ANDY GRIFFITH
(The Andy Griffith Show)
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PA SMASH

I think that's enough for one post.

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*No, I didn't forget Henry Jones Sr. I simply didn't include him. (You're welcome, Melchy)