Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NEW COMICS I'M INTERESTED IN THIS WEEK


But with comic books costing so much these days, I'll probably just pick up AQUAMAN, OLD MAN LOGAN and PLANET OF THE APES/GREEN LANTERN... possible NOVA, since I enjoyed issue #2 so much. The rest I'll read friends' copies and dig for in the dollar bin down the road, whether individual issues or discounted trade paperbacks.

Note: Those 9 comics retail for $33 total!!

NERD TEA LEAVES

WINONA AT SAG AWARDS EXPLAINED

TUESDAY COSPLAY: ANT-MAN CHANGING SIZE


brilliant.


2017 STARTER PACK



* via Peter Vullo

Monday, January 30, 2017

COBRA LA EMISSARY: PYTHONA


When I was a kid, I hated 'GIJOE: THE MOVIE' 
and the stupid COBRA LA with their stupid battle cry.

However, I just stumbled upon this more recent figure of PYTHONA.
Suddenly there's an odd, ridiculous nostalgia for those lame characters.

Dare I say I now feel compelled to collect them all, vintage and new?!

Bonus pics:

^ "Sisters? So you have twins sisters!"
^ Custom figure
^ "Cobra-La-La-La-La-La-La-La-La-La-La-Indeed!"


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* this post is dedicated to Tim Prowant

ARNOLD


WEAR THESE WOOKIEE PELT BOOTS LIKE A BOSSK



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Bonus Pics:

BERNI WRIGHTSON RETIRES DUE TO POOR HEALTH


Aw man... Swamp Thing co-creator, Comic Legend and Master of Horror Illustration BERNIE WRIGHTSON has retired due to declining health.


Here is the statement from the family:
I apologize for our silence for the past few months. Last November Bernie began falling again, and having obvious problems with perception. He had to undergo yet another brain surgery to relieve bleeding, and then spend several weeks undergoing in-patient rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it appears that he has lasting damage: he has extremely limited function on his left side, and is unable to walk or reliably use his left hand, among other limitations.

We have had to come to the sad conclusion that he is now effectively retired: he will produce no new art, and he is unable to attend conventions. Should this situation change I will happily announce it here.

He can still sign his name (in fact he was signing Kickstarter prints in the hospital!), and is otherwise pretty healthy and has good cognition. We expect to continue releasing signed prints, and offering occasional pieces of art for sale from the collection that remains. We both thank all of you for your continuing support and good wishes!

All our best,
Liz and Bernie Wrightson

FUNKO POP DORBZ

First off, it annoys me to no end that these are actually called "DORBZ". 

Secondly, I find them to be pretty lame. 

But I also recognize I said the same thing about Funko's POP line and I now have over a dozen and growing on my shelves.

So let's just leap frog into the future and look at which ones I've purchased:



sigh.

Fight it, Jim!

"AND YOU, YOU LITTLE SHITHEAD. YOU'RE STAYING HERE."


"GOOD."

THE FORCE


KNOW YOUR SUPERHERO'S POWERS


This makes absolutely no sense.

ALIENS VS... SQUIRREL GIRL??


* from the groan-inducing 'Aliens: Life and Death' #3

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Bonus:

Another taste from this turd series:

THE MOST CONVINCING SNOKE THEORY TO DATE

WHOA, THEY MADE 'BLUE THUNDER' TOYS?!


Bonus
This Pakistani Poster!

NETFLIX'S 'DAREDEVIL' INTRO

SAG AWARDS: 'STRANGER THINGS' ACCEPTANCE SPEECH







* Winona Ryder appears clueless to.... everything.

GOOGLE HONORS FRED TOYOSABURO KOREMATSU


This is great. Thank you, Google.

During WWIII, my natural born U.S. citizen grandparents, with my baby Uncle, were rounded up and placed into the Internment Camps. There they remained, incarcerated under barbed wire fencing and armed guards, simply for being of Japanese ancestry. They, like all the interned Japanese Americans, did nothing wrong and were never charged for anything. They lost their home and all their belongings. While interned, their brothers were overseas fighting bravely in the U.S. Army 442nd Infantry. Even though their government and most fellow Americans betrayed them, my family remained loyal to America, fighting for freedoms, liberties and the American Dream for all to the very end.


Re: Google Doodle:
via Time:

Civil rights activist Fred Korematsu, an Oakland native who fought the government's internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, was honored by Google Doodle on Monday on what would have been his 98th birthday.

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the infamous Executive Order 9066, which forced about 115,000 American citizens of Japanese descent to live in designated military zones. The internment is now seen as an ugly moment in American history, in which fear outweighed tolerance.

Korematsu, the son of Japanese immigrants, refused to go into the government's internment camps and was arrested and convicted of breaking military law. With the help of the ACLU, Korematsu appealed in the landmark Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. United States, but in 1944 the court ruled against him. He and his family were then sent to the Central Utah War Relocation Center until the end of the war in 1945.

Korematsu's conviction was overturned in 1983 when evidence came to light that showed the FBI knew there was no serious evidence that America's Japanese population was helping the enemy. TIME wrote:
The Supreme Court precedent would still stand, but the judge who cleared Korematsu's conviction declared in her ruling that, in the words of the report of the Commission on Wartime Relocation, "Korematsu lies overruled in the court of history."
Korematsu remained an activist throughout his life, becoming a member of the National Coalition for Redress and Reparations, where he lobbied for a bill that would grant an official apology from the government and compensation of $20,000 for the Japanese Americans who were held in internment camps. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the reparations legislation and redress into law.


President Bill Clinton awarded Korematsu the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998. The medal is seen in the Google Doodle drawn by Sophie Diao, who is also a child of Asian immigrants. Korematsu's birthday, Jan. 30, is now officially recognized as Fred Korematsu Day in Hawaii, Virginia, California and Florida.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

JOHN HURT PASSED AWAY


Maaaaaaan.... 

JOHN HURT died today, at the age of 77 from Cancer. 
Absolute crushing news to fans alike. 
As many would agree, he was one of the finest actors of our time.

He was amazing in everything he did with my favorite roles being:

Kane, from 'Alien' (of course)

Ollivander, from the 'Harry Potter' series.

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Bonus:

Ollivander's wand shop is my Happy Place.


TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY


Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Today the White House made no mention of Jews, Judaism or antisemitism in their commemorative statement, which read:

It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust. It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest.‎ As we remember those who died, we are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent.In the name of the perished, I pledge to do everything in my power throughout my Presidency, and my life, to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good. Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world. 

Today President Trump said the U.S. will halt refugees from Muslim countries (except those he has business dealings in) but will prioritize Christian refugees.


In 1939, the U.S. turned away a boat carrying 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. When they returned to Europe, 234 died in the Holocaust.

President Trump has stated the White House will publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants.


The Nazi Paper "The Criminal Jew" published photos of Jewish people they claimed had committed crimes.

He has also said he would consider a Muslim Registry.


This is beginning to feel familiar and is a slippery slope.

RATBAT! EJECT! EJECT! OPERATION: FASHION


buy HERE

SPACEWALLS


via GTP Toys:

The missing accessory you have always wanted, but never had...until now


Take your Star Wars action figure collection to the next level. GTP is proud to release our Space Walls collection. Our Wave One collection is made up of 4 of the most iconic wall panel pcs. These screen accurate wall panel pieces are the prefect counterpart for your figures on display. The Wave One series are scaled 1/12 of the original blueprints. This scale is perfect for the Hasbro 6 in Black Series figures.

GIVE THIS PIC A CAPTION


"Look I so old to young eyes?"
--Mike D

LODAR FIGURE - YEA!!!!!!!


Holy shit! 

Super7 made a freakin' LODAR figure!!!

By the Power of Grayskull, I must have!


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Bonus: 
Custom figure