Thursday, December 31, 2009

Change is Afoot!

Setting this to show up at the beginning for a while, to give everyone a chance to adjust to a cosmetic change!

First of all, I'm changing all future posts with a number of photos/scans in them so that only the first one will show up on the blog when you first get here... and then you'll just click a "read more" link to get the rest of it. Unfortunately, this is appearing after the "you might also like" listings, so you have to look for it! The main reason for doing this is to hopefully speed up the load time when you first get here, and make it easier to skip over features you may not have as much interest in.

I've decided to drop the "reactions" feature, as it rarely saw any use.

That should be all for now!

Last This 'n That Time of 2009!

A few things to muse upon briefly as the year winds up...

ITEM! Today is Krypto's birthday! He's now five years old, although to look at his postings on his Facebook Page, you'd think he figures he's really Krypto the Superdog! He's been getting all kinds of birthday greetings there this week. We aren't planning a special party for him or anything like that... I suspect that if he were to ask for a birthday present, it would be that we give away new boxer puppy Ginger, who's been trying to play with him, but he's not always in the mood!

ITEM! If you've been following the Random Acts for a while, you'll know that I tend to try to work ahead a bit... at this point, there are scheduled posts through February! We'll see if in March I finally get around to starting the "Dog of the Geek" feature I've been threatening here and there...

ITEM! Finally watched the new Star Trek a week or two back... or did I mention that already? I enjoyed it overall... although I think the plot kind of stretched credibility a bit with Kirk's rapid advance to Captain, especially given that everyone else in the crew had to have been in Starfleet for a while before Kirk joined!

ITEM! We've purchased both seasons of The Big Bang Theory on DVD, and have been watching them... I'm looking forward to the extra features, few as they are! Speaking of DVDs, I also recently was given X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which I haven't even opened up yet.

ITEM! I hope that all of my readers, whether you've been reading this from the beginning, or just recently joined me here, have been enjoying my posts this past year. The blog's finally starting to pay me a pittance here and there, but even if it didn't, I'd keep doing it for the sheer love of blogging! But on that subject, if you feel like clicking on some of the AdSense links (I get paid per click for those, nothing further needed on your part), or if you want to purchase things through my Amazon or other links, it's greatly appreciated, especially during times of the year when money gets a little bit tight!

That's it for now... I hope you've all had a good 2009, and that you'll have a great 2010!

Jon

Children's Book Theatre: MOTU - Teela's Secret, Part 4!

And now, the conclusion to this epic tale!

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By the 10's: Super Comics!

It's the last By the 10's for 2009, as well as for December, so let's check out Super Comics... by the 10's!

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Issue 10!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Castle of Frankenstein #16, Part 9!

One more part to go after this one!

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Page 54 features the start of reviews by "The Comic Book Council"! It starts by stating that (at this time) DC has taken the lead over Marvel, crediting DC with their bigger talent pool.

Random Videos of Geekery: Super Powers Collection Commercial!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cool Stuff: Original Comic Art!

Last Original Comic Art post for 2009... let's see what I have for ya!

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Outlaw Kid #7, cover by Herb Trimpe!

Cool Stuff!

It's the final cool stuff for 2009! And it's all DC stuff, and maybe a few other things thrown in here and there...

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This Super Powers Windsock has got to be one of the oddest Super Powers items around!

Monday, December 28, 2009

By the 10's: Sparkler Comics!

Mostly newspaper reprints, here's Sparkler Comics... by the 10's!

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Issue 10!

Monster Monday!

And it's the last Monster Monday for December and 2009! Let's see what we have to wrap up the year in Monster Mondays:

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Ah, yes, that's right... Angry Red Planet to start with!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Children's Book Theatre: MOTU - Teela's Secret, Part 3!

When last we left our intrepid heroes, Teela had wandered off in search of her mother, but fell into a trap by Skeletor, who kicked Evil-Lyn out of Snake Mountain in the process! Evil-Lyn teamed up with Hordak in search of a mystic jewel!

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Puzzle Sunday!

Last week's solution:

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This week's puzzle:

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Well, okay, I guess this is the "Fun" part of "Fun and Games." So here's the following page, with a real puzzle!

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OK, an explanation, because this looks like I'm only giving you half the puzzle... in a way, I am... just because the heading goes over two pages, but the facing page is actually a separate puzzle entirely! So answer to this page next week, plus the facing page's puzzle!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Countdown!

And for the last day of the Christmas Countdown, the last two pages of original art from All-New Collectors Edition C-53 I have in my files!

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From page 62, a game!

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Here's page 64!

And that wraps up this year's Christmas Countdown... we'll see what I come up with next year!

Cool Stuff: Original Comic Art!

Hmmm... should I post an extra-long Original Comic Art post in honor of it being Christmas today? Well, let's find out...

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Page 2 from Ms. Marvel 19, by Carmine Infantino!

Give-A-Show Fridays: Gulliver and Yogi Bear!

This next group of slides was from a 1969 "Gold" set featuring all Hanna-Barbera characters!



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Countdown!

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Here's page 60's art!

Children's Book Theatre: MOTU - Teela's Secret, Part 2!

So, Teela was wanting to find out who her mother was, and Skeletor uses this quest to set a trap for her!

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Castle of Frankenstein #16, Part 8!

We're on to the letter column!

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The letter column has a very nice heading by an artist who signed their name "Ludwig," and features Richard Bojarski's "Baron Von Bungle" at the bottom. Between is a lengthy letter by John J. Fox, Chairman of the Confraternity of Christian DOctrine, who discusses 2001: A Space Odyssey at length.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Countdown!

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Here's the original art for the puzzle on page 59, by Sheldon Mayer (as all these have been)!

By the 10's: Tip Top Comics!

Almost missed the By the 10's for this date! Tip Top was another newspaper reprint title, so let's take a look at what they had to offer!

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Issue 10!

Cool Stuff!

Time for Mego's Comic Action Heroes! At least, I hope these are Comic Action Heroes, and not the Pocket Heroes, since I keep mixing them up!

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Of the two above, I think the Goblin looks best, because he's naturally two-toned, and Mego took advantage of their manufacturing process!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Countdown!

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Unfortunately, I don't have any more pages from that Rudolph story to share... but here's page 58, the first of a bunch of puzzle pages!

By the 10's: Popular Comics!

I don't really know much about this title (other than it at least began with newspaper reprints), so let's just enjoy the gallery of Popular Comics... By the 10's!

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Issue 10!

Monster Monday!

We're starting a new volume of photos (volume 6, if you're counting), and we begin with 20 Million Miles to Earth!

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Countdown!

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Page 25!

Puzzle Sunday!

Last week's solution:

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This week's puzzle:

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Solution next week!

Cool Stuff: Original Comic Art!

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Hope I'm not repeating from last time with page 1 from Millie the Model #185 by Stan Goldberg!

Cool Stuff!

Oh, my mistake... last time around, I said this edition would feature Beaneath the Planet of the Apes... but I was wrong... it's Battle For the Planet of the Apes!

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Note the art differences between this Italian poster and the US poster above it!

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Next, this single Battlestar Galactica merchandise photo... showing two of the 8mm Galactica home movies! And below... Mego Bend 'n Flex figures!

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Yeah, there was some duplication in the photos... didn't think you'd mind!

OK, NOW it's time for Beneath the Planet of the Apes!

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Italian photobustas!

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Swedish poster!

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Italian poster!

Just room for one or two other items...

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...like this Mego Buck Rogers Land Rover (that I don't recognize from the TV show, but it could just be I don't remember it)...

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...and this generic Warner Bros. Cartoon poster featuring Bugs Bunny!

Next time around: Comic Action Heroes and more!