Saturday, January 02, 2010

Cool Stuff: Original Comic Art!

And with the first "Original Art" post of 2010, let's see what we have:

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Here's page 13 from Rex the Wonder Dog #21, by Carmine Infantino - who's noted many times that Detective Chimp was his favorite feature to draw!

Movie of the Week: Brides of Dracula!

You oughta know the drill by now... first, the trailer!


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!