Saturday, June 19, 2010

Movie of the Week: The Mysterians!

Here's the trailer, with memorabilia after the jump!

Dog of the Geek: Ace the Bat-Hound!

Breed: German Shepherd
Original Appearances: Batman and Detective Comics from 1955 to about 1964.
Other Appearances: DC Direct plush figure, “Krypto the Superdog” cartoon and toy line (see Miscellaneous)
Biography: Ace the Bathound was a german shepherd owned by John Wilker. Bruce Wayne found the dog after Wilker was kidnapped, and used him to find Wilker. Because of Ace's distinctive markings, when the dog insisted on going out with Batman and Robin, Robin fashioned a mask for the dog. Later, Wilker gave Ace to Bruce Wayne.
Powers: No special abilities, other than being very well-trained.
Group Affiliation: None
Miscellaneous: DC introduced a post-Crisis Ace in the 1990s that didn't last very long. The Kingdom Come miniseries featured a very different Ace as well. In “Batman Beyond,” the elderly Bruce Wayne had a great dane named Ace, who is not referred to as “Bathound.” In “Krypto the Superdog,” another version of Ace is introduced, equipped with a variety of gadgetry he uses as Bathound. This Ace insisted he was Batman's partner, not his pet. Another animated version of Ace appeared in the “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” episode “Legends of the Dark Mite,” although it's unknown if this Ace will reappear.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Give-A-Show Fridays: Deputy Dawg, Lassie, and Captain Kangaroo!

It's a triple-feature this week!

Cool Stuff! Spider-Man Stuff!

This installment starts out with Ideal's 1973 Spider-Man playcase! Kind of similar to Amsco's Marvel World I posted a week or two ago, but with many more supporting cast members! More after the jump!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

By the 10s: Four Color Comics, Part 8!

This installment begins with issue 710's "Francis the Talking Mule"! More after the jump!

CBT: Superman From Krypton to Metropolis, Part 2!

So, we left off with Krypton exploding, and Kal-El being rocketed towards Earth!

More after the jump!
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And we'll leave young Clark Kent's toddler days, and pick this up again with his career as Superboy!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Original Comic Art!

First artwork this time around is page 1 from Fantastic Four #123, by John Buscema! More after the jump!

Cool Stuff!

This installment starts with more Planet of the Apes stuff!

There'll be more stills from Planet of the Apes (and probably non-still stuff) after the jump!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monster Monday!

And, first up for this week's Monster Monday is this still from "Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman"! More after the jump!

By the 10s: Four Color Comics, Part 7!

This installment starts out with issue 610, with an adaptation of "Drum Beat," starring Alan Ladd! More after the jump!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Puzzle Sunday!

Last week's solution:
This week's puzzle after the jump!

CBT: Superman From Krypton to Metropolis, Part 1!

So, we'll see how many posts this one will take, I'll try to make breaks where appropriate!

More after the jump!
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As you can see, this children's book has a pretty good pedigree, being written by E. Nelson Bridwell, with art by Ross Andru, Adrian Gonzales, Mike DeCarlo, and Gene D'Angelo! This book was published in 1982 as part of a four-volume library of books with cassettes by Fisher-Price, with the other volumes covering Batman, Wonder Woman, and the JLA. Back in January, I placed a bid on a complete set of these, but was way outbid right at the end of the auction, so I still have just this volume!

With Baby Kal-El's departure from Krypton, we'll leave it off here, and pick it up with the rocket's arrival in Smallville!