The first of the DC items I have for you today is this pair of Batman Super Powers Sunglasses! Those lenses may be break-resistant, but nothing on the package claims they'll stay on the frame -- and that's a good thing, eh? More after the jump!
Next week, we start a whole mess of Bionic stuff, with Kenner's Six Million Dollar Man set, followed by Kenner's Bionic Woman set, and then the all-different Chad Valley sets! It'll be Bionic for a while here!
As promised, here's the first part of the Peter Potamus coloring book! I remember fondly watching these cartoons as a kid... and that's why I picked Peter Potamus to be the theme for this months Random Videos of Geekery! More of the book follows after the jump!
Breed: The list of “Famous Dogs” identifies him as a terrier, while I always thought he was some kind of bulldog. Wikipedia refers to Bandit as a small white bulldog. Original Appearances: The Jonny Quest animated series, naturally! Other Appearances: Bandit also appeared in Jonny Quest comic books and other books. He was immortalized in plastic in a Jonny Quest action figure set produced by McFarlane Toys. Biography: Primarily used as comic relief, let's face it... Bandit was not present as protection for his master, Jonny! However, one cannot igore the fact that he's usually pretty brave for such a small dog, even if his curiosity gets him into trouble often. Since he accompanies the Quests, Race Bannon and Hadji everywhere, he is probably the most well-traveled dog in any Hanna-Barbera cartoon with the exception of Scooby-Doo and probably Astro from The Jetsons. Powers: Bandit has an amazing ability to understand human speech, especially Jonny's.
Group Affiliation: The Quest family. Miscellaneous: Series creator Doug Wildey appearently wanted Jonny to have a monkey as a pet, but was overruled by Hanna and Barbera. An alternative version of Bandit was used in “The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest,” although he was portrayed straighter, without comic relief.
Next month, the Dog of the Geek feature will focus on werewolves for October's "Countdown to Halloween"!
The next story in Amazing Adventures #1 is “Trespasser in Time,” (art by Alex Schomburg) and in it we are introduced to Tom Graves, star pupil of Professor Jason Arnold. Professor Arnold has created a new compound that, when injected into a test animal, the animal disappears! The Professor stupidly stabs himself with the hypo, disappearing himself, and Graves decides to follow suit to help!
Graves finds himself in a strange, unearthly locale where he is chased by a strange creature into a “stream” that appears to be a constant rainbow of colors, not water! He discovers the Professor in the stream as well, and the Professor says that they're stranded in the fourth dimension, and further says that the stream they're in is the stream of time! Um, right...
Anyway, Graves decides to leave the stream of time, only to encounter that monster again. The Professor says that the tablets in his pocket is their only chance, but before he can take them, the monster touches the professor, aging him instantly to death! Graves reaches for the tablets, but before he can take one, the creature attacks him – but then suddenly, another of the creatures (with a blue instead of red head) appears and attacks the first creature!
The blue creature kills the red one, and Graves takes one of the tablets. He appears in the Professor's lab, and is trying to convince himself it was all a dream, but then a spectral woman appears in front of him, saying that she had touched him just as he was taking the tablets, bringing her with him!
She assumed this new form when she arrived in our dimensional world. She tries to convince Graves to return with her, and she nearly convinces him.... but a clock strikes, and she fades away as two men enter the office. They recognize Graves, but say that the lab had been locked since Graves and the Professor disappeared eight years ago! Graves also notices that half his face has been aged to that of an old man, where the woman had touched him! Graves concludes his tale with the revelation that he plans to return to the other dimension before long!
And we're starting a new volume of photos today, which means first the stuff that's named with a number first, then the a's, and so on!
And so, the first stuff is 8" Mego figures, with Aqualad above! More after the jump!
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