Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day Gifts

My wife and I went to the mall Saturday and I took some pictures of some stuff that would make great Father's Day gifts. :)













Saturday, June 20, 2015

Earl Norem R.I.P.

I was sad to read online that Earl Norem had passed away. He painted a bunch of really great covers for Marvel magazines in the 1970s. I especially love his Rampaging Hulk magazine covers. Here's a sampling of his artwork through the years and some Facebook quotes from his family--















Thursday, June 11, 2015

R.I.P. Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee was a legend! I grew up watching him in the Hammer horror films and I even enjoyed him as Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequels.

I googled him and found this video and some pictures that I liked. Rest in peace, sir.












Saturday, May 30, 2015

Open That Box! Day

Today is Open That Box! Day over on the Non-Sport Update Forums. It's the day where everyone is encouraged to open a box of trading cards and share the results on the forum.

I opened a box of Fleer 1995 Fox Kids Network cards that I bought at a flea market last weekend for $1.00! It's a cool set if you're a fan of mid 90s Saturday morning cartoons. The set features cards from The Tick, Spider-Man, X-Men, Eek!Stravaganza and Bobby's World.

The full set has 150 cards and I got 77 of them plus 31 doubles. I'll have to find my wantlist to see if I need any of these for my set. I know I bought a bunch of these back in the 90s when they first came out, mainly for The Tick cards. I sure wish they made sketch cards back then, that would have been cool!

Click on this link to see what boxes everyone else is opening.







Sunday, May 10, 2015

My Adventures On Free Comic Book Day

Well, better late than never. Here's how I spent my Free Comic Book Day 2015.

 The nerdiness actually started the night before. I saw Avengers: Age of Ultron.
I highly recommend seeing it!

 Here's all of the free comic books I got.

 Other free stuff I picked up.

 First stop was JC Comics & Cards.

 I was greeted by Batman and a small Power Ranger.

 I spent over an hour in line.

 Some of the books on the wall. I have those two Hulk comics!

 John, the owner, dresses up as the Joker each year.

 I bought these four books from his quarter box.

 Second stop was Books-A-Million!

 Avengers Assemble!

 The cashier was dressed up as Emma Frost, The White Queen.

 I bought a Funko Marvel Mystery Mini and got Deadpool.

 Lunch time at Fred's Diner!

 I had the bacon cheeseburger, my wife had a patty melt.

 The third comic shop was the Quaker Square News Stand.
They just changed their name to Quaker Square Comics after FCBD.

 The building was the original Quaker Oats Company and has tons of memorabilia.

 I bought a Hulk magnet.

 The fourth and final comic shop was Kenmore Komics & Games.
I love the metal Spider-Man on the side of his building.
This is my regular comic shop that I go to every two weeks.

 I bought one book from the quarter box and five packs of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. trading cards.

 The day didn't end there. We stopped at the Goodwill and I bought a Garfield book and a shot glass from the local defunct amusement park Geauga Lake.

 We then went to the race track track/casino where they were celebrating the Kentucky Derby by holding a funny hat contest.

 I "won" an old generic Iron Man 2 cup.

I played The Wizard of Oz Haunted Forest slot machine.

 I didn't win anything, but it was fun.

We ended the day at Five Below where I bought this Infinity Gauntlet t-shirt.

It was a really fun day!
On Sunday I went to Oddmall.
But, that will have to wait for another post.