Saturday, December 28, 2013

What Did You Get For Christmas?

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I sure did. My wife indulges my nerdery! Here's most of what I got.

Hulk stuff from my wife.

Marvel 3 3/4 inch action figures from my wife.

Heroes Season 1 DVD from my wife. Blu-rays from my son. He also got us a blu-ray player. I guess it's about time we joined the 21st century! :)

A couple of Uncle John's Bathroom Readers and a People of Walmart boxed calendar from my wife.

Trading cards from my wife. I'll probably blog about the Mars Attacks Invasion cards in a later post.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmastime!

Here's Stan Lee reading 'Twas The Night Before Christmas'.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

New Christmas T-Shirt #4

I'm really late posting this. My wife and I saw the Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show tonight.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New Christmas T-Shirt #1

I got four new Christmas t-shirts this year. So, like it or not, you'll be seeing my ugly mug for the next four days. :) Check out all the shirts I wore last December here.

Monday, December 16, 2013

M-M-Merry Christmas From Max Headroom

Wow! I haven't posted anything for over a month and it's nine days until Christmas. This holiday season is coming way too fast for me. I finally finished my tree yesterday and I have almost all of my decorations up. Also, I've been working a lot of over-time and things are kind of hectic. But, enough about me. You come here for tidings and joy! lol

I have a full box of Max Headroom Christmas cards put out by Hallmark in 1986. I found these at a thrift store many, many years ago for 99¢. I loved Max back in the 80s. Here's the front and inside of the cards.

And here's Max's classic holiday song from 1986 - Merry Christmas Santa Claus (You're a Lovely Guy)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Akron Comicon Recap - Guests

Here's some of the artists and writers I met at The Akron Comicon.

Mike W. Barr - - Some of Mike's writing credits include Camelot 3000, Batman and the Outsiders, Mantra, The Maze Agency, Batman: Son of the Demon, Star Trek and Star Wars.

Darryl Banks - Some of Darryl's art credits include Doc Savage: Man of Bronze, The Wild Wild West, Justice Machine, Legion of Superheroes, Green Lantern (he co-created the Kyle Rayner GL and Parallax), Captain America, X-Men, Tomb Raider: Epiphany, GI Joe Reloaded and Johnnie Zombie.

Mike Gustovich - Mike created the superhero team Justice Machine. He also did art for Marvel, DC, First, Eclipse and Milestone comics.

Ron Frenz - Some of Ron's writing and art credits include Ka-Zar the Savage, Superman: The Man of Steel, Thunderstrike, The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Thor, Captain America, Star Wars, The Avengers and The Fantastic Four.

Chris Sprous - Some of Chris's art credits include Legionnaires, Tom Strong (co-created with Alan Moore), Batman, Justice League, X-Men, Spider-Man, Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind's Eye, Ocean and Number of the Beast.

Tom Batiuk - Tom is the creator of the nationally syndicated comic strips Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft.

Tony Isabella - Tony's comic book career began in 1972 as an assistant to Stan Lee and Roy Thomas at Marvel. He created Black Lightning for DC and co-created Tigra for Marvel. His other credits include Comics Buyer's Guide, 1000 Comics You Must Read, Captain America, Daredevil, Doc Savage, Dracula, Elvira, Ghost Rider, Hawkman, Luke Cage, Mickey Mouse, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Star Wars, Jack Kirby's Satan's Six and Superman.

Jon Bogdanove - Some of Jon's art and writing credits include Superman: The Man of Steel (he co-created Steel and drew and helped write Death of Superman), Power Pack and Fantastic Four vs. The X-Men.

Autographs and quick sketches.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Akron Comicon Recap - Cosplayers

This past Saturday me, my brother and nephew went to the 2nd Annual Akron Comicon. We had a great time. This show has grown since the first one and probably needs more room next year. There were lots of wonderful guests and cosplayers and I bought some cool things. I'm going to recap the Comicon over several posts this week. Starting with the cosplayers.

Winners of the Best Adult Female and Male Costumes. Indigo-1, Kabuki, Black Widow, The Scarecrow and Harvey Birdman.

Winners of the Best Children's Costume. Weeping Angel, a Dalek and baby Chewbacca.

Best Overall Costume. Vilessence Vile.

Red Skull, Thor, Black Widow and Loki.

Moon Knight


The Joker and Harley Quinn

Wonder Woman


The Joker and The Scarecrow

Dr. Who

Jack Sparrow vs. Vilessence Vile

Chewie, Han and Leia

TARDIS, Weeping Angel and Dalek

Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham



Not sure who this is supposed to be.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Countdown To Akron Comicon Day 1

This coming Saturday is the 2nd Annual Akron Comicon. I went to the first one last year and had a blast! You can see my photos from it here. I'm really looking forward to going again this year.

To get myself in the mood, I am wearing a different comic book shirt each day this week and will share a picture of it for all to see. Because who doesn't like to see my t-shirt collection? :)

Visit Akron Comicon at these links --


Sunday, November 03, 2013

After Halloween Bargains

Yesterday I went shopping to see what Halloween stuff I could find on clearance. This is my loot.

From Target. Everything was 50% to 70% off. I spent about $22.00.

More candy I really don't need.

A trio of Muppets. Fozzie, Yoda and Kermit.

Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs.

An adult large bug appendage and scrapbook stickers.

Star Wars Play Packs!

Some decorations I can use this month.

From Spirit Halloween I bought a large jointed skeleton for $4.00.

From Rose's Discount Store I got two banners, a skull and some treat bags all for $4.50.