Posts Tagged ‘Superhero’

Fotographical Friday-Toy week: Overgrown kid 

May 12, 2017

The Cinematologist will see you now

March 17, 2010

Ever watch a superhero/sci-fi/horror/etc. movie and think, “Could that really happen to a human body?” Well, my friend (and grad school buddy) Kriota Wilberg answers these questions on her blog The Cinematologist. And here’s a video of her explaining how Peter Parker might be able to shoot webs out of his wrists in the Spiderman movies.

Comics go to the movies…on the cheap

February 22, 2010

Target has a number of complete animated series on DVD for only $5. Good news, huh? Well, sure, but it seems that most are pretty awful shows from the ’80s. I’ve only watched one episode of “Defenders of the Earth” (featuring the super team-up you’ve been waiting for: Flash Gordon, The Phantom and Mandrake the Magician, as well as a less-racist version of his man-servant Lothar) and it put me to sleep in under five minutes.

Christmas loot part 1

January 5, 2010

When I’m back home (where I grew up), as I was for Christmas, I hit the big bookstores since I don’t have any close by my home (where I now live.) And since I’m a cheapskate, I look for bargains.

The Comics: The Complete Collection

Quite a find. Brian Walker (son of Beetle Bailey cartoonist Mort) had put out two massive volumes: “The Comics: Before 1945” and “The Comics: Since 1945.” They’ve been collected in one even more massiver volume called The Comics: The Complete Collection. I think this is a Borders exclusive for $20 instead of $100.

Fantagraphics has been putting out collections of Dennis the Menace a la their great Peanuts ones. Why this was marked down at Barnes and Nobles, I have no idea.

Do I have any plans to start drawing the Marvel way? Nope, but for $3.99 I wanted to have it as a reference book. And it’s a bit of nostalgia – it was in my local library growing up.

How lame am I?

January 4, 2010


I had all these great ideas about how thorough I was going to be with my posts in the new year after an admittedly wimpy December. And here I am, already completely snowed under. So please enjoy these photos of me from Licensing Show a couple of years ago. I’m pictured with a bunch of fictional superheroes and one real one.

What I’m reading this week – Bargain Batman

January 1, 2010


I picked this up for 10 c at a comic book store because I liked the art. Figured it was a good investment

What I’m reading this week – The Dark Knight returns…again

November 13, 2009


I was in NYC last month, stopped in at the Strand Bookstore and picked up used copies of of the first two volumes.

I was in NYC last weekend, stopped in at the Strand Bookstore and picked up a used copy of of the third and last volume.

For the same total price I could have bought the collection.

What I’m reading this week – (That’s a good question)

November 6, 2009


I read a graphic novel collection of this in the library and, really, I could barely follow it.


What I’m reading – From across the pond

August 7, 2009

(On Fridays – if I remember – I’ll tell you what cartoon-related books, comics, articles, children’s menus, etc. I’ve been reading this week.)

I bought a couple of random single issues in a comics shop bargain bin and have been turned on to “Jack Staff” ever since. The stories are a combination of superheros, X-files, cops, vampires and other mystic weirdness. My meager description doesn’t do it justice. Go. Search it out. Right now. (I’ve got 5 collections of Paul Grist’s other character “Kane” that I can’t wait to dig into.)

SPACE recap – Part 4

April 25, 2009
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Ryan Claytor

(I’m going to do my SPACE recap in random posts throughout the next few days, as well as show art from some of the cool people I met there. Please click on it and visit their websites.)

Since SPACE is now a week-old distant memory, it’s time to wrap up my recap with some tidbits:

• Since I live in a small town without a bookstore, I asked my friend Jenny if there was a cool one we could go to in Columbus. We went to Half Price Books. This is the kind of economic model I like: spend money and get twice as much. (Notice that I didn’t say,” Pick out the books you want and pay half as much.”). Yep, I spent a lot there. Here’s what I got, in no particular order and from memory (since it’s a big heavy bag of books, it’s downstairs and I have a bad back.) Frank Miller’s Ronin, a James Sturm book, couple issues of Mome, Tank Girl, Anthology of Graphic Fiction, a collection of Stan and Jan Berenstain’s non-bear cartoons, a DVD of Flash Gordon movie serials and probably a few things I’ve forgotten

• I proved my unmanliness at dinner when Jenny pointed out that Payton Manning was sitting a couple of tables over. I know the Payton Manning is some sort of football guy, but you could point out any person short of a 12-year-old girl, tell me it is Payton Manning and I’d have to agree. Luckily, Jenny’s boyfriend Chris was the same way. Because of our collective lack of testosterone, Jenny had to call one of her “real man” friends who would appreciate such an occurrence.

• On Sunday night we watched my Flash Gordon DVD and another movie Jenny had that no one else would watch with her – “Comicbook-The Movie.” (Straight to DVD, directed my Mark Hamill, filmed mostly at the San Deigo ComiCon, starring a load of cartoon voice talent.) Y’know, how one’s interest in certain subject matter can carry one through a piece of entertainment more so than “regular folk”? That didn’t happen here.