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Thursday, June 28, 2012


Getting closer and closer people!  Comic Con's just two weeks away!  Now let's set the Wayback to 2009 and get going!  Enjoy these pics from Comic Con's not so distant past!

 The Imagi booth promoting the never completed Gatchaman movie.  It's a pity too, because the footage looked awesome.  Imagi had a lot of promise. TMNT was a very faithful adaptation, and Astroboy had good visuals, despite a subpar voice cast, save for Nathan Lane and Samuel L. Jackson.  Oh well.  I guess some things just aren't meant to be.

 Geez, you make one comment about a guy's glowing eyes and he get's all sensitive!

 The most awesome shirt ever!  I want this so bad!

 My good pal Eddy, apparently not enjoying the company of green women.  Perhaps blue is his thing!  (On a side note, it was so hot in the Exhibit Hall, the green make-up was melting off the poor girls!)

The Big Boy, making his first Con appearance!  This guy's getting quite a following at the So Cal Conventions!

 My good friend and Controller Throwers host Riki Medina with a girl who made a dress out of one of the canvas bags they give out every year.  A big deal is made of these bags, and while they are cool to look at, they're not very practical.  They're big, clunky and not strong at at all.  For the last three years, mine has ripped on the Preview Night!

 The most devoted Nintendo Cosplay ever!  Seriously! Count the characters!

 These kids were kickin' it old school with some Golden Age variants!


What did he do?  Eat Grimace?!

 Hanging with Paul Scheer of Human Giant and Children's Hospital fame!  Human Giant was so damn funny!  Wish they'd put it out on DVD already!

 The original Tramp putting in an appearance at the DC booth!

 Three dudes you wouldn't normally see together in the same place!  Damn Licensing Agreements!  A bane to fanboys the world over!

 Sorry, I haven't seen a giant, Blueberry Girl rolling around.  But I do know what you get when you guzzle down sweets!

 Sheesh Waldo!  You're not even trying anymore!

It was a good time by all!  Even the house staff got in on the act!

Well, that's it for this week!  I'll be back next time with more Comic Con pics and, even better, some NEW COMICS!!!  That's right! New MIKE AND MINDY and new MUSHROOMS!!!  So hurry back next week for some more fun!  In the meantime, I'll catch y'all later!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Alright! Comic Con's inching ever so closer!  To celebrate, we're traveling back in time to take a look back at Comic Con 2008!  So hop into the Wayback Machine get ready to relive some memories!

Iron Monger!  I still think the first IRON MAN was the best of all the AVENGERS films!

You all know how it goes from here!  BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL...

Nothing like a little cosplay to get the Con moving!

The much-missed SyFy booth (Back when it was the Sci-Fi Channel).  These guys deserve the booth space more than GLEE does!

Yeesh!  Had to make a quick get away from these Schumacher cast offs!

Not the most convincing Mario Bros., but still a fun pair!

Holy retro Batman!  It's the Bat Cycle!

More Troopers than you can shake a Lightsaber at!

Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo, two of my idols as a kid!

Another much-missed booth: the STARGATE Portal!  Have I ever mentioned that the mainstream has really killed Comic Con for a lot of us?

Imperialism at its finest!

Lego Clone Trooper!  Wish I had that kind of patience!

PLASTIC MAN!!! Who appears to be suffering from some kind of knee tumors!

This was a first: BABYLON 5 cosplay!

Huey, Dewy and Louie!  Come on folks, sing it with me! "DUCKTALES! WOO HOO! EVERYDAY THEY'RE OUT THERE MAKIN'..."

And since it wouldn't be Comic Con without some portly variants, I present you the Fat Borg!

Well, that's all for this week!  I'll be back next time with a look at 2009!  I'd like to apologize for the sparseness of my recent updates.  I've been slammed at work while trying to study for my test and work on my comics as well.  It's not always an easy balance, but I'm trying my best here.  When all this is over, I'll be back to doing more full updates!  In the mean time, take care, and I'll catch y'all later!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Alright folks!  Dust off yer capes and cowls!  Grab yer sketchbooks!  And for God's sake wash your Spider-man underoos!  We are less than a month away from the greatest week of the year: COMIC CON SAN DIEGO!!!

As I've done the last two years, I've borrowed the Way-back Machine from Mr. Peabody and Sherman, so that we may take a trip down memory lane and visit Comic Con's past!  This year, we're going to 2007!  Enjoy!...

Guard duty, FMA style!

Naruto and Bleach cosplay.  Always fun!

Gentle Giant always has an incredible booth!  Just wish I could afford some of their figures!  An interesting side note: the dude that played "Bulk" on Power Rangers works for them! 

Jabba the Hut!  Prior to being fondled by numerous corpulent Slave-girl Leia's!

The Polar Bear from The Golden Compass!  Not too bad a flick.  Admittedly, I only saw it 'cause Sam Elliot was in it!

Whoa!  Talk about a splitting headache!

Now presenting, Optimus Prime on welfare!

Riki Medina... Big fan of Shoot 'Em Up!  He could hardly contain himself!

If you only knew how many hours of my early childhood were spent playing with this!

Lego Chewbacca!  There are guys who get paid six-figure salaries to build these!  Doesn't that piss you off?!

Some more Darth Vader helmets painted for charity!  In the background is the timeline of the entire   Star Wars Universe, including the novels!  It's wild to think that they are people out there with that much free time on their hands!

Darth Vader with grillz!  Somewhere, Li'l John is smiling I'm sure.  At least he would be if he weren't flipping burgers right now!  I mean, seriously... He hasn't done crap in years and there's no way he has any money left!

One of the best things about Comic Con: HOT GIRLS IN COSTUMES!

Even more Hot Girl cosplay!  Actually, she was just a model hired by one of the booths.  Nine times out of ten, that's usually the case at Comic Con.

This bulldog wasn't part of the festivities.  She was out in front of the Tin Fish during a lunch break, and as a former bulldog owner, I couldn't resist snapping a picture!

When publishers collide!  It's Ghostrider and Catwoman sharing a moment outside the Marriott.  Nicholas Cage was actually at the show with his son, Westin.  Both were acting like complete horse's asses and I pretty much lost all respect for Mr. Cage. 

More Marvel/DC mash-up cosplay outside the lobby of the San Diego Convention Center!

Medusa and a Pirate lass!  Now if only a wookie could've lumbered by!

This was a very special droid done for sick little girl by the Make A Wish Foundation.  She was a huge Star Wars fan, but sadly did not live to see her customized droid.  They typically have it there every year, and I always donate.  Hopefully, you will too.

Doctor Who cosplay!  Oddly enough, it's only recently began surfacing at the con.  Surprising, considering that Doctor Who has always had a large following here!

Well, that's all for now!  I hope you enjoyed this "trek" down memory lane.  Next time, we'll go back to 2008 and relive some more awesome Con Memories!  Take care, and I'll catch y'all later!