Sunday, May 31, 2009

The votes are in!

And Star Trek is a winner! 100 percent of all voters thought it rated either Very Good or Excellent! And that's such an outstanding response to what many call the first Star Trek movie since Star Trek IV The Voyage Home to appeal to general audiences!

It was a good movie and though I had problems with some aspects of it, I can't wait for a sequel!

Thanks for voting!

Friday, May 29, 2009


Krypto is another favorite of mine... I think it started with The Adventures of Superboy cartoon, which always featured Krypto and Superboy!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Aquaman vs. Black Manta

Art by Keith Giffen!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Fortress of Solitude

Most of us have someplace we like to go to get away from the worries of daily life and relax, so why should Superman be any different?

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wile E. Coyote

I found this art and just had to use it! Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner are my favorite Looney Tunes!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Earth 2 Superman

In anticipation of DC's big summer event!

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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Superboy vs Captain Marvel Jr.

Sidekicks battle it out! Round 1: Captain Marvel Jr. versus Superboy! Art by George Per├ęz and Jerry Ordway!

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Friday, May 08, 2009

Star Trek First Thoughts

I saw the movie at midnight last night and what a ride it was!! There was a lot to like about it, and I won't spoil it by talking at length about it, but it's safe to say the Star Trek franchise is in safe hands.

I just hope it won't be another seven years before we get another movie!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ocean Warrior Aquaman

While on vacation, I wandered into a Wal-Mart toy section and there it was! the DC Universe Classics Action Figure of Ocean Warrior Aquaman! This was released in February of this year, but none of the Wal-Mart or Toys 'R' Us locations I go to seem to have any of these figures at all. I had been looking for it on eBay, but the figure usually went for 20 or 25 dollars plus shipping costs. All in all, it would have cost close to fifty bucks with eBay.
I don't think anyone could have predicted my reaction when I stumbled on this figure at the very back of a peg. I was seeing multiples of Captain Cold and Kid Flash, when I happened on this! I know I squealed like a girl and maybe even peed myself a little! I was really that excited! And best of all, this figure was mine for only 11.88!Great deal!

Curry Graves

Art by the talented Ivan Reis and Jim Aparo! I love Geoff Johns! In the prelude to The Blackest Night he easily lays out the current status of my favorite hero. It appears Final Crisis is being ignored, for that I am grateful. It'd be too hard explaining how another Aquaman was able to participate in the last big DC event. I know he'll be appearing in The Blackest Night but I hope he finds a way back to the land of the living shortly thereafter!

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Poll Results!

The last poll asked which Aquaman costume was your favorite! Thanks for participating and here are the results!

1. Coming in first place is the classic orange and green with 40 percent of the vote! Easily, Aquaman is the one hero you think of when you mention the color scheme orange and green. With or without black shorts, this is his most identifiable look.

2/3 (Tie). In second place with 20 percent of the vote is the costume I've dubbed the 'Retro-classic'. It debuted in the 15th issue of the latest series. I really liked this costume because the 'A' on his belt was also the 'A' in his logo at the time. The logo fit the costume perfectly and I consider both of them retro-classic.

2/3 (Tie). Also in second was my favorite costume, the blue camouflage, which debuted in Aquaman's first mini-series! This graceful outfit was beautifully illustrated by Craig Hamilton. This mini-series debuted in 1986 and Craig Hamilton still gets requests for commissions featuring it. I loved this costume and the mini-series equally. It's too bad the planned follow-up mini-series never got off the ground.

4. Second from the bottom with only eight percent of the vote is Aquaman's gladiator look. It debuted in the longest running Aquaman series yet with 75 issues (his first series lasted 63 issues). It was by writer Peter David, who decided to do some very drastic things to the character. Although I didn't like his new costume, harpoon hand, long hair or beard, I loved how he was being written and enjoyed the series until editorial interference drove Peter David off the book.

5. Last place with only four percent of the vote goes to newcomer, Arthur Joseph Curry, who was the lead in the Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis series. I liked the short sleeves on this costume, but not the bracelets, belt, shoulder pads, or sword. Swords underwater sounds stupid to me.

Thanks again for voting and look for the new Star Trek poll in the sidebar!

Back From Vacation!

I meant to post a note saying the blog would be quiet while I enjoyed a holiday. But in the rush to pack my bags, I forgot.

Nevertheless, I'm back from a very enjoyable holiday and even have some Aqua-news to share!

Regular posting will resume shortly.