Sunday, October 25, 2009

Superboy and Red Robin

Art by Francis Manapul!

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Supergirl

Art by Ian Churchill!

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Car!

My Kia Sephia needs work and at this point in the car's lifetime, I think it'll cost more to fix than it will ever be worth, so I considered purchasing a new vehicle. I looked online and really couldn't find a lot in my price range, but there was a Suzuki model that looked pretty good... It was a matter of seeing how I fit in it. I'm happy to say I fit just fine! It's a Suzuki SX4 Sedan Sport model. It actually has way more head room than the Kia and the trunk is huge! It's completely loaded with heated seats and mirrors, smartpass entry system, 9 speaker stereo system, 17" alloy wheels, and bunches of other cool things! And at a price I can reasonably afford! I pick the new car up Tuesday after work!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Superman

By Drew Johnson!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

More Action Figures!

Well, just one figure, really. This was another recent eBay win... It features the Sword of Atlantis Aquaman (Arthur Joseph Curry)! I was never a fan of this character but I love Shane Davis' artwork (upon which this series is based) and I read somwhere that he's a big Aquaman fan so I'll buy it because Aqua-fans need to support our hero... even the less appealing versions.Still, it's a great looking action figure!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Aquaman Merchandise!

I'm now the proud owner of these wonderful busts! Aquaman was designed by Carlos Pacheco, and Mera was designed by Terry Dodson!

First up is our hero himself, Aquaman! Comes complete with trident! Features the helping tentacles of Topo, his octopus companion. I don't even mind that Aquaman's belt and symbol are completely wrong... it still looks great! I really like the way his shirt catches the light... very nice! And number 56 out of 3000 isn't bad either!


And here's Mera (and Topo again)! Mera has never gotten this kind of attention from DC before... She hasn't even been made into an action figure yet! So, you can see I had no choice but to support her by purchasing it and letting DC know there's an audience waiting for more Aqua-merchandise! Number 118 out of 3000, so still pretty good!
They look great together!

Monday, October 19, 2009

January Solicits Are Out!

Of course, there isn't much Aqua-related news, but check out the cover to Blackest Night Wonder Woman #2! Wonder Woman versus Mera! And best of all, the artist who drew this remembered Mera has flippers, rather than feet! They're hard to see, but they're there!

I don't think Mera's been drawn that way since Aquaman's first mini-series (featuring the blue camoflage suit). And then, she was only in the first issue. Of course, I'm happy to see Mera appear anywhere, whether she has feet or flippers, because Aquaman usually isn't far behind, although I'm not sure if that will be the case here. I'm just glad Mera's still alive at this point in the series! Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Flash, Wonder Woman, Hawk, Tempest, and Firestorm are all part of the Black Lantern Corps.

I guessed early on that the end of the Blackest Night will somehow leave us with the original Aquaman back in the land of the living, but with the body count getting up there, there's a lot of people who'll need to come back by the time it's all over. Aquaman and Tempest better be among them!

Superman Bataman Public Enemies

First off, this is a great DVD! Go out and buy it now! Even though it's a skimpy 66 minutes, it's some of the best animation Warner Premiere has released to date! And even though Aquaman does not appear at all, many DC Heroes and Villains do, including Black Manta (arch-nemsis of the original Aquaman) and King Shark (friend to Arthur Joseph Curry-Aquaman Sword of Atlantis). Here are some cool stills...
Black Manta front and center!
Villains attack!

Batman versus King Shark! Superman blasted by Manta!
Shark versus Bat!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Action Figures

The Pop Culture Fair was on today and I wandered down to see what they might have to offer. I found Aquaman's arch-nemesis, Black Manta, for 25 dollars...
and a super-cool-holy-crap-this-looks-so-awesome! Hawkman for 10! I probably would have paid at least 20 dollars Canadian for each figure (including shipping) if I bought them off eBay, so all in all, good deals!Considering I wasn't even planning to purchase these figures, I've gotten the two harder ones out of the way. There's just a regular Aquaman and a variant (long hair Aquaman) that were released in the same wave as Black Manta. All I need is the regular version and I'll have all the Aquaman related DC Universe Classics figures! Sweet!
I'm not a huge Hawkman fan, but this figure looked so cool that I had to buy it! His colors are so vivid and his wings are posable too... I'm actually tempted to take him out of the plastic and display him in very cool ways!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blackest Night Kal-L

Art by Eddy Barrows!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Newest Aqua-Addition!

I recently won this awesome action figure of Aquaman from an auction on eBay. It arrived today and I'm very pleased! They've based this line of action figures on the artwork of George Perez, the artist who drew the original series. I must say, I like being able to buy figures based on the artwork of some of the greatest talents at DC Comics... George Perez, Ed McGuiness, Alex Ross, and Shane Davis, to name a few.

Aquaman's number two enemy, Ocean Master, will be released in the next wave of the series. It'll also be the first time an Ocean Master action figure has been made. I think it's due out by the end of the year...

Blackest Night Titans Redux

An update to a previously posted wallpaper... one that greatly improves it, in my opinion!

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Doctor Fate

Art by Todd McFarlane!

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Blackest Night Titans

Featuring the art of George Perez!

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Must Have January!

The DC Universe: The Source just made my day! Here's artist extraordinaire, George Perez, homaging himself! And on nothing less than the (1 in 25) variant cover for Blackest Night Titans #3! Featuring Aquagirl and Tempest (the former Aqualad!!) Blackest Night versions, to be sure, but it still counts for this Aqua-fan! This is going to be my birthday present to myself and I can't wait! SWEEEEEEEEETTTTTT!!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Aqualad

This required a lot of drawing on my part, and although I'm not the greatest artist, I think it turned out pretty good!

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Poll Results!

The question last time was which Chief Engineer was your favorite?
And the winner, hands-down with 44 percent of the vote, is none other than Montgomery (Scotty) Scott! He set the standard for all other engineers and was my vote as well!
Second place was claimed by Charles (Trip) Tucker III with 20 percent of the vote. Trip was one of the few characters on Enterprise that I really liked... And not only because of his propensity to run around the ship in his tight blue Starfleet underwear!!
And there was a three way tie for third place! Receiving 12 percent of the vote are Geordi LaForge, Miles O'Brien, and B'Elanna Torres from The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager! Geordi wasn't the first Chief Engineer The Next Generation had... In fact, there was no regular Chief Engineer for the entire first season! Season 2 saw Geordi move to Chief Engineer... it was a good transition for Geordi, as he was not getting a lot to do on the Bridge, sitting at Ops.
Miles O'Brien came from The Next Generation. He appeared in the pilot episode, 'Encounter at Farpoint' as a tactical officer on the battle bridge, and then five episodes later as a security officer. He worked his way up to Transporter Chief on The Next Generation before he left for Deep Space Nine.
B'Elanna Torres was a little hot-tempered, but she was an interesting character! And quite a change in dynamic from all the other Star Trek series... The first Star Trek series with a woman Captain also gets a female Chief Engineer! About bloody time, I say...Thanks for voting and look for a new poll appearing soon!