Archive for March 2009

03.16.2009

Watchmen – Mayfair RPG Stats (1987)

Believe it or not, there was a time when Watchmen wasn’t the pinnacle of comic book achievement.  Back in 1987 it was simply a comic book being published by DC and was subject to the same exploitation as all other mid-80s comic books.  To be specific, it was the subject of three role-playing supplements from […]

03.13.2009

Malin Akerman stars in “Watchmen Tour” (funny stuff)

Here is a cute video from “Funny or Die” starring Malin Akerman (who played Silk Spectre).  This video asks how far will hardcore Watchmen fans go just to be around her. $1,000 to watch her sleep? Watchmen Tour with Malin Akerman from Malin Akerman If you can’t view the embedded video, please click here.

03.12.2009

Atari 2600 vs. a modern-day 9 year old

We found my wife’s old Atari 2600 at her mother’s house a few months back.  I’ve been fiddling around with it off-and-on ever since.  Sadly I discovered that it was missing some pieces.  Thanks to what must have been divine intervention, I found the final piece I needed this past weekend.  With great anticipation and […]

03.11.2009

Star Trek Comic Book Advertisement – Nov 1984

The old Blue Devil advertisement I ran the other day seemed to be well-received.  So I decided to feature another old comic book ad today.  Here is a Star Trek comic book advertisement (November 1984) from DC comics.  This particular ad ran shortly after Star Trek III: The Search for Spock hit the theaters.  I’ve […]

03.9.2009

Serv’s in Town!

This is what the quantum physics discussion degenerated into.

03.6.2009

Watchmen – Saturday Morning Cartoon Intro from the late-80’s/early-90’s

This is freakin’ hilarious and brilliant!  It represents everything that was right (and wrong) with late-80’s/early-90’s cartoons.  Genius! Thanks to Michael Bailey of Fortress of Baileytude and Views from the Longbox for directing me to it.

03.6.2009

Watchmen was AWESOME! **NO SPOILERS**

Just saw the Watchmen movie.  Man, it was great!  Don’t worry, no spoilers here.   I just had to say how much I enjoyed it.  Going in I was optimistic, but was still considering the option that it might disappoint.  I was wrong!  It surpassed my wildest dreams. At the start, I told myself to forget […]

03.6.2009

Blue Devil Advertisement – June 1984

Here is an awesome advertisement from Blue Devil #1 (June 1984).  I’ve mentioned it here before, but Blue Devil is one of my top five favorite superheroes.  I think this ad really captures the fun of the series.  All the facial expressions are smiling and cheerful, Blue Devil is leaping into action, and there is […]

03.5.2009

Watchmen Graphic Novel Review

Back in July 2007, the gang from THE UNIQUE GEEK got together to discuss the Watchmen graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. On the call was Jon, Patrick, Todd, Holly, Cary, Maria, Sterling, Michael Bailey, and myself. We discussed the themes, characters, and who is hotter – Dr. Manhatten or Night Owl. You […]

03.4.2009

George Perez/Alex Ross – Blog Crossover

Be sure to check out the FIRESTORM FAN blog today!  Eleven different superhero blogs have combined forces to each cover the George Perez/Alex Ross painting from the Crisis on Infinite Earths 1998 hardcover. Here is a great video promoting the crossover put together by Rick from Mail it to Team-Up and Plastic Man Platitudes.

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