Archive for the comic books Category

12.29.2010

Doctor Doom versus Doctor Who

The Eleventh Doctor locked in a life or death struggle with Doctor Doom as the Fantastic Four and Amy Pond look on helplessly! Here is the inked version before coloring. I couldn’t resist posting this insanely awesome picture here!  Drawing by Dan McDaid with colors by Dean Trippe.  Found via HeroPress.net.

12.28.2010

Norman Rockwell Homage by John Byrne

Long-time readers of ONCE UPON A GEEK may recall I’m a big fan of Norman Rockwell.  My good buddy Ravenface recently directed me to a wonderful Norman Rockwell tribute by John Byrne done in 2007.  This is a homage to Rockwell’s famous “Runaway” painting.  Check out the inked work below, and further down is a […]

12.27.2010

Listen Up: Christmas Podcast Insanity

Listen up folks!  I recently appeared on three, count ‘em THREE, Christmas-themed podcasts.  Sorry I didn’t get this posted before Christmas, but now you can listen to these holiday-spirited podcasts without all the pressure of gift-buying and annoying relatives. . Chick here for the VIEWS FROM THE LONGBOX 2010 Christmas episode! Michael Bailey and I […]

12.25.2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

We here at ONCE UPON A GEEK wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas Eve!  To help celebrate, please enjoy some holiday-themed comic book covers! 25 Santa Claus comic book covers 23 holiday season covers A few more holiday season covers Merry Geekmas!

12.24.2010

REVIEW: DC Comics The 75th Anniversary Poster Book

THE BOOK DC Comics: The 75th Anniversary Poster Book contains 100 of the most important, most beautiful, and most bizarre DC Comics covers ever.  These oversized covers span from the classic Action Comics #1 (1938) to modern tales such as Batman: RIP (2008).  One of the coolest features of this book are the perforated pages.  […]

12.21.2010

I Miss Discount Comic Boxes

Anyone else miss discount comic boxes?  Remember when you’d go into a comic book store and troll through the 25 cent or 50 cent bins?  I’d spend hours and hours pouring over those boxes trying to fill in collections or find new books to try.  That’s where I found most of my Bronze Age gems […]

12.20.2010

Superhero Underwear: If you buy these, please don’t tell me

While shopping at Wal-Mart this past weekend, I stumbled across these superhero briefs for men.  Yes, these are for adults.  They look like overgrown Underoos.  While I’m always thrilled to find superhero apparel, these are not something I would wear. This takes scaring away the ladies and reinforcing stereotypes to a whole new level.   And […]

12.15.2010

Listen Up: Who’s Who for You!

Listen up folks!  I recently appeared on an episode of VIEWS FROM THE LONGBOX!  In this episode Michael Bailey and I discuss DC’s Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe. We cover everything Who’s Who related starting with the original 26 issue series and then getting into Update ’87, Update ’88, Who’s Who […]

12.13.2010

Blue Devil Coming to the Justice Society

Blue Devil is coming to the Justice Society!  Hot dog!  Apparently new writer Marc Guggenheim is interested in expanding the team roster.  According to this article on Comic Book Resources, it appears everybody’s favorite “weirdness magnet” is set to the join the team in just a couple weeks with Justice Society of America #46. Here […]

11.25.2010

Happy Thanksgiving from ONCE UPON A GEEK!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you geeks here in the United States! For my international readers… sorry, our country is closed today for parade watching, massive turkey consumption, and tryptophan-induced comas. Come back tomorrow for the craziest shopping day of the year.

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