Archive for the superheroes Category

01.11.2011

The Irredeemable Ant-Man is Irredeemable Once Again

Marvel just finished a fun three-issue mini-series entitled, Ant-Man & Wasp.  It was written and penciled by Tim Seeley with inks by Victor Olazaba.  The mini-series has action, humor, and some cool science.  I’m a big fan of the All-New Ant-Man as well as Hank Pym.  If you like either of these characters, I highly […]

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.  […]

12.20.2010

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 […]

12.10.2010

Mayfairstivus – Be Part of the Legend

Today concludes my coverage of Mayfairstivus, the celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! What a crossover it’s been!  Over 60 posts across 19 different blogs!  Unbelievable!  Just goes to show how much excitement this game system can generate.  I apologize for missing the past two days here;  a lack of sleep and real-world […]

12.7.2010

Mayfairstivus Day 7 – Starman (Will Payton)

Welcome back for the seventh day of Mayfairstivus, the nine day celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! Today we’ll be looking at the 1989 character card for Starman (Will Payton)! The Will Payton Starman series holds a special place in my heart.  While the Jack Knight Starman was the best-written, Will Payton’s adventures […]

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