Archive for the superheroes Category

12.6.2010

Mayfairstivus Day 6 – Animal Man

Welcome back for the sixth day of Mayfairstivus, the nine day celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! We took a break on Saturday and Sunday, but we’re back today for more Mayfairstivus holiday fun!  Today we’ll be looking at the 1989 character card for Animal Man! I don’t talk about him much here, […]

12.3.2010

Mayfairstivus Day 3 – Doctor Fate

Welcome back for the third 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 Doctor Fate! If you are new to ONCE UPON A GEEK, then you may not know that I’m a tremendous Doctor Fate fan!  He’s one of […]

12.2.2010

Mayfairstivus Day 2 – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Edition

Welcome back for the second day of Mayfairstivus, the nine day celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! Today we’ll be looking at all three editions of this RPG. DC HEROES ROLE-PLAYING GAME – FIRST EDITION – 1985 The first edition of the DC Heroes Role-Playing Game was released in the summer of 1985.  […]

12.1.2010

Mayfairstivus Day 1 – DC Heroes RPG

Welcome to the first day of Mayfairstivus!  This holiday event lasting nine days celebrates Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! From 1985-1993 this was one of the premier superhero role-playing games! A holiday event in December lasting nine days?  Hmmm…  Okay, you caught us.  A few comic bloggers decided to use this year’s Hanukkah celebration […]

11.30.2010

New Captain Marvel T-Shirt – SHAZAM!

Check out this sweet new Captain Marvel (a.k.a. Shazam) shirt I got from my father as a belated birthday present!  I dig how the lightning bolt is sort of curvy, rather than harsh zig-zag lines. Love it.  SHAZAM!

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.

11.24.2010

Fathers and Sons

Okay, I haven’t read any Batman comics regularly in the past few years.  I read Batman: RIP and didn’t care for it.  Even though I’m a HUGE Tim Drake fan, I walked away from Robin once it became Red Robin.  I’d simply had enough of the craziness in the Bat-verse and wasn’t interested in Grant […]

11.18.2010

Green Lantern Trailer

The Green Lantern trailer is finally available!  Okay, now discuss.

11.16.2010

Alpha Flight Funnies

As some of you may remember, I’m a big Alpha Flight fan.  Yes, they are the laughing stock of the Marvel superhero jet-set, but I still love them.  Thanks to Rob over at The Aquaman Shrine, I stumbled across this series of Alpha Flight comic strips by James Duncan.  They are hilarious!  Below I’ve presented […]

11.12.2010

Malibu Ultraverse Origins

As I wrote earlier this week, Malibu’s Ultraverse was full of creativity and energy.  I’ve come across an issue entitled Ultraverse Origins that was published eight months after the Ultraverse line launched.  This book contains some good, succinct origin tales for many of the characters.  Today I’m presenting just a handful of these origin stories. […]

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