Posts Tagged comic book


Get Your Own Parody Comic Book Portrait!

Artist Billy Penn (Hot Shot & Mighty Girl, Savage Dragon) is currently running a special on Parody Comic Book Portraits! Click the advertisement below to enlarge. For Father’s Day 2009, my wife commissioned Billy to draw a parody comic book cover featuring me. Billy created the brilliant homage to Flash #123 (Sept. 1961) you see […]


Doctor Fate Fan Art by Thuddleston and AlexMax

Today we’re looking at some fan-created art of Doctor Fate!  In case you weren’t aware, Doctor Fate is one of my all-time favorite superheroes!  Click here to view my other Doctor Fate related posts. First up we have two fantastic images of Doctor Fate by Terry Huddleston (Thuddleston on deviantART).  I LOVE this pop-art style!  […]


Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on DVD Today

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated series comes out on DVD today from Walt Disney Studios!  They’ve spread the first 13 action-packed episodes across two volumes. I’ve been an avid collector of Avengers comic books since the early 1990s.  I love this team and I love these characters.  The animated series really has an interesting […]


Awesome Find: Starman Trade Paperback

While strolling through a local comic shop this past weekend, I came across the very first Starman trade paperback!  I own the individual issues (#0 – 5), and I realize the beautiful yet expensive omnibuses are available, but this first trade is special to me. It was first collected in 1996, a time when trade […]


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


Comic Book Themed Wrist Watches

I’ve owned a few comic book related watches over the years.  Most have moved on to the great temporal graveyard in the sky, however, I’ve hung on to a couple worth sharing. Below is a Fossil watch from 1989 featuring a fantastic drawing of the Joker.  I’m fairly confident the artist was Kyle Baker.  I […]


Listen Up: Star Wars Marvel Comics… Plif!

Do you love the old Star Wars comics from Marvel?  Then you need to check out Two True Freaks Star Wars Monthly Mondays! Hosts Scott Gardner and Chris Honeywell were kind enough to invite me to join them for Star Wars Monthly Monday #24 (Two True Freaks episode #144). In this episode we’re joined by […]


Doctor Fate Essential Reading List

As some of you may already know, Doctor Fate is one of my all-time favorite superheroes.  A buddy of mine, Justin Clarke, recently asked me to recommend some Doctor Fate stories worth reading.  I compiled the list and realized this would make a great post!  So here is my DOCTOR FATE ESSENTIAL READING LIST! If […]


REVIEW: Geeky T-Shirts from

If you’ve been reading ONCE UPON A GEEK for awhile, then you know I love me some geeky apparel.  In preparation for Dragon*Con this year, I acquired a couple new geeky t-shirts to wear with pride at the event.  Check out these awesome new shirts! I absolutely love these designs!  I tend to gravitate towards […]


My Wife is a Wonder Woman

Have I mentioned lately how awesome my wife is?  The other day The Irrepressible Gena came home from shopping with this t-shirt.  She’s an absolute non-geek, but bought this shirt because she knew it’d make me happy.  She’s so fantastic!  And beautiful too! It’s a reproduction of the cover to Wonder Woman #253 dated March […]

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