Posts Tagged DC

03.14.2011

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 […]

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 […]

12.10.2010

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 […]

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 […]

05.14.2010

Art Adams Days – DC, Marvel, Star Wars, Thundercats and more

Welcome back to the final installment of ART ADAMS DAYS (at least for now)!  Today we’ll be looking at a random collection of Arthur Adams work. I should point out that Art Adams is considered a fan-favorite artist on characters like Godzilla, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Gumby.  I don’t have any drawings […]

04.13.2010

They Say a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…

… I tend to agree on this one. I’m re-reading this crossover again and loving it!  The tabloid-sized/treasury comics of the 1970s are the coolest!

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