Friday, October 19, 2018

Bag of Lights!

Lights are magically plucked from mid-air and tossed into a paper bag!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Magic is Brewing...

If you didn't already know, I am an amateur magician and here lately I have been devoting my energies in a magical direction... I have decided to enter the yearly magic competition sponsored by my magic club, the Society of Memphis Magicians. I have been pretty busy this month compiling and practicing the routine I plan to present.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

RIP Norm Breyfogle

Artist Norm Breyfogle, best known for his iconic Batman work, passed away earlier this week at the age of 58. Details of Breyfogle’s passing are being kept private, but the artist’s passing was confirmed today by a family friend on Facebook.

The artist is known most though for his work on Batman, establishing a visual style that was all his own and helping to revitalize Detective Comics alongside writer Alan Grant. Breyfogle illustrated the Dark Knight in Detective Comics and Batman from 1987 to 1993. His art at time was fresh and iconic. He along with Alan Grant created many new characters including The Ventriloquist &amp Scarface along with Anarky.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

KISMIF - A conversation with Dick Oslund

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Shogun Warriors!

The Shogun Warriors were ground zero for many a future anime fan. Japanese pop culture had already hit U.S. shores in the form of TV's Speed Racer, the Godzilla movie series and others, but the Shogun Warriors showed American kids what U.S. toys had been missing all these years: giant, freaky-cool robots.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

New on Netflix: He-Man Documentary "Power of Grayskull"

On Netflix – Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, the latest in FauxPop Media’s Definitive Film series, digs into the rich history of what has become one of the most beloved and enduring pop culture icons for millions of fans worldwide.

The documentary is a comprehensive & intricate look behind the scenes on He-Man & all things related to it, and covers a lot of ground over its running time. The documentary is the brainchild of Isaac Elliott-Fisher, Randall Lobb, Mark Hussey & Rob McCallum.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018

What If ... ? (World's Finest)

If String Theory is true then that means that somewhere in the multiverse there is a universe in which this actually happened... Why can't I be in that universe?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Doctor Who Series 11 Official Promo Pics

See them all at Doctor Who TV!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

There's a new documentary in town that isn't leaving a dry eye in the house... in Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's TV show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

Friday, June 29, 2018

Luke Cage is Back

After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can't save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Jack Kirby and the Fourth World

If anyone has been wondering what I have been up to this past month... I have been visiting Jack Kirby's Fourth World! I have known about the war between New Genesis and Apokolips along with Darkseid's search for the Anti-Life Equation for many years. My first introduction to Darkseid was actually in X-Men/Teen Titans from 1982! Later, Darkseid and his minions became Superfriends villains on the Legendary Superpowers Show cartoon. Then the Fourth World was re-introduced to comics audiences with the reboot of Superman in 1986. Despite all of this background, I actually had never read Jack Kirby's original story lines from the 1970s. Over the past month I have been compiling and reading digital copies of Jack Kirby's complete original Fourth World saga! It has been a wonderful journey.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

New 5.5" Doctor Who Figures Are Coming!

12th Doctor Set

  • Missy as seen in the Series 10 Episode Extremis
  • The 12th Doctor as seen in the Series 9 Episode Face the Raven
  • Bill Potts as seen in the Series 10 Episode The Pilot

Friday, May 4, 2018

Happy Star Wars Day!

original photo by JD Hancock

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Brave and the Bold #145 (1978)

A Choice of Dooms!

In "A Choice of Dooms!," The Brave & The Bold, Vol. 24, No. 145, December, 1978, script by Bob Haney, art and cover by Jim Aparo, The Phantom Stranger makes his third and final appearance in the comic series.

Batman must put a stop to a diamond smuggling ring known as the Ice House Gang. He captures one of them, but the leader of the gang practices voodoo and has an unusual way keeping anyone from talking! It's up to The Phantom Stranger to come to Batman's aid to defeat this supernatural threat!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Toys That made Us Returns To Netflix May 25th!
The eagerly awaited second half of the first season of The Toys Than Made Us is set to air on Netflix on the May 25th with episodes featuring Transformers, LEGO, Hello Kitty, and Star Trek.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Having Fun at the Mall...

Here are some of the latest goings on at the miWorld action figure mall... The custom arcade (Shadies Arcade) has been completely converted to miWorld: walls, base, even the stools. There is also now a Claire's for the girl action figures to hang out in. Really, a place needs to be made to put this on permanent display!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Review: 'Lost in Space' 2018 Netflix Reboot

Lost in Space is basically the Swiss Family Robinson... IN SPACE! The original series, which started off rather serious but became more humor oriented towards the end, lasted three seasons from 1965-1968. A big budget movie remake was made in 1998, but went nowhere. And now Netfix brings us a freash new re-imagining of the series.

The basic premise remains the same -- Earth has become crapsack world, so all the best and brightest (more likely the richest and powerfullest) plan to escape to and colonize a planet in the Alpha Centauri system and start over. After an accidental crash-landing on an unknown alien planet, surrounded by hidden dangers, the Space Family Robinson family must fight against all odds to survive and escape...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Obituaries: R. Lee Ermey and Harry Anderson

R. Lee Ermey ("Gunny") Dies at 74

Shortly after Art Bell's passing was announced, it was learned that R. Lee Ermey, our beloved "Gunny" had left us as well...

Probably best remembered for his role in Full Metal Jacket as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman, Ermey died this past Sunday from pneumonia-related complications according to his manager Bill Rogin. Ermey was 74.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Obituary: Art Bell, mysterious narrator of the nightime, dies at 72. RIP

With great sadness, it was learned that on Friday, the 13th of April, 2018, legendary host and pioneer of late-night radio, Art Bell died in his home in "the Kingdom of Nye" a.k.a. Pahrump a small town in Nye County Nevada. County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly confirmed Bell's death in a Facebook post to the community. Wehrly described him as a "longtime resident" of the area and stated an autopsy to confirm the cause of death would be performed later this week. Bell peacefully slipped away in his sleep, going into the next world to finally find the answers to the mysteries he had spent his life seeking, he was 72 years old.