Sometimes I wish that I believed in a world beyond the veil. Farewell, old friend.
Here’s what’s going on with the animated sequel…
Adam West’s last performance. I cannot wait to see this. We are finally getting the Batman (66) / Two-Face face off that we’ve, and by “we’ve” I mean ME, have always wanted. Bill Shatner as Two-Face? This is going to be Bat-Tastic! Adam and Bill started out on a pilot for “Alexander the Great” in the 60’s. This will be a wonderful send off for a very kind, fun, and funny man.
Growing up in the 1970’s, Adam West was the only Batman I knew. There was no other. Sure there was Olan Soule, from the Super Friends, but still. I was one of the few who didn’t make fun of the original series when the 1989 movie came out. Everybody I know did. I still loved it. There was room in my fandom for both, and there still is. Thanks for the memories, Bat and otherwise, Adam. You shall be missed.
While Sean is my favorite Bond, Roger was my first. Farewell, good sir.
This is a gallery of fallen heroes of Sci-Fi & Fantasy. It is an ongoing project that, unfortunately, continues to grow. It seems that the longer one lives, the more life takes away. Anyhow,…
In 1996, something happened that most superhero comics fans thought was impossible: DC Comics and Marvel mashed their characters together into an all-new fictional construct. The Amalgam era was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event, because the comics published during this brief experiment probably aren’t getting reprinted anytime soon.
I remember when this all happened. I was 26, and I was still collecting with a passion non-stop since I was 9. This was an exciting event, at least it was to me. Since the very beginning I had always been a “Big Two” fan. The stables of DC and Marvel had always been a mainstay in my collection. Sure, I had several titles like Shuriken, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Beast Warriors of Shaolin, and Vampirella, that I would pick up from time to time. But I digress… the Amalgam universe was special, I didn’t get into all of the pairings, but I really enjoyed the concept. There wasn’t an issue that I would miss. It was incredible, here was a set of monthly books doing what I had been doing since I was a child, fusing my favorite heroes into all new characters.
In 2006, I ceased collecting. Occasionally I have dabbled in an issue or two, but nothing to involved. With the digital age of comics being ushered in, I felt it was time to check back into the worlds of DC and Marvel. I’ve replaced much of my physical collection with digital issues, except my original X-Men (Jack Kirby through Jim Lee’s run). Recently I’ve collected Future Quest and the Superman titles, Marvel hasn’t piqued my interest. Now if they would bring back the Amalgam Universe, or even another round of JLA/Avengers, then I would be all in… again.
Diener Space Raiders
Oh Internet, is there anything that I can remember that you can’t locate? I was thinking back on an eraser set I had back when I was 10 (1980). Lo and behold I found them. Not only did I find them, I also found this awesome blog post that,is very informative, about them. The only thing I had to go on was the name on my favorite piece… HORTA. I have fond memories about these erasers. They were toys that were acceptable in the classroom, so it was as if I was getting away with something 😉
Looking at them now, I am more drawn in by the blue Cyclops Robot.
Being someone who’s extremely fond of the Zeroid robot range by Ideal Toys, which appeared in 1968, it’s not surprising that I also have a soft spot for some of Ideal’s S.T.A.R. Team action figures.
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I had this record and book set, plus a few second hand pieces to this Adventure Team set. Good times. I dig how the uploader added some limited animation in a very Marvel Super Heroes way. Before home video, ruling out projectors that most of us didn’t have, this was the only game in town. OK, sure there was the View-Master too 😉