Holiday Comic Book Cover Cavalcade

 

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   Over on the site’s FaceBook page, I posted a Comic Book Cover Cavalcade of Holiday themed back issues in a photo gallery. Check it out here: Four Color Holiday Celebration. I post graphic heavy content on FaceBook to save space for blog-specific items. Anyhow, head over to the gallery, and check it out. There are a few magazine covers too, due to extra christmasy content.

   Happy holidays! 🕎☃🎁🎄🎉🖖🎅👹

When You Wish Upon a Star-Lord… Who?

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Oh, come on, Man… Star-Lord. You know!

   Once upon a time, this was Star-Lord. In 1976, Star-Lord made his first appearance in the pages of Marvel-Preview Presents magazine. Different times, different kinds of heroes, same characters. While the designs have evolved since these days, the stories, well… have pretty much been told over and over. I dig the technique on the background of this classic cover.

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Captain America, My Thoughts

Keeping this short and sweet(ish).

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  1. Not a fan of the redesign.
  2. The story is very retconned, but interesting.
  3. I’m all for weird twists, so I am going to wait for the rest of the story.

   Batman and Captain America have been my two favorite solo heroes since I was a child. I’ve seen crazy stories come and go. If you don’t like this then wait for a few months, it will be totally different, just like every other change that Steve has gone though.

   Nuff Said.

The All New, All Different ~ Uncanny X-Men

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   A few years ago I colored this piece by the incomparable John Byrne. Mr. Byrne was my gateway into the X-Men back in the late 70’s. I had comics before I began collecting the X-Men, but I didn’t know who was editing, writing, inking or drawing the issues. I took notice of his style and became a lifelong fan of his style and writing.

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Theory: Thor Ragnarok Planet

    We all remember this…Agent-Simmons-in-Kree-Monolith-Agents-of-SHIELD   Just going to plop this down for everybody to think about, but I think we have already seen the “new” planet where Thor and Hulk are going.

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   The Kree Monolith was a gateway to a planet. Which planet? Hmmm… Perhaps Kree? More than likely. We’ve had a few Kree connections in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Ragnarok is, traditionally, a tale of the end of the world, in which (Thousand plus year old Spoiler)  Thor dies.

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   I am pretty positive that this won’t be a “Planet Hulk”, but it should be a buddy flick, full of fun, laughs and incredible battles. Oh, also, I don’t think that they will actually kill off the Son of Odin but there will probably be a huge change in his world.

My Weekend Finds

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   I went to my local comic book shop for Batman Day and found out that the shop was sold to a new owner AND that he didn’t bother to opt in for the celebration of Batman’s anniversary. That’s OK, I want the new owner to succeed. I picked up these two fun books for a buck each, a favorite hobby of mine, and my wife found a Gamorean Guard Funko Pop that she’s wanted. I dig finding books from my childhood. I ended up hitting yard-sales and then spending the rest of Saturday watching Batman movies and cartoons. Oh, I found a $130+ free standing punching bag for $4.00… not too shabby. At least I could alway train to BE Batman, I guess 😉