A Super Gift from my Super Wife

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   Today, my wife surprised me with this awesome gift. She had purchased the graphic from a second hand store. It used to be a T-Shirt. I love how she constructed the background. It makes the 21×16 inch piece pop. It made my already good day 😍

Supergirl on CBS is Sci-Fi Fun! All of a sudden Mondays don’t seem so bad any more.

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   Supergirl is a lighthearted, good time. Melissa Benoist is awesome at playing a quirky, sometimes dorky and awkward Kara Danvers. The scope of the show seems a bit small at times but I am betting that once the popularity of it increases, so too with the budget. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Kara next week 🙂

   All of a sudden Mondays don’t seem so bad any more.

Super President? I thought I had Seen It All…

   If you are looking for a political rant, move along, nothing like that here. I gave up politics, along with religion & superstition, a long time ago. No THIS is Far, far worse my friends.

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suppres1   YouTube is a hell of a site. You can find all sorts of interesting and frightening things on there. Today I found a show called “Super President”.  Wait. What? “Super PRESIDENT”? WTF?

This had to be a fake. A cleverly rendered retro project by some brilliant animation artist. Alas it is not. This show was an actual thing. I was shocked that I had never heard of it before. Not that I am a Know-It-All, but I am well versed in completely USELESS knowledge and being familiar with this show would rank right up there with that level of pointlessness.

600full-super-president-screenshot   Produced by the DePatie-Freleng animation company, “Super President” aired Saturday mornings on NBC from September, 1967 to December, 1968. It was voiced by Paul Frees as  and the American President, James Norcross, who gained superpowers in a Cosmic Storm. Along with super strength he gained the ability to change his molecular structure into any substance he wishes (i.e. Acid, Metal, etc…).

   Ummm… yeah. Well, it was very fun to make fun of, so there is that 😉

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T-Shirt Tuesday! Reflections of a Mad Titan

Inspired by the Norman Rockwell painting, this shows 3 characters who are oddly similar. Can you find all the Easter Eggs in this one?

Inspired by the Norman Rockwell painting, this shows 3 characters who are oddly similar.
Can you find all the Easter Eggs in this one?

Gallery: Superheroes Done Right

   So there I was, again, searching through random image on Google when I came up with the idea to do a post about the WORST attempts at live action Superhero shows ever. Well, I found several lists along with images and the world has enough negative posts about everything.

   I decided to post a few images of, what I feel to be, the best executions of  superhero(ish) characters to make it to the small screen. I won’t list (Green) Arrow, the Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or the bad-assness of Dare Devil, since they all go without saying that they are some of the best shows to date based on comic book material. So without further ado I bring you, in no particular order, my favorite heroes that can be found on television.

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The #Flash Finale On The CW

Grant Gustin as The Flash

Grant Gustin as The Flash

Pepsi Super Series Collection The Flash (Moon) Glass 1976

Pepsi Super Series Collection The Flash (Moon) Glass 1976

   The Flash finale on the CW network hit ALL of the right buttons. This was the fledgling show’s opening swing and it hit home-run after home-run. Ever since Grant Gustin’s (@grantgust ) introduction as Barry Allen, on the Arrow, I’ve been excited about this show. It works. The inclusion of John Wesley Shipp (), the original Flash from the 1990’s, as Barry’s father is one of many nods to the past. Not only the old show received the hat tip, the comics were heavily referenced. The Flash is a love letter to the character’s fan base and an open door with flashing welcome sign to those who know next to nothing about him.

My anatomy isn't quite right but here is my Flash...

My anatomy isn’t quite right but here is my Flash…

   You don’t have to watch each episode to enjoy them either. Unlike some shows, if you can keep up at any point then you are along for the fun ride. It has a very Babylon 5 vibe to the way the stories are set up and is quite possibly THE best live action show I’ve seen on TV… ever. This is coming from a Trekker/Trekkie and hardcore Marvel fan.

   WB needs to see how this show is built and rethink their humorless dick policy for their theatrical releases. Barry doesn’t take everything to seriously. He cracks wise and a smile quite often.

   If you want to be entertained at a fast pace, do yourself a favor and watch the first season of The Flash. Head over to read Rob Bricken’s take on io9:

Hey Other Comic Book Shows, The Flash Finale Just Kicked Your Ass!

   As Cisco said, May the Speed Force be with you.

The Downside of #Superpowers

Jack King Kirby's super power was to convey and evoke emotion.

Jack King Kirby’s super power was to convey and evoke emotion.

   While most see the upside of having powers, this blogger delves into the consequences of having those powers. If anybody has really paid attention to Peter Parker over the years they will see just how crappy super powers can be. Now if you just don’t give a damn about those around you then you can just be yourself like Tony Stark. Marvel deals with superhero angst far better than DC, so more Marvel characters come to mind when thinking about this blog post. Only after Jack Kirby left Marvel for DC do we see more heroes with that angst in their every-day lives.

   Remember, no good deed goes unpunished.

Author D. Marie Prokop- YA Sci/Fi and Children's Fiction

Wish you had superpowers? Do you want invisibility, so you can be introverted and extroverted at the same time? Flight, so you can travel the world for free? Or mind control, so you can, well, control minds? Maybe you should reconsider…

There’s a downside to having super abilities.  As Uncle Ben is famous for saying- “with great power comes great responsibility.” But the massive burden of moral responsibility isn’t the only thing weighing superheroes down. Let me list a few of the drawbacks of Superhero status-

1.) Life goes on. Life isn’t easier just because you’re super. For example,  Ben Grimm, The Thing, is super strong and made of rock. This presents some difficulties in his social life. Kids mock him. The Torch marries his girl. Life’s not perfect simply because you can lift cars with one hand. Uncle Ben still dies. And Aunt May needs you, even if your…

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The Speed Force is Strong with this One.

CBR Writes: THE CW PLANNING TO BRING DC COMICS’ FLASH TO TELEVISION

   If you are like me, you enjoyed the Flash back in 1990. No, it wasn’t all that accurate. Yes, it was corny. BUT, it was the Flash on TV with real people acting. I still liked it. Batman, the movie, did so well in 1989 that it spawned this idea that Superheroes can sell in Prime Time. The only problem with that was the “Suits” in charge are always tweaking things and putting their ignorant noses in where they are not needed. Either way, I really enjoyed the suit he wore and the actor who wore it.

   Now we hear that we may be getting a new Scarlet Speedster on our televisions! The CW is having so much success with Arrow, which is Superhero TV done right, that they wish to expand the DC Universe on their network. If it is anything like Arrow then I am %100 behind it. We’ll see if the pilot is ordered then if that does well we can expect to see another quality show coming to our televisions soon. I hope to see it in a “FLASH“!

On NewsArama: THE FLASH, BARRY ALLEN Running to Live-Action on CW Thanks to ARROW’s Success