Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fantasy Team-Up: The Punisher and The Vigilante

For today's edition of Fantasy team-Up, I' pairing up what I feel would be a very natural pairing in the Punisher and The Vigilante.

This one's seriously a no-brainer, and I've brought it up before, especially in a skit, as seen here:


I brought this one up because I see Frank and Adrian having somewhat of a bromance, seeing as how they both have A LOT in common.

Let's take a brief look at the main things they have in common:

  • They both lost their families to Mob violence
  • They both kill criminals
  • They both work outside the law
  • They've both worked with and worked against other superheroes and superhero teams

Now of course the there are some slight differences though.

See Adrian seemed to constantly struggle with his actions as the Vigilante.
At first he used non-lethal methods to fight crime. Then after accidentally killing a corrupt cop, he changed his mind on the whole non-lethal thing, and started popping caps in criminal asses.
This quickly lead to his mental state unraveling more and more, where he'd alternate between bouts of intense anger and paranoid, to intense remorse and guilt for his actions. In the end he couldn't handle it anymore and killed himself.

Frank doesn't really suffer from these mental bouts, well not anymore. While it can be debated whether or not he has mental issues (he probably does as well as well as an extreme case of PTSD)
he's never really felt guilt over killing criminals. That's really his therapy.

Regardless of all that, in a perfect setting, I can see both of these guys working VERY well together, killing criminals, swapping stories about their kills, discussing and exchanging weapon-cleaning tips.

And if Adrian is still working as an attorney, he could become a defense attorney strictly to help keep or get Frank out of jail.

I guess Frank would finally meet a lawyer he'd actually like for a change;)

Something to think about....

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"Hurry Up, Get in! No Time to explain"

Hey, whatta' know, another brand new skit.....

The End


So, how about that solar eclipse right?
I saw it, all 2 minutes of it, this "historic event"that numerous people traveled from all over to go to certain spots, like here in SC, where they had a really good view of the eclipse. 

All that hoop-la and people and stressing over getting a hold of those damn glasses, and now what? They're not worth shit now unless you're super-attached to them.  I swear, people get excited over the dumbest shit sometimes.

At least we got a break from President Orange dominating the typical news day.....

Thursday, August 17, 2017

So, Who Would Win?: TMNT VS. The Food Fighters


For this week's edition of So, Who Would Win?, I'm pitting two popular and iconic 80's properties against each other in a fight to the death, as I force the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to take on the Food Fighters.

Ok, I know its a stretch to call the Food Fighters iconic, but am I? They did have an intense and very popular following for the short duration they were on top of the heap as a kids favorite toy back in the day.

I talked about the Food Fighters in a column back 2011, where I talked about some of my favorite forgotten 80's toy franchises.

Here's the link if you're interested:

Anyhoo, the Food Fighters came out in 1989 from Mattel and the rest is short-lived history.
Now they the Food Fighters were divided up into two rival camps:

The heroic Kitchen Kommandos and the evil Refrigerator Rejects

For the purposes of today's battle, I'm only using the good guys, the Kitchen Kommandos in this one.

Here's their roster:

The Kitchen Commandos wore black boots, green clothing, and carried red weapons.

Yeah, I'm not exactly sure what their powers would be, if any. More than likely they don't have any other than being military-trained, battle-hardened soldiers.

As for the TNMT, we all know their members names and their weapon specialties by now, but i guess it bears repeating:

  • Donatello (Donnie or Don) – The scientist, inventor, engineer, and technological genius, Donatello wears a purple mask and wields a bo staff. Donatello is perhaps the least violent turtle, preferring to use his knowledge to solve conflicts, but never hesitates to defend his brothers. He is named after the early Renaissance Italian artist and sculptor from Florence, Donatello.
  • Leonardo (Leo) – The tactical, courageous leader and devoted student of his sensei, Leonardo wears a blue mask and wields two katana. As the most conscientious of the four, he often bears the burden of responsibility for his brothers, which commonly leads to conflict with Raphael. Leonardo was named after the Italian polymath, painter, engineer, inventor, writer, anatomist, and sculptor, Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Michelangelo (Mikey) – The most stereotypical teenager of the team, Michelangelo is a free-spirited, relaxed, and often goofy jokester, and known for his love of pizza. Michelangelo wears an orange mask and wields a pair of nunchucks. He provides the comic relief, though he still has an adventurous side. The least mature of the four Turtles, he shows characteristics of a "surfer" type and is often depicted with a Southern Californian accent. He is named after the Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer, Michelangelo. His name was originally misspelled "Michaelangelo" by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman.[9]
  • Raphael (Raph) – The team's bad boy, Raphael wears a red mask and wields a pair of sai. He is physically very strong, has an aggressive nature, and seldom hesitates to throw the first punch. He is often depicted with a very pronounced New York accent. His personality can be fierce and sarcastic, and oftentimes delivers deadpan humor. He is intensely loyal to his brothers and sensei. He is named after the Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, Raphael.[9]

Now I know some of you who even bothered to read this post (and thank you if you did) and think, "C'mon, this fight would never happen! The Food Fighters are too fucking weird!"

Well, you'd be wrong. Dead wrong.

As anyone who's ever read any of the TNMT comics and watched any of their cartoons, know the idea of the turtles fighting anthropomorphic militaristic food isn't really all that far-fetched considering they've fought tons of anthropomorphic foes, animal or otherwise.

Plus when you're having to fight this guy every other week, facing off against some angry food soldiers is probably just another Friday to the turtles.


The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


The Food Fighters

Who wins and why?
As always, let me know who you think would win in the comments' section below.

Have a good rest of the week and weekend folks.....

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tales of Marvel Legends and Regrets....

Yes that's right dear friends, daddy got himself some Marvel Legend SWAG, and almost got even  more yesterday.

So I ordered the new ML Bullseye figure from the Marvel Legends Netflix Man-Thing BAF wave, and he is damn nooice!

I mean seriously,  check all the cool shit you get with him!

So in addition to the new and updated Bullseye, I also ordered the 2017 version of the ML Ares figure. He's from the new Thor movie, Gladiator Hulk BAF wave.

He's equally badass, and has much better paint apps and accessories versus the original Ares BAF that came out back in 2007/2008 I believe.

He cost me around $32 in all, but is very well worth it.

See I mainly order these figures off Amazon.com. Why? Distribution of new waves is fucking ATROCIOUS around my area, meaning even though I live on the East Coast, I still live in the south, and for some reason, waves are criminally slow getting sent here. In fact it can take up to a month or two for new waves that have just been released, to finally get their asses onto various stores' shelves around here. Fucking sucks, and that's why I rely on Amazon so heavily, even if I have to pay a little over regular retail price. Fuck it, I want 'em, so I pay.

Anyhoo, but still related to the topic at hand, So yesterday after being bombarded all day by images of action figures thanks to my slavish devotion to the Facebook group, Articulated Comic Book Art, I went to my local Wal-mart, where I went a couple days earlier, and noticed they finally got in the ML Netflix wave. Not all of them, mind you, since they have a fucked up way of divvying up waves, but they did have 2 Daredevils and 2 Punishers. No Jessica Jones, Blade, Elektra, or Bullseye.

I scooped up the better-looking DD and Punisher figures and headed off to checkout. Well I did after much debate. See I already have a bunch of DD and Punisher figures already, so it was a lot harder to commit to buying these guys, even though they look really good and have Man-Thing BAF parts (Ha Ha, he said man-thing parts)

Ultimately I put 'em back and didn't buy them. Why? Just couldn't pull the trigger.
Plus I'm like super broke already even though it's the middle of the month, so it was like, Do I wanna' eat or do I want two action figures that I already have, sorta?

Hopefully they'll still be there, and eventually other figures from that wave show up on the shelves. I really, really want that Jessica Jones and Blade figures, since I have none of either already. I'll be forced to buy that Elektra for the Man-Thing parts (Ha ha you said Man-Thing parts again) And trust me, that wouldn't be the first time I was forced to buy figures I didn't want all for the sake of completing the BAF.

And then there's the Thor: Ragnarok figures too that were supposed to show up at my local Wal-mart last week but didn't. WTF!?

Times like this, I wish, just for the time it takes to get onto the shelves there, I'd live in the Philippines or even out on the West Coast in Cali, just to get first crack at any new waves.

Oh well.....

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Morbid Street?"

Here's some morbid Sesame Street memes for ya'

Man that Ernie really is a sick bastard. We should've known this as kids, but Bert was like the parent to us, always telling Ernie no, or checking him whenever he's have some hare-brained scheme. Bert was the parent, and Ernie was essentially the kid, and that's why most of us gravitated to and preferred Ernie to Bert. I know I did.

And then you grow up and see for yourself what a mean son of a bitch Ernie really is.

Here, see for yourselves.....

Goddamn Ernie's savage....Bert too.....