Monday, December 05, 2016

Swag-A-Mania Is Running Wild!

Man what a weekend!

So I pretty much did my own Christmas shopping for myself, and made out like a friggin' bandito.

It started off last Friday with a visit to a good friend and former comic shop owner who was selling a decent amount of figures.

This is what I got.....and all for only 60$!

The Marvel Select Savage Hulk and Red Hulk, The ML Hulk series Mr. Fixit Hulk, The ML variant Abomination, The Avengers Disassembled -era Iron Man, The Punisher from the ML Marvel Knights Box-Set, and the DC Multiverse Death of the Family Joker....with his own peeled face as an accessory!

Then my good friend and fellow Blogger Googum, sent me a care package of more figures and comics!!!!! Merry Christmas to me indeed....

First the figures....
The Gotham TV series James Gordon and Catwoman, and the DC Multiverse Supergirl TV Show Supergirl. 
Got a nice, and very cool Hot Wheels Beatles' Yellow Submarine as well.

And a very cool as fuck DC cast shirt.
Now here's the comics' tally along with the whole amount of comics I bought last Saturday included:

-Moon Knight (Vol. 7 #'s 4,5,8)
- What If? (Vol.1 #35), (Vol.2 #'s 3, 5, 6, 12, 18, 20-21, 26, 33, 37, 47, 53, 55-56, 60, 63, 80, 89) What If?: Back in Black, What If?: Infinity-Dark Reign, What If?: What If Doom was the Thing?, and What If?:Siege (#200)
-Doom Patrol (New series 1-3)
-Foolkiller Now!#1
-Uncanny Avengers (Vol.1 #3)
-Thunderbolts (Vol.7 #7)
-Deathlok the Demolisher#7
-Fury#1 (50th Anniversary of Nick Fury)
-The Infinity Entity#'s 1-4
-Daredevil (Vol.1 #'s 269, 284)
-Silver Surfer (Vol.2 #'s 45, 64)
-The Monarchy #'s 9-10, 12)
-The Incredible Hulk (Vol.1 #'s 375, 386)
-Marvel Boy#'s 3,4
-Universe X#'s 4-5,9,12,X
-All-Star Section 8#'s 1-2
-Doomwar #5(of 6)
-Venom: Space Knight#3
-The Vision#3
-Giant-Sized Little A VS X
-Iron Man (Vol.1 258.3)
-Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier#1
-Mockingbird#'s 1-2
-Dynamite Comics Superpowers#0
-Howling Commandos#5
-Black Widow#007
-Karnak#'s 2-3
-James Bond 007#3
-Robocop: Live and Die in Detroit#1
-Batgirl (Vol.1 #50)

Damn, that's a lot right?
On the What If? front, that was all me. I've been on a big What If? kick as of late, so that explains why I bought up so many older issues, specifically the ones form volume 2. But hey, the first volume's worth are very worthwhile to get if you find some you like. Plus there's like 5 or 6 volumes worth of What If? trades from the original series,

And now that I hover near being broke again so soon, onto Christmas shopping for the family....

Friday, December 02, 2016

So, Who Would Win?: Thanos VS. Apocalypse


A couple days ago while searching for some Gamora images, I came across, what was probably a bit of fan-fiction. It had Gamora talking to Apocalypse, yes, the X-Men's Apocalypse, and she said the following words:

"You know my father used to tell us stories about you, and laugh."

That made up quote really stuck with me. So much so, that here we are as I ask the question what if Thanos fought Apocalypse? How would that look like? And what would the reasoning be?

If we were to take that quote by Gamora as truth, than one would expect that Thanos looks down on Apocalypse. But why?

My guess would be, Thanos has seen Apocalypse, maybe even kept tabs on him over the many years of his existence, and has seen all of Apocalypse's schemes and long-made plans ultimately fail.

"For one someone who touts for, and champions the survival of fittest, it's ironic to see you, who envisions himself the strong worthy of survival, you have shown yourself to be the opposite; weak and very unfitting of surviving."

So why would Thanos even go through with fighting Apocalypse seeing how low he thinks of him?
My best guess for a likely scenario, is that 'Pocy has access to some hidden bit of celestial technology, since he's had frequent contact with them, and maybe Thanos has need of it.

Either way it'll be a battle between two guys who are both long-term thinkers and planners, that prefer to operate through henchmen rather than directly, unless the situation calls for it.

And they're both very strong and powerful individuals as well, so there's that.

The interesting bit of the differences between them.
Thanos is an eternal, an extremely long-living being who courts death.
Apocalypse is an immortal mutant who's also long-living, and he seeks to postpone his date with death.
What they have in common though is....
Thanos is his own worst enemy, having tasted universe-shaking power, only to fall prey to his own self-doubt.

Apocalypse is own worst enemy, who's henchmen continually fail him, and falls prey to underestimating his opponents.

Thanos has the following powers:
AbilitiesSuperhuman strength, durability, endurance, and intelligence
Energy manipulation

Apocalypse has the following powers:
  • Genius-level intellect
  • Telekinesis
  • Telepathy
  • Technopathy
  • Teleportation
  • Immortality
  • Invulnerability
  • Regenerative healing factor
  • Reality warping
  • Super strength, speed and reflexes
  • Matter, energy and mass manipulation
It definitely looks like a physical battle between the two will be a very long fought one.





Who Wins and Why?

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Dream Waves: The Fantastic Four


Goddamn, is it really December already!? Jesus Christ....

Well tis' the season with an all-new edition of Dream Waves, where this week I'm spotlighting the Fantastic Four.

Now if you didn't already know, since Marvel/Disney doesn't own the exclusive movie rights to the FF, they've pretty much left them by the wayside, not killing them, just disbanding and shelving them for awhile. Sucks dick because you won't see them or the X-Men too much these days on other merchandise.

Now there is a rumor that they might appear in next year's Marvel VS. Capcom 4, due to some of the teaser images. But so far nothing's been confirmed yet. Hopefully they'll make a long-awaited appearance in the game series.

That being said, here's my ideas, free of charge, to Hasbro and Marvel/Disney about at least 3 waves' worth of a FF line of figures.

-Fantastic Four Wave 1:

1). Classic Crystal

2). The Wizard

3). The Trapster

4). The Molecule Man

5). Spikey Thing

6). Classic Medusa

7). El Diablo

BAF: Attuma

-Fantastic Four Wave 2:

1). The Red Ghost

2). She-Thing

3). Paibok, the Power Skrull

4). FF She-Hulk

Either this version or the older FF outfit she wore awhile ago.

5). The Puppet Master

5). Lyja Lazerfist

6). Karnak

7). Psycho-Man

BAF: Darla Daring Thing Suit

-Fantastic Four Wave 3:

1). Classic Green Trunks Namor

2). Hate-Monger

3). Gorgon

4). Black Bolt

5). Red-Suited Human Torch

6). Maximus the Mad

7). Triton

BAF: Doombot

Annnnd that's all I got. For now....
If any of you has any suggestions for characters I missed, lay it on me in the comments' section.