Thursday, January 31, 2019

Take a look at these!

TGIT!!!!


I just discovered the British Heavy Metal group Praying Mantis while watching a video about musicians who had been kicked out of bands before those said bands became famous.

One such musician, was Paul Di'anno, formerly the lead singer of Iron Maiden.

Yeah I was pretty surprised to find out Bruce Dickinson was not the band's original lead singer too.

Anyways Di'anno has been in quite a few bands after he was kicked out of Iron Maiden, with one such band being Praying Mantis.

Again, I'd never heard of them until today, but after seeing an example of the artwork of one of their albums, I wanted to see more. So I went to Google, and tho and behold I found these beauties:










The artist behind these beautiful-looking albums is an artist by the name Rodney Matthews. Apparently he was designed and drew the bands first 3 albums, 2 singles and various other works and logos for them.

You can check out his work for them and other at his very own website here:
https://www.rodneymatthewsstudios.com/

Such a lost art that is.
And really that's I love and enjoy looking at album cover art for old vinyl records because they were so well-crafted and thought out, designed to grab your eye and make you pick up the record. Really no different from how comic book covers used to be designed to grab potential buyers' attention.

As for the music inside...it's not bad, but honestly they're peers/contemporaries are better.

But goddamn those album covers rock....


Wednesday, January 30, 2019



If only this was more regularly used battle cry....because it probably should. Especially if it was Deadpool's:


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Dream Waves: Agents of Atlas



That's right folks it's another edition of





Where I present my ideas for potential waves of figures for the Marvel Legends toy line that Hasbro could and should make.

Today I'm going with Marvel's Agents of Atlas, the retroactive team formed in the 50's by FBI special agent Jimmy Woo. Despite having numerous interactions with the major players of the MU, they've never really been recognized or showcased as an integral part of the MU as they should be.



That being said, there's never a wrong time for them to show up in the Marvel Legends or Marvel Universe toyline as official Marvel action figures.

Here's how I'd plan out an official subline of Agents of Atlas action figures....




-Agents of Atlas Wave 1:


1). Jimmy Woo


2). Venus


3). The Uranian


4). Namora


5). M-11, the Human Robot


6). 3-D Man


7). Yellow Claw



BAF: Gorilla Man 



I figure one wave should suffice, considering you're getting the entire team and their main antagonist included.
 Future editions of these guys could be variants of their 1st appearance looks, especially in the case of Bob Reynolds, The Uranian who used to go by the name Marvel Boy in the 50's.


And that's my brief but precise dream list of figures based off the Agents of Atlas.
Did I forget/leave anyone out that you think I should've included?


















Monday, January 28, 2019

Fantasy Team-Up: Doom Patrol and Freak Force



Haven't done this in awhile, but here it is, this week's edition of

where I showcase a particular dream team-up I'd love to see happen between heroes, team of heroes or villains and/or teams of villains.

Today, I'm pairing up DC Comics' Doom Patrol and Image Comics' Freak Force.



*Honestly, the name Freak Force could've just as easily been used in place of Doom Patrol if we're being real here*

As you guys already know, the Doom Patrol is a collection/family of people deemed "freaks" due to the nature of their appearances and super-powers led by the wheelchair bound

Freak Force was a team that came about as a special division of that universe's Chicago police department in order to combat the growing "freak" villain gang problem.

Simply put I figured this would be a natural pairing considering the nature of both teams' general appearance and power sets.

Now as to the little matter of explaining why they'd team up and who they'd fight.

Simple.


The villainous Horde, a former gang leader of the aforementioned villainous freaks composed of a collective of highly-intelligent worms (think the Swarm but with worms instead of bees) has set out to get rid of the Freak Force once and for all. His usual gang of super-powered baddies can't get the job done, so he instead finds and recruits a game-changer.

This guy:

The motherfucking Animal-Vegetable-Mineral-Man!!!!!


Yes, that's right, the AVM Man gets hired by the Horde to eliminate the Freak Force once and for all.
And to top it all, to make sure he absolutely accomplishes his mission, thanks to convient comic book science, Horde's able to give the already powerful AVM Man a power upgrade, making him even more of a threat than usual.

Suffice to say, he succeeds in kicking the FF's ass pretty handedly.

Until.....

Another team of super-powered beings enters the scene;

The Doom Patrol.
And there we go. That's how I'd set a team up between two of comics team of freaks.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Personally I'd like to see a Freak Force revival. But that all depends on their creator Erik Larsen. I'm not sure they're of a particular priority to him right now, but I'd sure love to see them make a comeback, even if it was in a limited capacity.




Friday, January 25, 2019

So Who Would Win?: Thor VS. Magog

TGIF!!!!

Welcome to another edition of


Where I pit random comic characters against each other in a fight to the death to see who's the last man or woman standing.

Today I've decided to pit Thor, the god of thunder against Magog, the Superman-killer from Mark Waid and Alex Ross' Kingdom Come mini-series.

Why? I feel that overall, this version of Magog is more powerful and was treated with more reference and respect than the later Lt. David Reid version that came after.

Power-wise I'm incredibly curious as to how brutal a fight between these two would be, as well as who'd come out on top.

I mean you have a literal god up against a god-killer (of sorts) in Magog.
This fight would  be very worth watching if it ever was allowed to go down in an official capacity.

So, let's compare their respective stats shall we?

-Thor:
  • Superhuman strength, speed, durability and longevity
  • Abilities via Mjolnir:
    • Dimensional transportation
    • Electric manipulation
    • Flight
    • Weather manipulation

-Magog:

Possesses plasma energy that is channeled through staff.
Super strength and durability.
Infrared vision in right eye.

Comparing the two, especially if you take in account just how powerful the KC version of Magog was, you'll see this one's actually a pretty fair fight that would really go the distance.
Plus I'd love to see Magog prove his mettle in fighting an actual god.



So, 


Thor


 









































VS.

Magog

































Who wins and why?
Let me know who you think wins this one in the comments' section.



Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thanos Meets Radiohead



So I was watching a video article on YouTube about the band Radiohead and their contentious relationship with their hit song "Creep." It was a really big hit for them, but also kinda' almost pigeon-holed them as being famous worldwide for only creating that type of a song, rather than the long list of diverse ones they've created ever since. So for awhile starting in 1997, they stopped performing it live, and have only recently in the last couple years started playing it again.

Here's that video article if you're interested:

And if you somehow don't remember how the song goes, here it is:


So I was thinking, you know what? This feels like something Thanos can really relate to in his never-ending quest to make Death fall in love with him and return his affection and undying devotion.

And thus, a project was born.


Enjoy....


                                             













Wednesday, January 23, 2019

"Father and Son"



Who's up for a brand new skit?
Good.

Enjoy.....


















The End

Extras:




So some notes to this one are order. I guess, ha ha.
-"Father and Son" is the title to a Cat Stevens song.


-I used one of the alt heads from the recently released ML Archangel figure for Genis' unmasked head. Sure it doesn't fit, but I figured, well fuck it, he's Kree (half-Kree) well he should at least be blue.
-For my last two strips I've been using the camera in my phone to take skit pics since my regular digital camera is sick. So far so good, but it's not without its difficulties and clarity issues though.
We'll see how well this lasts. 

I really, REALLY want a new, updated ML Captain Mar-vel figure. I thought we might be getting one in the Captain Marvel movie wave, but so far no go. Maybe Hasbro figures it would cause confusion for the movie goers. Ok sure, but the comic fans also buy these figures, so go ahead and make us happy too Hasbro. Be like Nike and JUST DO IT....



Yeahhhh, I don't think he's going to be very gentle....like at all. I mean he is a Kree soldier after all, and I highly doubt...