Tuesday, November 20, 2018

There, Fixed It: Old Man



Original:


Fixed It:


                             And in case you didn't catch the musical reference, here's Neil Young:


Monday, November 19, 2018

"He-Bop"



I've always wanted to do a skit like this every since I got my hands on a H.E.R.B.I.E. figure. And then the new Walgreens' exclusive ML Thing figure came out, and it all came together so I can present you all with this.....











Well....I guess that means Ben didn't make it past No-Nut November after all.
Can't say I blame him either though. Have you see the amount of She-Hulk porn on the internet!?
Yeah......

Thursday, November 15, 2018

So, Who Would Win?: Kyle Rayner Green Lantern VS. Vengeance

TGIT!!!!!!!

Welcome to another exciting edition of So, Who Would Win?, where I pit comic characters and/or teams of comic characters against each other to fight it out for my own personal amusement and ask who would win.

Today's going to be a battle of two 90's replacement heroes as I force Kyle Rayner to go one-on-one with Vengeance.




Kyle, in case you didn't already know, became the replacement Green Lantern for the more recognizable GL Hal Jordan after the events of Emerald Twilight, where Jordan turned heel after the destruction of Coast City (don't worry it got better years later) during the whole "Reign of Superman" business.
Kyle was a major departure character and personality-wise from Hal, as it seemed he was completely chosen at random by Ganthet, whereas Hal at least met certain requirements to become a space cop.
Eventually after a lot of trials and error, Kyle grew into the role as Green Lantern and was eventually accepted by fandom as Green Lantern and a worthy successor to Hal.

Vengeance is another story altogether.
Michael Badillino sold his soul to Mephisto in order gain power to get revenge against Ghost Rider, who he thought was the demon Zarathos, the being responsible for destroying his family. Eventually he found out the truth and started working with Ghost Rider rather than against him. Not too long after though, Ghost Rider was believed dead by the world during a rather intense battle with Zarathos himself and his acolytes. In the aftermath, Vengeance decided to replace Ghost Rider and even referred to himself as Ghost Rider and demanded others refer to him as such as well.
Eventually the real Ghost Rider returned, and reclaimed his mantle.

Ok so I know what you're probably thinking; Kyle's redonkulously overpowered and would easily make short work of Vengeance in a fight. Well maybe, if it was the current, experienced Kyle. But that's not the Kyle I chose for this fight. Instead I'm using rookie Kyle who was new to the whole superhero business, and thus was learning on the job as to the nature of the ring's abilities and limitations.

That I figured, would make things more fair between the two and make things a hell of a lot more interesting.

Let's briefly compare their respective stats shall we?

-Kyle Rayner:
AbilitiesUse of power ring grants:



-Vengeance: 
AbilitiesImmense superhuman strength, stamina, agility, reflexes, endurance and durability
Immune to most Non Magical Attack
Invulnerability to heat and flame
Ability to project regular and ethereal flame
Ability to travel between interdimensional realms and along any surface
Wields magical chain
Rides flaming motorcycle
"Penance Stare"


So yeah, basically Green Lanterns VS. Ghost Rider, albeit an inexperienced GL against a more brutal version of Ghost Rider.

This should be fun.



So, 

Kyle Rayner










VS.

Vengeance
















 Who wins and why?
Let me know who you think is the last 90's replacement hero left standing in the comments' section.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Guess what I found......



So yesterday I was doing a quick Google search of replacement sites for Rotten.com.

Rotten.com, if you may remember as I did an article on it last year I believe, up until the beginning of November of this year, had been around for 20-something years as the website that was pretty much the spiritual successor to the classic Faces of Death video franchise, just in the form of a website.

Now recently I discovered why Rotten.com came to be in the first place. Apparently back in 1995, the government was already trying to censor content on the still young, developing internet with legislation that became an act called the Communications Decency Act of 1996.
In response to this, Rotten.com founder Thomas E. Dell decided he didn't care for any sort of censorship of the internet, and created Rotten.com.

You can learn more about the Rotten.com's backstory in the is really informative video here:

Hey, it beats trying to read, right? Right?

And it's more in-depth than the website's very own Wikipedia entry.

Anyhoo, like I said, on a whim, I was looking up possible replacement sites for Rotten, and came across a reddit page that listed a few. 

The two that jumped out at me were theYNC.com and bestgore.com

Now you know me, or you should by now. I don't call myself Mr. Morbid  just because it looks nice on the letterhead; no I call myself that because content like you'd find on Rotten.com doesn't bother me at all. 

Well guess what? You'll find all sorts of beheading, mob justice, machete attacks and miscellaneous gore on those sites. So viewer beware if you have a weak stomach, you might want to avoid those particular websites. 

But if not, check 'em out and let me know what you think. 
Viewer discretion is HEAVILY advised....


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

RIP Stan Lee (1922-2018)


In case you haven't already heard the news yesterday, yes true-believers, Stan Lee has died.


The master writer, editor, editor-in-chief, and main ambassador and face for Marvel for so many years died yesterday at the age of 95.  It was both a surprise and not a surprise, seeing as how he had been in relatively bad health for awhile now, battling various old age-related illnesses and pneumonia, which is itself a main killer of the elderly.

Social media the world over was and still is, filled with loving tributes and heart-felt wishes and goodbyes to a man who helped make our childhoods that much better by giving us the gift of his stories.

Now yes, over the years it has become in vogue to to throw shade on "The Man", in light of the past and how he was incorrectly solely credited with the creation of the Marvel Universe as we know it, in particular Spider-Man, Thor, The Hulk, The FF, etc.\


Over the years, he both took that credit and/or maintained that he wasn't alone in creating those world-famous heroes. That other talented individuals such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko more than contributed in their creation. But not everyone listened, and thus it was just assumed as far as the world was concerned, that Stan Lee, and Stan Lee only, was the true creator and mastermind behind those beloved heroes.

I know in the years preceding his death, Stan would often try to correct that general assumption, and give credit to Ditko and Kirby and others to anyone who'd listen.

What's not in dispute though, is the part Stan himself played in how successful Marvel would eventually become, becoming a giant corporation that rivaled DC (and still does to this very day) and give us so many years and countless hours of entertainment, in all forms of media.

I myself don't have a favorite Stan Lee story, or stand out creation. Much like the Beatles, I love 'em all, and thus really can't pick a particular favorite. Instead, I'll simply say, thank you Stan. Thank you for helping making MY childhood that much brighter and better by helping create the countless adventures and stories of my favorite Marvel heroes. Thank you for being you, for always being the #1 champion and fan of Marvel and your own co-creations for as long a single breath was in your body.

Thank You Stanley Martin Lieber.
Thank You Stan
God Bless you for what you helped give the world and for leaving it a little better than you found it.....


Monday, November 12, 2018

Dream Waves: Infinity War Doppelgangers



Hey people, what's up?

Just wanted to say very quickly, that even though yesterday was national Veterans' Day, our vets and their families should be honored and respected all year round, not just one day out of the year. You know, like Christmas.

So with that in mind, I just wanted to say to. all the men and women currently serving in the armed forces and those that have served in the past, thank you for your service.



I mentioned this on Twitter yesterday (Yes I'm on Twitter in case you guys don't already know, so come @me bro) about how fascinated I was by the concept of those evil doppelgangers from the original Infinity War, you know, Jim Starlin's sequel to that previous year's mega-hit, The Infinity Gauntlet.


Really good story aside, the whole evil doppelganger thing was what truly hooked me as a reader and stoked my imagination. Truthfully there's nothing deeper there than that.  So around that time when playing with my figures, I'd imagine them fighting their various evil counterparts.

I mean how cool would it be if Hasbro actually created a line/wave of evil doppelganger figures?
I think the idea has legs depending on the characters that are made and if they'd have a wide enough appeal to consumers.  So with that in mind, today I'm presenting my idea for how I'd put out said line of figures.




ML Infinity Doppelganger Wave 1:


1). Captain America Doppelganger


2). Hellspawn (Daredevil)



3). Hawkeye Doppelganger


4). Mr. Fantastic Doppelganger 







5). Iron Man Doppelganger


6). The Thing Doppelganger 



7). Wolverine Doppelganger



BAF: Doppelganger (Spider-Man)



Now I choose those particular 8 because they had the best overall designs as far as evil doppelgangers go. The rest were pretty generic-looking overall, so I picked the best of the worst and there we are.

But wait, there's more!

Let's go a step further....

Remember Rick Remender's run on Secret Avengers?
Remember the Avengers of Earth-666, the Avengers of the Undead?
    How cool would it be to have action figures based off those guys!?

I know I'd be down to own figures like these. Who's with me?