Comics & Childhood Memories Part 2

img_20200609_142130_0236065484735540063323.jpgSo last month I talked about Image Comics and some memories that I had. That can be found here (LINK). Because of that, it caused me to start collecting again and the other day I found a number of comics in this antique mall here in town. I wasn’t going to write about it. But I did make a 4 part post on Twitter about it and for some reason I got on a small soap box.

9c2xhp7192317263766269698.jpgI really didn’t think much of it. Then it hit on much these comic help me change and over come learning issues I had a child. I normally don’t talk about these on here, mostly because it’s never really come up before hahaha. But now reading through these comics, it is clear I had forgotten on how great they were. I think I wrote about this before…

(*Looks over post*)

Yes, yes I did.. But that’s okay… Me and my Dad would have our weekly trip to the comic store and pick up whatever we can get. I remember trying to copy a lot of the art styles screenshot_20200608-201036_twitter2229549943737104980.jpgthat were there by Liefeld, McFarland, Lee. To me the early 90’s were a golden time for comics and art over all. I loved the stories and reading over and over again. Helped me with my Dyslexia (also reading Michael Crichton).

After going through all these comics I just got, I want to go back and dig around some more. I know there is a local comic shop I want to hit as well. Another cool thing was, when I posted these tweets. I got a retweet from Rob Liefeld. It may seem like “small beans” to most, but to me it was a cool little nod/”I saw that”.

20200609_1521398024194944910522224.jpgOn top of that my girlfriend was helping me dig through some of the comics and she found two comics of Buckaroo Banzai! It was a limited two part comic series released by Marvel. Buckaroo Banzai being one of my favorite movies I had to get them. I’m sure I’ll write again soon about some of the finds I have. Also me and my fellow co-hosts on our podcast were talking about doing another Image Comic eps. Seeings how I missed that one.. Ugh.. So I’ll post more updates about that as they come in.

Wizard World 2019: Artists & Retailers

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Okay this one is more about the Artists rather than the retailers.. While there is a number of great retailers that come to these events. I feel this year wasn’t that great.. I found a lot of them to be over priced for what they were selling. For example: one retailer would be selling a Pop Head at $40. Now you can go two spaces down and find the same one for $20 or $15…. Plus there seems to be a number of complaining coming from the booths. Stating that no one is buying anything and “trying” to cause guilt trips into buying their stuff.. Personally I found myself think they should have made plans on selling and/or pricing for their products. I really don’t feel bad for them, specially the ones selling autographs of actors or guest for almost double what they are worth. Plus the fact you if you selling autographs of guest who are there at the Comic Con. Why would you buy just pictures for a 100+, when you can get a more personal experience with them and a picture…? It annoys me to no end with these people. I had one guy bitch at me because he put his all his money into this event, in hopes of a profit. This went on for almost 15 awkward minutes. He had nothing but autograph pictures…. No clothing, props, figures.. Just pictures… In the end I just walked away, stating you should have better business sense and know your demographic better. Before wasting all your money on this kinda project.

ANYWHO!! Sorry got on a random soapbox there.

The Artist:

I got to meet Randy Emberlin and wow. Super nice guy and funny. Talked to him for a bit about his art work and past job he had in the past. If you don’t know who Randy is, here is a small bio for you.

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Randy Emberlin is a comic book inker best known for his ink work on the Spider-Man comic books. Per the bio on his website, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon. He has spent the past 30 years working in a variety of creative fields, including as an illustrator of educational books and an animator on over fifty television commercials.

Over the last 20 years he is probably best known for his work as an inker in comics, with a resumé that includes long runs on The Amazing Spider-Man, G.I. Joe, Doctor Strange, Alien Legion, Ghost, and recently the Left Behind series for Tyndale House. He has worked with a wide range of pencilers.

I found myself buying a number of his pictures and getting is autograph as well. Plus the lack of Spider-Man artwork on my walls is rather bothersome haha.

static1.squarespace.comI also got to meet Mostafa Moussa and fell in love with his art style. With out even thinking about it, I got a drawing he did with Deadpool & Cable. As well as one of Harley Quinn. Mostafa has worked with DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, IDW, Dark Horse, Hasbro, Mirage Studios, Zenescope, Devil’s Due, Big Dog Ink, just to name a few. Personally I didn’t realize who he was till I saw his art work and put two and two together haha.

Comic Book Trivia Of The Day

Comic Book Trivia Of The Day

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Answer for last weeks questions:

Question 1: (True or False) Marvel’s first Ghost Rider series was about an old west cowboy hero?

True

Question 2: What was the original name of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Star-Lord?

Peter Quill

Question 3: Dr. Ted Sallis is also known as what bizarre creature that was created in the Florida Everglades?

Man-Thing

Man-Thing_(Earth-2992)So now with today’s questions!

Question 1:What…

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Comic Book Trivia Of The Day

Comic Book Trivia Of The Day

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Answer for last weeks questions:

Question 1: (True or False) Marvel’s first Ghost Rider series was about an old west cowboy hero?

True

Question 2: What was the original name of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Star-Lord?

Peter Quill

Question 3: Dr. Ted Sallis is also known as what bizarre creature that was created in the Florida Everglades?

Man-Thing

Man-Thing_(Earth-2992)So now with today’s questions!

Question 1:What…

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Comic Book Trivia Of The Day

Peter_Quill_(Earth-12131)

Answer for last weeks questions:

Question 1: (True or False) Marvel’s first Ghost Rider series was about an old west cowboy hero?

True

Question 2: What was the original name of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Star-Lord?

Peter Quill

Question 3: Dr. Ted Sallis is also known as what bizarre creature that was created in the Florida Everglades?

Man-Thing

Man-Thing_(Earth-2992)So now with today’s questions!

Question 1: What fellow superhero impersonated Daredevil so that Matt Murdock could convince the public he was not Daredevil?

Question 2: What comatose hero was revived by Kang, Black Talon, and the Living Laser until he finally joined the Avengers?

Leave your answers in the comment section and I’ll post the answers next week. As well as some new trivia!

Comic Book Trivia Of The Day

Comic Book Trivia Of The Day

Answer for last weeks questions:

Alpha_Flight_cast_picture_(John_Byrne_era)Question: What is the name of Canada’s team of superheros?

Alpha Fight

So now with today’s questions!

Question 1: (True or False) Marvel’s first Ghost Rider series was about an old west cowboy hero?

Question 2: What was the original name of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Star-Lord?

Question 3: Dr. Ted Sallis is also known as what bizarre creature that was created…

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Comic Book Trivia Of The Day

Answer for last weeks questions:

Alpha_Flight_cast_picture_(John_Byrne_era)Question: What is the name of Canada’s team of superheros?

Alpha Fight

 

So now with today’s questions!

Question 1: (True or False) Marvel’s first Ghost Rider series was about an old west cowboy hero?

Question 2: What was the original name of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Star-Lord?

Question 3: Dr. Ted Sallis is also known as what bizarre creature that was created in the Florida Everglades?

Leave your answers in the comment section and I’ll post the answers next week. As well as some new trivia!

Comic Book Trivia Of The Day (For All you Canadians Out There)

Comic Book Trivia Of The Day (For All you Canadians Out There)

Answer for last weeks questions:

5be69c384a470a8db292700882397a03Question: What adjective was used in the title of the thrid Ant-Man’s solo comic series?

A: The Unfortunate Ant-Man

B: the Immoral Ant-Man

C: The irredeemable Ant-Man

So now with today’s questions!

Question: What is the name of Canada’s team of superheros?

Leave your answers in the comment section and I’ll post the answers next week. As well as some new trivia!

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