Sunday, June 29, 2008

Atari Label Maker and Poker Party Review

Juan found this link to the Atari Label maker like, forever ago. I made one as an example of the kind of fun you can have with it. :)

The comic stop poker party/bbq was a lot of fun this Saturday. It was cool to meet so many of the other comic stop patrons/fellow comic geeks. Elwood, maybe you'd like to do a toy story about the events of the evening? Kyle, bring your guitar and we can all have a sing along (I mean come on, everyone knows the theme song to Firefly right?!) *grins* Oh and btw, watch out for George. He's a poker playing badass!! ;)~

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Michael Turner dies at age 37

From Aspen Comics' Vince Hernandez

Hello all,

Unfortunately it's with great sadness that I must inform everyone that Michael Turner tragically passed away last night, June 27th at approximately 10:42 pm in Santa Monica, Ca. Turner had been dealing with recent health complications arisen in the past few weeks. More details concerning Turner's passing, and services, will be given shortly.

Anyone wishing to send their condolences to Michael Turner's family is encouraged to send to:

Aspen MLT, Inc.
C/O Michael Turner
5855 Green Valley Circle, Suite 111
Culver City, CA, 90230

Aspen also encourages anyone wishing to make a charitable donation to please send to Michael Turner's requested charities:

The American Cancer Society


The Make-A-Wish Foundation

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Batman: Gotham Knight

Five whole minutes of Batman: Gotham Knight which is out on July 8th. Suuuuper awesome!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Catching Up with Old (Super) Friends

TV Squad presents: Where Are They Now?

Super Friends and The Legion of Doom.

For Example:
Robin: After leaving the Super Friends, The Boy Wonder published his tell-all book Holy S@#t, Batman, I'm Gay!, which chronicled his days inside the Hall of Justice. It also delved into many of the intimate details about the Super Friends, including a torrid affair between Black Vulcan and Apache Chief.

Solomon Grundy -- Grundy briefly made guest appearances as various monsters on Scooby Doo. He now owns three Casual Male big & tall clothing stores in Chicago. Apache Chief is secretly one of his best customers.

Why is Apache Chief getting picked on? He'll go all Inyuk-Chuk on your ass.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Drunk Dialing = OUT. Drunk Lightsaber Duels = IN.

Maybe it's not DIRECTLY comicbook related, but I know everyone here probably has a soft spot for THE STAR WARS and THE WII.

Click HERE to read about the recently confirmed "LIGHTSABER DUELS" game on deck for the Wii.

Shooting to the top with a bullet on my list of "stuff I hope I don't die before"...

Cooking with D&D 4e

In honour of the release of the 4th edition D&D rules from Wizards of the Coast I give you this very funny article from Wired:

I can't wait to roll up my new Pastry Chef class!

What game system should you own?

Those who know me know I love flow charts. What IT person doesn't? Well, I found a very helpful one if you're trying to decide what gaming system you should purchase.

For the record, I play games on my PC and the Wii.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SFX Wizard, Stan Winston Dead At 62

Stan Winston, who worked on a lot of the films us fanboys (and girls) really love, died on Sunday after a battle with multiple myeloma.

Some of the many films he worked on were:
Terminator 2
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Iron Man
Charlotte's Web
Big Fish
Jurassic Park
Galaxy Quest
Batman Returns
Edward Scissorhands
.... just to name a few.
Not to mention all the other projects he worked on in TV, commercials, and music videos.

When I was younger and wanted to do movie make-up and special effects as a career (which obviously got derailed along the way), I would read about how he did his effects and watch programs that spolighted him and fellow SFX creator, Rick Baker.

Stan, you will be missed.

Monday, June 16, 2008

How Can I Pick A Side?

Word on the streets (where I'm from) is that the new MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE game could be heavily involving last year's CIVIL WAR storyline. Any truth on the side mission storyline involving YELLOW JACKET sewing up GOLIATH'S recently blown out guts for extra points remains to be seen.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Hulk Poodle vs. Bat Nipples

With a special cameo appearance! I love these videos.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Frack Me

Robin Flew the Coop

Chuck Dixon is "no longer employed by DC Comics in any capacity."

Oh, snap. What happened? TechnoGreek's got the hookup at DC...maybe he can find out?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

He's baaaaaack...

Todd McFarlane returns to Spawn with issue #185, and is bringing Whilce Portacio and Brian Holguin with him.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Comic Stop T-Shirt

Here's a sneak peek (via Illustrator) on what the new Comic Stop t-shirt will look like. The shirt will be printed on Hanes Tagless for the regular shirts, and we'll have a few girl versions on Bella Short Sleeve shirts. We should have them in the shop in a couple of weeks...

Monday, June 9, 2008


Marvel marketing....two steps step back.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Wonder Woman Still Makes News

It didn't require deflecting bullets with her bracelets or having to use her magic lasso to get the truth from some nefarious n'er-do-well, but Lynda Carter recently made news after discovering a body floating in the Potomac River.

No official cause of death has been determined by the coroner's office yet.

When asked about discovering the body, Lynda just said she "did what anybody would've done".

Friday, June 6, 2008

Whedon 101

If ever there was a reason to go back to school...these classes might convince me.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Mega Muggs Series 3

I want I want! I love these guys! Brian, George and Jim...get the shelves ready!

In other news, come see my band COLLIDER on June 13th @ The SHOWBOX! Click link for more details!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

Wait For It...

There was a special reunion at this year's MTV Movie Awards: