Collecting

1977 ~ 2 Incredible Hulk Tumblers from 7-Eleven

   Just when you decide to trim your collection down by 70% and swear that you won't purchase anything else outside of your focus, you find these. Two Incredible Hulk glass tumblers from 7-Eleven circa 1977. The kicker was what I paid for each... 50¢! There was no way I could pass that up. Let's… Continue reading 1977 ~ 2 Incredible Hulk Tumblers from 7-Eleven

Design

DC / Marvel Mashups: Ben Reilly, the Blue Beetle

   Before we had the awesome Jaime Reyes take up the mantle of the Blue Beetle, I had an idea for a Marvel / DC crossover.    In my version I had envisioned that Peter Parker’s clone, Ben Reilly, instead of dying, would have been presumed dead after an apparent self-sacrifice to save New York.… Continue reading DC / Marvel Mashups: Ben Reilly, the Blue Beetle

Pulp Culture

The Downside of Superpowers

Jack King Kirby’s super power was to convey and evoke emotion.    While most see the upside of having powers, one just needs to read the early stories by Stan Lee, many visually scripted by Jack Kirby, to see the consequences of having those powers. If anybody has really paid attention to Peter Parker over… Continue reading The Downside of Superpowers

Collecting

That Moment when I became a Comics Collector

   Back in 1978-79 my Mom surprised me with two subscriptions to Marvel comics. One was for the Amazing Spider-Man and the other was for the Incredible Hulk. I had picked up three comic book at a toy store, and they had captured my imagination. That may have been why she subscribed for me.    My first issues… Continue reading That Moment when I became a Comics Collector

Screening Room

Revisiting Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four (1994)

   Today we are celebrating the return of the Fantastic Four in Marvel Comics, with a viewing of the first Fantastic Four film! This is my favorite FF flick. I hope that Marvel Studios does re-acquire the rights to the property so we can have an MCU movie, soon. Here at the Quantum Multiverse Secret Headquarters, we… Continue reading Revisiting Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four (1994)

Screening Room

Bryan Singer Set To Helm ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Days of Futures Past Redux    Due to circumstances out of my control, I am always tardy to the party. Having only recently viewed X-Men: Days of Future Past, I have to say that I am very impressed with the way they re-wrote that Claremont/Byrne classic X-Men tale. Some things still didn’t make sense but… Continue reading Bryan Singer Set To Helm ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’