Doc, Screening Room

One of Us… Disney Plus

   So I waited for a few days to sign up for Disney Plus. I wanted to let the service shake out a few bugs that I knew would exist. Now I am one of the millions of drones out there. OK, that's a bit dark, but it feels apt.    Now that we are… Continue reading One of Us… Disney Plus

Featured

Avengers of the 1950: What-If Marvel Animates this Story from 1978?

   Back in the late 70's I picked this incredible story up in a bulk buy deal. It was my very first "What-If" comic, and it blew my mind. The concept of a story set in a version of the Marvel universe that never existed was incredible to me. I think it is prime fodder… Continue reading Avengers of the 1950: What-If Marvel Animates this Story from 1978?

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