Saturday, September 26, 2015

Happy Dark Claw Day!

Today is officially Dark Claw Day. Go out and have a few drinks to celebrate.

(Yeah yeah, I know. It's Batman Day, but not on this page it isn't.)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Charting the Marvel vs. DC/DC vs. Marvel 1995 [Fleer- Skybox] Card Set #1

Back in the 90s, Fleer-Skybox made card sets for pretty much EVERYTHING! So it should come as no surprise that they had a card set for the Marvel vs. DC/DC vs. Marvel event series. The set came out sometime in 1995 and I used to own every single card (and the '96 Amalgam set, too!)

In this series of blog posts, I will be posting all the front and back images for each and every card in the set, probably in chunks of three or four cards per post. Once I get through the entire series, I will more than likely do the Amalagam cards. If people are interested.

So let's begin.

Hulk vs Superman

Captain America


So there's the first three cards in the set. Be back next time with three or four more.

New 52 Super Soldier? What the...???

Apparently, in the alternate reality where Amalgam comics are a real thing, the company went the DC route and did the New 52 thing. Don't believe me? Well, here's a cover from one of their flagship titles.

I would read the hell out of this book.

This image was taken from a cool site known as The Amalgam Age of Comics that is run by Paul Cornish. He has done a bunch of new mash-ups that we've never seen before, so head on over and check it out.

My apologies to those of you who clicked on this thinking Super Soldier was actually appearing in the New 52 (which would be great). I had to get you to the visit the page somehow!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Amalgam's Spider-Boy in SPIDER-VERSE #2

Hey, everybody. Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I've been super busy, so if you don't hear from me much for the next little while, just know I haven't forgotten about this or any of the other other blogs I'm involved with.

As luck would have it, my recent absence works out, because this is the absolute perfect first post for the New Year.

On one of the other blogs I'm (loosely at the moment) involved with, The Ultraverse Network, Shag Matthews posted an image from Spider-verse #2 showing a panel containing a cameo of Spider-Prime. See the blog post below this one if you don't know who Spider-Prime is. I got all excited, as I had pestered Dan Slott before Spider-verse even started to include Spider-Prime and Spider-Boy in the event series, even as small cameos in a group shot. For those who don't know, Marvel is not allowed to use either of those characters anymore for legal reasons. Dan said pretty much there was no chance in hell of that happening, but I figured I'd keep my eyes open anyway, as we all know comic creators are a sneaky lot.

As I was looking at the Spider-Prime pic (over on the far left of the pic posted below, right below where Spidey's webbing hits the edge of the panel), I thought to myself that while this was awesome, it was too bad that they didn't sneak Spider-Boy into the picture as well. Then I saw it! Spider-Boy WAS is the picture. Don't believe me? Check for yourself.

See him? No? Click the picture, silly, and make it bigger. Ah, THERE he is! He's squashed in between the main Spider-Man on the left's buttock and the Spider-Man with the webbing for a mask. I showed the picture to Shag before I posted this just to make sure I wasn't imagining things, and he agrees with me that it is indeed Spider-Boy!

Sometimes, bitching works. It really does.