Tag Archives: Marvel Comics
A Hawkeye & Mockingbird Moment: P-p-p-pym Particles!
Gorak — Mystic Eunuch!
Checking out recent digitals on Marvel.com, I came across this Steve Ditko classic. And, while admiring his incredible art, I noticed that our buddy Gorak the Mystic is extraordinary powerful … but not so great on aim. Ouch! That bolt on the … Continue reading
Move over Cap and Sharon …
Sorry it’s been a few days. Needed to take some important family time. Enjoy.
Why I Love Marvel Comics: What If …? #29
Look at this … just look at it! The greatest action figure collection … EVA’! Come on. Be honest. You are soooo jealous of the Scarlet Centurion right now.
A.I.M. High ~ Bad Day on the Cutting Edge of Science
That’s Marvel BadAss! ~ Jim McCann
So, for fans of Hawkeye and Mockingbird … it’s about to be Christmas. The new Hawkeye & Mockingbird series by Jim McCann and David Lopez debuts in June, and the Marvel PR machine is gearing up to make it a … Continue reading
He’s got the bow. She quivers.
“M” is for Marvelous Mockingbird …
It’s a great time to be a Mockinbird fan. She is kicking ass and looking gorgeous doing it. And, folks are coming out of the woodwork to draw here. Like our pal, Ryan Cody of Daily Sketchjam, who is drawing … Continue reading
A “Byrne-ing” Blast from the Past …
While thumbing through some old Avengers titles today, I came across this famous Bullpet Bulletins art from John Byrne … immediate flashback. I’m 36 … and remember coming across this and just salivating. I wasn’t one for ripping comics apart, … Continue reading
Unglablitch! Nightcrawler by David Lopez!
Mein gott! My daughters, Grace and Cate, and I got an awesome gift all the way from Spain … a 5 Minute Marvel sketch of Nightcrawler from Hawkeye & Mockingbird artist, David Lopez, and an invitation to draw with him. … Continue reading
Yellowjacket + Carlos Pacheco = Bad Ass
Avengers Forever is a personal favorite. And, there are many, many memorable panels. But, I always gravitate to this one. I never loved the Yellowjacket character before this series. But, after … well … I can’t wait for Hank Pym … Continue reading
Crouching Moe, Hidden Curly …
And, now … a word from Hawk and Mock …
Tony Stark Rockin’ a Casio & Tigra Grows a Tail
It’s no secret that West Coast Avengers is my favorite comic series of all time. Not the best. Not my most respected. Favorite. It was kooky and obsessed with Marvel history and not afraid to be totally bat shit crazy. … Continue reading
Why I Love Marvel Comics: Rawhide Kid #22
Why do I love Marvel Comics? Just three little words: The Terrible Totem! I have always had a soft spot for Marvel’s old Western comics. And, this week, the good folks over at Marvel.com released Rawhide Kid #22,with one of … Continue reading
I’m Victor Von Doom, I am …
Anyone else want to see this conversation put to music and covered by Herman’s Hermits? I’m Victor Van Doom, I am. Victor Von Dom, I am, I am … I became ruler of the kingdom next door, I’ve conquered it … Continue reading
A Hawkeye & Mockingbird Moment: You can stick it!
Sasquatch comments on the Guardians of the Globe PR campaign
Now, Mr. Walter Langkowski (AKA Sasquatch of Alpha Flight) is too much of a gentleman to out-and-out accuse the new Guardians of the Globe (whose ad campaign already feels a little familiar) of plagarism, but … he ain’t too happy.
Crime Does Not Pay, But Neither Does Crimefighting …
We have our priorities way, way out of order in this country when it comes to compensating those on which order and society rely … teachers, police officers, soldiers, EMTs, santitation workers … and AVENGERS!?!?! Seriously, how many times has … Continue reading
Why I Love Marvel Comics ~ Iron Man #127
Today, Marvel Digi-Comics put up Iron Man #127 where the ol’ Shellhead fights … well … everyone in an “iron melee.” It’s like a who’s who of Iron Man, which is to say … a confederacy of dunces. Now, I … Continue reading
Marvel CounterPoint #1 ~ Iron Man (1963) vs. Iron Man (2010)
While Matt at ComicsCavern.com and I were working on the 12 Days of Uncanny X-Mas in December, I cluttered up Day 8 with a little idea called “Marvel CounterPoint,” where denizens of the Marvel U. debated one another. In this case, a … Continue reading
“DC Vampires” – You Heard It Here First!
My six year-old daughter, Grace, is still on her superhero drawing kick — scribbling on any scrap of paper she can find. Today, she decided to share her take on Power Girl (yes, she is exposed to DC, I am a bad father). And, … Continue reading
Junior Marvel BadAss! ~ Ms. Marvel Arrives!
Color me surprised, but the big Christmas present in my house has turned out to be the Marvel Super Hero Squad Wii game my wife got me. My little girls (4 and 6) like their ZhuZhu Pets and their art … Continue reading
Oh yeah, it’s Primates Night!
Okay, I’ll fess up. There is no point. No commentary. No insight. No message associated with this post. When I sat down to decide what to blog next … all I could think of was creating a composite for Beast, Gorilla … Continue reading
That’s Marvel BadAss! ~ Week Five!
So, like any good little Kirby-phile, I love scanning KirbyVision for art inspired by The King. And, today I found this Dr. Doom by Australian artist/colorist, Dylan McCrae. The dude’s got him some mad skyllz. Check out his blog (http://dylanmccrae.blogspot.com/) … Continue reading
The 12 Days of Uncanny X-Mas ~ Days Twelve!
Well, *NOW* I am finally ready for Christmas as I load the last day of the 12 Days of Uncanny X-Mas! It’s been a really fun time ringing in the season with mad mutant love. Big, big, big, big holiday ups … Continue reading
Marvel BadAss! – Week Two: Chris Samnee
This week’s Marvel BadAss Award goes to Chris Samnee for this insanely cool Iron Man sketch. For my money, it doesn’t get cooler than the red and gold armor … and Chris wrings every drop of coolness out of it … Continue reading
John Byrne Terrifies Me: Avengers West Coast #54
This is another new category of exploration here in Smartassville … the twisted mind of John Byrne. Now, don’t get me wrong. Like many of you, I worshipped all things Johnny B. back in the day. Loved X-Men. Loved Fantastic … Continue reading
K.O.D.O.M., Thy Name is Annoyance!
My little Marvel Smartasses, thrill to the villainy of a mid-level management miscreant we working joes can recognize from our 9 to 5’s … Meet K.O.D.O.M. … Kid-Brother Organism Designed Only to Micro-Manage. Unlike George Tarleton, who was an A.I.M. scientist who … Continue reading
Oh, CRAP! M.O.D.O.K. joined Facebook
Inspired by this hilarious story of a woman getting fired over forgetting her boss was a Facebook friend and the equally hilarious site, Oh Crap! My Parents Joined Facebook, here’s an all-new issue of “A.I.M. High. You are going to want … Continue reading
Marvel Bad Ass! Mockingnerd
This is the first of a new Thursday feature — Marvel Bad Ass! Each week, I’ll pluck my favorite find from my Internet exploration of the Marvel U. This week was easy, a fantastic pencil of Bobbi Morse in her … Continue reading
This Smartass loves the First Amendment
To quote DJ Kool … let me clear my throat … I’m a smart ass. I like to speak my mind, so that means I’m very close friends with the first ammendment. And, that requries me to be open to … Continue reading
Thor … Thunder God & Broken Little Boy
Okay… so, I love Marvel Comics. We all get that, right? Here’s another reason why … innocence. Check out this panel from Journey Into Mystery #112. The story sets up a titanic showdown between the God of Thunder and the … Continue reading
The Rise and Fall of Ull – God of Skiing
As I have spent the last four months poking gentle fun of others’ creations, perhaps it’s time to apply my patented blend of smartassery on one of my own creations … 🙂 It was 1985. I was 12. I read … Continue reading
Why I Love Marvel Comics: Tales of Suspense #48 (Birth of Iron Man 2)
In honor of the unveiling of the Iron Man 2 poster,I double dip into my love of Tales of Suspense #48. As you may have seen in my earlier post on this issue, I love many, many things about TOS … Continue reading
Why I Love Marvel Comics: Avengers West Coast #51
John Bryne is a sick man. A sick, sick man. Evidence: Avengers West Coast #51 I love Marvel Comics for their pure wild abandon. Evidence: Avengers West Coast #51 A few months ago, a writer friend of mine and I debated … Continue reading
Why I Love Marvel Comics: Fantastic Four #38
I love the 60s. Such a time of feigned innocence. Political correctness meant knowing the right way to shake hands at a Kiwanis meeting, and, the Fantastic Four’s playfulness with Sue Storm was seen as cute. That’s why this sequence from … Continue reading
A.I.M. High ~ Issue 10 – Game Show Armageddon!
You have to stay up really late to catch this one on “Game Show Network. ” View a bigger version here. P.S. You don’t even want to know the strangest place Dr. Zola has ever made whoopee.
A.I.M. High Issue Seven ~ Dr. Arnim Zola, Motivational Speaker
I am sad to report that Tony Robbins and Zig Ziglar have been eaten by a 13-story monster made of Jell-O, leaving the status of the world’s best motivational speaker up for grabs. And, like the Cylons, Dr. Arnim Zola … Continue reading
A.I.M. High Issue Six – Twin Paddles of the Apocalypse
Video games taking over the earth!?!?! Nah. Wait a minute, it’s been five minutes since I played “Halo” … AAAHHH!
A.I.M. High – Issue Number One – “Lo, There Shall Be Boobies!”
Okay, guys, here’s my latest experiment in Marvel Smartass-ery. I have always loved the beekeeper boys in yellow. And, I know it isn’t exactly original, but this is my take on life in an A.I.M. laboratory. Please let me know … Continue reading
Cap shares his feelings on the Disney/Marvel deal …
Across the Universe – Marvel’s Cosmic 70th Anniversary Logo
Far out, man! Here’s the latest 70th Anniversary Logo … Marvel’s Cosmic Heroes. So many to choose from, Moondragon and Marvel Boy (The Uranian) just missed the cut. And, Galactus Fans. I called and called, but the current herald insisted … Continue reading
Great White North – Marvel 70th Anniversary Alpha Flight Logo
In honor of Fan Expo Canada this weekend … these guys are pretty soo-per, eh?
Cap underestimates the mousy girl …
Marvel’s Greatest Tactical Errors: Day Twelve After choosing to stay home and whinge about WWII in lieu of going to “She’s All That” with Wasp, Ant-Man and Iron Man, Cap never learns a powerful lesson – in the heart of every … Continue reading