Sunday, 10 July 2016

Stan Lee: the Movie, starring Tom Cruise

Since last week an excellent fake movie poster created by EntertainMeWeakly has been whizzing 'round the internet. It depicts Bryan Cranston starring in a biopic of comic book legend and co-creator of the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee!

It really is excellent work, but I couldn't help but think that it seemed a bit too serious. If such a film were to exist I'd like it to focus on the '70s, when Stan was partying around Hollywood, trying to get his creations picked up for a TV or a movie deal. Basically, I wanna see THIS Stan:

Stan Lee is a silver tongued showman, in love with the trappings of success and touched by madness. I'd love to see a movie that reflects this side of him. Who better than wee, mad, cult following, smiley man Tom Cruise to play our Funky Flashman?

And so, inspired by EntertainMeWeakly, here's my take on a Stan Lee Movie poster.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

I was recently gifted a lot of Silver Age DC Comics & they made me very happy

Recently a friend gifted me several boxes of his Silver Age DC Comics. To say I was grateful would be an understatement. I was over the moon to receive such a wonderful gift. It's not a question of the scarcity or the value of the comics (I have no idea how rare they are and have no intention of selling them). It's just exciting to actually own such huge parts of DC Comics history. I'm so excited I wanted to share just some of the collection here.

The collection filled over three longboxes.

The collection includes:

Some of the most iconic Superman stories (and some of my favourites).

Some famous issues of Justice League of America, including the legendary Earth 2 crossovers.

The first appearances of Bob Haney & Ramona Fradon's Metamorpho and Steve Ditko's The Creeper.

Some classic Teen Titans & Aquaman, featuring beautiful Nick Cardy artwork.

Some iconic Batman stories, including Robin Dies at DawnThe Joker's Five Way Revenge and the first appearance of Barbara Gordon.

The first (and only) Silver Age appearances of Bob Haney & Mike Sekowsky's B'wana Beast.

Famous issues featuring The Flash, Green Lantern, Adam Strange, Hawkman, and The Atom; five characters who epitomise the Silver Age possibly more than any other. 

Some iconic stories featuring the Legion of Superheroes.

Egg Fu!!!