Wednesday, August 27, 2014


These nerdy Ninja Turtle figures are so bizarrely lame, I might have to buy them. Galactus helmet!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Hmmm, last Wednesday I did a post about CAPTAIN MARVEL (CAROL DANVERS) casting, if they were to make a live-action movie.

Today on Facebook, Newsarama asks the same question (but in more detail and with actual professionalism)



The Internet is a living, breathing organism, fluid like water, influencing and sharing.

But this is not the first time this has happened.... remember when I did the "VILLAIN OF THE DAY" back when? Then when it was over, Newsrama started doing "Villain of the Day", too? Weird.

Didn't I just see that same black cat walk by....?

So if Newsarama does a post about Bachalo and his love of Stripes, then we know!

* Newsarama, if you're seeing this, say "hello" in the comments section!



Monday, August 25, 2014


There's talk of continuing the Indiana Jones franchise with rotating actors in the lead role, similar to the James Bond movies. This pic of Chris Pratt has been making the rounds and I think I'd be ok with it......? I'd rather they just leave it alone, and publicly disavow 'Crystal Skull'.


(hey, who did I get this pic from?)

Sunday, August 24, 2014


One of my favorite comics and characters is Stan Sakai's USAGI YOJIMBO. If you haven't had the pleasure yet, I highly recommend picking up one of the trades - great story, gorgeous art, and just super fun all around.

Last year news that Sakai had come upon financial difficulties due to the ongoing illness of his wife, Sharon, which required an extended hospital stay and convalescence. She’s now back home, but requires 24-hour care and medications that exceed their insurance coverage.

I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon Sakai several years ago at SDCC. I went to the booth to meet Stan, but he was temporarily away. While I never did get to meet him, I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Sharon. She was so sweet and nice, and I walked away with a smile and feeling happy. How does someone do that so easily?! My heart sank when I heard of her illnesses.

News Mrs Sakai's illness led led the Cartoon Art Professional Society to step up and help. As did Dark Horse Comics. To celebrate 30 years of Usagi, Dark Horse comics has assembled a murderer’s row of artists including Adam Hughes, Art Adams, Dave Gibbons, Geof Darrow, Walter Simonson, Mike Mignola and Tim Sale for a new oversized hardcover called The Sakai Project. All the proceed from the book will go to the Sakais.

The full list of artists Dark Horse provided in a press release names the following as contributors:
Alain Mauricet, Alex Maleev, Allison Sohn, Andy Grenen, Batton Lash, Bill Morrison, Brian Ching & Michael Atiyeh, Brian Michael Bendis, Carlos D’anda & Gabe Eltaeb, Chris Scalf, Dan Panosian, David Mack, Doug Wheatley, Edgar Delgad , Eric Powell, Gabriel Hardman, Howard Chaykin, Jan Duursema, Jeff Smith, Joyce Chin, Mark Crilley, Matt Groening, Matt Wagner, Michael Allred, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Golden, Mike Kunkel, Oscar Martin, Paul Gulacy, Paul Renaud, Phil Yeh, Richard Corben, Scott Shaw, Sergio Aragon├ęs, Stephanie Gladden, Tom Mandrake, Tom Richmond and William Stout.
Here are some favorites. I recommend picking up the book, especially since it goes to a great cause!

Also, if you wish, you can donate money through PayPal.

The Book:


My buddy Allen Etter was inspired and did this:


2013 was an amazing season for Auburn Football, and we were all so very proud of our team who played as Champions! The season was filled with craziness and miracles -  love the SEC! And I LOVE AUBURN FOOTBALL!!


Friday, August 22, 2014


^ from an issue of Uncanny X-Men (vol 3)

Why is that foreground S.H.I.E.L.D. agent also wearing Cyclops' new costume? Or is this just another case of Bachalo going crazy again with his stripes he loves so much?

....Now, before anyone jumps down my throat, know that I love Chris Bachalo art. While often hit-or-miss, when it hits it's delicious. I instantly became a Bachalo fan in the early 90s with his Shade the Changing Man, Death mini-series and Generation X.  I have a separate section in my comic collection devoted to just miscellaneous Bachalo....

Here's some more Bachalo Stripe Lovin':

The current Stripe X-Team:

Even his swords have stripes!

I'm almost convinced Bachalo designed Ninja Psyclocke back in the 90s (kidding!) 

He also likes circles and those little "plug" extrusions:

Then there's the love affair with that one costume he likes to reuse:
 ^ female costume reuse via Rich Johnston