May present a choking hazard

May present a choking hazard

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hombre Atomico card!

This is a McDonald's JLU trading card compliments of Argentina, a foreign land that provides me with more Atom and Hawkman stuff than the place I call home does.

I'm not going to get all worked up about these ridiculous numbers again. Like again, with the feeble fuerza.

Not going to let it bother me.

Seriously though, 7 inteligencia? Dr. Raymond Palmer. Are they aware he doesn't just uncontrollably shrink whenever there's a full moon? That there's was a modicum of inteligencia put into it?!

Unless they've factored in relationships smarts, in which case put him in the corner and bust out the pointy cap.

This is what the other sides of the cards look like:You've got everybody's favorites, along with random alternates such as that blonde guy with the hook and that dopey looking Red Tornado. Lil Doctor Fate for ya, and that magic broad with the big hat.

And Wildcat. Because he's still around.

And although it would have been so simple to just plug Ray in somewhere, he didn't make the cut.

Of course, he did get a card, so it's probably not worth it to let my fuerza go through the roof.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

DC Comics Super Heroes Coloring Book: Atom page #2

Of course after I defiantly stand up to the powers unseen and waggle my finger at the passing of time, vowing to make this a solid week of posting... the internet goes out. All I could do was stare at the computer screen, muttering unheard and unread apologies to the hungry millions that visit this site every day.
I'm sorry I let you down.

Moving on.

Graciously supplied by M.O.T.A member Doug Zawisza, I posted the first of these bad boys here.

Unlike the addition of mad scientist in the first one, this here is just Ray Ray getting down to business. It's classic stuff ladies and gentlemen.

And his fuerza grows with each passing day.

As with the first one, I recommend (insist?) that you print out the large version of this, color it in (stay between the lines) and send it in to DC recommending (insisting) that Damian's Search for Ray Palmer Children's Activity Book get the green light.

Monday, March 3, 2008

El Halcon - the Super Amigos card!

I'm attempting to swing back into a consistent T3, but forces greater than the power of Blogger keep me away.
Hawkman Monday means the world is right again.

I posted Atomo here.

El Halcon beats him in every category except Peso, which means... weight? Does not compute.

Hey, whatever. Times have changed. Atomo is getting the recognition he deserves. Soon his Fuerza will be unmatched by all.

It would appear that El Halcon is reaching for something on that card. But what could it be?

Perhaps a sánduche so that he may increase his peso.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Comic Books price guide ad - 1983

This ad compliments of Rob Kelly.

Who hasn't turned their comics into cash at one point or another?
I mean, besides people who don't buy comics.

Come on now, we've all been strapped, needed some quick money (don't fancy prostitution?) and have had to rifle through our beloved stash of goodies (do fancy prostitution?)
This is the time when you need to know how much that Solar Man of the Atom lot you got from a relative who thought they were giving a quality gift, is going to go for (although I don't know that a guide book from 83 is going to help you).

You could go straight to the local comic book store/dealer. But do you trust him to be fair? Or does your comic book sense tingle whenever you get near, knowing that a thief is in your midst.
Now you can live monies and without fear!
The Official *insert year* Price Guide to Comic Books is here! Complete with crazy background!

"But Damian, why are you telling us about this? The Atom isn't on there."

Au contra ire fool. That's some Jose Luis Garcia Lopez looking lineup
I'm nothing if not helpful.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

VS*Chronos - Injustice Gang card

"A minute here. A second there. I've got plenty of time to kill."

YES! Chronos is so bad ass it hurts my internal organs.

I posted my first VS card Chronos badassery here.

On this card, with art by Jonboy Meyers, Chronos looks to be an iron-jawed, iron fisted, powerhouse to be reckoned with.
Which is, of course, what he has always been.

Nice touch, sticking lil Ray in the hourglass.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hawkman Super Powers stamp set

DC Guy: "Okay, for our Super Powers stamp set line, we'll obviously go with Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman."

Other DC guy: "Obviously."

DC Guy: "I think we should have 4 characters though. 4 stamp sets."

Other DC Guy:"Hmm... yeah. But who else should we throw in there?"

DC Guy: "Get the hat."

5 minutes later...

DC Guy:"Okay, pull a name out."

Other DC Guy:"Tyr."

DC Guy:"Who?"

Other DC Guy: "He's... never mind. I'll pull another."

::pulls another one out::


DC Guy: "Who?
Oh wait, the bird dude, right? Yeah, sure. Kids love birds."

And there you have it kids. The birth of the Hawkman signature stamp set. And thank God for it. You can also see there's a bonus Superman stamp thrown in there. Guy has got to get into everything...
I love finding stuff like this. People go to cons and the like for autographs, comics, sketches, and all that other nonsense. I'm the guy stalking around for stamp sets.
15 piece fram try puzzles.
Can't stop me. Can only hope to contain me.

So when I saw this one from across a crowded room, I knew then... at that moment, that we were destined for each other.

Really, stuff like this will always be my fave. A Hawkman stamp set. I'm saddened by the fact that the Atom will never have something like this. No, he'll never have a mego, or a Super Powers figure, or any of the SP line (Viva Super Amigos!) and that sucks, sure... but he'll never have a signature stamp set from the early 80's. He won't be on a sweet Pepsi glass or a measuring ruler.
It's Hawkman's appearances on random things that makes me glad I took to him as much as I have. He made it on to school supplies. That's when you know you're somebody.

Here's what's going on in the back:
Amidst the card dings, you can see the wonders that await you.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Atomo- Super Amigos trading card!

Fly Atomo, Fly!

Check out those numbers! Er... whatever they mean, that is. I'm sure 0.15 Altura m. isn't all that good.

Nice art they chose to put on these cards, not to mention that... they put the Atom on a card. The choice to include Ray in some of their merchandise is heartwarming. Warms the cockles. Something the Super Powers line obviously had no interest in doing. Zero cockle warming coming from that lot.

I have 2 other cards from this series. A shiny buffalo nickel to the one that guesses them.

See, I can run sweet contests too!

Tomorrow we'll see how Hawkman put his stamp on random merchandising, back in the days of the A- list.