Monday, December 8, 2014

Traveling in Similar Circles...

OK.
Your friend and mine, the great Michael Rooker played Yondu in the Marvel Movie Guardians of the Galaxy.

It has been noted that Michael was a comic book reader before the part came up and was aware of Yondu.  He also (as I'm sure nobody is aware of) played Daryl's older brother in 'The Walking Dead' which is also based on a comic book.  His character was not in the comic, however.
If you have Netflix, you can currently view a movie Michael did in 1985 but wasn't released until 1990 called "Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer".  It is a very disturbing, deeply moving take on parental cause-and-effect.
What does this have to do with the circular nature of comics and movies?
In a scene where Rooker's co-star has just kicked in his TV set for not working properly, there is a closer view of the top of the Television:
Hey!  What's that on top of the TV?

A comic book!
What is it?
Close examination reveals it is a copy of Daredevil #217, from April 1985.

It has a great Barry Windsor-Smith cover and in my opinion:
Michael Rooker put it there!
He's a fan of comics and may have suggested it.
Agree?
Disagree?
Minor point, of course but I always like to track down the comics I see in old movies.
Now if we could only forget about his role in Days of Thunder, life would be great!




  

Phoenix Preliminary Sketches by the Great Dave Cockrum....

How can you rise, if you have not burned a few wardrobe ideas?

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Captain America is the Superman We Need...

This pretty much sums up why I didn't like the last Superman movie and why I'll always love Cap:

Two Face Controls Ebay!

Of course this is what the big return of Two-Face is selling for:














Of course it is.




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Doctor Doom Vs Darth Vader - The Enemy is at the Gate...

I don't know if this has be noted before.  However, since we try to point out the strange, the unusual and the completely-out-of-context; it must be presented for your approval!
I give you Fantastic Four 142 (last page) from 1974:
Okay.
So as not to belabor the obvious, just look at this from a decade later:
Long table and everything.  Like reading the FF back in the day, George?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What if....Action Comics #1 Was Drawn by a Zombie Geek?

Wonder no more!

Action Comics No. 1 sells for record $3.2 million!

Last second sniping proved to be winning strategy as the final bid rang in before the hammer dropped.
With a bid of over $3.2 MILLION dollars the lucky, rich bastard now owns the finest known copy of the most sought-after comic book in existence.
Give it a few years and I bet it'll change hands again, proving that the rich get richer and (wait for it)...
                                       Superman is where the Action is.








Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

HeroesCon in Charlotte Posts Harassment Policy...

Well, if you are going to HeroesCon hosted by SuperFan Sheldon Drum, you better leave your snarky comments at home this time.
For the first time, a harassment policy will (presumably) be enforced.
I'm sorry to say that not only have some inconsiderate fans made cosplayers and others feel unwelcome at other large Cons, but some of the creators of the comics we love so much have done the same.
I hate that the culture we live in makes a minor few feel that they are entitled to act like an asshat when in 'their environment'.
At least one creator who will be in attendance (I'm not naming names, but you can find their dirty laundry at lesser blogs) has had a spotlight trained on the asinine comments he made to people that were perceived as 'non-fans'.
I hope he reads this:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New DC Solicits for June...

I don't usually post new comic !anything! here at Misadventure Cruise Lines, but I actually like a few of these "Bombshell" covers that evoke old pin-up calendars and WW2 plane nose art.
Some have called these sexist, but I think this is pretty tame compared to the usual violence and semi-nudity popping up in current funny books.  Enjoy!

Now THAT'S How to Commit a Crime!


Witness now the botched first attempt to scar the face of Harvey Dent, the Batman villain also known as Two Face!
What could have possibly gone wrong? (The Clock didn't get many gigs after this.)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Archie Weekend Over. Minor Casualties.

Well, this may not be a direct result of Archie Weekend, but who knows?
Archie has a huge storyline coming up in his own comic.
Guess where he's headed:










Yep.
Arch is headed for the great Choc'lit Shoppe in the sky.
Check out all reputable comic news sources for the sordid details.
R.I.P Archie Andrews.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Archie Week Continues to Run Off the Rails...

I now know that Jughead has masterminded this whole ugly weekend and is happily getting his gratification for a job well done.
Damn you, Jughead Jones.
Damn you.

Archie Weekend: Archie Wants His Delicious Wiener in Your Mouth...

Oh, Lord.
He's advertising now.
'Swift's Horndogs'?
It has to stop.
Also, it looks like Jughead and Veronica have joined the movement!
Jug may have his own 'movement de jour' from the looks of his eyelids.
Veronica looks a bit anxious to get started.
At least the weekend is nearly over, folks.

Archie Weekend: The Buck Stops Here...

In his psychedelic haze, Archie has loosened up and changed his mind about juggling dates and keeping secrets.
About time, Andrews!

Does A Cat Have A Climbing Gear? Archie Weekend Continues...

Oh, Archie.  Your drug-fueled, hormone-driven self is headed for trouble...

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Archie Weekend Continues by Way of Police Academy...

Look at Weatherbee.
He's all: "You came up for that?"

Archie Weekend Continues...

What could ever become of this sad, sad situation?
Keep following Archie Weekend posts!
It's gonna be a loooong weekend.

Archie Comics Weekend Kicks Off With Leifeld-Inspired Pureheart...


 Really glad this 1994 version of the Superheroic Archie gang didn't last.  Someone was reading too much Marvel at the time.
They look downright evil!

Friday, May 9, 2014

SHA-ZAY-UM! Billy Batson Goes To The Doctor...

THIS IS JUST TOO CREEPY FOR WORDS!
WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?
PUT THAT SHEET DOWN!
DOCTOR'S NAME IS WHAT!?
LOOK AT THEIR FACES!
SOMETHING HAPPENED HERE!
KNOCKED OUT BY A FALL?
RRIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT.

Superman Takes Care of Robin...

See, Robin?  Everything is okay now that Superman has...

WHATTHEWHATNOW?

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Batwoman's First Costume Idea...



...did not go so well.












Her second wasn't so hot, either.


















Third time's the charm!















What?
You didn't think I meant that New 52 wannabe didja?

Ever Lovin' Blue-eyed Thing Has Rocky Relationship with Spider-Man...

BUT...IT'S NOT...ROCK TONGUE = BOULDER BREATH...YUCK...
NEAT-O?

YOU GAVE UP MARY JANE FOR THIS???!  STOP!STOP!STOP!STOP!STOP!STOP!STOP!
NEAT-O?????!!!!




So many things wrong-can't process-spiders hiding under rocks-dogs sleeping with cats - ANARCHY SAYS I!!

DO NOT ASK HIM TO SMASH A BOX!
LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO POOR ALICIA!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Lantern Jesus?

From the newest issue of Green Lantern:

















Lantern Jesus?  Seems familiar. Hmmm.









































Yep.  Been done.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Would You Stop for this Guy?

Batman has car trouble near US 101.

Regarding The Change of an Established, Golden Age Hero...

From itsalltrue.net.  Too funny not to share.

March Retro Page of the Month...

From Flash 212, 1972.

March Madness Page of the Month...

From Avengers A.I. (Absolutely Incredible)