Archive for December, 2012

Tales From the Convention Floor – Part 3: Larry Hagman

2012/12/31

As we say goodbye to 2012, we also bid a sad farewell to actor Larry Hagman, best known to television audiences for his roles as Major Anthony “Tony” Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie and ruthless oil baron John Ross “J.R.” Ewing in Dallas, the latter of he recently revisited for the 2012 revival of the series.

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hagman during Fan Expo Canada 2011, where he, decked out in a cowboy hat and “Team Hagman” shirt, was doing his best to keep the promotional machine rolling by signing so-called Hagman Dollars, novelty $10000 bills featuring a picture of J.R. Ewing on the front and Southfork Ranch on the back promoting organ donation and part of whose proceeds were being donated to charity.

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What made this encounter particularly memorable to me was what happened after I’d received my autograph and reached out to shake his hand. He politely refused to do so, not out of ego but consideration: he was feeling a bit under the weather that day and didn’t want to risk giving me anything. But he said that he would totally be up for a fistbump. Yes, that’s right, people: I fistbumped J.R. Ewing. How awesome is that? 😀

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Coolest. 79-year-old. EVER.

Godspeed, Mr. Hagman. You will be missed.

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Cosplay Cavalcade – Part 2: Velma Dinkley

2012/12/27

For all those Scooby-Doo fans who keep fawning over Daphne, all I can say is…keep it up. That leaves more of Velma for the rest of us.

Jinkies! :O

Jinkies! :O

To see more of talented cosplayer Gina B., please visit her deviantArt site, her Twitter account, or her Facebook official fan or personal pages.

Dreaming of a White Christmas

2012/12/23

Too bad for the Flash that that white powdery stuff isn’t snow.

What would Christmas be without some hot coc(o)a? :P

What would Christmas be without some hot coc(o)a? 😛

Today’s round of yuletide cheer comes to you courtesy of The Flash #87 (February 1994) by Mark Waid, Mike Wieringo, and Jose Marzan Jr. Merry Christmas everyone! 🙂

The Mayan Calendar Countdown

2012/12/19

Within the next 48 hours, we’ll know for certain whether or not we can laugh at this comic.

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The original version of this Bizarro strip, along with creator Dan Piraro‘s comments, can be viewed here.

Too Much Information – Part 3

2012/12/15

Superpowers can be messy.

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I think the disembodied, off-panel voice speaks for us all right now.

This wonder of menstruation has been brought to you by Runaways #1 (April 2005) by Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona, Jo Chen, and Craig Yeung.

Grist for the Insult Mill – Part 1

2012/12/11

How can you tell if your man card’s been permanently revoked? Well, Wolverine calling you a pussy is a pretty damn good indicator.

Ouch.

Ouch.

This mutant emasculation has been brought to you by Runaways #10 (July 2009) by Chris Yost and Sara Pichelli.

The Kidnapper’s Dilemma – Part 1

2012/12/07

It’s not every day that your prisoners begin wearing out their welcome.

Kids these days just don't respect proper villainy anymore.

Kids these days just don’t respect proper villainy anymore.

This evil exercise in frustration has been brought to you by My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #1 (November 2012) by Katie Cook and Andy Price.

Rags to Stitches

2012/12/03

They do everything differently in the ‘hood.

Broken homes, broken spines....not much difference.

Broken homes, broken hearts, broken spines….not much difference.

This unconventional childhood has been brought to you by Freelancers #1 (October 2012) by Ian Brill, Matt Gagnon, Reilly Brown, Joshua Covey, Phil Noto, Khary Randolph, Ibraim Roberson, Stephane Roux, Felipe Smith, and Fan Yang.


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