Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Game Night, 11-09-08!

Well, it was Game Night again last Monday. Glen Evans, our GM, whipped us up the "Heroes Unlimited" versions of Power Man & Iron Fist for myself and Marc, whose last name I'm hiding to protect his identity. By the end of the Game session, however, we'd modified the two Marvel Bronze-Aged badasses into the characters you see below. My buddy Jay Fife once said "homage" was French for "halfassed," but I tend to put my whole ass into everything I do. Anyone who knows me knows of my love for Bronze Age Marvel characters, so behold, two characters we created that you'll never see on a comic book page for fear of numerous lawsuits. I give you: Black Samson & Iron Gauntlet!

Fearful of being spotted and thus hindering his chances of ever getting laid again, Marc attempts to conceal his true identity by doing his best Emperor Palpatine impression. "Emperor Palpitation" is more like it. Way to go, man, that'll work!

Glen clearly has no such problems. He appears to be livin' large and laughin' easy.

In this adventure us two burgeoning "Heroes for Hire" are trying to find out whose been targeting (and destroying) the banks in our area. Two "retired" heavy hitters named Hammer & Anvil are the key "persons of interest," but I seriously doubt it's them. They were home snug in their beds when the last bank was hit. I know this because I burst in on one of them just moments after the last bank was destroyed. Keep it here, boppers, for the further adventures of Black Samson & Iron Gauntlet!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Halloween '08 Recap!

And so, yet another Halloween has came and went. Next to Christmas, it's our busiest season. So, I took some time off from the various comic book projects I'm working on, and just enjoyed the week with my wife and kids.
There were so many super hero costumes lying around the house after Trick or Treating it looked like a Justice League pool party. Pictured, from left to right, are Atticus as Superman, Arlaux as Hawkgirl, Jeep as Iron Man and their friend Evan as Flash. Ever the businessman, Iron Man clearly plugs Hot Tamales.

Iron Man flies solo for this shot.

Lest you think only the little ones got to enjoy themselves this Halloween, that's yours truly in the "grown up" Flash costume. Atticus was so impressed, he put on his own speedster suit. Barry Allen and Wally West never looked so good!

No costumes in this next picture, just a shameless "Serial Squad!" product placement and a picture of myself on the newest member of the family, nine-month-old Aramiss.

Pop Rocks, anyone? Some of the spoils of Trick or Treat Night sizzle away upon the tongue of my daughter Arlaux (that's "Arlo" to the uninitiated).

And lastly as many of you know, Wednesday nights around here are referred to as "Billy Night" or "Movie Night." This past week, the feature was the 3-D epic "Journey to the Center of the Earth," complete with 3-D glasses. While the 3-D effect was less than spectacular, the movie wasn't bad. I'd give a solid "C" ("A" being the best it could be, "E" being worthy of Cinema Insomnia). No offense to Mr. Lobo, of course.

Pictured above, from left to right, are my son Jeep, my wife Alivia and, of course, Billy.

That's it for this post. I've got lots more, but the clock on the wall says I gotta get going to work soon. Hopefully, it won't be over a year before I can get back to it.