Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"1966 Batman" Returns! To the 2014 NC Comicon! Special Guest Stars: Neal Adams! Zatanna! "TV's Frank?!"

Just back from Durham's notorious NC Comicon, with plenty of cosplay-centric pics and surprises! Click each below to enlarge!

Above: Once again, I broke out the "'66 Batman" duds, but this
time it features an all-new cape and other awesome updates!

Above: Batman stalks the aisles! This was one of the few
times the area wasn't cramped with frenzied, frantic fans!

Above: Batman looks out over Gotham--er--I mean Durham!

Above three images: This has to be the greatest bit
of cosplay at the show! Galactus lives! Sorta.

Above: Just a glimpse at what goes on under that cowl!

Above: One congenial cosplayer came completely costumed as "Dr. Forrester," from 
the famed and much-missed MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000! Can "TV's Frank"
be far behind?!

Above: Speak of the devil! It's me with talented actor/writer Frank Conniff!

Above: It's my own lovely wife, Allyson, making an appearance with the Tardis!

Above: Hawkeye and Thor appear, sporting very detailed costumes and accessories!

Above: "Who's this poser?!"

Above: Doc Zaius from PLANET OF THE APES!

Above: The original "kitten with a whip," Catwoman!

Above: How many times can I put this guy in the slammer? The
Penguin returns! Above three images are courtesy tmstash.com!

Above: Time-trippin' with baby Kang!

Above two images: "I'm the (baby) Juggernaut, %^@#$*!!"

Above: The evil Mr. Freeze looks for trouble!

Above: I'm joined by Allyson Bigley as "Robin!"

Above: Artist Neal Adams, cornered and angry!

Above: A magical moment with Zatanna and Batman! 
Hey, who's that other guy on the left? Photo-bomber!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

ZAP! Custom "1966 TV Batman" Mego Packaging! DC Comics! Adam West!

You've seen the others, and here (at last) is my custom packaging for the new "1966 BATMAN TV series" Mego-style action figure! Click below to enlarge!

Above: The great new action figure of the "1966 TV Batman," but
delivered on not-so-great packaging….Time to fix that...

Above: Using some alternate pics from Adam West's famed 1966 photo
shoot for TV GUIDE, cobbled together this dynamic design, with an eye
toward keeping it graphically inked to the other three custom
pop-art packages I whomped up...

Above: The custom card within the "clamshell" package...

Above: The figure added to his own custom packagingMuch better!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Billy Batson Says--"SHAZAM!" 1974 Albert Bigley Original Comic Art! DC Comics?!

Back with another one from the over-stuffed vaults! Dig this 1974 pencil artwork, created by a 9-year-old me, featuring none other than (a somewhat shrimpy) Captain Marvel and his youthful alter ego, Billy Batson, caught in mid-transformation! I'm sure I drew this in response to the then-new SHAZAM! Saturday morning series, which sparked a fresh interest in these Golden Age characters, not only for me, but also for many other young comics fans then! Click below to enlarge!