Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - Soon Van
Black Canary mini bust - Women of the DC Universe - designed by Adam Hughes - sculpted by Jack Mathews - DC Direct
Pitch up them vocal chords, squeeze the cheeks and belt one out. Scream, yell and holla back at the top of your lungs. Or cheat and make it sound like you are.
Sculpted by Jack Mathews from designs by Adam Hughes, this Black Canary mini bust is part of
the "Women of he DC Universe 2" line-up from DC Direct. Comes with bustesque silence as the heroine is poised in a pose of a screaming power punch.
Black Canary can bleed your ears. And there are 3 simple tricks in doing the same.
- Grab an ear - No doubt, the closer you are to the person, the louder you will sound to them. Grabbing one of their ears and talking directly down the hole of wax leaves you sounding a whole lot louder and brings them that little closer to deafness.
- Be an arrogant tourist - Simple rules when visiting a foreign country. If locals can't understand you at first, talk a little slower and a little louder. Makes having to know what the local language is completely moot. Have people think you're an arrogant oil warfaring tourist and you'll come off as loud and abrasive with no trouble at all.
- Talk in the shower - With or without clothes on, all those tiles will echo and reverberate your voice to the point where it picks up at least a level. Leaving the taps off and not flushing helps tremendously too.
Got any tips on making a big sound?
Thursday, February 28, 2008 - Soon Van
Batman by Jim Lee black and white statue - sculpted by Eric Sosa - DC Direct
"It's not all black and white. There's shades of grey inbetween."
Ah, the one line (or variants of) that appears so often in cop dramas and other moral issue films. Heard it once, never want to hear it again. Sticks out? Sure does. Why wouldn't it with a box of crayons over on the side just wanting to mix it in and play on that board. Won't play in Gotham City though. That's where Batman calls the shots. And if colour is out, colour is out.
Jim Lee's version of Batman, as seen in this photo, is sculpted by Eric Sosa as part of the "Batman Black & White" line of Batman statues from DC Direct
Clear as yellow snow and with no colour in it, it's just like a movie about a cop with metal plate in his head and Billy Madison to blame. Or, like a black and white comic, with grey tones to mark out not so white and not so black areas.
Batman works in black and white. Crushing the hopes and hearts of criminals is all the colour he needs in his life. (And maybe a young teen bounching about alongside in brightly coloured clothes for good measure.)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - Soon Van
Wonder Woman bust - Women of the DC Universe - designed by Terry Dodson - sculpted by Jack Mathews - DC Direct
And you could possibly lose your head. For a safer option, check out the DC Direct mini bust
instead. Sculpted by Jack Mathews, based on the artwork of Terry Dodson, this Wonder Woman mini bust is part of the "Women of the DC Universe" line-up.
Notice Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman of the Amazons, taking off her glasses with a hand ripping off her own shirt. Preparing to enter a battle as she drops her civvies and into the star-spangled costume with the bracelets and Lasso of Truth.
Fighting against people with glasses and bifocals is for some reason, a no-no. Not just that people who where bifocals are of the older set. It's a thing about hitting someone in the face who wears glasses for vision and not the ones guarding against the sun.
What of the rules about putting on your own pair of glasses to spar up against? Does that then level the playing field? Two bespectacled fighters surely has to be more acceptable than only one side wearing them.
What about fisticuffs etiquette going up against people with contact lenses? Aren't they wearing glasses of a nature? Is that a wrong thing to do as well? That could be way to get out of a lot of scraps. "Don't hit me, I'm wearing glasses. On the inside of my eyelids."
(Not condoning fighting here, just to make that as clear as a handful of sand in the face.)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - Tom
Nightwing deluxe action figure - DC Direct - stands at 13 inches
NIGHTWING is the newest addition to DC Direct's line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! This deluxe collector figure comes clothed in an authentically detailed fabric costume and includes two escrima sticks and a display stand. Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a 5th panel. Includes alternate mask.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Tom
Looney Tunes wacky wobblers - Made by Funko
Enter the Wacky-Wobbler, Bobble-Heads! Looney Tunes characters get bobble-fied; featuring Porky Pig, Taz, Tweety and Marvin the Martian. Made from 'nostril burning' plastic, comes pre-painted and with super bobble-action. These bobble-heads have great likeness from the Warner Bros. Cartoon, that most of us used to watch on television. Each bobble-head sold separately.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - Tom
Wonder Woman Annual #1; Writer Allan Heinberg with art by Terry Dodson
Finally, Wonder Woman Annual #1, the wait is over for the conclusion of Allan Heinberg (writer and producer of Grey's Anatomy); Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson's arc. This team relaunched the Wonder Woman series in 2006 with the events of One Year Later.
At long last, the climactic, extra-length chapter of "Who is Wonder Woman?", the story that launched the WONDER WOMAN monthly! In this arc's conclusion, the combined forces of Wonder Woman's transformed rogues gallery declare an all-out war on the amazing Amazon, compelling Wonder Woman to mend fences and join forces with Donna Troy and Wonder Girl if she's going to survive to answer the question: "Who is Wonder Woman?"
And if the return of Allan Heinberg and Terry Dodson isn't enough, there's also an all-new backup by Heinberg and the upcoming art team of ACTION COMICS, Gary Frank and Jonathan Sibal, featuring the secret origins of Wonder Woman, Donna Troy, Wonder Girl, Sarge Steel and Nemesis! All questions will be answered, all secrets revealed!
Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston (1941). Will Jessica Biel be Wonder Woman in the Justice League of America movie? Only time will tell. This movie will be directed by our very own George Miller (Mad Max & Happy Feet).
Other Comics To Keep An Eye Out For This Week:
Marvel Presents; Avengers Initiative #6. Written by Dan Slott; Art by Steve Uy and cover by Stefano Caselli. What happens to Gauntlet in this issue?
Marvel Presents; Iron Fist Annual #1. Written by Matt Fraction & Ed Brubaker; Art Dan Brereton (also cover) & Howard Chaykin. Find out the gripping history of the modern day Iron Fist (Danny Rand) and the secrets of the one's before him.
DC showcases; Uncle Sam & The Freedom Fighters #1 (of 8) is back with another mini series. Spinning out of the events of Amazon Attacks! Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art by Renato Arlem; Cover by Dave Johnson
DVD Of The Month
Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme. Pretty much the best animated movie so far to come out of Marvel Animated Features. Starting from the beginning of Dr Strange's tale, where he was a gifted surgeon, being in an accident that damaged his surgical hands, searching for a cure and then becoming the Sorcerer Supreme. Four out of five spuds!
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