Monday, April 27, 2009

Too tacky?

I was doodling while talking on the phone, and I accidentally drew what looked like an elegant symbol for flipping the bird. I thought, "Hmm, that could be a T-shirt." So, I made it, and am selling it on Just trying new things.

I'm not sure I'd wear it, though. I would wear my Wash Me shirt.

I would also wear the Dead Parrot I'm selling on Printfection isn't as famous as Zazzle, but the print area of the shirt is larger. Perfect for this bird. (And the Wash Me above.)

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Origin of Sleep

Time for another Scattered Thoughts. The first one I shared is here. Click to enlarge.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Is There a Hole in My Logic?

It's my understanding that an apostrophe stands in for a missing letter. The apostrophe in "it's" takes the place of the missing "i" in "it is". Ol' actually means "old", etc.

This means that the word "don't" could actually mean "donut"! Yum.

I wonder if I should open my own store using this cute way of spelling doughnut?

Hmm, probably not.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ideal's Captain Action Mini-Comic, Part 3

Part 1 here.
Part 2 here.

Click on any image to enlarge.

Let's see. Aquaman harpooned an alien in the chest, Captain America, Green Hornet, and the Lone Ranger all blatantly shoot them. Tonto merely drops a limb on one?! You would think if anyone took unkindly to unwelcomed settlers, it would be Tonto.

Captain America uses a gun, and Spider-Man strikes fear into evil-doers. I wonder if the writer had actually read any of the books from that upstart company Marvel. (Captain Action could also turn into Sgt. Fury, the only character that didn't make it into this comic.)

If you had heat vision, super-strength, super-speed, flight, ice-breath, etc, what would you do to stop an alien invasion? See Superboy's solution below...

Ha! They'll not come back anytime soon. Not with Aqua Lad and his canoe-tipping powers awaiting them!

Yes, the end!

Ideal's Captain Action Mini-Comic, Part 2

Part 1 here.

Click on any image to enlarge.

Is it just me, or do none of these folks in the next panel look trust-worthy?

Why don't superheroes give bystanders guns and knives anymore? Oh, look, apparently he had a pistol left over. Unfortunately, Captain America wasn't accustomed to using a gun. I suppose it explains why he misses shooting the alien directly in the crotch.

Isn't giving Aquaman flippers a bit like giving Superman a bullet-proof vest?

Concluded in Part 3 with Spider-Man and Action Boy!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Ideal's Captain Action Mini-Comic, Part 1

I have a lot of stuff in my basement. I found a Captain Action & Action Boy comic that came with the action figures in 1967. It's wacky seeing them change into well-known heroes. I'll post it in three parts over the next three days.

The book is a long, skinny one. It's essentially a regular-sized comic cut into thirds, which is no doubt how they printed it. Hope you like the expressions on the aliens faces. It's the only one they have the entire 32 pages.

Click on any image to enlarge. I've taken the liberty of stacking the even/odd pages together.

It doesn't identify the "World's tallest mountain." I like it when comics don't try to teach me anything.

This was the 60's, so Batman (TV star) gets the first superhero appearance, and more pages than the other charaters.

Check out Part 2 for Superman, Captain America, knives, and guns...