Ran into this on Youtube. Barren Cross in Switzerland ... pretty good quality picture and sound. Enjoy.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Superman vs. Muhammad Ali - 1978 -- @ 8 years old, this was my first foray into comics. I was sick and my mom picked this up for me to cheer me up. I doubt she would of done this if she knew how this started my comic geeky life. But, as this was given out of love, this was read out of love. This issue was not bagged, but read and perused more times than I can count. Today marks the 75th Anniversary of Action comics #1 (1938) and the arrival of the Man O' Steel. Thanks to ign.com for reminding of me of this date. Though Sups is just a fictional character, for 75 years he's been promoting the idea of justice, truth and the North American way (eh!). In times where justice and truth seem relative by societies ever-changing standards, its good to see that something's haven't changed.
This is not JUST a comic, it was a 'Giant Sized' comic just over 13" in height and 10" in width, 72 pages of pure beauty. The story is simple, and no doubt a marketing scheme by DC comics at the time, but basically it was an intergalactic boxing match that takes place over a red sun. The leader of the alien race the 'Scrubb' threatens Earth unless Earth's greatest boxer fights their best fighter 'Hunya'. Think Rocky 4. Superman steps in, to take this as his role, Ali trains him and so the match happens. Though this sounds ridiculous, its pulled out of comic obscurity by 2 important elements.. Writer Denny O'Neil and what really captured my attention .. Artist Neal Adams. As an eight-year old I didn't understand all that was happening, it was a lot of reading ... especially as a kid new to comics. But the artwork to this day still fills me with awe on the power his pencils provoked on the Superman character. I remember picking up a regular Superman comic at the time and .. it wasn't him....because it was missing the Adam's touch. From then I went to Marvel comics and picked up Fantastic 4, Iron Man, Captain America until the Superman/Byrne years. But, this was the comic that started it all for me. Happy Anniversary Supes!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Ok, I had the movie bug, which strangely happens every Friday night.. can't figure that one. Anyway, there was a lack of choices for anything new coming out, so I went to Jurassic 3D. Why Jurassic when I can pick this up relatively cheap for a few bucks at Walmart? Because its in 3D and its got dinosaurs... if there is any movie that deserves 3D Love it would be this one. It's not going to be a Top Gun 3D 'moneygrab'.
Well, my verdict is this .. go and see it in 3D if you have not seen the movie in some time (such as myself .. haven't see this in years) and/or you have teens that have not yet seen the movie. It is the best way to see a dino movie. Is the 3D THAT good? Well its better than most, and better than watching it in 2D. Now don't forget that this version doesn't clean up the story, but I still had a good time. Again, not seeing this movie in 15 years aided my enjoyment. Also, the Dino's do stand the test of time, which is a credit to Spielburg and the animators.
Go see it, enjoy. First time in a while I heard audiences clapping after a movie. Good stuff.