The production team behind “Arrow” released this little backstage image from the recent “Suicide Squad”. Here we get to see Harley (shown only in shadow and voiced by Tara Strong in the episode) in full make-up. The actress is Cassidy Alexa. She looks great, in my opinion.

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The producers have said to reel in expectations on what is going to happen with her, but they are doing too much to not think she’s going to play a bigger part.

A new Harley Quinn piece

Posted: March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

So, it’s only been forever and a day, uh?

As convention season and yard sale season are about to begin, I am slowly making my way back into the swing of collecting from the normal holiday break. To prove it, here is a new piece added to collection this week:

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She was purchased at Comic Quest in Evansville, Indiana for $200. Normally, I wouldn’t spend that kind of money this close to C2E2 (especially on a glorified action figure) but she was just too beautiful to pass up.

1000 Comics in 2013: Update

Posted: August 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Alrighty!

So in order to keep me writing on a daily (or at least weekly basis), I’m going to start updating this project every week after new comic Wednesdays.

347. Batman Incorporated #13
348. Detective Comics #23
349. Guardians of the Galaxy #5
350. Satellite Sam #2
351. Sidekick #1
352. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #24
353. Trillium #1
354. Batman #23
355. Batman Annual #2
356. Batman: Li’l Gotham #5
357. Detective Comics #23
358. East of West #5
359. Justice League of America #7
360. Kick-Ass #3
361. Saga #13
362. Star Wars #7
363. Revival #10
364. Revival #11
365. Revival #12
366. Suicide Squad #23
367. True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #3
368. Wake #3
369. World’s Finest #15
370. Wolverine and the X-Men #34

Still not quite to the half way point, darn it. I have a sneaking suspicion if I’m not at 500 by the end of August then I need to think of retiring this goal for the year.

We’re about half way through with August and I’ve not yet reached 500 issues. Honestly, this is a bit larger of a task than I’d originally believed it to be. However I do move on and with this update, I do cross the big 300! The 300th issue add to my collection this year (in no particular order, mind you) was Deadpool #10 from Marvel Comics.

231. All Star Western #19
232. All Star Western #20
233. Aquaman #20
234. Aquaman #21
235. Aquaman #22
236. Batgirl #20
237. Batman #21
238. Batman #22
239. Batman and Batgirl (Robin) #21
240. Batman and Catwoman (Robin) #21
241. Batman Incorporated #11
242. Batman Incorporated #12
243. Batman: The Dark Knight #20
244. Batman: The Dark Knight #21
245. Batman: The Dark Knight #22
246. Batman/Superman #1
247. Batman/Superman #2
248. Batman ’66 #1
249. Batman: Li’l Gotham #2
250. Batman: Li’l Gotham#3
251. Batman: Li’l Gotham #4
252. Batwoman #20
253. Batwoman #21
254. Batwoman #22
255. Catwoman #20
256. Catwoman #21
257. Catwoman #22
258. Catwoman Annual #1
259. Detective Comics #20
260. Detective Comics #21
270. Detective Comics #22
271. The Flash #20
272. Green Lantern #20
273. Justice League #20
274. Justice League #21
275. Justice League #22
276. Justice League Dark #22
277. Justice League of America #3
278. Justice League of America #4
279. Justice League of America # 6
280. Nightwing #20
281. Nightwing #21
282. Nightwing #22
283. Red Hood and the Outlaws #20
284. Red Hood and the Outlaws #21
285. Red Hood and the Outlaws #22
286. Suicide Squad #21
287. Suicide Squad #22
288. Teen Titans #20
289. Vibe #5
290. World’s Finest #13
291. World’s Finest #14
292. Age of Ultron #7
293. Age of Ultron #8
294. Age of Ultron #9
295. Age of Ultron #10
296. Age of Ultron #10AI
297. Avenging Spider-Man #20
298. Avenging Spider-Man #21
299. Avenging Spider-Man #22
300. Deadpool #10
301. Deadpool #11
302. Deadpool #12
303. Deadpool #13
304. Guardians of the Galaxy #3
305. Guardians of the Galaxy #4
306. Nova #4
307. Nova #5
308. Superior Spider-Man #10
309. Superior Spider-Man #11
310. Superior Spider-Man #12
311. Superior Spider-Man #13
312. Superior Spider-Man #14
313. Wolverine and the X-Men #27AU
314. Wolverine and the X-Men #28
315. Wolverine and the X-Men #29
316. Wolverine and the X-Men #30
317. Wolverine and the X-Men #31
318. Wolverine and the X-Men #32
319. Wolverine and the X-Men #33
320. X-Men #1
321. Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash #1
322. Bounce #1
323. Bounce #2
324. Bounce #3
325. East of West #3
326. East of West #4
327. The (New) Ghostbusters #4
328. The (New) Ghostbusters #5
329. The (New) Ghostbusters #6
330. Jupiter’s Legacy #2
331. Kick-Ass 3 #1 (Hughes cover)
332. Lazarus #1
333. Lazarus #2
334. Satellite Sam #1
335. Star Wars #6
336. Star Wars #7
337. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #21
338. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22
339. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #23
340. The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1
341. The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #2
342. Über #1
343. Über #2
344. Über #3
345. Wake #1
346. Wake #2

Back and ‘Man of Steel’

Posted: June 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

I swear, I will manage to post some actual timely entries sooner or later.

No excuses, it’s just been hectic the last couple months. I’m still suffering from “con depression” it would seem, too. My collecting habits, interest in talking all things comics and what have you seem to have been really effected by this year’s C2E2 trip. I couldn’t honestly tell you why, it just has been different.

Either way, though, I’m back and will hopefully do a minimum of two posts/updates a week. We’ll see how that goes.

Also, I saw Man of Steel at midnight last week and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Honestly, it was one of the freshest takes on a comic character while being as faithful as possible as I could have hoped for. Yes, there are some controversies over some of Superman’s actions in the movie, but nothing that can’t be over looked. I’m definitely looking forward to what is to come!

Anyways, happy collecting!

Back from C2E2

Posted: May 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

Hey, gang.

So, I’m back from C2E2. Obviously, I didn’t post a lot about the show. Truth is that this year was just too fantastic of a show that words cannot and will not be able to convey what I need to say. I will say three things, however:

1.) Rob (@ThatRaver) and Crystal (@cvandiver68) are my heroes. Simply put, those two help make what I do and who I am so much easier and more fun.

2.) Kevin Smith. Wow. I always find his stuff hilarious, but this particular event was rather inspiring as well.

3.) Post-Con Depression is a real thing and it is hitting me worse than a ton of bricks right now. I don’t know how to explain it without sounding like a nut job, but trust me.

So, getting around to finally talking about C2E2. It’s not that it was a bad show. As a matter of fact, it was probably the best convention I’ve ever been too! But more on that later, now is time for my silly little 1,000 book challenge.

After clearing out my file at Comic Quest and the books I snagged at C2E2, I managed to cross the 200th book mark! Again, some books are a little older, simply because a.) I don’t clean out my files 100% of the time any more and b.) comic conventions are all about back issue deals!

Note: All books followed by “*” are books purchased at C2E2 2013 in Chicago.

107. Aquaman #18
108. Batman Incorporated #9
109. Batman: The Dark Knight #18
110. The Flash #18
111. Wolverine & The X-Men #27
112. Guardians of the Galaxy #1
113. Age of Ultron #3
114. East of West #1
115. Superior Spider-Man #6AU
116. Teen Titans #18
117. Young Avengers #3
118. Age of Ultron #4
119. Age of Ultron # 6
120. Batgirl #19
121. Batman #19
122. Batman and Robin #19
123. Batman: Li’l Gotham #1
124. Catwoman #19
125. Detective Comics #19
126. Jirni #1
127. Justice League #19
128. The New Ghostbusters #3
129. Nightwing #19
130. Saga #12
131. Star Wars #4
132. Suicide Squad #19
133. Superior Spider-Man #7
134. Superior Spider-Man #8
135. Red Hood and the Outlaws #19
136. Über #0 (Wrap cover)
137. World’s Finest #11
138. Alpha: Big Time #3
139. Aquaman #19
140. Avenging Spider-Man #19
141. Batman: The Dark Knight #19
142. Batman Incorporated #10
143. Batwoman #19
144. Constantine #1
145. Constantine #2
146. Cyborg 009 #1
147. Deadpool #7
148. Deadpool #8
149. East of West #2
150. The Flash #19
151. Green Lantern #19
152. Guardians of the Galaxy #2
153. Jonah Hex #19
154. Jupiter’s Legacy #1 (Noto cover)
155. Justice League of America’s Vibe #3
156. Nova #3
157. Image Firsts: Peter Panzerfaust #1
158. Revival #9
159. Superior Spider-Man #9
160. Teen Titans #19
161. Thanos Rising #1
162. Thanos Rising #2
163. World’s Finest #12
164. Young Avengers #4
165. Action Comics #19 C2E2 Variant*
166. Age of Ultron #6 C2E2 Variant*
167. Batman #17 C2E2 Variant*
168. Amazing Spider-Man #307*
169. Amazing Spider-Man #308*
170. Amazing Spider-Man #309*
171. Amazing Spider-Man #310*
172. Amazing Spider-Man #311*
173. Amazing Spider-Man #313*
174. Amazing Spider-Man #314*
175. Amazing Spider-Man #320*
176. Amazing Spider-Man #321*
177. Amazing Spider-Man #322*
178. Amazing Spider-Man #323*
179. Amazing Spider-Man #324*
180. Amazing Spider-Man #325*
181. Amazing Spider-Man #326*
182. Amazing Spider-Man #327*
183. Amazing Spider-Man #333*
184. Amazing Spider-Man #334*
185. Amazing Spider-Man #335*
186. Amazing Spider-Man #336*
187. Amazing Spider-Man #337*
188. Amazing Spider-Man #338*
189. Amazing Spider-Man #339*
190. Amazing Spider-Man #345*
191. Amazing Spider-Man #346*
192. Amazing Spider-Man #347*
193. Amazing Spider-Man #360*
194. Amazing Spider-Man #503*
195. Amazing Spider-Man #504*
196. Amazing Spider-Man #506*
197. Amazing Spider-Man #507*
198. Amazing Spider-Man #508*
199. Amazing Spider-Man #509*
200. Amazing Spider-Man #510*
201. Amazing Spider-Man #511*
202. Amazing Spider-Man #514*
203. Amazing Spider-Man #525*
204. Amazing Spider-Man #526*
205. Amazing Spider-Man #527*
206. Amazing Spider-Man #535*
207. Amazing Spider-Man #555*
208. Amazing Spider-Man #556*
209. Amazing Spider-Man #557*
210. Amazing Spider-Man #573*
211. Amazing Spider-Man #578*
212. Amazing Spider-Man #581*
213. Amazing Spider-Man #585*
214. Amazing Spider-Man #586*
215. Amazing Spider-Man #587*
216. Amazing Spider-Man #596*
217. Amazing Spider-Man #597*
218. Amazing Spider-Man #598*
219. Amazing Spider-Man #599*
220. Amazing Spider-Man #601 (J. Scott Campbell cover)*
221. Amazing Spider-Man #601*
222. Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot*
223. The Real Ghostbusters #27*
224. Slimer: The Big Comic Book*

So I’m finally up to the 200′s. It’s only May, so Month 5, and I’m not even half-way there. Heh…this is proving to be a much more difficult challenge than I’d originally given myself credit for. Still! There are at least three more conventions I’ll be attending, yard sales, flea markets and online purchasing! As long as I’m near the 1K marker, I’ll be happy.

A side note, however. In that pile of books, I did manage to snag one of my “Holy Grails”:

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A Holy Grail, albeit a Modern Holy Grail!

Amazing Spider-Man #601 has been a title that has eluded my collection for some time now. It isn’t that it’s been a particularly hard title to find, no it’s all over the internet. It’s eluded my collection because I’ve refused to pay the extortion level prices via sites like eBay and comiccollectorlive.com. Thanks to my brother not giving up (while I had most certainly given up), he was able to find it at the 11th hour on Sunday at C2E2. The booth was having a 50% off sale so they had to take back as little as possible. Thanks to him not giving up, I was able to get both covers for half the cost of what the J. Scott Campbell Mary Jane cover sells for.

Moments like that are the reason I love this hobby so much. I’ve spent the better part of a year with that book being the only title holding me back from having the full #600-#700 run of the title. It has been laughing at me from my want/wish list. Now, it’s in my collection and that is one less modern book from the series I have to hunt for and can make room on the list for an older key issue. This is literally a living hobby.

Anyways, happy hunting!