Thursday, December 27, 2012
Did Santa Recognize Your Goodness?
Doug: Welcome to our annual examination of "the big haul". Today we'd like to hear what sort of pop culture love all of our readers received over the holidays. I'll start it off -- I had let it be known that Sean Howe's Marvel Comics: The Untold Story would be swell, as would the Legends of the Dark Knight: Marshall Rogers hardcover. Mission accomplished for both! Additionally my oldest son got me a 2-pack of black socks featuring very large images of Iron Man on one pair and Captain America on the other! Those should be a hit once school resumes. My younger son got me a couple of posters for the comic room. We have to exchange one, as he actually purchased the wrong poster from the right slot (let the buyer beware!). On the exchange, I think I am going to make up the difference with him and get a 24"x36" reproduction of either the cover to Batman #251 ("The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!) or Captain America #109 ("The Origin of Captain America!"). Lastly, my bride got me the Hallmark Green Lantern ornament, which is very cool. It's a likeness of Ryan Reynolds in full garb with his ring to the lantern. There's a little button on the side, and the whole thing lights up while you hear him recite the oath. Nice!
Karen: That's a pretty sweet haul, Doug. I can't complain myself. My husband spoiled me again. He gave me the Mezco 18" Frankenstein figure, who has already taken over a section of my comic/monster room. He also got me both the Frankenstein and Creature from the Black Lagoon banks from Diamond Select, and the McFarlane King Kong figure that came out a few years ago. I've tried to get my hands on that Kong before and never managed it so that was a very pleasant surprise! My good pal Larry gave me a super-cool 16" Gort figure (the robot from The Day The Earth Stood Still). He'll go really well next to my Robby the Robot figure! I got blu rays of both Soylent Green and Logan's Run; I never had the first film in my collection, and now I can replace the standard DVD version I have of Logan. Oddly enough, I didn't receive any trade paperbacks or masterworks this year! But we made a stop at the local comic store this last Saturday and I picked up the trade paperback version of Cosmic Odyssey to read, so I wasn't devoid of comic goodness on the holiday.
Karen: So let's hear it: what kind of cool stuff did ya all get??