Sunday, 18 June 2017

Spider-man: Homecoming

I'm very much looking forward to the upcoming Spider-man: Homecoming movie from Marvel Studios and Sony. After his debut in last years Captain America: Civil War, I'm fairly certain that new Spidey actor Tom Holland will carry on the fine tradition of those valiant crime-fighters of the past, who paved the way for today's blockbuster superhero movies...

UPDATE: I've just added an alternate version featuring the 1970's live-action (and my personal favourite) on-screen Spidey, Nicholas Hammond. So, turn up that Dana Kaproff soundtrack, and enjoy!

Bat-Photoshopped by yours truly.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The Mighty World of Marvel!

I received a comment last night on Twitter saying that my Hulk piece had a classic Mighty World of Marvel feel to it. The Mighty World of Marvel is of course, the classic 1970's Marvel UK title that started my love for comics (and of course, the Hulk!) in the first place. So, I decided to put this together... just for fun!

UPDATE: I've also added an 80's style Marvel UK version below. Still only 10p!

Yes, True Believers... at one time, you could get all this for 10p!!!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Earth's Mightiest Mortal

Caught in the heart of a Nuclear Explosion, victim of Gamma-Radiation gone wild, Doctor Robert Bruce Banner now finds himself transformed in times of stress into six feet, one thousand pounds of unfettered fury - the most powerful creature to ever walk the Earth...

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Adam West: 1928 -2017

Adam West, known and beloved by many fans across the world as the legendary Batman sadly passed away this weekend. Many, like myself, grew up watching the adventures of Batman in the classic 1966 TV series, where, alongside Burt Ward as Robin the Boy Wonder (and later joined by Yvonne Craig as Batgirl), fought the dastardly delightful gallery of villainy, which included the Joker (Caesar Romero), the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), the Penguin (Burgess Meredith), and the feline femme fatale Catwoman (portrayed by the beautiful Julie Newmar, with the equally beautiful Lee Meriwether and Eartha Kitt later taking on the role). In 2016, Adam reunited with both Burt Ward and Julie Newmar to reprise the role in the highly entertaining DC Animated feature Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders... as well as providing the voice of Batman in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

My first memory is actually watching Batman, and to this day Adam West is still my favourite portrayal of the character. My thoughts and condolences go out to Adam's friends, family, colleagues and fans at this sad time.

My tribute to Adam West, who will always be my favourite Batman.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Rock and Smash Express!

I'm a huge fan of the one and only Jim Cornette, legendary wrestling manager and personality from the days of the NWA (National Wrestling Alliance), Smokey Mountain Wrestling, and the WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation)... where he managed the likes of Yokozuna, Vader, the British Bulldog and the late, great Owen Hart. For a large part of Jim's career, he managed the legendary Midnight Express tag-team in their wars with the recently inducted WWE 2017 Hall of Famer's Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson, the Rock N' Roll express. Jim is certainly one of the all-time great managers in professional wrestling... and one of my favourites when it comes to cutting a promo!
I love listening to Jim's two weekly podcasts... Jim Cornette's Drive-Thru and the Jim Cornette Experience, both co-hosted by the captain of the 6:05 podcast (the MOTHERSHIP!), the Great Brian Last. These shows are essential listening if you're a fan of the good old days of pre-"sports entertainment" wrestling, and Jim and Brian are often joined by the WWE HoF mentionee Kenny StarMaker Bolin (these episodes are comedy gold!). On this weeks episode of the Drive-Thru, Jim and Brian answer a question about which Marvel superheroes Jim could have seen himself managing? Jim is an old-school Marvel fan, and his answer inspired me to do the following drawing...

"It's Clobberin' time, Mother Forkers!"
You can find the Jim Cornette Experience, Drive-Thru and 6:05 Podcasts on various podcast providers including iTunes, and also check out the Arcadian Vanguard channel on YouTube, for classic clips from all shows!