Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween Special


This just tuned up a few hours ago on Deviant Art. It's the cover art of an upcoming digital comic that will have some thing for not just Nova fans (hint hint) and I'd like to give it some more exposure. So to all the followers of this blog (all 4 or 5 of you) take a few minutes out of your weekend and give this project a closer look http://novaprime.deviantart.com/art/COVER-TO-NOVA619-HALLOWEEN-SPECIAL-490412337

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FAN ART FURY!


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I know most of you have seen this stuff already but I've met some nice people on deviant art in recent weeks and along with some of the stuff I've done recently I'm gonna give their work a bit more brag space by posting it here which I think this blog is still a good resource for once in a while now that I think about it. The ROM vs Thanos was a 20 minute sketch art piece and the other one below it was done by a nice lady up in Canada who found my recent work and got nostalgic enough to do some ROM fan art of her own.



Nice, this one just turned up yesterday (Oct. 19) on DA . . .


Ok I gotta add this also to the posting even though now it's Oct. 24. We've seen a lot of Torpedo customs over the years but this is the first packaged one I believe. According to Gary Martin Jr. this sold on ebay for only a measly 50 bucks!

Friday, October 3, 2014

I don't want this to vanish from the net after it sells on ebay


So as the posting title suggests I'm just throwing this custom Heroclix figurine up here because this is a really nice crafted work of art (especially when you consider how small it must be!) that should remain some where on the internet because quite frankly once it sells on ebay I don't know what will happen to the image in the long run. An articulate action figure would have been ideal to commemorate 35 years of ROM but I wish hasbro had at least done a small figurine like this just like those PVC ones you see in those plastic blister packages in stores sometimes.

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I guess I might as well throw this new fan art up here too while I'm at it which I posted on deviant art a few days ago. ROM spaceknight 65, how much more awesome that epic issue would have been had it been penciled by ANY artist other then steve ditko working for Marvel at the time.

Monday, September 22, 2014

ROM spaceknight issue #22 commemorative fan art ( I really miss the 80s! )

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I finally got around to  getting done the fan art that's been foremost in my collection of ideas for the past couple months.
Number 22 (1981) was the first ROM issue I ever had and in effect it started a chain reaction of fandom with me from the early 80s to today. So it seems this commemorative fan art is a good foot note to end things here. Yeah that's right, in my never ending quest to curb my time on the internet and lead a more productive life in the real world (mainly for more sleep and exercise in my schedule) I've decided to suspend writing any more of these time consuming postings indefinitely. It's no big deal I'll still be sharing all cool ROM related things with those of you I correspond with through other means outside of this blog such as on deviant art and by email, but I still don't do farcebook.

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But let me leave you with some of the cool stuff I saw last weekend while I was in Alameda for an afternoon. By the way that's the same city I ran into that guy who had the cool Nova t-shirt earlier this summer. Anyways, first up I took a photo of this cool new Star Wars window display at Toy Safari which as you can see carry's among other things vintage sci-fi and comic book based toys from the 80s.

I bet you forgot about this one : )
Only a couple retail spaces down was this new place called High Scores Arcade which is a video game arcade that features exclusively old school games from  . . . . yep you guessed it the 80s! You can get a look at the inside of the place here  http://www.highscoresarcade.com/games.html

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Superskrull vs ROM & Captain Marvel (color)

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You may recognize this as a black n' white sketch art I did earlier this summer. Just on a whim I decided to add some color to it and give it something of a back ground scene. Speaking of ROM and Captain Marvel last weekend I was sporting my ROM t-shirt while visiting a comic shop in Fremont and I noticed this sign outside the building that housed the suite the comic shop was located in.
Rick Jones wasn't a retired cop but he was a side kick for a few marvel super heroes over the years and was considered to be an ex-Avenger right? So really that's not too far off the mark from being an ex-cop when you think about it. Aside from that the two guys there were so stoked about my t-shirt that one of them took a picture of it and then showed me a ROM Mighty Mugg he had stashed away (thanks Chris). Yeah I admit I was really geeking out that day.


On something of a side note here I was stoked to find this site last weekend that has the entire Union Jack 2006 London is Falling (SABRA sketch art by Maximegar Barini) mini-series which features Sabra in a readable online format. I already had #1 and earlier this summer I found #2 and #4 at the before mentioned comic shop earlier this summer on the cheap. So far I hadn't had any luck finding it in all my journeys through discount back issue boxes in the last few months but at least now I can read the issue and get the full story of the mini-series . . .
http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/thread/2266003/Union-Jack--London-Falling-2006-GagePerkins/?page=1

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NOVA 619 vs the Dire Wraiths concept fan art

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I finally had a complete chill day this past Sunday and I got one of my back burner fan art projects done. A couple months ago this British guy contacted me on deviant art about getting some input about this story line he and some friends had written having to do with this confrontation Nova has with the dire wraiths. As I understand it this is supposed to be some manner of online comic with something of a Halloween theme. Needless to say I liked their script and it inspired me to come up with some art work. At this time I don't want to give too much away about it but for now I can tell you this much, the dire wraiths are masters at deception which can be a formidable weapon that even raw power can't always over come as The Torpedo* found out the hard way. For this battle Richard Rider will need much more then his Nova Prime powers. Sometimes it's your will and even your imagination that makes the difference between life and death, in particular your brain getting sucked out of your skull kinda death.


For those of you who would like a comprehensive review of Nova's origins check out this cool video and yes they made sure to include ROM #24.

* Special note: The Torpedo and Nova were both co-created by Marv Wolfman


Sept. 23 Update: I just got confirmation today that the Marvel Age Magazine #7 "Ron" misprint has nothing to do with this custom doll for anyone who's interested in knowing.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Gods of Galador my ROM t-shirt arrived today!


Just got this baby in the mail a couple of hours ago! This is actually the first time I've ever bought any clothing online I've always had this standing rule about never buying anything I can try on first I'm a bit fussy when it comes to how stuff fits on me. But I had no choice Redbubble doesn't have any retail services from their San Francisco office. I don't know how they can get away with selling t-shirts of licensed characters with everything from Thundarr The Barbarian to The Shogun Warriors and even to The Micronauts but I gotta go back to S.F. early next week and now that I have my brand spanking new ROM t-shirt from these guys maybe I'll try to pay them another visit.

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This custom Torpedo figure has been around for a while but I felt like featuring it here basically because I really like it. The artist did a good job on making the Torpedo armor look very accurate to how it was drawn not to mention the transparent visor. I'm also a big fan of figures that have good points of articulation. Even when a figure has a good sculpt but is about as articulate as the original Star Wars action figure line well then it might as well just be a statue figurine which kinda defeats the whole point of producing an "action figure". Now here's an example of a custom Torpedo I'm not too crazy about for the before mentioned reasons . . .
http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomfigure.php?FID=60300

September 7 Update: A heart warming moment from the Bill Finger Awards presentation at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con with our beloved Bill spaceknight Mantlo.