Funko Pop Try Out Ecto-1.

(This was a try out piece from months ago.  I didn’t get anywhere with it but I put some effort into the piece and I would like to put it out there.)

 

Thirty years ago the world changed when the first Ghostbusters movie was unleashed upon the world.  While there were only four paranormal heroes in the movie an entire generation grew up knowing that busting makes them feel good.  Now, as the frights of Autumn 2014 are upon us Funko Pop! is poised to roll out an exclusive this October that will have Ghostbusters fans pulling out money faster than ghosts escaping the containment unit.

Toy Tokyo is releasing a slimed version of the Ecto-1 vehicle complete with Egon Spengler.  Even better, this toy is rumored to be New York Comic Con exclusive.  The strategically placed slime causes Ecto-1 to look like its been through a struggle more difficult then bringing Ghostbusters 3 to film.  Egon drives the much detailed Ecto-1 and Dr Spengler appears to have been through hell himself.  Despite that the Funko Pop! artists have still managed to catch the stony face of Harold Ramis’s performance that we all love and miss.

Stay tuned to PopVinyl.Net for more news and updates on the Ecto-1 plus many more exciting announcements.

CHIKARA says Celebrate pro wrestling with us!

Let’s Celebrate Pro Wrestling!

National Pro Wrestling Day Comes to Norristown, PA on 2.8.2015!

On Sunday Afternoon, February 8th, we’re celebrating the sport we love during the 3rd annualNational Pro Wrestling Day and you’re invited! The festivities start at 2:00 p.m. and will take place at the Greater Norristown PAL Gymnasium. The event will be open to the public and free of charge. NPWD will feature wrestlers such as “Smooth Sailin’” Ashley Remington, Jervis Cottonbelly, Marion Fontaine, The Osirian Portal, Fire Ant, Los Ice Creams, N_R_G, and The Bloc Party!

Once again, we’re harnessing the positive power of professional wrestling for a good cause! This year, we’re supporting Seva Foundation, which seeks to prevent blindness, restore vision, and create healthy eye care programs for disadvantaged people in 20 countries, including the US and Mexico!  For more information on this year’s charity, visit their website andwatch this video on NPWD and Seva!

Seva has already helped over 3.5 million people! Give the gift of sight and help us reach our goal of raising $5,000.00 by giving using the NPWD donation page! Every donation will help restore sight to someone who might otherwise remain blind!

For all the latest news and updates on this year’s event, visit NationalProWrestlingDay.com or follow @NatProWrestDay on Twitter!

3rd Annual National Pro Wrestling Day
Sunday, February 8th, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m.
Live at the Greater Norristown PAL Gymnasium
340 Harding Blvd :: Norristown, PA 19401

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Fathom: Kiani #1 (volume 4) Preview.

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FATHOM: KIANI vol 4 #1

Vince Hernandez – Story / Giuseppe Cafaro – Art
Kiani has finally reunited with her sister, Anika, and the Fathom Universe
will never be the same again!
Following the catastrophic destruction of the Volna, the Russian Government’s secret Blue research facility, the United States has decided to take action against the rising threat of the Blue. However, in Africa, Kiani and Anika discover that their family bond is stronger than any one army—as their fight to survive above the surface will lead to a revolution amongst the people that will change the landscape of the human race forever!
FATHOM: KIANI vol 4 #1 is in stores February 11th, 2015!
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Never Stop Drinking Review.

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From Drunken Cat Comics, Derek Baxter, Brian Canini.

Cereal boxes.

That is where this book starts getting bizarre, then funny, then weird, and then hysterical.  So funny you’ll want to finish it and then go back to the beginning because by now you’re laughing so hard the first part of the book is going to be that much funnier to read the second time around.

This is the final post reviewing Drunken Cat Comics (for now).  This independent comic company has a middle finger on the pulse of all that is funny.

The concept of Never Stop Drinking is that our good friends at Drunken Cat Comics collected all the silly doodles that the Drunken Cat himself scrawled on napkins in every bar he stumbled into from coast to coast.  Let me tell you, the Drunken Cat is a sick freak.  But he’s a damn funny freak.  These are quick one page gags.  Far Side with no filter.  The humor is from the farthest side you can find.  I dare say, its from the underside.

The art fits the concept.  It seems rough at first but is actually incredibly well thought through to guarantee every line and dot helps the joke.  Observations, social commentary, and pop culture pokes abound.  Here’s a tease:

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Its wrong.  Its so very wrong.  And I cant stop laughing.  I read the joke twice and laughed each time.  I took a picture and laughed.  I laughed again when I attached it for this article.  This is just one page in the book!  One page and I’m losing it 4, make that 5 times.  Guaranteed laughs for your buck.

If you would like to order Never Stop Drinking it can be found at the Drunken Cat Comics site.

http://drunkencatcomics.com/comics.php

 

Just in case you’re not sure I have one more picture for you.  Yup, still funny.

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I would buy this on a t-shirt without even thinking.

365 Days of Shirts.

For those of you who may not know, I’m doing 365 days of shirts in 2015.  Mostly t-shirts but I’ve already worn one long sleeve and I’m sure through the year there will be some other oddities.

If you want to see them all make sure to follow me on Instagram. http://instagram.com/kevinhellions/

 

Now, most regular readers know all of this already.  The reason for tonight’s post is that I’m getting more shirts!  Yes, only 25 days in and doubt had already started.  Do I have enough shirts?  Can I pull this off?

Then out of no where I get a Facebook message offering more shirts.  Of course I jumped on it and hopefully will pick them up later this week.

This excites me to no end.  I would like more of this.  So if anyone has some t-shirts they don’t want or would like me to promote their product across social media please write to teamhellions@gmail.com and we’ll work out the details.

 

This short post brought to you by the Royal Rumble.

WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Predictions.

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So no one signed up for the prediction contest.  Too late now.  Ah well.  Maybe I’ll try again later on.  Anyways, lets see who I think will win and why.

(Winners in bold.)

The Ascension vs. The New Age Outlaws.

The Ascension really has to win here.  There is a lot of potential in this team and they were great in NXT.  Is this another example of Vince McMahon not understanding an NXT gimmick and burying it when the guys get to the main roster?  I love the big beat everyone up nothing pretty about what we do tag teams.  Give these guys a chance and give them a dominant win here.

Paige and Natalya vs. The Bella Twins.

You have to wonder where this will go next.  We already saw the Bellas feud.  Nikki is still the Divas champ.  I see either Paige or Natalya hitting a finishing move and the other one making the blind tag to claim victory.  Both women have a case for beating the champ.  Three way match in the future to decide it.

The Usos vs. Miz and Damien Mizdow.

I mean we all expect Miz and Mizdow to split and then have a great WrestleMania match right?  There is just no other possibility here.

The New Day vs The Masters of the WWE Universe and Adam Rose.

I really want The New Day to be something but it hasn’t happened yet.  Kidd and Cesaro are the latest in a line of thrown together singles stars who click.  Adam Rose is just here.  Kidd and Cesaro will be tag team of the year by the time 2015 is over.  It starts here.

Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins.

After beating the Undertaker and destroying John Cena I think the better more dramatic story is for Brock to dominate this match and look strong going into WrestleMania.  Thus making whoever defeats him at the biggest show of the year look that much better.  He (whoever that is) will do what no one else in a year was able to do.  Defeat the Beast.  But to have that moment, Brock needs to win this match.

The Royal Rumble.

Its down to Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler.  I think Ziggler will be the star of the summer and I predict him to win Money in the Bank, thus getting his biggest underdog tale to date.  I went into my feelings in a previous post.  I think WWE would be risking too much giving this to Daniel Bryan.  His injury could happen again.  If anything gets aggravated then the main event at WrestleMania is in limbo.  Maybe Roman isn’t ready right now.  But he could be ready by ‘Mania.  Its sink or swim time for him, but first he has to be given the opportunity to try.

CHIKARA’s Season 15 Starts this Sunday!

CHIKARA’s Season 15 Starts
this Sunday!

We are proud to present our Season 15 premiere, “A New Start,” this Sunday afternoon at the 2300 Arena (formerly the ECW Arena!) “A New Start” features something for every wrestling fan! If you’re an old friend, new fan, or just curious about CHIKARA, join us for our premiere and experience for yourself what everyone is talking about!

The Arena doors at 1:30 p.m. and the event starts at 2, so if you’re in Philadelphia for WWE’s Royal Rumble, you’ll have plenty of time to get to the Wells Fargo Center a few blocks away! Tickets will be available at the door or you can purchase them in advance here!

In the main event, Icarus will make his most personal CHIKARA Grand Championship defense to date when he faces a former friend and partner in the Kentucky Gentleman Chuck Taylor!

The Osirian Portal’s Ophidian will wrestle Nøkken of the BDK and both competitors need just one more win to earn a CHIKARA Grand Championship match!

Former Grand Champion, Eddie Kingston wants to take out his frustrations on the former Kid Cyclone, Kevin Condron, but Condron vows to make King suffer for his sins!

The great and devious UltraMantis Black will wrestle the Ecuadorian Aristocrat Juan Francisco de Coronado for the first time!

One of CHIKARA’s best trios, The Colony (Fire Ant/Silver Ant/Worker Ant) will fight a renewed BDK (Jakob Hammermeier/Pinkie Sanchez) and a seemingly unstoppable SoldierAnt!

Everyone’s favorite demons, The Batiri (Obariyon/Kodama,) will wrestle the nightmarish duo of Hallowicked & Frightmare!

CHIKARA’s newest tag team, N_R_G (Race Jaxon/Hype Rockwell,) want to get revenge on the dangerous Colony: Xtreme Force (Missile Assault Ant/Arctic Rescue Ant) for their defeat at King of Trios 2014!

Dasher Hatfield will once again lead a CHIKARA team into battle when he, Mr. Touchdown Mark Angelosetti, Jervis CottonbellyPrincess Kimberlee, and 2014 Rey de VoladoresShynron, take on the challenge of Sidney Bakabella’s Wrecking Crew (MaxSmashmaster/Blaster McMassive/Flex Rumblecrunch/Oleg the Usurper/Jaka!)

Watch the official trailer and buy your tickets now for “A New Start!”

Follow CHIKARA on social media and visit our website for all the latest news and updates on the Season 15 premiere!

CHIKARA: A New Start
Sunday, January 25th, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m.
Live at the 2300 Arena
2300 S. Swanson Street :: Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Coming February 1st. WOW Superheroes!

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Combining everything you love, WOW Superheroes will be unleashed on February 1st.

The Women of Wrestling Superheroes don’t combat in Metropolis or Gotham City.  No, they take it inside the squared circle.  For those of you who love wrestling, comic books, and athletic women.  For those of you who miss watching GLOW every weekend.  WOW Superheroes is here for you.

Truth, Justice and the Bodyslamming way.

All tights.  All fights.

Check out the official WOW Superheroes site.  http://wowe.com/

The Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/wowsuperheroes

And the Twitter page.  https://twitter.com/wowsuperheroes

 

Ruffians Review.

From Drunken Cat Comics, story and art by Brian Canini.

 

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If you saw a comic book starring a large blue bear who works as a hitman and gets wrapped up in a crazy mystery then didn’t buy it; then I don’t know what’s wrong with you.

From our good friends Brian and Drunken Cat Comics comes Ruffians.  You see, Scar is a bear.  And he’s blue.  And he’s a hitman.  He is also loyal to a fault for his friends.  When his best friend is murdered, Scar pisses off all the wrong people in his quest for answers.

I know it sounds outrageous.  Its crazy to just type up this summary.  But the craziest part is how much I absoultely loved this comic.  There are 9 issues available right now and issue 10 is on the way.  All can be found at http://drunkencatcomics.com/

The story is movie worthy.  Fast paced, full of interesting characters and always unpredictable.  How will Scar get out of this one?  Can this new character be trusted?  Can this familiar character be trusted?  Oh and God shows up.

However its the art that really pushes things into greatness.  Scar is drawn like a cartoon and it constantly keeps the reader off balance.  Bad things aren’t supposed to happen to cute cartoon bears.  Death and prison and gunplay shouldn’t happen to cute cuddly bears.  Even ones named Scar.

His appearance counters to every other scene in the book.  The death of his best friend is violent but nothing compared to Scar’s interrogation techniques.  Then there is the most violent fight between a bear and a gorilla that you have ever seen.  Side note:  If you have seen multiple bear vs gorilla fights please send me links.

All seems lost at the end of issue 8.  A bold twist takes place in issue 9.  Where is 10?!  This is a benefit to new readers.  Only 9 issues to read and then we can all hold each other while we anticipate number 10.  While the big comic companies are pushing us away lets take that money and support smaller publishers who just want to tell a good story and appreciate their fans.