I'm not sure when Warner Bros. released the box art for the DC Universe Animated Original Movie WONDER WOMAN, but I just came across it on Amazon. Here it is:

Single disc release:

Two-Disc Special Edition:

I also noticed that the release date has been moved from February to March 3, 2009.

I can't wait!!!


Black Panther 2 #1 Variant Cover

70th Anniversary Variant

Cover by: Marko Djurdjevic
Writer: Reginald Hudlin
Pencils: Ken Lashley

The story: "Deadliest Of The Species, Part 1" -- The Black Panther is back…and she’s badder than ever. That’s right -- she! What happened to T’Challa? Who is the new Black Panther? Find out why the female is the deadliest of the species.
In stores: February 4, 2009
Not sure what Sub-Mariner has to do with this issue of BLACK PANTHER...but all I can say is "wow."


Eartha Kitt (1927-2008) RIP

Santa Baby (2006)

Eartha Kitt dies after cancer fight

(Thursday December 25, 2008)

Singer and actress Eartha Kitt has died of colon cancer at the age of 81, a family friend said.

The sultry singer, dancer and actress rose from the South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality.

Andrew Freedman said Kitt died on Christmas Day of colon cancer and was recently treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.

Kitt, a self-proclaimed "sex kitten" famous for her catlike purr, was one of America's most versatile performers, winning two Emmys and getting a third nomination. She also was nominated for two Tony Awards and a Grammy.

Yahoo! News

I Want To Be Evil (1962)

CAPTAIN MARVEL and the Plot Against Christmas!

from CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #42 (December 1945).




Christmas Funnies!

Some golden age Christmas funnies from BIG SHOT COMICS #8 (December 1940).







Green Fury the green-flamed hero

You know Dazzler,

Wind Dancer,

The Prancer,

And Vixen.


And Cupid,

Dick Donner,

And Blitzen.

But do you recall
The most famous Super-Friend of all?

Fury the green-flamed hero,
Had a very fiery nose.
And if you ever saw it
You would surely say it blows.

All of the other heroes
Used to laugh and call her names.
They never let Green Fury
Join the super hero games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say:
"Fury, with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

This made the others jealous,
And they shouted out meanly:
"Fury the green-flamed hero,
Your power's disgusting!"


"First Lady of Star Trek" Passes Away


LOS ANGELES, CA (December 18, 2008) – Actress Majel Barrett Roddenberry, beloved star of sci-fi phenomenon Star Trek passed away early this morning surrounded by family and friends. Roddenberry was 76 years old. She began her acting career in the 1950's with roles in such popular shows as "Leave it to Beaver," "Bonanza" and "The Lucy Show; but it was her numerous roles in the legendary Star Trek franchise that fans came to know and love her. Roddenberry had featured roles in almost every Star Trek television and film entity and became an iconic figure within the fan community. Her roles included Nurse Chapel in Star Trek: The Original Series, Lwaxana Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the voice of the USS Enterprise computer in almost every incarnation of the series. However, it was the love affair between her and the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry that earned her the title "The First Lady of Star Trek." Over the course of their more then quarter-century love affair, she became not only Gene's partner, but also his creative muse. Roddenberry helped Gene expand the Star Trek universe and was an integral part of its continued legacy after his death. Majel recently completed reprising her role as the voice of the USS Enterprise for J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek film.

Roddenberry succumbed to a short battle with Leukemia at 12:27 AM on December 18 in her Bel-Air home. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her son Rod Roddenberry and family friends. She is survived by her only son Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry Jr. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to the CARE Organization or Precious Paws both of which share Roddenberry's love for animals and dedication to animal rescue.

Precious Paws
18034 Ventura Blvd., #430
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 304-5595

P.O. Box 56631
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 685-9980

Funeral details are pending and a public memorial will be scheduled sometime after Christmas or in early 2009.


The Heroes are Coming in 2009

On January 15, the Legion of Super-Heroes travels back 1,000 years to visit Clark Kent in Smallville.

On May 1, learn the secret origins of Wolverine!


Frank Miller? Seriously?

Comic Book Resources is running a poll: Which comic writer made the biggest impact on the industry in 2008?

The choices are: Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Geoff Johns, Robert Kirkman, Jeph Loeb, Mark Millar, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, J. Michael Straczynski and Joss Whedon.

How exactly has Frank Miller made an impact on the industry in 2008? He only had 3 comics published (ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN #8-10). What's the impact of that? Showing that a big name talent can do almost nothing and still be a big name? Working on the Spirit movie doesn't count. 1) It barely impacts the comics industry and 2) We won't really see it's impact until it comes out...one week before the year 2008 is over.

While people like Gail Simone and Dwayne McDuffie, who both have had some critical acclaim (how much love does ASB&R get?) and actual product on the market, are snubbed.

I'm not a Frank Miller hater (not really a huge fan, either), but really, what did he do that qualifies him for having made a big impact on the comics industry in 2008?


Happy TURKEY Day, JOE!

Here's a holiday-themed cautionary tale with the message: "Be careful what you wish for!"

I can't imagine that some poor child back in the day didn't lose sleep over this one...

BLUE BEETLE #27 (November 1943)
story and art by Mell Lazarus



Batman RIP ... again

(May 1969)
cover by Curt Swan & Mike Esposito

(September 1977)
cover by Jim Aparo

(October 1977)
cover by Jim Aparo

(May 1978)
cover by Jim Aparo

(April 1979)
cover by Jim Aparo


Have I Now Seen Everything?

Spotted at Target --

Operation: Hulk Edition.

I just don't know what to say...


The LEGION hits SMALLVILLE in January

At the end of this week's Smallville we got the preview for the next episode, which won't air until January 15. But it does afford us our first glimpse of the Smallville-ized Legion of Super-Heroes (if you don't blink)!

Here are some quality screencaps from KryptonSite (Your Source For Smallville News and Information):

Alexz Johnson, Calum Worthy and Ryan Kennedy as
Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad and Cosmic Boy.

Legion villain: The Persuader!

Don't be fooled by this quasi-Batman-looking character after "New Legends" flashes across the screen. This is actually a scene from a past episode where Ollie Queen dressed up in a red and blue outfit so Clark could convince Jimmy that he wasn't the "red and blue blur" running around Metropolis.


Analyze This ... Blog!

Via Sea of Green's Hoosier Journal of Inanity, I came across LibraryBytes' collection of tools with which to analyze your blog. And I decided to play!! (I'm such a follower!) They're kinda fun!!

Typealyzer analyzes what type of person writes the blog. This is me (I'm a "feeler" which sounds kinda bad, when you're mind works like mine does...)--
The analysis indicates that the author of http://comicsnthings.blogspot.com is of the type:

ESFP - The Performers

The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don't like to plan ahead - they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

The enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation - qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.

The Genderanalyzer determines the gender of the blog writer:
We think http://comicsnthings.blogspot.com/ is written by a woman (73%).
I guess I focus too much on the package... :-/

The Blog Readability Test determines the level of education required to understand your blog. You need at to be at least at a High School reading level to understand my blog, apparently. I would've guessed closer to sixth grade. Who knew!?

You can also find out how much your blog is worth.

blog readability test

My blog is worth $5,080.86.
How much is your blog worth?

ComicsNThings is now for sale!!