Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rob's Room: Star Wars - Forces of Destiny Trailer

A friend and former (very talented) co-worker have been Art Directing on this...  Looking forward to checking this out!  Star Wars - Forces of Destiny premieres July 3 on Disney YouTube, and July 9 on Disney Channel.

Rob's Room: 16 hairstyle with Thor by SpiderWee

16 hairstyle with Thor by SpiderWee

Wanted TPB: The Time Trapper - Volume 1

Writer: Various
Artist: Various
Publisher: DC Comics (1986 and 1987)
Cosmic Boy #1-4, Legionnaires 3 #1-4, and Superman vol. 2,#8; Action Comics #591; and Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #37-38

Clipped from Wikipedia:
In the 30th century, Cosmic Boy and his girlfriend Night Girl (of the Legion of Substitute Heroes) have returned from a journey to 20th century Earth, where they were attacked by the Time Trapper and found history altered such that Superman never had a teenage career as Superboy.
Time Trapper recalls how he created a "pocket universe", with its own Earth, its own Krypton and its own Kal-El. In this pocket universe, Kal-El became Superboy at the age of eight, and it is to this universe that the Trapper has directed the Legion whenever they have travelled through time.

Superboy explains to the Legionnaires that the Time Trapper protected Earth in his era from destruction during the Crisis, and promised to keep it safe in return for Superboy's cooperation in defeating the Legion.
When they find the Trapper, they engage him in battle, inadvertently smashing the machine that protected the pocket universe Earth from the effects of the Crisis. With the red skies and antimatter returning (and with Brainiac 5 unable to repair the machinery), Superboy replaces the damaged unit with his own body. The gambit works and the Earth is saved, but the Boy of Steel is gravely weakened. With the Trapper having now made time travel perilously unsafe, Superboy flies the Legionnaires back to the 30th century, carrying the Time Bubble himself. Shortly after their arrival, Superboy dies in Mon-El's arms. The entire Legion mourns his passing, remembering him as "the greatest hero of them all."
Dork Note: All I can say is ...any storyline, which ends with Superboy dying should be collected!

Wanted TPB: The Time Trapper - Volume 2

Writer: John Byrne, Jerry Ordway and Paul Levitz
Artist: John Byrne, and Jerry Ordway(The Supergirl Saga) and Various (the Conspiracy)
DC Comics (1988)

Superman vol. 2,#21-22 and Adventures of Superman #444; and Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #46-51

In the aftermath of The Time Trapper - Volume 1...

Clipped from Wikipedia:

...in then Superman: Following Superboy's disappearance from the pocket universe Earth, the Lex Luthor of that world is tricked into releasing Kryptonian criminals General Zod, Quex-Ul and Zaora from the Phantom Zone. They proceed to lay waste to the planet, eventually killing its entire population.

Having been summoned from the regular universe by Luthor and Supergirl, Superman executes the genocidal killers using green kryptonite, and brings Supergirl (a protoplasmic duplicate of Lana Lang) with him back to his own Earth

...in the Legion of Super-Heroes: While the entire Legion mourns Superboy's death, four members are particularly outraged: Saturn Girl (one of the three founders who invited Superboy to join), Brainiac 5 (who now realizes that all of his theories about time travel are incorrect), Mon-El (who regards Superboy as a brother), and Duo Damsel (who considers Superboy to be her first love, having once had an unrequited crush on him).

The four secretly enter into a conspiracy to attack and destroy the Time Trapper at the End of Time. With the assistance of Rond Vidar (who reveals himself to be the Green Lantern of Sector 2814), they barely succeed. However, another one of Duo Damsel's three bodies is killed, leaving her with only one.

Dork Note: This would be a great volume 2 to this death filled story arc.

Wanted TPB: The Time Trapper - Volume 3

Writer: Various
Artist: Various
Publisher: DC Comics (1993-1994)
Includes: Legionnaires #17, Valor #22, Legion of Super-Heroes #60, Legionaires #18, Valor #23, and Legion of Super-Heroes #61

In the aftermath of The Time Trapper - Volume 1...

The aftermath continued in...The Time Trapper - Volume 2

Dork Note:
Here is Volume 3 as requested by Gary Anchet! This would be a great book end for this collection of TPBs.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Rob's Room: Nerf John Wick

Rob's Room: Marvel Legacy Homage Covers

It looks like Marvel will recreate every iconic cover they ever made in Marvel Legacy (coming this Fall). Some might say this is overkill, but I say anything worth doing is worth over-doing!  That's alotta homage... (via BENDIS!)

As per Editor-in-Chief, Axel Alonso:
A new initiative that will take things back to our iconic history, with a firm eye on the future, MARVEL LEGACY will present stories that remind everyone—newcomers and longtime fans alike—why Marvel stands as the premier name in fiction.  Our titles will unearth gems from Marvel’s rich history, remind readers of connections between characters, and usher in the return of some major characters who’ve been missed.  Above all else, we want to inject our comics with a massive dose of fun!