Sunday, March 29, 2015

"1966 TV BATMAN" at the Mad Monster Party! Adam West! Burt Ward! Cassandra! Batmobile!

It's time for the Mad Monster Party 2015, in Charlotte, North Carolina! Here's a fun local event that featured tons of TV and horror/monster film luminaries, including Adam West and Burt Ward! Come on! What better reason to break out the "1966 Batman" uniform than that? Click below to see (and enlarge) all the shudder-inducing sights, the horrifying happenings, and the spooky scenes!

Above: You know it's gonna be a bat-acular event, once
you spy the posters and graphics for the show!


Above: Uhm..The Bat-graphics continue, on the shirts worn by the staff--er--stiff?!


Above: "I shouldn't wish to attract attention…"




Above: Customized lunch boxes, as seen in the dealers room! Laugh
all ya want, but to me, THE GOLDEN GIRLS is a horror show!



Above two images: It's actor Chris Sarandon (THE PRINCESS BRIDE), signing
pics and asking for one with me! Seems his grandkids dig Batman, so...


Above: A great cosplayer, making the shrieking scene as the "Corpse Bride…."


Above: Again?!


Above: Hey! It's that Michael Keaton guy, right? Uhmm….


Above: Look who stopped by! It's music celeb Chubby Checker, seen
here with a couple of mooks named Adam West and Burt Ward!


Above: Burt Ward ("Robin") takes a ride in the Batmobile with Chubby Checker!





Above four images: That's right! If Batman is around, you know an evil
super-villain isn't far behind! Here, the devious  Dr. Cassandra makes the
scene, in the pretty person of Suzann Khudsen! Who recalls her as a third
season "special guest villainess" on the BATMAN series? Uhm...
Cassandra, not Suzann...


Above: The "cast" of ROCKY HORROR gets ready….


Above: That's right! Batman poses with the fabby replica Batmobile at the show!




Above: Selfie time!



Above two images: Batgirl (Kalliste Cosplay) and Robin 
where also present at this event? Who knew?








Above two images: It's me with sidekick Robin (Allyson Bigley), leaving
no rock (or duck) unturned!


Above: Behind the scenes of the late-night costume contest!



Above: Batman rocks the costume contest!



Above: Burt Ward and Adam West sign for frenzied fans!




Above: "Must make room for…just…one more sticker!"


Above: To introduce Adam and Burt's bat-panel discussion, the "Kilted Creature" belts
out a rendition of the "Batman Theme" on bagpipes. You haven't lived until….


Above: Burt Ward and Adam West hold court at the show in Charlotte!

Shocking Sunday SPIDER-MAN 70s Strips! "The Prowler Doesn't Kid Around!" 1979 Marvel Mayhem!

Last time, we sat transfixed, as we watched the ready-to-pounce Prowler, as he prepared to commit a "smash-and-grab" at the big game! Poor Peter Parker is convinced he swayed the new super-foe from a life of crime, but now we see the Prowler charge straight ahead with his pre-planned illegal endeavor! But--Has he changed his mind? Will Spidey have to skip the stands to suit up as a swingin' super-hero? More rare daily newspaper strips from Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr.! Click below to enlarge!

Once again, a big tip of the hat to Steven Thompson
for these amazing clipped strips!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Superb Sunday SPIDER-MAN 70s Strips! "The Outasight Cheer-Leaders!" Marvel Madness!

Last time, we saw a perturbed Peter Parker attempt to thwart the evil machinations of the Prowler, the newest super-foe in town! Now, as Pete (with marvelous MJ by his side) tries to take in a ballgame, his new foe continues, undeterred, with his plans to rob the sports stadium! Will Spidey be able to finally convince the Prowler that a life of crime is for chumps? Or will both costumed cut-ups have to take their lumps? More rare 1979 SPIDER-MAN newspaper strips, from the hands of Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr.! Click below to enlarge!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wizard World--Raleigh! Captain America Cosplay! Black Widow! Logan! More!

Just back from an exhausting weekend spent romping up and down the hallowed hallways of the wonder-packed Wizard World convention, held in riotous Raleigh, North Carolina! Cast your orbs below to take in some of the spectacular sights of this frantic fan gathering! Click images to enlarge!

Above: The arrival! These bellhops don't even bat
an eye! Imagine the things they've seen….


Above: "Cap" is ready for another crazy convention appearance!




Above three images: Easing on down the road (hallway?) to 
the convention floor! Oh, the looks on the faces of our fellow
hotel guests!




Above three images: "Look! I made a new friend! His name is Logan!"



Above: "Uhm...Maybe not…"


 

Above two images: Magneto and Ant-Man make the scene!


Above: Avengers Assemble! Logan, Spider-Man, Captain America,
and the Black Widow line up for eager photographers!






Above four images: Cap meets a wonderful WAC, as
well as a female "Steve Rogers!" Clever idea!


Above: Iron Man finally gets his lazy butt into the mix, as two lucky
fans look on! Ol' Shellhead musta been at the hotel bar….



Above: Then this happened...





Above: "Ya see, it's all in the wrist…"




Above three images: That's right. "Copslay Jesus" comes in, to arrange an
angelic Avengers photo shoot! Hey, a little prayer can never hurt!


Above: A little Arrow and Hit Girl join the ever-swelling ranks of Avengerdom!


Above: Wait! Another Black Widow?!



Above: You can never have too many Uhuras...




Above: Winter Soldier busts in! Was it something I said?!


Above: "Wait! Are you sure this is the 'Captain Americar' I ordered?"



Above: And then this happened...



Above two images: More "Captain America" love!



Above: "Uhm..Which camera do I look at, again?"


Above: Lil' Wolverine challenges me to a scrap!


Above: "Sorry, Logan, she doesn't dig sideburns..."


Above: "There's only room for one of us, kid…"



Above: "Sorry, nobody touches the shield…"


Above: And then this happened...



Above: Carmen Sandiego and Waldo! Found!


Above: "Sorry, no autographs….




Above three images: Say, that looks like Black Widow! It is! She's back as the 
Punisher, up against an amazingly re-created Red Skull (brandishing the chaos-causing 
Cosmic Cube, yet)!


Above: The Joker and Chewbacca--best buds! Who knew?


Above: Ya wanna get away from the madding crowds and cool out? Dig this
little tucked-away nook, cool and quiet, and made for reading and reflecting!


Above: Then this happened! A wonderful marching band, fresh from downtown's 
St. Paddy's Day party (the food! The music!) strike up with some amazing music! 
You shoulda been there when they swung into "Amazing Grace!" Not a dry eye in 
the joint! Never seen so many "Vulcan salutes" in one place!


Above: Unmasked! The wrap-up to an exhausting (but fun) weekend! Me and
my sweetie (and official "Captain America" crew chief), Allyson Bigley!