Friday, January 12, 2018

Aquaman vs. Cthulhu actually happened! + All the Memes

Aquaman actually fought Cthulhu in DC Comics!

Once, in The Brave and the Bold #32 (2010), Aquaman teams up with the Demon to journey to an underwater city, fight fishmen, and stop the horrible menace of Cth. . . wait, is that still under copyright?  Some idiots claim they own it but have no papers to prove it?  It's actually in the public domain now?  Nevermind, we'll call it, um, a Night God.  That's great!  Let's go to print!

Then, in Aquaman Vol 7 #23 (2013).

Oh, but wait, that's Aquaman's buddy, Topo, from Prime Earth.  Topo is a sentient octopus that first appeared in Adventure Comics #229 (1956).  Wanna see what he used to look like?


Marvel Comics rips off Lovecraft

Look familiar?  This is Marvel Comics' Dweller in Darkness who first appeared in Doctor Strange #30 (1978).  The original "The Dweller in Darkness" was written by August Derleth in 1944.  Ironic, that Marvel ripped off Cthulhu's likeness from Lovecraft, but ripped off the name from August Derleth who many consider to have ripped off Lovecraft; unscrupulously riding the coattails of the Old Gentleman from Providence.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Steampunk + Werewolves! (XD Dark Ride review)

"Turn of the century, London England. A poisonous gas has been unleashed into the air and is quickly turning everybody into ferocious werewolves. The city is being decimated as the creatures gain in numbers. Bodies are ravaged in the streets while carriages crash and burn. Can you survive this adrenaline-charged ride as you fight off the beasts that hunt us down and try to purge the city of their creator."

That is the description for the Werewolves XD Dark Ride, a 3D motion simulator interactive laser gun shoot-'em-up video game experience.  It lasts about 5 minutes and each location will have different themes (zombies, robots, Godzilla-like monster, Road Warrior style wasteland battle, etc).  It costs $5 here in Phoenix, AZ inside Castles ~n~ Coasters at Metrocenter Mall.

I've also done the zombies and the Pseudozilla, and Werewolves is the best so far.  I got outvoted for going Mad Max and doing Road Fighters.

The steampunk elements don't kick in until the end of the game, and ARE SHOWN in the trailer.  So don't watch if you don't want the spoilers.

Here is the Werewolves trailer:

This is what the typical theater-style setup looks like.

I highly recommend the experience.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Back down the Rabbit Hole

I really need to get back to the world of Chainsaw Alice.  I miss her adventures.  Here are some new pics of Tuella the Two of Hearts (The Queen of Hearts' enforcer from Chainsaw Alice in Wonderland).  After Alice, she is my favorite character.  She's tough, she's confident, and she's not afraid to let you know it - by beating your ass, if necessary!

The advancement in graphic quality in Second Life makes for quite the incredible places to discover and explore.  Most of my book graphics and covers are done using their program.

The other pics are over here.

This is at the Erotic Isle of Cthulhu.  Of course, it was a Saturday night and the place was empty.  Maybe I need to get a Third Life.  *sad lol*