Monday, March 31, 2008
When I was a kid I loved and hated this comic! I remember standing in the newstand in Spring Grove (where as a kid, I got about 90% of my comic collection), looking at this cover and being so sad that they actually killed Robin! How could they do that? He was my favorite hero! But that amazing artwork by Neil Adams MADE me buy it. Most comics are 10 inches in height and 6 1/2 inches wide - THIS book - a treasury edition - was 13 inches high, by 10 inches so it was MASSIVE!
Of course, comics being what they are - this scene doesn't actually appear in the book at all.
This book is a reprint collection of stories featuring Ra's Al Ghul (pronounced Raysh Al Ghoul - which I wish they would have gotten correct when they filmed 'Batman Begins') and his fight against Batman. As a kid - I couldn't really grasp why Ra's was doing what he was doing to Batman and Robin or what his endgoal was, but I knew that he wasn't just some guy who wanted to rob banks.
The ever-incredible 'Batman: The Animated Series' actually adapted this story in a two part episode (The Demon's Quest), and it was GREAT! The animated series didn't do a lot of comic book adaptions, preferring to tell original stories, but they hit a home run with this one!
*Another thing about this comic - I can still remember being really, really fascinated that I could see the upper collar of Robin's tunic, which was usually obscurred by his cape. LOL - yeah, I know - all these years later it makes SO much sense, now!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Oh, how I spent many a morning eating bowl after bowl after bowl after bowl of Smurfberry Crunch, the best cereal EVER!
I'd like to think that if tomorrow I found a box of the 30 year old cereal I would stop for a minute, realize that the cereal probably isn't still edible and I wouldn't eat it - - - but we both know better!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
This is a round tin that originally held hard candy when I bought it at WDW, but now holds all of my pocket change.
I love this item because it has lots of Disney characters (I love group pictures) and quite a few of them, while not being obsure, very rarely turn up on Disney merchandise.
Merlin, Dumbo & Timothy, and Gus aren't exactly big name stars in the Disney world so I'm awfully glad that they're there.
And looking over this piece now, I just realize that only two of Donald's nephews have shown up for the fun!