Me, myself… I had a great time seeing friends and colleagues at the signings Meltdown Comics and Golden Apple Comics were hosting for FCBD. Meltdown had a sing-a-long with Red Fraggle, herself, and Golden Apple had some great, free food, a DJ spinning disco versions of the STAR WARS themes and a moonwalk that I was, sadly, too big to go jumping around in. As awesome as all of that was, I wonder if it might be all outdone by seeing Spider-Man foil a crime in real life like he did at the Adelaide Comics Centre in Australia.
Basically, the store’s staff was cosplaying for the event, so you had Jedi Knights and the Flash walking around along with Spidey (who was the store’s owner in disguise). The live-action crime fighting happened when Spidey saw some goon trying to shoplift an X-MEN omnibus (which retailed for 160 Australian dollars. I don’t know how much that is in USD, but let’s say it’s a fortune.) At that point, I really want to say that Spidey dealt a powerful spider-powered cross to the guy’s jaw before webbing him to the ceiling but, alas, violence wasn’t the answer that day. Instead, the aforementioned Jedi Knights blocked the entrance while the Flash kept the store running (pun intended) until the mall’s cops arrived.
So, it’s kind of like when Dog the bounty hunters takes dangerous perps down by saying “Come on, man, just give up”… but it’s still pretty wild. The store’s resident Spidey, Michael Baulderstone, has gotten a flurry of congratulatory calls and become something of an internet celebrity. In true KICK-ASS fashion, the video of his confrontation with the shoplifter is available for all to witness online."
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.