GINGERBREAD MONDAY!

Lots of Gingerbread ornaments available at my Etsy store.  Super-heroes monsters, Wizards, princesses, and more!  Buy somebody (or yourself) a one-of-a-kind present.

Super Olympic Rings
There’s one set of games you can always count on to promote the spirit of truth, justice, and the spirit of brotherhood - the SUPER Olympics.
T-shirts available in a variety of styles and colors here.

Super Olympic Rings

There’s one set of games you can always count on to promote the spirit of truth, justice, and the spirit of brotherhood - the SUPER Olympics.

T-shirts available in a variety of styles and colors here.

The Clown Prince of Crime.

The Clown Prince of Crime.

BATMAN AND ROCKIN’: A series of album cover recreations with the Caped Crusader, the Boy Wonder, and their friends replacing the original album art.
#13: THE POLICE - GHOST IN THE MACHINE
Artist: The Police
Album: "Ghost in the Machine"
Label: Interscope
Year: 1981
Original album designer: Mick Hegarty
Band members: Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland
Batman says: “I resolve to collar hoods a thousand times a day
Ask them if they just give up
in a very peaceful way
But the fear of me has gripped them
Before I reach the bat phone
Before my batrope has tripped them
For their crimes they must atone.”

CUSTOMER SERVICE vs. BATMAN

The latest issue of Batman Inc came out this week with a Big Thing Happening in it.  Here are two stories of how people treated their regular customers, one pooey, one great.

First, for the last few years whenever a Big Thing happens in a Marvel or DC Comic, the companies themselves do their best to spoil the damn story for all their readers, getting big headlines in publications that usually don’t give a damn about comics with press releases about Spider-Man unmasking, Captain America dying, The Flash getting a sex change and so on (I may have made one of those up).  In understand this works, the books sell better, maybe some new readers get picked up (though beyond the specific Big Thing issue, I doubt it), and maybe some other books sell better that week too.  But people who have already been following the damn comic get the ending ruined if they so much as open their web browser on the wrong Wednesday.  I get that companies need to promote their books, could you at least wait until the next day so that people who are going to read the story anyway have the chance to enjoy it?

But anyway, I wasn’t going to get to a comic store until today anyway, so there was little chance I would’ve gotten to this issue unspoiled, but what was worse, all the people moved by the news story or foolishly believing they could save this issue for a fortune someday had days to get to the store before me, so I wasn’t surprised not to see the issue on the shelves anymore.  But, for some reason, as I was checking out, I just thought I’d ask.  ”I assume you’re all out of the new Batman, Inc,” I said.

"Nope," said the comic guy.  "We set a stack aside just for our regular customers."

BOOM, Batman.  Customer loyalty cemented.

To return the favor, that’s Fun 4 All Comics in Ypsilanti, MI, by the way.

Happy Presidents Day: swearing in the super-presidents

Just a few hours left to bid on a the one-of-a-kind copy of Avengers #1 with my cover.

I bought one of those blank cover variant editions of Avengers #1 this week and made my own cover.  Here it is!  The Avengers is a very, very big team now, but not EVERYONE is welcome on the roster.  Sorry, Bruce.

Also, I put it up on eBay. In case you want to go buy it.

Gingerbread Joker!
Decorate your tree with the Clown Prince of Christmas.  Available here.

Gingerbread Joker!

Decorate your tree with the Clown Prince of Christmas.  Available here.

Watercolor-colored version of my Anne Hatahaway as Catwoman drawing.
Original available to buy here.

Watercolor-colored version of my Anne Hatahaway as Catwoman drawing.

Original available to buy here.