Posted September 1, 2005 at 1:38 am


So I've never bought any DC Direct action figures. I'm not really into $15 action figures, and the style didn't really grab me. I tend to like my Batman and Superman more animated or cartoonish.

...so a year ago, they solicited a DC Direct series of figures based on Ed McGuinness' run on Superman/Batman. Ed McGuinness is totally my favorite superhero artist. I want to have five million of his babies. And, so, well, I had to get these.

They're about what I was expecting, quality-wise. If you're not Hasbro, Mattel, or one of the other big companies, your paint's going to be a little sloppy and the toys aren't going to be as sturdy -- Hasbro and Mattel have to worry more about child safety laws and moms and dads and indestructability in the face of toddler toyslaughter. (Which is good -- I prefer my toys oops-proof.) So when I took them out of the packaging, I spent a while pulling off a few hairs stuck to the figure while the paint was drying. I think a koala put these things together.

But after all that's done, these are some very nice figures. Limited movement, but I doubt super poseability was their intention. I wanted 3D replications of Ed McGuinness' art and that was delivered.

(I have to add that his Superman is pretty much definitive for me. The retro squinty-eyed look? Awesome.)
Posted August 25, 2005 at 6:36 pm
506 J&W! subscribers this month, and a few more still trickling in! Wow.

The "Daniel" limited print is now sold out.

Are people seriously interested in a Robin-in-Wednesday's-plaid-outfit print or poster? I heard some rumblings, and I aim to please!
Posted August 7, 2005 at 12:53 am
295 J&W! subscribers as of now. Dear Lord, and my inbox is still full, especially with people needing my mailing address or answers to further questions, which I respond to on a second sweep.

Seriously, guys, holy cheezus. You folks rock. The emails have not let up for 6 days. I wake up in the morning with about 40 mails to sort through, and find another 40 to sort before I go to bed. And no evidence yet of trickling out or winding down...

Completely unrelated, I have the front half of Professor Xavier's face sitting on my desk. Why? I'll tell you later. Need to finish a certain project first.
Posted July 31, 2005 at 1:04 pm


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Posted July 30, 2005 at 2:46 pm
Man, I haven't had a sweet pickle since elementary school. I used to have my mom pack them in my lunch for me. I loooooooved sweet pickles. Forget that dill pickle crap -- sweet is where it's at, baby.

My mom used to tell me that I shouldn't eat more than one at a time because they'd make me sick. I believed her, 'cuz, dude, my mom. But is that true, or did she just not want me to eat up the whole damn jar in a day? I've asked around and nobody seems to know of this bit of pickle trivia. (Though, I'm the only person in the world who likes sweet pickles, so chances are people wouldn't know anyway.)

Well, it's been 15 years, and I bought myself a jar of sweet pickles. You know. The tiny ones. The serving size says 4. I want to eat as many of these as I can and see if I do, in fact, get sick. Unfortunately, I've had this jar since yesterday, and this bit of parental programming from my formative years still has a deathgrip on my psyche. I've had about 6 since last night, but not more than one at a time. Can I, in fact, break through this childhood taboo, disobey my parents, and find out if they were right or wrong after all?

Or am I just a pussy?
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