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Monday, March 29, 2010

HEY, LOOK WHAT I FOUND!


Art by Michael Wurl copyright 2007


Hi, everyone!

Just taking a moment to catch up,
and I'll start posting regularly real soon.

In the meantime, I am required by law (Apocolyte's Law)
to remind everyone to stop over at my new art blog,

The Art Of Michael Wurl

and say hi to me.
 It's real lonely over there,
almost lonelier than being stuck out here
at the End Of Time!

So stop on by, leave some nice comments,
click on that little 'Follow' button thingy,
and if you get there early, I'll have doughnuts waiting.
With sprinkles and without sprinkles.
Unless you get there late,
in that case, you'll only find
sprinkles
and no doughnuts.


I'll be waiting for you!

...and I'm wearing pants,
so there won't be any embarrassing encounters,
like the last time...
...sorry about poking your eye...

Friday, March 12, 2010

THE APOCOLYTE'S RESPONSE TO LYSDEXICUSS!


Comic blogger and artist Lysdexicuss created a hilarious image combining two of the most hideaous super-hero costumes featured so far in the Battle Of The Bad Costumes, and, well, I just had to reply with my own dastardly, bastardly creation! Utilizing the two remaining hideous super-hero costumes, may I introduce to you,
 The "Blech" Condor-Soldier!

While I'm here, I might as well inform you of my latest blog,


which features cartoons, comics, and other art projects done by my some-time alter-ego.
Drop by sometime for some sweet art, and more than an occasional chuckle! I'll be waiting for you in front of the blog, wearing a red rose (as well as a red nose) so you'll know me...

In the meantime, I am busy gearing up for Round # 3 of our Battle Of The Bad Costumes, coming very soon! Thanks for all your votes and comments, and if you haven't weighed in yet, please do vote by leaving a comment.
 Thanks, bad costume watchers!



Sunday, March 7, 2010

VOTING IS STILL IN PROGRESS - Please Vote Now! ~ NEWS FLASH!!!

THIS JUST IN...Breaking Story...

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Hey, gang!
Just taking a minute to remind everyone that hasn't voted in my Battle Of The Bad Costumes to take a minute and drop your vote in the comment sections below...polls are still open, and I've received many hilarious comments from readers. Looking forward to hearing from you, too! Vote now!

Now I have a real treat to share with you.
One of today's best comic bloggers is also a fantastic artist
(hey, kinda like me!).
I'm talking about the man, the myth, the legend,  LYSDEXICUSS, who brings long-lost golden age comics to us daily on his incredible blog, TEN CENT DREAMS.  Besides being an expert on comics related subjects, he is an accomplished artist and a master of many mediums. I was delighted  more than words can say when he revealed to me one of his latest 'projects', as it was inspired by this blog and the Battle Of The Bad Costumes!

Here is his hilarious almagam conglomeration of the worst of the worst costumes so far!
Absolutely fantastic, wouldn't you agree?
(click to enlarge)

More of Lysdexicuss' imaginative and fascinating artwork can be found daily at the link above, his brand new art blog, HUNGRY COMIX. Click on his links here and go show him some o' yer love, won't you?

Thanks,  Lysdexicuss!

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(Also, for fans of Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine, head over to APOCOLYTE'S WORLD OF COMICS to enjoy my revealing and exclusive interview with Pappy himself!  There are also several fantastic and seldom seen early comic posts from Pappy's early blogging days on display for your edification and entertainment! You'll love it!)

There!
Now your whole day is planned. See you soon!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

BATTLE OF THE BAD COSTUMES - ROUND 2


After an inadvertant hiatus, we now continue with our ongoing Battle Of The Bad Costumes!

I can't wait to see what happens this time!
Remember, I need your help! Vote NOW!

In this corner, our first combatant comes from the suggestion of reader BEMaven! Look on in wonderment, while the Red Bee as depicted by the great Lou Fine on HIT Comics #1, 1940 strides out of the locker room! The Red Bee comes to the ring wearing his original red and yellow costume, complete with horizontal striped spandex tights, a red burglar mask, and foofy, poofy, sheer gossamer sleeves.
His challenger, the Black Condor, as depicted by another Golden Age great, Gil Fox, from CRACK Comics #22, 1942, sports an augmented swimming trunk type outfit, with purple booties, purple 'wings/cape' attached to both wrists, purple belted swim trunks, and lastly his bare chest is covered (barely) by a diagonal strap, and a purple dickie...ahem...not going there...

Please help me decide which super costume is the absolute worst, by voting via leaving a comment!
I can't do this without your help!
So far you've helped me decide which costume is more atrocious, B'wana Beast or the Golden Age Unknown Soldier (to be revealed soon)!

Now, gentlemen, I want a clean fight...when you hear the bell, I want you both to come out...swishing?
Let the battle BEGIN!

DING!


As an extra bonus, I am including each hero's respective origin story, from HIT #1 and CRACK #1.
Please vote for the worst costume only, not the story! Thank you!

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From HIT COMICS #1, 1940
Story by Toni Blum(?), art by Charles Nicholas(?)
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From CRACK COMICS #1, 1940
Story by Will Eisner, art by Lou Fine

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It seems these two heros experienced wardrobe updates from issue to issue, so for no reason, I will also display some bonus imagery from various covers.

Here the Red Bee trades his striped tights for solid red.
Art by Lou Fine.


The very next issue, he is wearing solid yellow tights!
Art by Lou Fine.



Check out the girlish gams on the Black Condor!
Art by Gil Fox.


Art by Gil Fox.


Art by Gil Fox.
Keep those legs crossed...please!
Or buy some long pants!


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Did you vote yet?
Please vote by leaving a comment!

(PS - If you know of any other hideous costumed heros, won't you let me know, like BEMaven did?
Your suggestion may be the next bout! Together we can determine the worst superhero wardrobe ever!)

Thank you!