Star Wars Trading Cards: Still a Thing

I have completely given in to the fact that Star Wars will always be woven into the fabric of my very being.

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Thanks to my special relationship with Dollar Tree, in that I like the fact everything (mostly) is $1 each, I discovered that they’re still making Star Wars trading cards. The dollar store version nets you 4 for $1, which if I remember correctly is worse(?) than when the original movie came out. I want to say it was 8 cards for $1 back then, plus a sticker, plus a stick of highly questionable gum.

I have completely given in to the fact that Star Wars will always be woven into the fabric of my very being. One of my former childhood classmates once saw a picture of me doing the meet ‘n greet thing with Kylo Ren at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and he exclaimed, “You will NEVER change!” And his point…?

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Thoughts About “Wonder Woman”

I bought into the hype this weekend and saw the new Wonder Woman film. I won’t spoil it to death here, but I will say ZOMG go see it now now now, and that goes for everyone who already did.

I bought into the hype this weekend and saw the new Wonder Woman film. I won’t spoil it to death here, but I will say ZOMG go see it now now now, and that goes for everyone who already did.

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Completed: Erma Felna, EDF

I went way, way back into Old School for this one. And this is going to be one of those All About Ethan history lessons, so buckle up.

I went way, way back into Old School for this one. And this is going to be one of those All About Ethan history lessons, so buckle up.

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Completed: Rogue, my favorite X-Men character

Big ups and much love to Phil Noto for drawing up a rendering of Rogue that humanizes her.

Once upon a time, I had a rather large comic collection. I had nine or ten filled boxes, filed neatly, with mylar sleeves and cardboard backings. And as Marvel comics went, the X-Men was one of my favorites. And of the many(!) characters, I gravitated to Rogue. I’m not quite sure why. I think it was partly because the X-Men was an ensemble comic and they did a good job of giving her storylines and alternately relegating her to a background image.

Here she is, in full view:

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Fan art provided by Phil Noto.

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Completed: Spider-Gwen and Batgirl Meet the Chiropractor

Fan art by Sara Pichelli. Coloring by me, whether she wanted my help with this or not.

As mentioned somewhere around here, I have a slush pile of designs to work on stored up on Pinterest. I normally don’t use Pinterest all that much but lately I have pity for anyone on my feed because it’s been rather one-track minded these days. Anywho… I liked the Rook Brantley fan art I colored so much that I went out looking for other fan art to “assist with”, and decided literally for no good reason to search for “Spider-Gwen“.

Background: I was at a fairly local comic store a long while back and I was flipping through the posters, just to be thorough (the store is HUGE) and I happened across one for “Spider-Gwen”, which struck me as absolutely ludicrous. I looked it up later and learned about the concept of the character, and apparently it’s actually not a bad comic, but I gave up comics after my collection got swamped in a basement flood and I didn’t want to re-trace my steps.

Anyway, had I known more about the character, I would have had an inkling that Spider-Gwen… isn’t that color-tastic.

But, for some odd reason the fan artist decided to pair her up with Batgirl, so that made for a bit of contrast:

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