Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Derf's Picks of the Week

A lot of good comics came out today.  

To see my picks, go over to SWN by clicking here.

Comic Cover of the Week

the Incredible Hulk #709


Cover Art by Greg Land

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Classic Cover of the Day - Showcase Edition

Classic Cover of the Day - Showcase Edition

Captain America # 282


Marvel Universe Handbook: Constrictor

You wanted the best, you got the best...

Saturday Showcase: Constrictor


    First of all, I need to apologize to my readers for skipping last Saturday.  Due to Hurricane Nate, I was at my paying gig helping people get supplies.  When I got home, it was Sunday so that is why I didn't do a Saturday Showcase, but today is a new day.

   So, today I have a special villain in mind for my showcase.  He is a personal favorite of mine.  He may be a snake in the grass, but damn he is cool.  Who is it that I speak of?  Well, his family and friends know him as Frank Payne but the Avengers know him simply as Constrictor.

   Some of you are thinking, why is Constrictor a candidate for Derf's Saturday Showcase?  Simply put, he is a bad ass!  He has tangled with the Hulk and survived.  He has bested Captain America and his shield as well as defeat members of the Avengers as well as Power Man and Iron Fist.  If that isn't enough, his tag team partner in crime was Sabretooth, one mean and ruthless individual in his own right.  So you know Frank is a bad man if Creed allows him to breathe.

    Another reason I like Constrictor is how he thinks.  I mean, he doesn't just rely on his coils or his speed and strength, he uses his intelligence.  In some cases, he gets others to d his dirty work.  This makes Frank a very dangerous man, which makes his character so hard to resist.  I mean, hell, even his toys are cool.  His Marvel Legends figure is one of the best sculpts I have ever seen.

    I am just pissed that he has not been used in film or even on TV.  He has been on one episode the Earth's Mightiest Avengers cartoon as a member of the Serpent Society ( of week he really isn't a member of).  And yes, he was a character you could play on the Avenger's Alliance game from Facebook days of old.  But he has yet to be seen or even mentioned on Marvel TV or in Marvel films.  This needs to change.  The stories that the Constrictor could appear in are endless because he has tangled with everybody in the MARVEL Universe.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Derf's Picks of the Week

To enjoy this week's picks, click here.

For now, enjoy this week's comic cover with art by the talented Carli Ihde.

KISS/Vampirella #5


Art by Carli Ihde