Thursday, June 30, 2011

Captain America: the Fighting Avenger

I just finished reading a wonderful one-shot comic from Marvel.  It is titled Captain America: the Fighting Avenger.  Basically, the story takes place in WWII, when Cap was new to the super soldier business.  Hell, he didn't have an official name yet.  Anyway, Cap and some grunts are asked to blow up what appears to be an unguarded bridge.  But surprise,surprise, the Baron had other ideas on is mind.  We also get to catch a glimpse of the birth of the Red Skull.  Granted, this story doesn't follow the stories of old, but you will get the idea.  Anyway, I would give this book a strong 7 out of 10. Check it out, you will be entertained.

Figthing Avenger

Cosplay of the Day

Thor and Sif in Asgard

Thor: Jay Tallsquall
Lady Sif: Rosalind Friday

Happy Thorsday!


Captain America: the First Avenger Official Trailer #2

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Firestorm Friday

Just a little something I whipped up today using Paint on my PC.

Firestorm 6/24/11

10 questions with Rosalind Friday

LeopardIt has been a long time, but it is time once again for an interview with a beautiful cosplayer/model.  The subject of today's interview is the always sensual Rosalind Friday. 

1. What is your name and where are you from?

Rosalind Friday, from Orlando, FL

2. My readers know you from your Geek Girl Pin-up photo set. Where else may they have seen you?

I am a regular attendee of DragonCon and Megacon every year, as far as publications, since I do mostly vintage or retro pinup modeling, I've had some shots featured in magazines of that genre. Most recently, Retro Lovely magazine, Rebel Rodz, Vintage Kittens and Rabid Magazine.

Geek3. How long have you been a model?

Around 3 years. I started off emceeing for a burlesque troupe and because I love the classic pinup culture and was lucky enough to meet some great photographers that shared that passion, it sort of took off right as the genre started experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity. Over time I have been able to incorporate my love for comics and costuming in with my "regular" photo shoot themes.

4. How did you discover modeling?

Oops, already answered that above I guess!

5. I also noticed that you have dressed up as Wonder Woman on several occasions, is she the only character you have cosplayed as?

 Nope :) She's my main costume for charity work (see below), but I love costuming for all my favorite genres of geekdom. I've done Zatanna, Lady Viper/Madame Hydra, Polaris, Sif, and some villains (a femme version of Captain Hook and Maleficent). I have also recreated a few costumes as tributes to Olivia's paintings of Bettie Page (Don't Tread on Me, School Teacher Bettie, and The Fuzz).

WW and thugs

6. What is it about Wonder Woman that draws you to her?

She is an ambassador from another world trying to do right by her people and by the human race, she is strong and confident without being arrogant, she is secure in her Amazonian heritage without being a "man-hater", she is not afraid to act when it is required but she tries to use her gifts judiciously. She is a great role model for young girls and I am proud to be amongst the costumers/cosplayer who get to donne the costume and try to do her iconic status justice.

Black7. When you do cosplay, where do you like to show off your costumes the best?

I work with a wonderful group of costumers here in central Florida called Costumers With a Cause (CWC). We regularly attend charity events to raise money for various organizations in need and do hospital visits for sick children. The charity work is really the most rewarding aspect of costuming, to make a sick child happy for a little while, and enable them to escape their illness or troubles for a bit, truly is the best feeling. As far as hanging out with my fellow costumers outside of that, I enjoy attending comic/scifi conventions :)

8. Where can my readers, as well as your fans, see more of your work?

Most of my portfolio is up on my DeviantArt page ( ) or my Pinuplifestyle page( ) Otherwise-- say hi to me at a convention! I will be doing a signing of the Geek Girl poster/print at the Hero Initiative booth one day at DragonCon this year, all proceeds will benefit the Hero Initiative charity :)
Thor and Sif9. Getting back to Wonder Woman, do you read comics in your spare time? If you do, which ones?

Yes, currently I am reading the DC limited series, Flashpoint. I have had to set down some of my Marvel comics (but desperately want to pick them back up again) in lieu of reading a few novels (I am in the middle of reading the Harry Dresden novels, the Song of Fire and Ice series, and awaiting the newest Temeraire book by Naomi Novik.)

10. What projects are you working on for the future?

Right now I am working on Jessica Rabbit and a femme version of a Brotherhood of Assassins costume from Assassins Creed. Also, the photographer that shot the "Geek Girl" series is working on some final edits for a Selena Kyle/Batman set we did at the same shoot :) As always, I am continuing my pinup work-- and have appearances in two 2012 calendars in the works, as well as a special Breast Cancer Awareness month shoot to benefit breast cancer research. Stay Tuned!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cosplay of the Day

Alisa Farington as Red Sonja

Alisa Farrington

Red Sonya

Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull

Marvel released some more photoss from the soon to be released, Captain America: the First Avenger.

Check out this photo of Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull.

Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull

To see more photos like this one, go to for more.

Punsher: In the Blood

In the BloodFor those of you who follow my blog, you know I am a big Punisher fan.  Well, I finally got my copy of the trade, Punisher: In the Blood.  I waited for the trade simply because comics cost too much nowadays.  Anyway the story was awesome!
Punisher: In the Blood takes place after the bloodstone heals Frank from being Frankencastle. He is back on the streets and killing is his buisness and buisness is good.  Well, I am not going to give the story away for those of you have not read the story yet.  What I will tell you, is that Jigsaw is back and he wants to Punish Frank for using his son to help track down criminals including himself.People from Frank's past come back to hurt him any way they can.
I give this trade/storyline a strong 10 out of 10. 
Pick up your copy today!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Taskmaster Tuesday

Taskmaster takes on Daken in issue #12 of the Daken series from Marvel Comics.

This cover was done by Giuseppe Camuncoli.

Daken # 12

Monday, June 20, 2011

Uncanny X-Force: Deathlok Nation

Deathlok NationI just read the second collection of the Uncanny X-Force by Marvel Comics.  This collection is titled Deathlok Nation.  It did not disappoint. 
For those of you out of the loop, the new X-Force team consists of Wolverine, Deadpool, Fantomex, Psylocke, and Archangel.  This team is full of people who are willing to do the unthinkable to save the world from extinction.  In this case, they are battling Deathloks from the future.  They are not ordinary cyborgs, no they are Deathloks made out of the Earth's greatest heroes. 
I am not going to go in more detail about the book because I want you to read it for yourself.  I will tell you that there is an appearance from Lady Deathstrike and the Reavers. 

I give the book a strong 9 out of 10.

Uncanny X-men #132

Uncanny 132One of my favorite comic panels of all time comes from Uncanny X-men #132.  In this issue the X-men are in battle with the Hellfire Club.  This team is my favorite X-men team by far.  If you are not familiar with this storyline, you really need to get a hold of the back-issues to be able to enjoy the true depth of the story as well as the emotion.
If you are a old school Wolverine fan, you will really love these back stories.  Wolverine has always been an ass kicker, but not like he was when he took on the Hellfire Club and their goons.
I remember the first time I read this issue and saw and read the ending panel that I am about to show you.  I thought to myself, damn the bad guys are in for the fight of their life.  I may have laughed a little with delight as well, LoL.

Anyway, check out one of the most talked about panels in X-men history.

Logan's Turn

Moon Knight Monday

Wonderful comic cover for Daken #14 by Giuseppe Camuncoli.  
I never would have thought to see Moon Knight as a therapist,
but hey I guess he is experienced when it comes to insanity, LoL.

Daken #14 by by Giuseppe Camuncoli


I was looking through some photos by the photographer Tate Hemlock, and I came across a wonderful set titled Nerdgasm.  Nerdgasm is a set of photos with a beautiful model, Sie ist Idaho, in the world of all things Geek.  I asked Tate if I could share his art with my readers and he said yes. So, Geeks and Geekettes, I present to you Nerdgasm.





Model: Sie ist Idaho

Photographer: Tate Hemlock


*Some pics may not be suitable for children under 18 and NSFW*
You have been warned.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cosplay of the Day

To provide an additional promo for the Comic Strip Burlesque show,
I decided to let Harley Quinn and Pamela "Poison Ivy" Isley be my cosplays of the day. 
Remember, if you find yourself in Darlinghurst, Australia between the hours of 7 to 11 PM, go see the show.

Gotham Fatale

Comic Strip Burlesque

I have a treat for my Australian followers and readers. 
My good friend Harley Quinn is inviting you to a Comic Strip Burlesque show on Saturday, June 18th.
The times are 7-11 PM and additional information is provided on the following flyer.

Comic Strip

Green Lantern and Sinestro

Today is the long awaited day that the Green Lantern is released in theatres around the world. 
 I am doing my part to spread the art of Green Lantern. 
With that being said, here is a wonderful piece showing Hal and Sinestro during Hal's training. 

Green Lantern and Sinestro

This piece is by the talented Ivan Reis

Green Lanter by J. Scott Campbell


Green Lantern by Jim Lee

Jim Lee

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Avengers Annual #1

Another wonderful piece by Gabriele Dell'Otto for the cover of New Avengers Annual #1

New Avengers Annual #1 by Gabriele Dell'Otto

Boy does Wonder Man look pissed, LoL.  Happy Wednesday Everybody!

Fear Itself: Hulk Vs Dracula #2

Wonderful cover artwork for issue #2 by Gabriele Dell'Otto
Fear Itself: Hulk vs Dracula #2 by Gabriele Dell'Otto

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

40's style Captain America: the First Avenger poster

The cast and crew of the Captain America movie were treated to a special gift for being a part of the film.  They received their own 40's era Captain America promo poster.  I thought it was so cool, that I had to share it with you, my readers.

Cap Poster by Paolo Rivera

Check out Paolo Rivera's blog here:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thanos by Cinar

Excellent version of Thanos by Cinar.

Thanos by Cinar

Secret Wars Spider-Woman

Secret Wars Spider-Woman by Todd Nauck

Spider Island Avengers

Spider Island Avengers? Yup! 
 Anyway, I like the artist's version of Hawkeye in this piece. 
However, I will not be reading Spider Island Avengers anytime soon, LoL.

Spider Island Avengers

This piece is by Leinil Francis Yu.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Geek Girl Pinup by rozfriday

During one of my deviantart searches I came across the beautiful rozfriday and her Geek Girl Pinup set.  Well, I thought my fellow readers would enjoy them so I asked her if she would let me post them and she agreed.  I also will have an interview with her in the distant future. 
But enough talk, enjoy Geek Girl Pinup by rozfriday.  Model is rozfriday and the photographer is Edson Carlos.






Monday, June 6, 2011

Moon Knight Monday

Its the return of Moon Knight Monday. I figured for this edition that I would share one of my prized possessions in the world of Moon Knight.    It is an autographed issue of Marc Spector: Moon Knight.  The issue is signed by Stephen Platt who was the penciler of this issue.  The issue in question is #56 originally released in November of '93.


Friday, June 3, 2011

DC Retro

While surfing Comic Art Community, link is on the right panel of this blog, I found some awesome pics from the DC Retroactive campaign.  I am post the ones from the 70's for 2 reasons.  One, that is when I was introduced to the wonderful world of DC Comics, and two, their costumes were awesome!

Superman by Eduarodo Barreto

Superman Retro

Batman by artist unknown (at the moment)

Batman Retro

And of course my personal favorite,
Green Lantern by Mike Grell

Green Lantern Retro

Firestorm Friday

As you know, I am a huge Firestorm fan.  Well, when I read the post yesterday on the DC Comics blog, I almost fainted.  That's right, fainted, that's how excited I was.  Anyway, my friend Cinar from Deviantart sent a link to the blog post and that is when I saw the amazing news that Firestorm is getting a new ongoing title.

Here is what Cinar had to say:
" I guess it's safe to announce that I'll be the artist on new FIRESTORM book with the awesome team Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver."

Here is what DC had to say:
"Welcome to a major new vision of the Nuclear Man as writers Ethan Van Sciver and Gail Simone team up with artist Yildiray Cinar to deliver THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #1. Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond are two high school students, worlds apart – and now they’re drawn into a conspiracy of super science that bonds them forever in a way they can’t explain or control. The cover to issue #1 is by Ethan Van Sciver." - David Hyde, DC Universe: The Source

So, I leave you with the wonderful artwork of Ethan Van Sciver for issue #1 of The Fury of Firestorm.

Fury of Firestorm 2011