Friday, October 15, 2021

Ghostbusters Comic Cards

It always bothered me that we never got a proper Topps trading card set for the original Ghostbusters movie. Yes, in 1988 Topps released their "Fright Flicks" set of cards that featured a few shots from the movie, but their was never a dedicated set!
Thankfully in 2016, over 30 years after it's release, Cryptozoic gave us a very cool set of cards highlighting some of the best parts of the original 1984 Ghostbusters movie!
This set was amazing and well worth the wait. The base set of cards consisted of 54 great looking cards. For me though, it's the subsets of this release that really make it stand out. There were "Behind The Scenes", "Character Bios", "Quotes" and "Tricks & Traps Puzzle" sets. My favorite though, has to be the "Sing For Your Specter" comic cards. This set consists of 9 cards that tell an exclusive comic story that was written & drawn by regular IDW Ghostbusters collaborator, Erik Burnham! I'd like to share those cards with you now.


Not the most in depth Ghostbusters comic ever, but it reminds me of the comics we would read in the newspapers every weekend and it is fun to collect. If you would like to score a set of these cards, they can be found fairly cheaply on ebay. I am so ready for Ghostbusters: Afterlife!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Comic Book Pick 10/13/21

 The comic book I am most excited to read this week is...
MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #102

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Andy Price
An oversized adventure caps off over a hundred issues of Pony fun! Don't miss this thrilling conclusion to the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic! The climactic battle of Season 10 ends here! With the Knights of Order attacking Equestria, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity must face a foe that seeks to take the Elements of Harmony. Good thing they have a lot of friends-old and new!-upon whom they can rely!
SRP: $5.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Throwback Jam of the Week: 10/11/21

 Throw on your knifed glove and head to Elm Street as we take you back to the 80's! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!

Artist: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Song: A Nightmare On My Street
Album: He's The DJ...I'm The Rapper
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: 15
Bonus Fun Fact: This song led to a lawsuit by New Line Cinema against JJ & FP for copyright infringement. The lawsuit was settled out of court and the music video was to be destroyed and a disclaimer was to be placed on all future pressings of the album. The disclaimer noted that this song is in no way authorized, licensed or affiliated with the Nightmare on Elm Street films.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Comic Book Pick 9/29/21

  The comic book I am most excited to read this week is...
STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN #1

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Diego Galindo
It's January 1985 the Hawkins crew survived their battle with the mind flayer, but Will and Joyce are still reeling from the recent death of Bob Newby. Will's friends have been too busy with their girlfriends to notice how much he is struggling. After he and Mr. Clarke discover a mysterious map Bob left in a box of old nerdy memorabilia, Will rallies the crew to investigate.
SRP: $3.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Throwback Jam of the Week: 9/27/21

 Throw on your shiny suits and head to Harlem World as we take you back to the 90's! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!

Artist: 112 feat. Mase
Song: Love Me
Album: Room 112 (1998)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: 17
Bonus Fun Fact: This song contains a sample of the Luther Vandross song "Don't You Know That?".

Friday, September 24, 2021

Birthday Recap 2021!

I still love celebrating my birthday, but after all these years a little bit of the excitement has gone. Lucky for me, I have an amazing wife and kids that make sure each year's celebration is fantastic.
This year my wife made me a Simpsons cake. The cake was butter pecan flavored and my wife made a vanilla cream cheese frosting to make the Simpsons intro design. Needless to say, it was delicious!
After cake, it was time for presents. The family picked me up a copy of Black Widow, which I have not seen yet, the second season of The Goldbergs, my favorite current TV show and the complete series the Office DVD set. I love the Office and it became my bedtime watch when it was on Netflix. Now that the show has switched over to Peacock, I have not watched it as much. Only the first few seasons are part of the free package, so it was great to see this collection under the festive wrapping paper.
Next up are a pair of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle books I have been wanting for a while. The Official TMNT Treasury has been on my want list since it was first printed in 1991. It's a visual guide to a lot of the early TMNT merchandise. It's so cool to see everything from old toys to games to bath products that feature the Ninja Turtles. The TMNT Pizza Cookbook looks like a lot of fun to try at the next make your own pizza night!
My family has enjoyed the Exploding Kittens card game for years and it's pretty cool that they keep the game fresh by adding these expansion decks every once in a while. I know the name of the game may seem a little off-putting, but once you get past that, it's a really fun game!
Next up was this FREAKIN' SWEET Mini Stay-Puft container. These little cuties come "blind boxed" in a canister of imitation marshmallow crème. When I say this stuff was sticky, I mean it. Took a while to get it off my hands once the can was open, but that was part of the fun. I got this cool looking Mini Puft who is strapped to what looks like a rocket. Would love to get more of these. Only drawback was the stench from the sticky marshmallow. It stunk up my hands for a while.
Lastly, I received this Ecto-1 from the new Ghostbusters Afterlife movie. It's smaller than the Ecto-1 from when I was a kid, but it's actually really cool. I knew I was going to get this gift, since I was the one who picked it up at Target. There was a reason I wanted it though. I had my wife give it to me to gauge my son's excitement. You see, I picked my son up all the Ghostbusters action figures for his birthday and my wife didn't think he would want them. So I said, we can check how enthusiastic he is about the Ecto-1 and if he likes it, he'll get the GB toys. If not, I would keep them for my collection. Well, he loved the Ecto-1 and pretty much took it for himself after it was assembled. He even told us that he wished he put these toys on his birthday list.
Two days later, we have a nice set of Ghostbusters to play with and me and my son spent some quality time busting heads...in a spiritual sense of course. Now we can't wait for the new movie to come out. SO EXCITED!!! Not a bad birthday at all.
Oh, and we also had a Shaq-A-Roni pizza for dinner from Papa John's!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Comic Book Pick 9/22/21

 The comic book I am most excited to read this week is...
BATMAN SECRET FILES: MIRACLE MOLLY #1

(A) Dani Strips
Since Miracle Molly’s explosive first appearance in the pages of Batman, people have been clamoring to know more about the colorful transhumanist vigilante! Now the wait is over-the history of Gotham’s latest breakout star is revealed! It’s a story so secret even Miracle Molly doesn’t remember it! Discover what led a regular Gothamite to reject their past, name, and humanity to embrace the promise of a blank slate-the promise of the Unsanity Collective! Batman series writer James Tynion IV teams up with rising superstar artist Dani to bring you all the way back to the beginning of Miracle Molly in this exciting and integral Fear State special.
SRP: $4.99
Synopsis provided By: DCcomics.com