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Super hero biography
Today’s post is requested by a friend and fellow “internetainer” Qawy. Here’s his “You Tube” channel where he does speed art and entertaining videos: Mr.HotIce Productions 1
Guy Gardner was born the son of Roland (Rolly) Gardner and Peggy Gardner. Guy had a tough childhood, being often beaten by his abusive father (jerk). However, Guy tried very hard to impress his father, even going to the extent of building a radio out of scratch. However, his father only appreciated the achievements of Guy’s brother, Mace. Guy’s only escape was reading comics such as General Glory. He even modeled his hair after General Glory’s sidekick (as seen below). As Guy got older, he began to grow disgruntled with his father. He started causing trouble at school and later ended up more times than not on the wrong end of the law. He got into trouble for starting fights and stealing cars. As a result he ended up in juvenile hall very often. When he became a legal adult (18 years of age), his criminal life caught up with him. A couple of flat foots (police) caught Guy trying to steal a car. However, instead of taking him to jail, the officers took him to see his brother (Mace) who had enlisted these men to help straighten Guy out. Mace gave him a wad of cash to get him started. This was the starting moment of Guy’s new path. He soon went to get a job. So, to start out, Guy got his G.E.D. (General Education Diploma). He also began an education at the prestigious University of Michigan (U of M), where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in psychology and education. Unfortunately upon his return home he found things worst then ever. His brother had been kicked out of the police force for extortion of several drug dealers his brother ended up drowning himself in the local river due to depression. Due to this his father’s drinking habit went out of control killing him in the process. Guy always had anger management issues and used this to motivate himself to help other people in his position. He became a social class worker and helped out prison inmates. One such inmate was Hal Jordan(later Green Lantern) he was in prison for an alcohol problem. While in the middle of a prison riot, Guy angrily attacked an inmate. In the end, Hal had to drag Guy off. Guy left his job after this incident as it was only making his rage and aggression worse. Guy’s new job was as a P.E. teacher and he loved this and the kid’s loved him for he was their favorite teacher. Around this time the dying Green Lantern(intergalactic space police force dedicated to peace and justice) of sector 2814 (that would be our neighborhood) crashed on our planet Guy was one of two local men chosen as he and the other man had indomitable will. However, he was too far away so Abin Sur (the crashed Green Lantern) instructed the ring to pick the other man Hal Jordan.
Powers and abilities:
- Strength, speed agility of a man who partakes in regular exercise
- advance knowledge on guns
- ability to ride bikes
- can hot wire automobiles
- indomitable will
- excessively aggressive and angry
- excessively angry and aggressive
Star lord out.
Post Script: stay tune for our next thrilling installment the first original dual identity super hero: the Scarlet Pimpernel.
On July 1st, Canada day, my blog was first created and so I present to you the mystery special!!!
Superhero Biography Happy anniversary (and Canada day), faithful readers! Today, I bring you a truly Canadian hero Captain Canuck I. Now without further ado… Captain Canuck I was born Tom Evans in 1980 in Canada, “the most important country in the world”. Due to Canada’s new importance new measures were taken to ensure national security. Hence, two men were selected to become secret agents of C.I.S.O. (Canadian International Security Organization) one of whom was Tom. Unfortunately, one of the men turned out to be a double agent called Blue Fox, leaving Tom Evans, also known as Captain Canuck. He later received powers from extraterrestrials.
Powers and Abilities:
- super strength (can open submarine door while submerged)
- skilled combatant
- can be knocked out by electricity
- can be over powered by animals (e.g. a hungry polar bear)
Hope you have enjoyed all my posts. Here’s to another 365 days!
Star lord out.
Brian Braddock was born in the quaint town of Maldon, Essex Britain. He lived a quiet life with his family consisting of his parents, a twin sister and an older brother. After his parents’ deaths Brian went to study at Thames University in London. During a term break, Brian worked at Darkmoor research facility. While working there, he was attacked by the villain known as the Reaver, whose intent was to kidnap scientists to sell them to dictators. Brian escaped on his motor bike to get help. However the Reaver intended for the scene to appear as if the scientist died in an explosion and ran Brian off the road, causing him to drive off a cliff.
Brian was fatally wounded but awoke to the sight of Merlyn and his daughter’s, Roma’s, images speaking to him from the sky, asking him to choose between the “The Amulet of Right” and “The Sword of Might” to save his life. Brian decided he wasn’t much of a fighter and so the picked “The Amulet of Right” and became CAPTAIN BRITAIN. He easily defeated the Reaver’s men but the Reaver grabbed “The Sword of Might” and likewise transformed. Despite this minor setback Brian still was able to defeat the Reaver and save the scientists. Since then, whenever Captain Britain is needed, Brian would just touch the amulet and become Captain Britain! Or so it was this way for awhile… watch out for part 2 and so on.
Captain Britain’s powers and sources of his power:
Originally, Brian’s powers stemmed from “The Amulet of Right” giving him a list of powers including:
- super strength
- manifestation of his Star Sceptre
He also was given the Star Sceptre by Merlyn from the original staff of Merlyn. This item grants him more abilities including:
- force fields
- energy blasts
- flight for up to 15 minutes
- increased super strength
- extension of the sceptre to be wielded as a staff
Star Lord out.
Super Hero Biography
Who is the underworld figure known as the Green Hornet? Well, strap in if you want to find out. Britt Reid Sr. is the son of wealthy newspaper (“The Sentinel” based in Chicago, USA) owner, Dan Reid Jr., the nephew of the Lone Ranger. When Britt was about 20 years old. He traveled the world. On one such trip to China, Britt saved a chinese man named Kato from Japanese brutality during WW2. In gratitude for saving his life, Kato then became Britt’s bodyguard. The two men became close friends and they returned to America to fight crime with Britt as the Green Hornet along with Kato his unnamed valet. They, also have a super car known as the “Black Beauty”. The Green Hornet was thought to be a criminal himself as Britt believed the best way to fight crime was from within. The Green Hornet uses tranquilizer darts and a gas gun to battle crime. Britt was now the owner of “The Sentinel” as his father had passed on. He used the newspaper to further boost his reputation as the Green Hornet. After five years, he retired as there was no crime left in the city. Hope that you have enjoyed today’s post. If you would like to read something else, feel free to leave a message.
Star lord out.
Faithful readers, as I had stated in a previous post, work had become incredibly busy. However, I have managed to find some free time and I find myself here writing this review. Anyway, I would like to dedicate today’s post to Mike and his incredible site . I would like to thank Mike for his help with this site. So, this is Peter Parker, the amazing Spider-Man (one of Mike’s favourite super heroes and coincidentally mine) as he appeared in the 2012 movie “The Amazing Spider-Man”.
Spider-Man is one of the most well-known super heroes. As his origin story goes. Peter Parker was always the nerdy science geek and victim of the bullies. He was raised lovingly by his Aunt and Uncle since his parents had died when Peter was two(they had died on a spy mission). One day, he went on a field trip to a science lab and was bitten by a radioactive spider. He then began to undergo a metamorphosis into a human spider. He gained the proportionate strength of a spider, its ability to climb walls, and also an ESP warning sense of danger. He also fashioned web fluid as a means of transportation and weaponry. This may all sound inspiring but it’s only half the story. Peter now had all this power at his disposal and wanted to use it to make money. So, he became a wrestler. When a man in the building where the wrestling office was located was robbed, Peter let the thief go free. He felt it wasn’t his obligation to stop the thief. The thief got away, and as a result, his beloved Uncle was shot when the thief tried to rob Peter’s house. Peter went after the crook and when he found out his Uncle’s killer was the thief he had set free Peter decided to become Spider Man to make up for his Uncle Ben getting killed.
This figure is said to be ultra poseable. Let’s see how it holds up to all the hype. First, we’ll have a look at the sculpting. The sculpting on this figure is beautiful and the paint is amazing you can see all the textures as in the movie and it’s aesthetically pleasing. The figure itself is very flexible and able to move its feet in every direction. The same goes for its hands. It also has double-jointed knees; thighs with swivels hinged joints, torso articulation; double-jointed elbows with swivel biceps; peg shoulders, and a peg head with a hinge that allow it to look up and down! So Ultra Poseable easily the ultimate articulation on a 3 3/4 inch figure. (If you have a suggestion on what you want me to write on next, leave a comment be it movies, fun facts, super hero biographies or figure reviews. Keep on reading, true believers.) 10 out of 10.
Star Lord out.
Super Hero Biography
Everyone knows Zorro but who was the man behind the mask/bandanna? Don Diego de la Vega was a Californian noble during the rule of the Spanish Empire. He became Zorro to avenge the helpless, to punish cruel politicians, and to aid the oppressed. Zorro was a legendary crusader who is only to appear in great times of hardship and oppression. He marked his work with a “Z”. Zorro preferred to preform his work stealthily as his name implies (Zorro is Spanish for fox). Zorro rode a black stallion named Tornado, carried a rapier, and a bullwhip. In his first appearance, he had a pistol but it was never seen again after.
Star Lords out.
Super Hero Biography
In, today’s post we will be learning the story of an ex-Texas Ranger: The Lone Ranger. John Reid is the western super hero known as the Lone Ranger (and also the great uncle of the Green Hornet). This all started during a manhunt for Butch Cavendish with his father and brother. Cavendish gunned down the whole party but miraculously John survived and was nursed back to health by a native American named Tonto. Realizing he was the last Texas Ranger, he named himself the Lone Ranger and fashioned a mask from his brother’s shredded shirt. After bringing Cavendish to justice, he decided to make it his life’s mission to fight crime. Tonto decided to be his partner. The Ranger’s main horse, Silver, became his horse after the ranger saved it from a raging buffalo. The Lone Ranger has two Colt .45 pistols loaded with silver bullets, this being due to his code (one of his strong beliefs being that his silver bullets, like life, are precious and not to be wasted).
The Lone Ranger Code
Throughout all of The Lone Ranger’s history, his code of ethics has remained the same.
- that to have a friend, a man must be one.
- that all men are created equal and that everyone has within himself the power to make this a better world.
- that God put the firewood there, but that every man must gather and light it himself.
- in being prepared physically, mentally, and morally to fight when necessary for that which is right.
- that a man should make the most of what equipment he has.
- that “this government, of the people, by the people, and for the people,” shall live always.
- that men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number.
- that sooner or later…somewhere…somehow…we must settle with the world and make payment for what we have taken.
- that all things change, but the truth, and the truth alone lives on forever.
I believe in my Creator, my country, my fellow men.
Star Lord out.
Hi-yo Silver away!
In today’s feature presentation, we have the dark knight himself– Batman! However, before I get into that, I must explain my long absence. This is all due to the fact that my boss has been on vacation, so man of us are left balancing out the responsibility left behind by him. Batman as everyone knows is Bruce Wayne, millionaire playboy whose parents were murdered when he was eight. Growing up with butler Alfred, Bruce Wayne eventually left Gotham City to train so that no child would ever have to feel his pain.
This figure is a representation of the dark knight from the cartoon Justice League. In this show, Batman is a member of a team of super heroes who operates from a space station. The show is very good and I particularly like their portrayal of Batman in a team setting. This figure is exclusively packaged with Wonder Pig as in an episode of the afore-mentioned show, Wonder Woman was turned into a pig by Circe. Throughout the episode, Batman does everything he can to change Wonder Woman back into a woman. He first seeks Zatanna (as she is a magician). However, Batman loses Wonder Woman and he has to call B’wana Beast (as he has heightened animal senses) to track her down. The episode is very memorable as Batman has to sing to get Circe to change Wonder Woman back in the end.
This figure is more of a shelf piece than a functional figure as he has five points only of articulation and thus cannot do very much. However, he is well-sculpted and true to his appearance of the cartoon. Thus I cannot fault the sculpting as more articulation would have made the figure bulkier and less cartoon accurate. Quick Robin to the Batmobile. 8 out of 10.
Star Lord out.
p.s. here’s a link to Batman singing:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZj6AC7jAO4.
Dear fans I realize it has been a month since my last post. Work lately has been pretty crazy. Recently I went to a local comic con and I found this Ralph Mcquarrie figure for $10. I decided to write a blog about it I took a break from work and went out but was attacked by a wasp. When I got home my toilet flooded. I am happy to say everything is back to normal now and blogs will be back on schedule. Now you may be wondering who this old man is. Well, allow me to educate you. Ralph Mcquarrie was the artist who designed almost all the Star Wars characters, like, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader to name a few. In fact, this man even got his concept art made into action figures. (If you would like to see his sketches in action I recommend you pick up “The Star wars #1.”) Fact is without him the “Star Wars” we know would be a totally different “Star Wars”. His time came in 2012 when he died in his cabin. So, why does he have his own figure? Well, I did some research and found that a bunch of artists from Star Wars actually appeared in the movies in back ground shots. Ralph Mcquarrie played General Pharl Mcquarrie (an anagram) of the Rebellion. So how does this figure hold up to the legend himself… it be worthy. The figure is old, so its articulation is dated. However from the face, you can definitely tell who this is and his articulation is pretty good. He comes with a “Hoth helmet” and a Rebel blaster. He shall lead my rebels into battle as there commanding general. A legend in my collection, I give this guy a 13 out of 10.
Star Lord out.
Alright, as requested, here is the review of the movie — The Man of Steel. The movie opens with Super Man being born as the first naturally born baby in centuries. His parents named him Kal El. The counsel of Krypton is being informed by Jor El that their planet’s core is unstable. When Zod attacks the counsel and takes Jor El hostage, a fight breaks out. Jor rushes home to infuse his son with all the genetic codes of Kryptonians before sneding him to Earth. Zod is charged for the murder of Jor and treason. He is sentenced to imprisonment in the Phantom Zone. On Earth, Kal El is known as Clark. He is an outsider who often gets picked on. He also has trouble controlling his abilities. One day a tornado hits town and his adopted father, Jonathan Kent, is killed a mishap Clark could have easily prevented. His adopted father stopped him from making a rescue attempt as the world is not ready to accept a superman. After that Clark leads a nomadic life taking up jobs under false identities. One day while working with a U.S. army team on an excavation, he finds the ship is from Krypton. Using a key downloads his father’s personality and speaks to him. He then gets his super suit which has the trademark “S”. It means “hope” in his world. Soon after Zod attacks Earth and Super man defeats him by snapping his neck as he was threatening a family of humans. Afterwards superman becomes a reporter as it is one of the jobs where he can go into danger zones and which most people would not look twice at. Some key differences include the movie’s theme song, the more violent Kryptonians and Super Man not wearing the classic undies. The movie is very cool and is well-filmed I am looking forward to the sequel with Ben Affleck as Batman. 10 out of 10.
Star Lord out.