A Happy Customer

I happily visited the city of Geneva, IL last weekend. It was a weekend filled with days spent frolicking in the grass and nights watching the stars. However, nothing could have prepared me for the picture above! I was coming out of the Geneva Commons bathroom and was stunned by this captured beauty! My first thought were...

Hey, if I was a proud father I would have the same reaction, NO! Seriously, the guy freaks me out. Its almost as if he's listening to whale songs or awaiting for the rebirth of some Unholy Beast! Maybe he's awaiting the day when he himself will be reborn anew. If you take a closer look you can see the reflection of a real baby. Kind of creepy, which makes me believe the following...

Could this be the coming of Armageddon as told to us by the masterful and enchanting Ghostbusters II. I hope not, but this really could be the end and this picture says it all...

God Bless America!

Speaking of Ragnarök

So, I picked up Essential: The Might Thor Vol. 1 and last week I discussed Essential: Fall of Communism Vol. 1! And so now we continue on with our Journey Into the Mystery with more thoughts from this graphic novel...

Worry not Comrades, the Fall of Ameri-con-skis is Soon!

To recap: Thor the might and handsome Norse god of Lighting, Commie Hating, and Ass Kicking decided to bond with All American, frail, and man pansy, Donald Blake. Together they defended the American Way by beating foes with a mighty Hammer! However, Communist Russia wasn't the only Red Foe that the mighty Thor had his sight on. In issue 93 of Journey Into Mystery, Thor decided to head east to defend India from the Communist grasp of Red China!

In India, Donald Blake joined America's Fighting Force to help maintain democracy for our eastern brothers and sisters! The Chinese are invading and secretly Don's brought back up. Back up being a magical Cane!

You're thinking, "What will a silly shillelagh do?"

Well, with one might stomp it can summon the power of Thor! Is that fine with you or do you require some kind of large gun?

Any way, Don doesn't hold back and as soon as he sees the opportunity to drop the hammer he's on the Chinese like railroad spikes. Thor is no stranger to the battlefield and makes a mockery of his opponents by stealing their tanks.

Yes stealing tanks...

Bad Ass!

If you have ever been hassled or embarrassed by a Bully, well your first thoughts are... "I'm so going to get you, mark my words!"

The Red Chinese are no different and so they plan on getting the Blonde Thunder Lord back by holding, to what I think is a pretty sinister internet forum! Of course this is neither the time nor place for the internet, but they did have a forum and this picture sets the degree of seriousness in the air:

Anyone got any 10+ HP gear?

This scene totally reminds me of a WoW group joining together to vanquish some Level 99 adversary! All the pissin' and moanin' attracts the attention of (Level 40 intelligence) Chinese scientist, Chen Lu. He seems to have a way to stop Thor, of course his government is really enthusiastic about all this:

Failure = Death

Talk about Deal or No Deal! Sadly, this is where we must stop for this week. Sorry, I'm a sucker for cliffhangers and you can thank Heroes for that. But I will leave you with these parting words...

Next week we got a sale on Radiation and at Home Hypnosis


Going Old School

They Still Exist!

On a recent adventure to Fox Valley Mall, I noticed this childhood gem: Orange Julius. This place was the ultimate chill spot, where the general masses saw the first appearance of smoothies and energy drinks! However, when you're 10 years old it came with a heavy price! Only the cool kids got to hang out at the OJ.

And its a good thing those cool kids didn't hang out with the real OJ, who knows what kind of violent youth gangs they would have joined. Alas! I did not get my chance to cause havoc, gossip with the ladies of middle school, or taste the sweet orange nectar of the gods! When I turned 13, I was denied access because my archenemies, The Man, decided to close the place down. Damn him! Didn't he realize that Orange Julius would be my claim to fame? Did he even think about how many poor acne infested teens would be out of a job? I mean, who'd you think would pay for all those gallons of Aqua Net hair spray, Mommy and Daddy?

*Sigh, by the time high school came along, I was just another face in the sun! Come to think about it, when I saw this place I didn't even bother to get a drink there. I figured it was a good time to let it go, it would be my white whale, my holy grail... just seeing it was worth it all. I can die now!

Seeing Red

I'd like to thank the many cool kids of NIU for coming out and checking out my workshop. It was good turn out and I got to get into a debate about Psylocke, what more could a comic book geek want!

Last week I bought a copy of Essential: The Mighty Thor Vol. 1 This graphic novel highlights Thor's earlier adventures. The book presents a modern audience to simpler times, when ladies wore skirts and men wore suits all year round! But what I find most entertaining about this book is the blatant Anti-communism propaganda. That's right! Thor wasn't just the Norse god of Thunder and Ass Kicking, but also a defender against those...

Damn Commie Bastards!

For the Love of Lenin!

Just like a bull is to a matador, every time Blondie saw Red he'd charge forward making sure to deliver his brand of ass whoop in a bottle! I mean look at the picture above, he couldn't even fly but that wouldn't stop him from smashing the crap out of that Russian Jet!

The Commies couldn't even figure him out! I mean if you were attacked by a Six foot tall, handsome, blonde haired man who just happens to speak Old English, wouldn't you be a little confused. Not to mention he's swinging his Hammer like a yo-yo, I'd be a little hesitant to fire a gun on this guy! Plus, it doesn't help that he's (at least by 60s standards) a dream boat. I mean even if he saying all those: Nays and Thys, the man is the original Mc Steamy! I think it his blue eyes or maybe its that look he has, you know the one that makes you feel like everything is going to be okay... enough! I'm comfortable with my manliness, are you comfortable with yours?


At any rate I think the following picture just sums it all up:

Farewell! I no longer believe in our American way of life! I'm going behind the iron curtain to serve the Reds -John

Talk about the worst way to break up with your significant other. I mean you could have ran away with her best friend or ended up being in love with her father. Instead you run away with your lover, Communist Russia!? Wow, that's going leave that woman with a serious complex and something to talk about at the beauty parlor:

Sylvia: That's right he left me for Mother Russia.

Beautician: Honey, You can do better! I know of this Blonde Hair guy who's not only handsome, but he can also swing a hammer... if you know what I mean.

I'll leave you to ponder that for a moment, because as we can continue on next week I'll be showing you another unsung hero of the Red Menace! And don't worry Thor will be there too. So for now sleep tight and just dream about You, Thor, and a walk on the beach... not saying there's anything wrong with that...

Okay! Bye...


Coming Soon!
NO! Batman he's too young to be your new Ward!

Above is a scene from the Easter Weekend, bring with it choc bunnies and whole armies of peeps. Although the weather here was not forgiving and I don't have that Spring Time feeling. Global warming is making the future very barren and bleak. Its the perfect environment to raise highly evolved rats and cockroaches, and only I shall rule them with an Iron Fist. Sorry! I was just dreaming again! But at least my nephew makes me proud by following in my footsteps as another solider in the Batman Family.

Folks! I've been working really hard this week and I am proud to announce that I, Benhur "The Defender of Asia" Calaguas will be heading over to NIU. For those of you who missed my workshop at MAASU now is your opportunity for your eyes to gaze at majesty that is my vast geek knowledge. Don't believe your eye's then check out the NIU Events Calender!

Here's the info:
Date: 4/11/2007 | Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Asian American Center
Speaker: Benhur Calaguas
Calendar: Speakers, Cultural/Diversity/International, Asian American Resource Center (AARC)

Details: Journey back in time to discover the history of comic books through the Asian American perspective by Benhur Calaguas a DePaul University Alumnus and comic book enthusiast.

Sponsor/Contact: Asian American Resource Center | http://www.niu.edu/aac
Contact: Michelle Bringas | Phone: (815) 752-1177
E-mail: AsianAmericanCenter@niu.edu

I'm not good with directions or even where exactly I'm going to be in Dreamy DeKalb. So be sure to contact the very awesome Michelle Bringas and please tell her that you're coming! The more the merrier!

I would like to thank a Special Friend for making this event happen! And you should thank this person as well! Alright folks! Let me be as I refine my teaching skills for appeasing you guys is a cruel mistress!

You shall not be forgotten, good tidings ahead!


A Delay Today...

The heart warming tale of Radoactivity and China will be told soon!

Congradulations to me, The Might Benhur B. Calaguas, for tonight I have an opprotunity to meet yet again meet my real life heroes! Yes, yes! Yours truly will be spending the evening hanging out with the editors of Giant Robot magazine. I'll explain the how and why later.

I just wanted to let my minions know that there will be a delay in posting this week. So, feel free to look at my older post, bask in my splendor, or arrange verbal attacks through comments. What ever the case maybe, do not fear! Your leader will not abandon you, so says... THE HUR!

Don't mind me, I'm feeling very villainous today!

A pox on thoes who dare not believe my claims, my return is swift and deadly!