Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Recent Additions

Black Canary by Gardinio Lima
Rosa from Scout by Tim Truman.

It's What They Do...

Gun Control Activist Promotes False Data To Uphold Anti-Gun Propaganda
Shannon Watts says concealed carry CAUSES church shootings
It's Shannon Watts of Every Mom fame and a paid shill of Mikey Bloomberg. I expect no less.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Good Guy With A Gun

'I’m Thankful to GOD': Hero Security Guard Speaks Out On Texas Church Shooting

Just Because...

Recent Addition

Cops: The Job #2 p. 3. Pencils by Mike Harris Inks by Jimmy Palmiotti, Story by Larry Hama and Joe Jusko.

The second and third image are the original page and the revision. The inked portions together make the published page.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Good Guys With Guns

White Settlement Church Shooting Video. Over in 6 seconds.
Texas gunman opens fire during church service, shoots 2 people before being fatally shot by 'heroic' parishioners, police say
The shooter got off two rounds. Four parishioners drew down on him. According to police, two fired on him. In the video I only see one return fire but that shot ended him. Had the parishioners not been armed as our betters prefer, how many in that church would have died before the police arrived

Damn Good Advice

The Virginia Debacle, Summarized (And Why You Should Buy More Guns)

They Think We're Really Stupid

Walter Williams: Gun rights endangered in Virginia
Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, seeing the backlash over proposed gun control laws in Virginia, has backpedalled abit and now proposes grandfathering semi-auto weapons already in possession of Virginians as long as they register the weapons. Riiiight. Gun owners should voluntarily give the gun grabbers a list of who has the guns they will then vote to seize. Probably not gonna happen Governor Northam.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Recent Additions

Soulsearchers and Company #36, p. 2, Art by Dan Spiegle
The 'Nam #83, p. 19, Marvel 1993, Pencils by Mike Harris, Inks by Don Lomax. so now I finally have a page from The 'Nam. I still want one by Wayne Vansant or Michal Golden. The first is doable. The second would require a second mortgage on my house so ...no.
Nomextra and Kevlor #1, p. 6, Marvel, Pencils by Mike Harris, Inks by Jimmy Palmiotti. This a promotional comic book created in cooperation with Dupont. In other words it an advertisement. The art's still nice. I got it because "firefighters in space".
Bruce Lee #3, p. 23, Malibu, Pencils by Val Mayerick, Inks by James Sherman. Two more pages from the same issue as purchased previously.
Bruce Lee #3, p. 24, Malibu, Pencils by Val Mayerick, Inks by James Sherman

Sorry guys...

...but if I shouldn't have 'em neither should you.
Local police outfit all rifles with suppressors for safety purposes
My hearing is as important to me as yours is to you. The police aren't more trustworthy than Joe Civilian in fact they are Joe Civilian and shouldn't have any weapons we don't. Support a Hearing Protection Act at a Federal and State level and then we'll talk.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Do Ya Think?

Virginia’s Would-Be Gun Grabbers Likely to Face Blowback

Interesting Times Coming

Virginia officials: We're enforcing new gun laws, like it or not. Police: Umm - who exactly is 'we'?

Close to Home...Shenanigans

Sheriff Unilaterally Closing NC Gun Range Undermined Gun Safety
The new sheriff of Wake County has already built a reputation not really caring what anyone else thinks even if they control his purse strings.
Memos blast new Wake County sheriff's handling of budget, personnel
The next Wake County Commissioners' meeting is Monday, January 6th at 5:00 PM in the Wake County Justice Center, 301 S. McDowell St., Raleigh, Room 2700. If you are a gun owner and live in Wake County you might want to be there and make yourself heard on a lot of issues.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas...

...to each and all. Now, don't you have something better to do than cruise the net today?

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Recent Addition

The Batman Chronicles #17, p. 1, DC 1999, by Eduardo Barreto.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen: Joshua Bell and Alison Krauss

Sunday, December 22, 2019

A Poll About Public Carry...

...here. Go vote. We have a slight lead at the moment.

Yes, By Your Hand...

AOC: America 'evolving into' fascist society
...and that of those with whom you run.

At least the dog is okay...

Davie officer shoots himself while attempting to shoot charging dog
...and I'm thankful the officer wasn't fatally injured.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

...and that's probably still a low ball figure.

Americans Own at Least 423 Million Firearms, Industry Report Shows
How Many Guns Are There in the US? A Lot More Than You Think

Pardon Him

Judge In Michael Flynn Case Decides To Ignore Mounting Evidence Of Prosecutorial Abuse
He shouldn't suffer because the Judiciary won't hold Federal prosecutors or Law Enforcement to any ethical standard. Trump should pardon him. It's not like he can piss them off any more than he has already.

...And He's Back

The Far Side

Pound Sand

Mitch McConnell Responds to Chuck Schumer Impeachment Trial Demands: Get Stuffed
Same thing, different words. Good. The Democrats had their turn. Now it's the GOP's. This is gonna be interesting.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Recent Additions

Rough Riders: Ride or Die #2, p. 6, by Pat Olliffe. Annie Oakley and a head shot. Need I say more?
Ultimate Origins #4, p. 14, by Jackson "Butch" Guice

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Blood Dancing in New Jersey

So Shannan, you are telling me that the gun laws in New Jersey, a State with some of the strictest gun laws in the country, were written by gun lobby? Damn I thought they were written by an anti-gun Democrat led legislature, and they still didn't keep the bad guys from getting a gun and wreaking havoc. Go pedal your Bloomberg paid for bullshit elsewhere blood dancer.
Two Gunmen In Shootout With Police On Block With Kosher Grocery In Jersey City

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Rest in Peace Guys

‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor RenĂ© Auberjonois has died at 79
Star Trek writer and Hollywood trailblazer D.C. Fontana has died

Recent Additions

Jon Sable Freelance #34,p. 26 $27, by Mike Grell.
I'm not sure this is the case with all of Mike Grell's comic work, but my understanding is he would draw the page in pencil the ink over the pencils on mylar. I have the pencils and inks for two Batman pages where he did this. This is a two page spread done in ink on mylar. The pencils are in someone else's collection somewhere out there. The nice thing about eBay is those special opportunities sometimes appear where you get damn good art at affordable prices. This was a hell of a deal and the upside is I got a Jon Sable page for my collection.
Little Orphan Annie by Alan Kupperberg. Kupperberg was one of those artists I never really cared for. Mostly I remember his art in fill-in issues of various DC and Marvel comics. So, I was surprised how much I liked these pieces when I saw them on eBay.

We have here the inks and pencils for this piece. Kupperberg drew this page in pencil then scanned it and printed out a blue line copy of the page and inked it. This has become common practice in the comic industry. If you screw up your inks on the copy you have only to print another and start over. I guess Grell's mylar was for much the same reason.
Wolff and Byrd by Alan Kupperberg, inks on blue line.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

I Approve This Message

“The scariest thing about the whole shootout what that cops thought it was a good idea to take cover behind civilian vehicles with people still in them, trying to get out of the line of fire. What cop comes up with the idea ‘I’m going hide behind this soccer mom in her van’. Who the fuck trained these guys, Hamas or Hezbollah?”

“Yeah, the more I think about that shooting the angrier I get. That could have been me or my wife or daughter in the car on the Miramar Parkway. Just sitting in rush hour traffic when Floridaman McBadgeholder decides to use your kid as a fucking meat-shield when he lets loose with his Gold Dot bukkake.”

I have quite a few problems with the Mirimar shoot out, but this pretty much sums up the biggest.

H/T to GFZ

Yeah, Nice, But I Won't Hold My Breath

Bill Would Roll Back Prohibition-Era Gun Rules
I don't want to sound defeatist but with the Democrats having control of the House there is a snow balls chance in hell this will even get out of committee. Considering how much help we got from the GOP when they had control of the House, I wouldn't hold my breathe even if Trump won a second term and the GOP retook the House. They keep stabbing us in the back.

They Always Claim "There Will Be Blood in the Streets"...

...but when has it ever happened?
Following legalized campus carry, universities report no increase in violence on their campuses

Friday, December 6, 2019

Good Luck With That

Giffords Launches Campaign To Block Trump Judicial Nominee
Trump is mostly getting the judges he wants confirmed. I don't expect that to change short of his leaving office.

Mikey Gonna Be Mikey

Bloomberg Pushes More Useless, Stupid Ideas on 'Gun Control'
He say's he taken on the NRA and "won". The difference between the NRA and Mikey Bloomberg is he does what everyone accuses the NRA of doing. He uses his billions to buy politician and political races. His problem is he isn't hard right enough for the Left and nobody else trusts him. So spend a hundred million dollars trying to buy the Presidency. Go ahead. Piss it away. You have it to spare.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Oh. Hell. No.

Exclusive–Nancy Pelosi Joining Ted Cruz, Lawmakers Criticizing Big Tech Legal Immunity’s Inclusion in USMCA
They need to be held MORE responsible not less on there content moderation. I prefer they go in the other direction and require less moderation. We have more to fear from their shenanigans during election time than we have ever had from the Russians' tampering. Just saying...

Recent Additions

Black Adam by Leonard Kirk
Fathom - Aspen by Talent Caldwell
Captain America by Mike McKone
Fathom - Aspen by Koi Turnbull

Monday, December 2, 2019

Recent Addition

The Batman Strikes! #12, p. 7, pencils by Christopher Jones, inks by Terry Beatty.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Grow A Backbone

DC Comics deletes Batman poster after China claims it’s pro-Hong Kong
Strike DC Comics and replace with Time Warner and it all makes sense. Time Warner makes movies, wants/needs to do business in China, and so must kowtow to the ChiComs.

Well Done

Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday

In my family, I've always been the one tasked with venturing out on Black Friday or what I call Brown Thursday. I was at Wal-Mart by 4:30 p.m. and had almost everything I wanted in the basket by 5:00 p.m.. No big ticket items. Had to wait for one thing until 6:00 p.m. and was out of the store by 6:10 p.m.. There was a quick run to Target for two Blue-rays and I was done. Apparently there was a bomb threat at Target and another Wal-Mart but I can't say it really slowed anything down. Dogs had it cleared by 6:30 p. m.. Obviously, no explosions. I have noticed the crowds aren't what they used to be. Much more pleasant than it used to be. Most people, I suspect, are taking advantage of online sales. At this point I'm not even sure what advantage there is to Black Friday sales.

This won't stop the Nanny Staters...

Study Finds Nearly All Minnesota Patients With Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Used Illegal THC Products Containing Suspect Additive
...cuz Nanny Staters gotta be Nanny Staters. Why let facts get in the way of your crusade?

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Just this once...

No interest in blogging today

Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Eleven Years

That's how long I've been doing this blog. Eleven years, as of yesterday.

Weathering with You

AND I can't wait to see it in a theater.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Just Saying...

At the age of eighteen you are considered an adult with all the responsibilities that go with it but not the privileges. You can't buy alcohol. You can't purchase a handgun. You can buy cigarettes but soon you won't be able to buy vaping products. You can serve your country in the military. Here's an idea. If you aren't old enough to make decisions that any adult over the age of twenty-one can make: drinking, vaping, owning a gun. Then why should you be able vote and make decisions that effect the nation as a whole?
Trump proposes raising minimum vaping age to 21
You want to do it for the children? They're not goddamn children and the people who want to treat them as such need to get the hell out of public life and run a daycare.

Oh, and President Trump, this is not what we elected you to do.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Recent Additions

Katchoo by Terry Moore. This is a sketch draw on the inside cover of a copy of the Strangers in Paradise trade paperback Love Me Tender. Moore's work tends to trend high so this was an exceptional deal and in so far as graphic story telling goes, you can't do better than Moore's work.
Wolverine McAllister by William Messner-Loebs. This is a crappy scan and a better one will be forthcoming. McAllister was the central character in the comic Journey. The stories took place on the per-revolution frontier America. Messner-Loebs moved on to mainstream super-hero work with DC and then disappeared. Turned out that medical and financial problems took their toll. He was homeless for a while but now it appears he is on the mend.
Mr. Monster and Death Bunny by William Messner-Loebs. Got it with the McAllister sketch.
Black Canary by Nato Magalhaes
Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai. A sketch on the title page of a Usagi Yojimbo collection. Sakai usually draws a quick sketch when he signs a book. I have several. I saw this on eBay and it was of a similar quality to the drawing on the sketch cover Usagi Yojimbo #1 I purchased in June. It was kinda hard to pass up. The price was right, so I didn't.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019