Goodbye Glenn Webb

Glenn Webb

 

When i was 13 years old I stumbled upon the Reblscum.com forums. It became one of the greatest discoveries of my pre-adult life…. a forum, a community, a safe haven… one where I could share my opinions and get insights on toy collecting my beloved hobby. Here I am ten years later, an adult, still collecting action figures and yet still a very active member of a lot of these communities dedicated to sharing their love and insights into the world of action figures. During all this time i’ve watched the collecting community gain voices through Youtube reviewers, unexpectedly some of my favorite content on the web. We lost a good one this past weekend folks! and it was more than enough to get me wanting to write this down… after a long hiatus

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DC Club Infinite Earths Damian Wayne Figure

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Ok, so its been a little while since i posted up anything. THIS is the best possible way i know how to make a come back to regular postings. I managed to snag Mattel’s upcoming Damian Wayne action figure. Originally intended to be released as part of theirĀ Batman UnlimitedĀ line, this figure was instead added to Mattel’s final Club Infinite Earths wave as their subscription program for 2014 was unable to come into fruition. So how does this figure stack up when comparing it to past DC Universe Classics figures? Hit the jump to find out!

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Batman Li’l Gotham #24 The End

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And so it ends. It ends not exclusively with great sadness but on a happy note, and on an occasion quite fitting for the normally holiday themed series. This issue marks the end of Li’l Gotham and while I’m really bummed to see it go; I hold hope that it may one day return. If not, The stories we have now will live on for years to come regardless. What this series accomplished is nothing short of amazing, an all ages book with a timeless tone, and whisks of nostalgia, fun, creativity, and lessons to be cherished for many years. In an era of ever seemingly increasing violence and a lack of good old fashioned comics for kids this book defied the norm and held it’s ground in a league all of it’s own.

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“Always carry a comic book with you, kid”

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“Always carry a comic book with you, kid”

These words filled my ears for the first time back in grade school and I’ve not since forgotten them, there is a reason why anyone picks up a habit and wether it be for good or ill there is always a time and place to tell the origins of such a habit. For me, this is the proper time for me to tell this story. Now if you give me a few moments of your time I’d like to tell you why I carry a comic book with me wherever I go…

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JUNIOR! & JL8: Why comics owe everything to the fans!

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So, it’s been a little over a month since Damian Wayne was killed over in the pages of the mainstream DC Comics. Fan response for the most part has been an enjoyable thing to watch. I myself have already written my feelings on the subject and while I eagerly await the ending of Batman Inc. It’s a damn shame that what is in my opinion one of DC’s best creations of the past decade, is no more. Fans have gone on an emotional roller coaster the likes of which I haven’t seen in some time. Reactions range from those who no longer want another child Robin because of this, to those who are having a hard time coming to terms with the inevitability of another Robin showing up soon. Some fans however, are turning their passion for this character into something enjoyable, it’s great to see that a piece of fiction has inspired people to create their own stories and share them with a community that is eager to see a favorite character again…..

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Batman & Robin #18 – Review

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I want to talk about this issue while it is still fresh on my mind. Damian Wayne is my favorite of the Robins in the Batman mythos. You see i grew up reading this character’s arc through my mid to late teens and today (at 20) i stand before you all to say this: I feel as though a friend has been lost to me…

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When Fiction Makes Me Feel Real

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So last week was a tough week for me as a fan of entertainment. So much had happened by Wednesday and by Saturday night i felt odd, sad, empty and eerily happy…. Continue reading “When Fiction Makes Me Feel Real”