Archive for July, 2013

Summer Journal Comics: Questions #1

Posted in summer journal comics with tags , , on July 8, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

Awhile back, I asked some of my Tumblr readers if they had any questions for me. I then turned these questions into comics.


You can read about the lectern and my changes to it HERE.

The Island of Misfit Toys: Batman (ToyBiz, 1989)

Posted in island of misfit toys with tags , , , on July 6, 2013 by Christopher Pearce


Today we’re going to be looking at Batman, from the toy line based on the 1989 movie starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. This toy was produced by Toy Biz in 1989. I bought it for $10 dollars at a small toy convention in New York State. I’m not a “mint on card” collector by any means but I have such a huge amount of affection for this toy line, I thought I’d keep Batman on his blister card and take a shot at collecting the whole line.

Unfortunately, somewhere during the return trip to Ohio, the blister card became warped. The plastic bubble encasing the toy nearly detached from the card.

If ever there was a toy I loved more than this one, I can’t think of it. As an eight year old, my ToyBiz Batman formed the center of my action figure world. ToyBiz held the DC master license for a very short time. Their Batman and DC Superheroes toy lines featured awful articulation, shoddy plastic, and bad joints. Considering the rather rough shape the toy ended up en route to the Buckeye State AND my attendant nostalgia, I am more than happy to release Batman from his plastic prison to see if he holds up to my wonderful memories.

You will, I am sure, be unsurprised by what I found.

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Summer Journal Comics: Summer School Tardies

Posted in summer journal comics, summer school with tags , on July 3, 2013 by Christopher Pearce


Summer Journal Comics: What I do in summer school

Posted in summer journal comics, summer school with tags , on July 2, 2013 by Christopher Pearce


Summer Journal Comics: The whys of summer school

Posted in summer journal comics, summer school with tags , on July 1, 2013 by Christopher Pearce



I thought I had set it up so all my summer school comics would post automatically while I was away on vacation. Alas, it did not happen. I’ll be posting these throughout the week to catch up.