Join us Sunday June 25th for a day of
Big Time Miniatures Fun!
In partnership with the EAST ENDERS gaming posse and Brew Wizards cafe comes
Summer Smash 2017!
From 10:00 AM until 10:00PM
Come out to play Warmachine + Hordes, X-Wing and Warhammer 40K.
The event is at The Harman Park Clubhouse in Oshawa.
Click here or the image for more info.
Holy profound sadness.
Adam West was known as Batman for most of his life and for most of everyone else's . He pre-existed The Batman by 9 short years and by the end of the 1960's he became not just the actor most identified as Batman but also an example of the Battiness of Silver Age Comics. By the mid 70's the parent company National, known colloquially as DC,...
-that's "D" for Detective and "C" for Comics- the Flagship antthology that launched the Dark Knight Detective and has housed his adventures for 78 years since......and don't you forget it you Kryptonian acolytes! POW!
But I digress......Adam West was the Daylight Detective. Campy, overly serious about algebra and dead languages, and never one to let impressionable youth Robin drive the Batmobile without a learners permit . And Batusiing in the Club!?! not on this duly deputized agent of the law's time!
What was I talking about?.....
Only Batman The Animated Series' Kevin Conroy can lay claim to be as synonymous with the Caped Crusader as Adam West and no knock on Kevin's Batman because when I read Bat-Comics, I here his voice, but that's it, just his voice. You'd be hard pressed to recognize him outside of a Comic Convention or a GCPD suspects line up.
Adam West on the other hand had the voice, the cowl, the signature dance moves and wry smile that is recognized by even the most casual of fans.
Hard to believe that it was over 50 years since he, Burt Ward and Yvonne Craig patrolled the Technicolor warehouses of psychadellic Gotham, and while it has never been the defining version of Batman it is one interpretation that still brings joy and a sense of youthful amusement and wonder that is unmatched by any other iteration of the character.
Mr West brought joy and enthusiasm to all he did. A smooth relaxed charm and thoughfullness permeated.
I won't go on and on about why I love Adam West, or ramble excessively about my devotional belief in the optimism of the '66 TV series, but I'll leave off suggesting that if you haven't watched the show, the original movie or even the recent animated feature you should.
Thanks for the memories, Adam.
Batman is dead. Long live Batman.
11 June '17
Love is the answer.
This special anthology is a beacon of compassion in the face of fear,violence and tragedy.
Assembled by dozens of the finest artists and writers working in comics today, this book shares the pain of the Orlando Pulse shootings, gives us fresh and honest human perspectives on what it means to be gay in this world. All of the proceeds benefit the families, friends and survivors of this horrifying act.
Let love guide us.
Children are more eager, receptive and malleable than often given credit for. They are open, unbiased and available to new ideas but due to various distractions, increased screen time with digital devices, overly busy lives.… undervalued story time, they dread books and they try to avoid reading which should be fun and rewarding but they are becoming increasingly less literate. The early years of a child's life is when their language skills and abilities take hold. They develop the ability to identify and differentiate between spoken and written words and the child's level of exposure directly impacts their matured communicative abilities. Studies will show that kids absorb 20% of the words they are introduced to between years 0-4. The more words, information, ideas, and concepts they are presented, the more their knowledge base grows...Without regular stimulus and cognitive challenges their brains may never fully develop the cognitive abilities they otherwise could have. Click through to read more...