Fan Art Friday for 6/23/2017

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Here’s this week’s Fan Art Friday post. Hope you all enjoy!

apocalyptic Batman by wlfmn68! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/apocalyptic-Batman-688314445

Poison Ivy by Forty-Fathoms! ^_^ http://www.deviantart.com/art/Poison-Ivy-688311246

I wouldnt say genius, but i do got a PhD by StarA1! 🙂 http://www.deviantart.com/art/I-wouldnt-say-genius-but-i-do-got-a-PhD-688293926

Cat ladies – Selena’s Purr by clovercarmen5! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Cat-ladies-Selena-s-Purr-687623165

Starfire Sketch by Akari-Hikari! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Starfire-Sketch-687837939

D.C. Super hero girls by SydTheStrange! ^_^ http://www.deviantart.com/art/D-C-Super-hero-girls-686441145

Yvonne Craig Tribute by ARTIST-SRF! 🙂 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Yvonne-Craig-Tribute-686123831

Jason finding out that we lost Adam West by Jasontodd1fan! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Jason-finding-out-that-we-lost-Adam-West-686027023

Fan Art Friday for 6/16/2017

FAN-art-fridayHere’s this week’s Fan Art Friday post. Hope you all enjoy!

Raven Starfire by sakimichan! 😀 http://sakimichan.deviantart.com/art/Raven-Starfire-684968674

Adam West Tribute by PTR-Trick! ^_^ http://www.deviantart.com/art/Adam-West-Tribute-686880805

Arlequina by brunoarts! 🙂 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Arlequina-686883069

Poison Ivy v.3 by Lucky-JJ! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Poison-Ivy-v-3-686900057

Catwoman by chalice29! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Catwoman-685931899

Wonder Woman and Batman by XenonVincentLegend! ^_^ http://www.deviantart.com/art/Wonder-Woman-and-Batman-686556860

Zatanna Zatara by ColletteTurner! 🙂 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Zatanna-Zatara-686443494

R.I.P. Adam West by GustavoCardozo97! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/R-I-P-Adam-West-686439372

Happy Birthday Bill Finger!

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“Either you die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain.” This quote became famous in Chris Nolan’s, The Dark Knight, where Harvey Dent foreshadows his downfall as a hero and rise as the villain, Two-Face. Does anyone know where this came from? It came from Bill Finger (his birthday is today), the co-creator of Batman. Bill Finger, sadly, isn’t well known to most fans, but among Batman fans, he was considered to be the one who gave Batman his signature look and feel. According to IMDB:

Bill Finger was “responsible for the creation of the Joker’s laughing gas and the Penguin’s umbrellas.

Came up with the origin story of the Batman, and also consulted Bob Kane to have white eyes on Batman, instead of just black.

Proposed the look of the batman to Bob Kane, including the gray body and the white eyes.

Bob Kane’s original concept for a super-hero was called Birdman. It was Finger who convinced him to change the design of the character to that of a bat, discarding the feathered wings, opting instead for a cape and cowl.

Was posthumously inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall Of Fame and the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame.

Drew much inspiration for Batman from Lee Falk’s character “The Phantom”. Like Batman, the Phantom is one of the few heroes not to have super powers.

Created the “Green Lantern” comics with Martin Nodell.

Created, with Bob Kane, villains such as the Penguin, The Joker, Catwoman and Two-Face.

With artist Irwin Hasen, Finger created the DC Comics character Wildcat in January, 1942.”

As one can see, Bill Finger has accomplished a lot. But why isn’t he well known? The answer is that Bob Kane, through some legal magic and paying the writers not to take credit, became the sole credited creator of Batman.

Recently, Marc Tyler Nobleman and Athena Finger (Bill Finger’s grand-daughter) have begun to speak out about this and have been campaigning DC Comics to give Finger his credit alongside Kane’s. Nobleman argues, “When you watch the credits for the Dark Knight, there’s got to be a thousand people on that credit list. None of them would have had that job if it weren’t for Bill Finger. You would not have that movie! That was really hard for me. That’s why I started the effort to have people recognize that with this show “Gotham,” it wouldn’t have a name without Bill Finger.”

Athena reiterates that, “My dad was really proud of his father, so he would tell me stories…He had fond memories of helping him with his stories, going to the museum with him, going to every kind of movie. He would talk about it, but he wouldn’t talk about it very much, because it was painful. Nobody really gave his dad the recognition he deserved.”

DC Comics did give Bill Finger a cover credit when they released the 75th anniversary edition of Detective Comics #27 in 2014 and last year, beginning with the second season of Gotham and Batman v Superman, Finger will finally get his name in the credits!

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Overall, Bill Finger had a huge impact on Batman’s legacy and the comics world. It’s thanks to the efforts of Marc Tyler Nobleman, Athena Finger, and others who have fought for so long to get his name credited with co-creating Batman that DC Comics, finally did what was right and gave him the credit he so rightfully deserved. In the end, without Bill Finger’s contributions to the legacy of Batman, the world of Batman might not have endured for over 75+ years.

Random Things 1/1/2017-1/15/2017

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1/1/2017:

Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve last night. I know I did!

I’ve made some changes to the blog in the last few months including halting the weekly Today in history posts, but continuing with the weekly Cosplay Wednesday and Fan Art Friday posts. The reason I’ve done this is because I’ve decided to make it a daily thing beginning in 2017. Basically, it’ll mean there will be a blog post every day. Cosplay Wednesdays and Fan Art Fridays will continue as well.

I love watching the Twilight Zone Marathon on SYFY every New Year’s Eve and Day!

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1/2/2017:

Today in Strangeness, On this date in 1860, the discovery of the planet Vulcan was announced at a meeting of the Académie des Sciences in Paris. Mathematician Urbain Le Verrier believed Vulcan orbited between Mercury and the sun. Doubts about its existence began to surface almost immediately after Le Verrier’s proclamation.

1/3/2017:

Today in Strangeness, British Egyptologist Howard Carter uncovered the stone sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen on this day in 1924, near Luxor, Egypt. Inside the sarcophagus was a solid gold coffin containing the mummy of the boy-king, preserved for over 3,000 years.

1/4/2017:

Today in Strangeness, Deemed a threat after killing three men, Topsy, a 3-ton circus elephant at Coney Island was electrocuted on this day in 1903. Thomas Edison suggested using electrocution as the execution method, and captured the event on film.

1/5/2017:

20 Batman Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know via

1/6/2017: 

Today in Strangeness, According to tradition, January 6th is the date Joan of Arc was born (1412). On this day in 1851, Foucalt’s Pendulum experimentally proved that the Earth rotates on its axis.

1/7/2017:

Today in Strangeness, Peering through a dusty telescope into the past, we find on this date, Galileo’s discovery of Jupiter’s major moons including Io, Europa and Ganymede (1610), and the lonely death of scientific genius Nikola Tesla (NYC, 1943).

1/8/2017:

Today in Strangeness, On this day in 1493, while sailing near the Dominican Republic, Christopher Columbus described seeing three “mermaids” who were “not half as beautiful as they are painted.” In reality, he was actually observing manatees! In 1643, Giovanni Riccioli first reported the elusive phenomenon known as the Ashen Light of Venus, a faint luminescence on the night side of our sister planet.

1/9/2017:

Hearing reading Trump’s New Year tweet as The Joker is the best thing I’ve heard all day!

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1/10/2017:

Magfest 2017 – TheRunawayGuys Thrown Controllers – Butt vs. Butt via

1/11/2017: 

Today in Strangeness, Snowfall was recorded for the first time on this date in Los Angeles in 1949. William Herschel discovered Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus, on this day in 1787.

1/12/2017:

Received my official Revival League Founding Membership Card today! Can’t wait to see the new series! ^_^

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On this day in 1966, the immortal 60s Batman show premiered its first episode! 😀

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Today in Strangeness, On this day 50 years ago, Dr. James Bedford became the first person cryonically frozen following his death. He remains preserved at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. In the cryonics community, the anniversary of his cryopreservation is celebrated as “Bedford Day.”

1/13/2017:

Today in Strangeness, On this day in 1128, the military order Knights Templar was granted a papal sanction, declared to be an army of God by Pope Honorius II. In 1968, Johnny Cash gave his legendary performance at Folsom Prison.

1/14/2017:

Today in Strangeness, Slipping back to this date in 1699, the colony of Massachusetts held a day of fasts in protest of wrongly persecuted witches. The first Human Be-In was held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park (1967). And nine years ago, the Huygens probe landed on Saturn’s moon Titan

1/15/2017:

Sorry about the delay, but my Reflection on 2016 post should be up by Tuesday. Been busy with work and other personal things.

Hear continue reading Trump’s tweets as The Joker! at his best!

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Fan Art Friday for 11/25/2016

FAN-art-fridayHere’s this week’s Fan Art Friday post. Hope you all enjoy!

Thanksgiving 2012 by Nintendrawer! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Thanksgiving-2012-331370244

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A Harvest Moon Thanksgiving by Sanoshi! ^_^ http://www.deviantart.com/art/A-Harvest-Moon-Thanksgiving-144816404

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A Justice Thanksgiving by The-BlackCat! 🙂 http://www.deviantart.com/art/A-Justice-Thanksgiving-184659431

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Obligatory Thanksgiving pic… by NotAnotherZeroFan! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Obligatory-Thanksgiving-pic-187475277  

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A Very Villains Thanksgiving by sdowner! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/A-Very-Villains-Thanksgiving-291493485

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Castelia City Thanksgiving Day Parade by SeanDonnanArt! ^_^ http://www.deviantart.com/art/Castelia-City-Thanksgiving-Day-Parade-339067638

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Thanksgiving cooking poster by rongs1234! 🙂 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Thanksgiving-cooking-poster-498930192

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Happy Thanksgiving by monstergalaxy! 😀 http://www.deviantart.com/art/Happy-Thanksgiving-187947637

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