Monthly Archives: April 2014

BAT BLOG TRIBUTE – MARSHALL ROGERS Batman Artist

According to the Bat-Blog History Files today is a great day! Today, January 22nd, the Legendary Comic Book Artist Marshall Rogers was born in Flushing, New York ( a Borough of Queens ). In High School he was inspired by a Mechanical Drawing class and decided he wanted to be an Architect. But later, after attending Kent State University, he discovered that Calculus was just wayyy too hard, ha! Plus, he wanted to be more creative. So he decided to try working as an Illustrator.

He submitted work to Marvel Comics but that didn’t lead anywhere. He worked odd jobs to support himself while acquiring small assignments from small Magazines. Then, a big break! He started his comic book career working for Atlas, a short-lived comics publisher. They claimed his work was “too detailed”, took too long to draw. It was around this time that he got another big break. He started doing small jobs for DC Comics. His first, was “retouching” reprints of 1940’s Batman stories. But this wasn’t enough so he tried getting more work at both Marvel & DC Comics. Marvel gave him his 1st big assignment working in their Magazine division. He began drawing “The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu” where he worked with Chris Claremont doing “Iron Fist” stories.

Now, here’s the part where he really becomes a part of Bat-History! Around 1977 he began working with the Writer Steve Englehart on a, now classic, Batman storyline that ran in Detective Comics #471 thru 476. This was the famous “Joker’s Laughing Fish” story. This event also heavily influenced the 1989 Tim Burton BATMAN Movie. It’s also important to note that later Rogers began work on the BATMAN Newspaper Comic Strip that ran from November 6, 1989 to August 3, 1991. To check that out, just click HERE!

Sadly, Rogers passed away on March 24th, 2007. He was found by his Son & the Family reports that he had a heart attack. Also, the Coroner reported that he, “might have been dead for a few days”. Among Batman Fans, Friends & Family he is greatly missed. His work in the 1970’s and 80’s is right up there with the works of Dennis O’Neil/Neal Adams and Jim Aparo. Classic stuff!! I have a few Friends who state that they had met him at various Comic Book Conventions & they all said, “He was a really nice guy, very talkative & quite friendly”.

Much of Rogers’ work is now considered vastly important and some of his work was collected in two early Graphic Novels titled, “Batman: Strange Apparitions” & “Batman: Dark Detective”. Then, later, and actually very recent, a more definitive Graphic Novel was created called “The Legends of the Dark Knight by Marshall Rogers”. This book reprints: Detective Comics # 468, 471-479, 481, Legends of the Dark Knight # 132-136, Batman: Dark Detective # 1-6 and more! Check out this LINK for more details on that.

I apologize for getting kind of carried away with this post, it’s almost a “book”, ha! But this Comic Book Artist was always a Favorite Childhood Hero of mine. His artwork is really great! Down below I created a “Marshall Rogers Tribute” Wallpaper. I hope you use it as an inspiring background on your desktop.

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BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE STATUE – The NEW 52 By JIM LEE

OK, a few months from now you might want to start keeping your eye out for the next latest BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE STATUE titled “The New 52”. Designed by Jim Lee and sculpted by Paul Harding. This is the most recent “comic book version” of the Dark Knight. The Figure measures approx. 5 1/2″ high x 6″ wide x 5″ deep. It will have a Suggested Retail Price of $80.00 and will go on Sale: May 9th, 2012.

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are there Engineers in Halo: Reach?

Some one asked Bungie, are there Engineers in Halo: Reach?

Bungie graciously answered, Yes. But don’t worry, we’re not going to make you feel like a monster for taking them down this time out and they’re somewhat less of a pain in the ass, all things considered. Even if you don’t have a plasma spewing weapon in hand, you’ll still be able to pop them down from their lofty perches when you notice that your enemies are being overshielded by an engineer floating overhead.
Keen readers will know this was revealed a while back but this is the first decent picture reveal – which was from the Corvette Map.

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Random Reach Images from B net

When’s it gonna fall?

Banshee Alert!

Grunts go boom

The Big Gun from Outpost Map:

Source: Bungie

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Paris Fashion Meets Venom Symbiote In This Gorgeous Dress

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This amazing dress is part of Zuhair Murad’s Fall/Winter collection and, aside from the sheer beauty factor, we definitely agree with commenters who said that it looks like venom symbiote is taking over her body.

Actually, his fashion line sort of blew me away. It’s filled with, what feels to me, to be more fantasy inspired styles and designs. I would love to see him design for some of our fave geek ladies.

I’m posting a few of my personal faves after the break along with another shot of the gorgeous dress above.

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P.S. I have NO idea how these models makes this face. I’d totally be thinking “OMG I LOOK SO PRETTY!” but I’m a dork. ::grin::

(via Imgur)

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Her Universe Announces New Apparel From The Walking Dead

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Her Universe’s reach into apparel made just for ladies is expanding! They’ve recently sealed a licensing deal with AMC to make The Walking Dead merchandise. All the zombie clothing can be yours! The fun designs (the sweatshirt pictured above is my favorite – so clever) will be available at San Diego Comic-Con and at select retail outlets. Tops and a cute dress kick off the line, but leggings will be added soon.

See the rest of the line after the break.

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(via Her Universe)

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Gyakuten Saiban: Yahari Masahi

 gyakuten saiban / phoenix wright: ace attorney cosplay - yahari masahi / larry butz

Well-known for his unbelievable antics in school, Larry Butz is a childhood friend of Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth. He is a flight-of-fancy character and is quite prone to yelling fits. He’s had several jobs and several girlfriends over the years, but can never seem to keep either one for a long period of time.

Nevertheless, he remains happy with his life, despite finding himself caught between court cases. As the saying goes: “When something smells, it’s usually the Butz.”

Awesome cosplay! It’s too bad the photo is a little blurry, but the cosplayer really got the character down! I wonder if there are any other characters from the series who cosplayed with him? Thanks to Rue for sending this in!

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Granado Espada: Leticia

granado espada / sword of the new world cosplay - leticia

Very little is known about the Premium Item Merchant, Leticia, but players of Granado Espada know her very well. She sells in-game items that cost real money, so you can bet players think about her all the time, especially when they’re deciding whether or not to make a purchase.

I think it would be safe to say she’s from a family of merchants though? Or a family who is into the business.

Cute cosplay! I love her dress, but I wonder what she’s looking at? Thanks to Renae for sending this in!

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Black★Rock Shooter: Black Rock Shooter, Dead Master, and Black Gold Saw

black rock shooter cosplay - black rock shooter, dead master, and black gold saw

I thought the previous posts of Black Gold Saw, Black Rock Shooter and Dead Master looked similar. In a good way, because apparently, the three cosplayers were shooting in the same studio! Absolutely breath-taking work!

If only we knew who the cosplayers were. Thanks to Fillet’s Minion for sending this in!

EDIT: Thanks to Anon for letting me know Black Rock Shooter’s cosplayer is Tasha from Cure!

EDIT2: Thanks to Fang Shinobi for adding the other cosplayers’ names as Tomia and Eki!

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Pangya: Kooh 02

pangya cosplay - kooh 02 from comiket 2010

A very athletic pirate from Bartos and the captain of the Lunar Tomb Ship, Kooh is a daughter trying to find her father, who went missing after the battle of the Demon King. She reunited her father’s pirate crew who disbanded thinking their captain had sided with the Demon King. Kooh is convinced that her father is innocent and aims to prove it with the help of her crew.

September will start off with a bang in Cosplay Holic as I’ve been forwarded photos of Japan’s Comiket 2010! And what a great collection of cosplayers we have this year! Thanks to Aila for sending this in!

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