Marvel Comics and The Masters of the Universe Ruled The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade So Hard in the ’80s [Video]
From Wi-Fi at McDonalds to G.I. Joe action figures with more than 11 points of articulation, 2010 has a lot of things that the '80s sorely lacked. One thing that decade did better, though, was the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It's been a few years since I've woken up before noon to catch it, but if YouTube is to be believed the Masters of the Universe Float from '84 and the Marvel Floats from '87 and '89 alone are proof alone that the parade's floats just ain't what they used to be. See Skeletor whack Orko in the face with his Havoc Staff and the Silver Surfer hold on for dear life in the clips below.
Blast From Christmas Past: Larfleeze’s Orange Lantern Cookie Recipe
In addition to chronicling the Orange Lantern's Christmas morning freak-out and subsequent greed-inspired adventure, DC Comics' 2010 Green Lantern: Larfleeze Christmas Special one-shot offered something downright generous -- a recipe for Larfleeze's Orange Lantern cookies! We've reposted the recipe again this year to help make whatever holiday(s) you've selected to celebrate this season bright. Click on past the cut for instructions on baking the orange-y goodness for yourself.
Comics Alliance Holiday Card: Krampus Strikes! (By Nedroid)
Though the menace that is Krampus traditionally taunts/beats/drags children off to meet the devil during the first two weeks of December, it's always a good idea to maintain vigilance throughout the entire holiday season - especially if you're a ComicsAlliance reader. If you read our stuff, we can only imagine the kind of comic book content you indulged in over the course of 2010. Lucky for you, we had renowned creator Anthony Clark illustrate a proper greeting card warning that helps us all maintain vigilance should the demonic punishment Krampus come a calling!
Glasmond Brings the Batman Family Together for the Holidays and More [Art]
The Munich-based artist known as Glasmond has a way with superheroes, capturing them in cute scenes that bring out their youthful spirits. It's plain to see the artist's affection for her favorite characters in a recent Christmas-themed illustration assembling a paternal Bruce Wayne and young versions of his many Robins for some holiday cheer...
Comics Alliance Holiday Card: A Marvel-ous X-mas by Nedroid
The holiday season is all up on us and we'd be remiss as all-get-out if we didn't do our best to help our dear readers to ring in the radness. In what's our first in a weekly series of holiday-themed cards illustrated by the esteemed Nedroid creator Anthony Clark, ComicsAlliance presents a Christmas card reminding all the good girls and boys of the world (and the bad ones too) that a certain someone sees you when you're sleeping and knows when you're awake.
200 Comic Book Covers Celebrating The Holiday Season
Last year we collected 150 classic comic book covers celebrating the Santa-ier aspects of the holiday season and it was so popular, we dug into even more covers. Seriously, there's at least 200 now. There may even be more! Our fingers are covered in tape and bows and whatever from wrapping presents and cats are knocking over trees and there's a Tofurkey feast burning in the oven. It's chaos, man. Distract yourself from the season of giving with 200+ holiday comic book covers after the cut.
Comics Alliance Holiday Card: Happy Hanukkah!
The eighth night of Hanukkah is upon us, and we at ComicsAlliance still want to sincerely (if unintentionally retroactively) wish the very best to all of our friends, family and valued readers who celebrated the festival of lights. Thanks to the help of our own David Wolkin and the artistic prowess of Nedroid creator Anthony Clark, we've posted a special card commemorating the annual observance in the Considerably Compelling ComicsAlliance Custom. Feel free to print or copy them and send to your friends so they'll know exactly how much you're thinking about them this holiday season!
Five Pilgrim Action Figures To Class Up Your Thanksgiving Table
This week Americans will gather 'round their respective tables with friends and family to reflect on all of the things they're thankful for. Delicious food is generally what folks focus on, sure, but it's important not to forget about a Thanksgiving table's all-important centerpiece. After all, how are you supposed to add depth to turkey/tofurkey Instagram photos without some extra pilgrim-looking jazz around? With this in mind, we've collected a few action figure options that can help transform your day off from work from "perfectly acceptable" to "more pilgrim-ed than average." Hit the jump for four pilgrim action figure recommendations to spice up your Thanksgiving.
50 Comic Book Covers Celebrating Thanksgiving [Art]
Last year we collected 35 comic book covers celebrating Thanksgiving and, in the spirit of being thankful that ComicsAlliance is around for yet another feast holiday, we've returned for a second helping that tacks on 15 more pieces of comic book covers and other artwork (we had to cheat a little, there's just not very many covers!) that mark the fourth Thursday of November here in the United States. You can see them all, presented in no particular order, after the jump. And yes, we did find even more examples of Donald Duck's contempt for his fellow bird the turkey. He's an... odd duck. *chortle!
The Original Red Ranger Gets The S.H. Figuarts Treatment In September
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, but its Super Sentai source material from Japan is set to hit an even bigger milestone next year as Shotaro Ishinimori's Himitsu Sentai Gorenger turns 40. Fans won't have to wait to celebrate, however, as Bandia will release the series' uncommonly athletic leader Akarenger (Red Ranger) in S.H. Figuarts action figure form this September.