Hall Of Shame: The Strangest Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Characters found in various DC and Marvel encyclopedias, and comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more strange characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!

  • Cell Real Name: N/A First Appeared: Morlocks #1 (2002)(Marvel) Status: Member Of The Morlocks Powers: Single celled organism, highly stretchable body, digestive enzymes break down anything on contact, highly resistant to physical harm

Cell was a gang member who was shot by the police. Upon the impact, his mutation manifested, and he escaped into the sewers. He met up with the Chicago Morlocks, and joined them soon after. He unfortunately met his end with a sentinel.

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  • Odd Man Real Name: Clayton Stoner Status: Hero First Appeared: Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #2 (1978) (DC) Powers/Weapons: Weird gadgets, above- average combat skills

Clayton was a normal private eye until he decided to fight crime. He donned a ridiculous patchwork costume with a rubber mask and two different eyes. He used various gadgets to confuse his enemies. He has helped the Hero Hotline on many occasions.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some incredible works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Musical Moments by Rene Magritte 1961 Pasted paper, watercolor, and conte crayon on paper

This is a very wonderful piece by “Belgian Surrealist”, Magritte. It is guaranteed to make music lovers very happy. The work is of three figures that are positioned in front of a beige background. They are completely covered in musical notes and song lyrics. This reminds me of origami, and has some essence of Cristo’s work. I especial y love the musical bird that is flying overhead. The other two figures are almost bulbous in shape, and appear to tilted at an angle. Magritte’s use of curtains make this almost seem like  it takes place in a theater. I would love to hear what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Gray Scramble by Frank Stella 1969 Oil on canvas

This is a hypnotic work by “Abstract Expressionist”, Stella. It is a series of repeated squares with many different colors. Stella incorporates various shades of gray in the work that catch the viewer off guard. The center of the painting draws the audience in, and emits a trance-like state upon them. I love the work for its beauty and incorporation of many colors. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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More Tasty Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

All foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  •  Albaloo polo is a savory dish that comes from Iran. It consists of  sour cherries, rice, saffron, kebab meat, or chicken. 

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  • Banh ran is a sweet dish that comes from Northern Vietnam. It’s a gelatinous fried rice ball with white sesame seeds, and sweetened mung bean paste. It’s usually covered with a sugary syrup.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All works found on  larrycarlson.bigcartel.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more trippy paintings. Now, let’s dive into the awesome world of Larry Carlson!

  • Star Love Vortex by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is an absolutely brilliant work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a space piece with beautiful stars and shadowy figures. There’s also an incredibly trippy collage of melting female faces that create a bizarre spiral near the piece’s center. Lastly, our eyes feast upon the gorgeous array of rainbows that surround the work.

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  • Between Dimensions and Roses by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

In my opinion, this is one of Larry Carlson’s best works. What we get is a brilliant blend of Realism, Photography, and Surrealism. There are beautiful red roses on each side of the work. We also see a female figure with a hollowed out face that’s shooting a rainbow laser beam. She’s wearing a melting dress, and various demonic figures surround her. I’d love to hear what you guys think of the piece in the comments’ section below. 

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More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means!  Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating creatures. Now, let’s dive!

  • Sailor’s Eyeball (Valonia ventricosa) Size: Up to 4 cm  Habitat: Rock and coral to 100 ft

The Sailor’s Eyeball is a very odd species of seaweed. They look like dark green marbles and consist of a large cell attached to a substrate by a bunch of filaments. Young plants have a bluish sheen. It reproduces in a very odd way, in which the daughter cell is created within the parent cell. 

 

  • Bignose Unicornfish (Naso vlamingii) Size: Up to 24 in Depth: 3-165 ft 

Unicornfish are very strange fish with horn-like projections on their foreheads. This particular species has a bulbous snout in place of said projection. They have bony plates on the base of their tails, which are sharp like knifes. These plates are used for protection against predators. They’re usually dark with blue streaks, and can pale into a silvery gray.

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More Fascinating Creatures of the Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to go on another marine adventure. Now, let’s dive!

  • Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) Size: The shell can be a maximum of 8 in Typically found in: Tropical open waters up to 1,600 ft 

The Nautilus is an absolutely incredible type of Cephalopod. The five remaining species started as a numerous group nearly 65 million years ago. They are commonly referred to as “living fossils” due to the nearly non-existant change in anatomy. The creature has a hard shell as a defense against predators, and uses its 90 tentacles to catch prey. It moves through the water using jet propulsion and lays about twelve eggs per year.

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  •  Giant Brain Coral (Colpophyllia natans) Diameter: Up to a whopping 16 ft Depths Found: 3-180 ft in the seaward side of coral reefs 

This incredibly strange species of coral has an very long life span that extends 100 years. It is named after the brain shaped ridges and long valleys that run along its top. The colonies attract a lot of tourists, and some small fish, like gobies, make a permanent home in its massive frame.

 

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All works found on larrycarlson.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s time for our weekly dose of awesomeness! I hope you guys are ready for some wonderful works. Now, let’s get started!

  • Untitled by Larry Carlson Digital chromogenic print 2007 

This is yet another fantastic piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a very colorful and trippy work. There are rainbow vortexes and for some strange reason, a duck. It almost reminds me of an optical illusion, and my god, it’s glorious! Tell me what you think of the piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, digital chromogenic print, 26x22in., 2007.

 

  • The Birds That Hide From Man by Larry Carlson collage on paper 2012

This is a very strange collage by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. We see a strange man with a bird’s nest for a head. He also has some prehistoric lizards surround his torso. I love Carlson’s blend of Realism and Surrealism. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, The Birds That Hide From Man, collage on paper, 16x12in., 2012.