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 bizarre characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!

  • Arm-Fall-Off Boy Real Name: Floyd Belkin Status: “Hero” Creator: DC First Appeared: Secret Origins #46 (1989) Power: Limb Detachment

One of the most useless superheroes ever to grace comics, Floyd’s “power” is to remove his arms at will. He was denied membership to the Legion, and is considered to be one of DC’s most ridiculous creations. His seemingly worthless ability has caused the “hero” to be easily forgotten, and he only appeared in 5 issues.

arm “Plorp” indeed!

 

  • Condiment King Real Name: Mitchell Mayo (Yes really, Mayo!) Status: Villain Creator: DC First Appeared: Birds of Prey #37 (2002) Powers/Weapons: Various condiment gadgets, can cause anaphylactic shock, and cringe-worthy puns

Mayo is a ridiculous, yet highly popular villain from the DC universe. He easily lost to Batgirl, and was sent to Arkham Asylum. During his stay, Mayo became friends with Poison Ivy, and was taught about dangerous spices. Using this knowledge, he surprisingly caused three heroes to fall into anaphylactic shock. Mayo is also known for Mr. Freeze-like puns, and this has caused him to become a guilty pleasure for many comic book fans. I can only hope that he appears in the upcoming DC films.

condimetn 

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

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

  • Olympic by Jean-Michel Basquait  1982-83 Part of the Daros Suite of Thirty-two Drawings Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper

This is a fantastic piece by “Master Surrealist”, Basquiat. It is a cornucopia of strange shapes and beautiful colors. We see many of Basquait’s traditional quirks like crowns, repeated words, and demonic faces. The colors really suck the viewer into the piece, and give it a mysterious vibe. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

olympic

 

  • Plagiary by Rene Magritte 1940 Oil on canvas

This is a gorgeous work by “Belgian Surrealist”, Magritte. We see what appears to be a shattered flower pot. Instead of shattering on the ground, it breaks the fourth wall of the painting. The background is revealed, and we are met with an amazingly lovely field of flowers. The Cherry Blossom Tree situated in the center of the work really brings the entire painting together. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

plagiary

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

All characters found in various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, and on comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to go into the bizarre world of comic book characters. Now, grab your favorite graphic novel, and let’s begin!

  • Mammoth Real Name: Baran Flinders Status: Villain First Appeared: The New Teen Titans #3 (Jan. 1981) Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, durability, and endurance; prone to fits of rage due to state of emotional underdevelopment.

Baran was born in Australia along with his sister, Selinda. He was bullied at school until his metahuman abilities developed. The renowned Dr. Helga taught the siblings how to control their powers. From there, Baran became a criminal, and frequent foe of the Teen Titans. Unfortunately, Mammoth is quite dumb, and usually relies on his bulk instead of any real tactics.   

mama

  • Orb Real Name: Drake Shannon Status: Villain First Appeared: Marvel Team-Up I #15 (1973) Powers/ Abilities: Helmet can cast hypnotic spells and fire energy blasts. Customized stunt motorcycles.

Drake was an amazing stunt motorcyclist that teamed up with Crash Simpson. Due to a freak accident Shannon’s face ended up becoming horribly disfigured. Infuriated  and out for revenge, he met with a shadowy organization called Those Who Wield Power. The organization gave Drake an eyeball-shaped helmet with supernatural powers. He eventually met his end when he was “killed” by a runaway train.

orb

 

Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Paintings found on Larry Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more trippy paintings. Now, prepare to have your minds blown!

  • A8 by Larry Carlson 2015 Chromogenic print

This is a very cool piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a painting of a woman that’s surrounded by a flaming red and yellow background. Her face is a hypnotic tunnel of repeated squares that brings the viewer into a trance. I adore the blend of realistic and abstract art. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, A8, c-print, 34x45in., 2015.

  • Door of Wings by Larry Carlson collage on paper 2012

This is a very unique collage by “Trippy Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s another space scene with rainbow stars and tiny satellites. There’s also a very strange green-eyed humanoid with two faces. The genius really shines in Carlson’s ability to blend art mediums together. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All paintings found on larrycarlson.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and it’s time for a post that’s all about Larry Carlson. I will be reviewing two Carlson pieces every other Monday. I’d love to hear what you guys think of the works in the comments’ section below. Now, let’s get started!

  • MOSSELAMOO by Larry Carlson 2009 Digital Photography

This is a very cool work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a snow piece that’s complete with a frozen lake and log cabin. We also see a beautiful diamond pattern in the lake, and an absolutely massive moose. The weirdest part of the piece is the winged cabin with realistic eyes. I think this work is a perfect blend of the serene and the surreal.

    

  • Eyes of Glow by Larry Carlson 2009 Chromogenic Print 

Here we have an incredibly awesome work by “Trippy Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. The most prominent part of the piece is the gorgeous female figure with white, piercing eyes. The sky is a brilliant blue and purple, and we also see a multicolored mountain that’s spiraling at an angle. In conclusion, this is a brilliant blend of realistic and surrealist art.       

LARRY CARLSON, Eyes of Glow, c-print, 30x34in., 2009.

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

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

  • Frizz by Larry Carlson chromogenic print on paper 2009 (info about art piece found on Larry Carlson’s website larrycarlson.com) Here we have another fantastic art piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This work blends trippy patterns with human profiles. The center of the piece portrays a green-eyed female face surrounded by psychedelic electricity. As always, Carlson’s brilliant use of colors is a wonderful sight to behold. This is definitely a piece that I could see on a T-shirt, and I absolutely adore it. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

 

LARRY CARLSON, FRIZZ - 9, c-print, 30x34in., 2009.

 

 

  • Battle of Fishes by Andre Masson 1926 Sand, gesso, oil, pencil, and charcoal on canvas (info about piece found on moma.org) This is a very unique piece by “French Surrealist”, Andre Masson. The figures in the work remind me of deep sea fish, and the style of drawing is very similar to my own. This is one of the instances when less color can create more emotion. The use of sand is absolutely fantastic, and really adds to the aquatic theme. The “fish” look more like ferocious, razor-toothed beasts, and I believe that this relates to the dangers of the ocean. I would love to hear your opinions in the comments’ section below.

battle of the fishes

 

Even More Of My Favorite Art Pieces (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for me to share some more art pieces with you wonderful people! I hope you guys are ready for some interesting pieces. Now, grab a paintbrush, and let’s get started!

  • Riddle Me This, Batman by Jean-Michel Basquiat 1987 Acrylic and oil paintstick on canvas: I absolutely adore this fantastic piece! It’s one of Basquiat’s more unique pieces, and I love how he uses pop culture to his advantage. The piece has 2 main figures; a sinister looking Joker, and an inebriated Riddler. The close attention to the detail of these figures really makes this painting stand out. I’m also very impressed at the way he uses The Joker’s signature laugh. I can’t give this piece enough praise, and I’d love to hear what you guys think of it in the comment’s section below.

riddle me this batman

  • Toke Kilowatt by Larry Carlson  Digital Surreal Photography (info about medium from Larry Carlson’s website larrycarlson.com) This has got to be one of Carlson’s funniest pieces, and boy do I love it! The background of the piece is very colorful and filled with abstract snowflakes. The main figure in this piece appears to be a extremely high anthropomorphic idol that’s smoking a collage of pipes. There also appears to be lightning and two arms popping out of its head. The figure reminds me a lot of Magritte’s piece, The Cripple, in that it uses multiple pipes. I would love to hear what you guys think of this piece, and I hope that you find it as funny as I did.

toke kilowatt