Post by MechaGodzilla on Jan 9, 2020 11:30:09 GMT -5
Creation of My Personal Avatar
Howdy Everyone ... I have been debating whether to do this or not and please bear me how I'm going approach this and I just like to share with all of you here ... How this Crazy and Insane Avatar that took me nearly 5 years of constant updating and trying to find the PERFECT picture to share with all of you to look at.
This picture was found by accident and I just can't remember where I found it. To express my intentions to create an avatar showcasing my 100 favorite characters My favorite DC Comics Logo of all time ... first used in 1949. First Half of the merger of Timely Comics to Atlas ... to Create Marvel Comics. I selected this DC Comics logo to compliment the Atlas Comics logo at the end. Second Half of the merger of Atlas Comics to Timely ... to create Marvel Comics
This below is a Custom Title that I've asked hondobrode to put in to make it more Personal for me more self-explanatory and that alone makes more professional and give my Avatar's Pride and more dignified. I thanked him dearly for his efforts to put that in.
100 Favorite DC and Marvel Characters
My Latest Status of ... Enjoy the Pictures Show is to express myself to give everyone here to enjoy a 4 minutes plus of all 110 pictures that I found in the Internet for all of you to enjoy.
Anyway ... I will be updating this thread on a daily basis when I can and offer everyone a good explanation of why I selected this picture that I used for my avatar and this avatar is NOW PERMANENT and I just wanted to share how this came about and share that with all of you here in Classic Comics Forum.
Questions about it ... is most appreciative here!
It's may take me 9-11 weeks to go through all pictures and offer all of you a good rundown of how I selected each picture and take my time doing so. I don't want to rush it.
Post by MechaGodzilla on Jan 9, 2020 23:39:47 GMT -5
Avatar Picture #1 Adam Strange DC Comics
Source Picture from:
Adam Strange Special from ComiXology
I used a program from Microsoft called Picture Manager to get cropped and sized to a 150x150 maximum size and later compressed the picture to get picture at the smallest size possible.
About Adam Strange ... reading countless stories in the Silver Age of Comics he became a favorite of mine due to his resourcefulness, dedication, and knowing exactly what to do in all situations that required by him. Most of the stories that I read about Adam is from Mystery in Space, Showcase, and DC Comics Presents. But, the bulk of the stories is from Mystery in Space and my most favorite book is when he teamed up with Hawkman in "Planets in Peril" and I know most of you probably read the story too.
He's a favorite of mine for years and one of classiest outfit imaginable that's eye-catching, bold, and it's serve his purpose to fight interstellar menaces head on.
It is a bit confusing to see two pictures ... a couple years ago I did a thread of the top 150 DC and Marvel Logos and I just can't remember where I found the bottom picture and that's the one that I used to create the picture of Alanna Strange for my Avatar here. I had to find another source picture for this thread to make it more believable for you. Here's the picture (see below) that I use for Alanna Strange. She cropped, resized to 150x150, and compressed to ensure that the picture can be shown in my avatar.
I wanted to focus on her gorgeous locks of hair and this is the best picture in the internet that I can find and the blue blouse complimented Adam Strange's costume.
Alanna was a regular in the Mystery of Space Comic Books and other selected books as well and she is one of those rare heroines that I admire and wants to help Adam anyway she could. She is a favorite of mine and I'm a fan of couple working together that alone expressed teamwork and commitment to each other and that's important to me and some of you here as well.
I have more couples to share and that's why I loved the teamwork of Adam Strange and Alanna Strange so much! You have to wait for it.
I even considering using this picture for the avatar at one time. Because of the Yellow Tunic underneath her Blue Blouse for added color ... the more that I think about it and numerous tries of cropping ... this picture was discarded after 15 minutes of trying to make it work for me.
Post by MechaGodzilla on Jan 10, 2020 6:54:48 GMT -5
Great Splash Page from Planet in Peril ... Starring Adam Strange and Hawkman
Notice that Alanna Strange and Hawkgirl appeared in this issue too. I'm a strong advocate of couples working together in Comics and that's one of my favorite stories that I read as a kid back then. I'm going to be creative in this thread and try to keep it simple and real to me.
I agree with you on Adam and Alanna working together. I think it's cool. Too often the wife or girlfriend's job in the comics is to try to get the hero to stop being a hero (either intentionally or unintentionally) so it's nice to see a woman support her man and the couple working together also.
Post by MechaGodzilla on Jan 11, 2020 4:59:04 GMT -5
Avatar Picture #3 Ant-Man Marvel Comics
I found this picture about a month ago about a week before Christmas and I was terribly disappointed in my previous picture and I read quite of few Tales of Astonish books and found this beauty of a picture that appeared in Tales of Astonish #35, that came out in September 1959 and it was the easiest picture to crop, size-up, and compressed.
Note: When, I was cropping that pictures ... I wanted to make sure that I got three ants in it and focus on the Ant-Man as well. Mission Accomplished.
Ant-Man is one of my earliest favorites and certainly more interesting than Atom of DC Comics and made me a good reason to read Avengers as well. Hank Pym a man with many identities has captured my fancy and allowed me to enjoy his adventures with friends in the Avengers ... especially with Janet Van Dyne of all of you know as a Wasp. I just loved the ideas of couple working together that's a big influence on my reading as a kid and still is today through Marvel Masterworks and selected saved books as well.
Anyway, Hank Pym is a winner to me and I loved his antics as Ant-Man and one of the best characters around.
Post by MechaGodzilla on Jan 11, 2020 12:15:20 GMT -5
Avatar Picture #4 Aquaman DC Comics
About the picture the 2nd picture is found inside of More Fun Comics #89 and for the record ... I prefer this costume more than anything else in the world. I find the yellow gloves and fins in his boots area unique and colorful and I prefer the original costume over any other existing costume that he has.
When, I was cropping this picture ... one thing I did not like about it is that RED from Aquaman lettering (The Q) and I did not like that one bit; and I use Microsoft Paint to erase it and that's did the trick.
Aquaman is one of my favorite comic book superheroes and again another Superhero that has a female helper by the name of Mera ... and they are one of my favorite couples in the world of comics.