Wrestler Wisdom Fridays #37



Each week, the ISB endeavors to enlighten our readers by offering the unedited words of the Warrior Scholars of the squared circle, for who among us cannot benefit from the wisdom of Macho Madness, Hulkamania, or the American Dream? The instruction we offer should be considered carefully, meditated on, and applied to one’s own life for the enrichment of the self and others.

Ask Chris #31: The Halloween Special!



Good afternoon, boils and ghouls! As the grand finale of this year’s Spooktoberfest Scareabrations, I’ve got a special Halloween installment of Ask Chris, where I answer question about Frankensteins, terrifying childhood memories, and of course, candy.

There’s one question I meant to answer that didn’t make the final cut, though, so for Jon Hex, who asked me who my second-favorite Kirby monster is (Fin Fang Foom being understood to be #1), and the answer is simple:



I hope that clears it all up.

So enjoy, everybody! Thanks to Rusty for Drac’ing out my logo, and Happy Askoween!

Spooktoberfest Special: 13 Unlikely “Sexy” Super-Hero Costumes



Last week, I took a look at the most ridiculous comic book-themed sexy lady Halloween costumes available on the market, but today, as we are down to the wire for Halloween, I’m offering up 13 Extremely Improbable Sexy Costumes, with art by Max Huffman and Caleb Goellner!

Not gonna lie, folks: I would be macking on any girl dressed as Sexy Jimmy Olsen like it was a part-time job.

Great Comics That Never Happened #16: The GCTNH Halloween Special!



For those of you who haven’t heard, our ol’ pal Rusty Shackles has moved on from his contributions to ComicsAlliance, including regular art chores on our series of Great Comics That Never Happened. But that doesn’t mean the feature’s ending — instead, I’ll be joined by new artists for each installment!

This time around, Hector Plasm‘s Nate Bellegarde joins me to bring you the ultimate story of COSMIC DRACULA… and that’s just where it starts!

Deadpool #888 Drops Today, Featuring the War Rocket Ajax Crew!



Deadpool Team-Up #888 hits the stands today with a story about the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing stepping into the wrestling ring to battle an alien courtesy of Cullen Bunn and Tom Fowler, and if you grab the issue — and you should — you may notice a few familiar faces in the background. Or, since we’re mostly known for text and audio, you probably won’t.

Point is, Euge and I are in the crowd! He’s on the left with his official Adam WarRock Fade, while I’m on the right, unshaven, shouting, and about to spill my drink, which is pretty much my default state. This marks my second appearance in a Marvel book (look closely in the backgrounds of Captain America #28 and you’ll catch a SHIELD agent reading the ISB) and my third overall (the second being in The Batman Strikes alongside Rachelle Goguen and other comics bloggers), and I’m pretty sure that means that if I get one more, they are legally required to put me in the Handbook.

It’s only a matter of time before the fact that I have the strength of a normal man who engages in infrequent light exercise before getting bored with it and going to play video games is enshrined in the Hallowed Halls of the House of Ideas.

Spooktoberfest Special: The Ani-Magic Madness of MAD MONSTER PARTY



I’m pretty sure that I’ve gone on (and on, and on) about my love for the Rankin-Bass Christmas specials, but until last night, I’d never seen their one and only Halloween special, Mad Monster Party!

Released theatrically in 1967 with a script by the legendary Harvey Kurtzman and designs by the equally legendary Jack Davis, Mad Monster Party is about as weird as you’d expect, and was recommended to me by Chris Haley, who loves it more than anything except the other eight or nine things he loves more than anything. So go check out my review, then grab a copy to throw on while you make popcorn balls or Rice Krispie Treats or s’mores or — at the very least — while you fill a big plastic bowl with single Reese cups.