Trying to balance an online presence while being a father and a friend isn’t always easy. Finding a balance between being a good husband, father, friend, and blogger is a difficult balance to maintain. Most of the time my online identity is what falls behind but that is ok, because that is the priority I have set in life. My family comes first and with my newborn baby girl, I have not been able to do much lately, and my friends come second but I am sure they feel that is a distant second. I try to do as much as I can with my Nerd Management brothers but alas I fall behind. Luckily they understand as well.
The good thing about an online blog is that it will always be there no matter how many times you quit and then go back. It always waits for you just sitting there waiting for you to tell it what you want to say. Some people have a lot to say and some people have a little. Some people have followers that care and some people just put words into the vastness of space. Either way, its there waiting for you.
A lot has happened since the last time I blogged and we will see what I have to say and how much I will be able to say it in the coming time. Just a reminder for those who remember, http://www.nerdmgmt.com is no longer around but we can be found on soundcloud with season 7 coming up and on facebook as Nerd Management.
Princess Diana has been around since 1941 and she has been a staple in the DC Comics brand for every moment since. A pillar of strength and great intelligence Wonder Woman has been the longest running female character in Comic Books history. She embodies the feminist agenda for DC Comics and her character is the lone female in a league of men for most of her history. A strong female and a strong hero makes her a formidable foe for any DC Comics villain, man or woman.
She carries with her a lasso with the powers to make anyone tell the truth, and bullet proof wrist bracelets. She flies in an invisible plane and can kick anyone’s ass. She has stood toe to toe with many DC villains and most importantly she has help her own in a business that is dominated by men, which may be the biggest fight she has ever faced. The character has withstood many reboots from the Warner Brothers Company but being that she is a part of the Holy Trinity (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) that is huge for her and any little girls that look up to her.
In the 70’s Wonder Woman was portrayed by Linda Carter on TV, and even given the time Linda did a great job of personifying what Wonder Woman is and was to women in comics. Now in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and movies going forward Wonder Woman will be played by actress Gail Gadot. This was contraversial because there were many big name actresses fighting for that role, but the part went to relativly unknown Gail. She is scheduled for a part coming up and then a big feature in the Justice League movie.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have super powers? Yep me too, but what would it be like if the people in our every day lives had super powers too? What if it were so mundane and ordinary that everyone on Earth had a power and they had to go on living their everyday lives like it were no big deal? What current comic book superheroes would be best suited for normal blue collar jobs? That is the question at hand and each Monday I will bring you a different job that people hold everyday and I will suggest a few different Superheroes and/ or Villains that would be best suited for those jobs. I hope you enjoy, because this weeks job is:
Gardener: Poison Ivy
Well she has one hell of a Green Thumb. I think that if your garden is looking a little shabby then the best person that you could call would probably be ole Ivy Pepper Pamela Isley to get your garden back into shape. She will take care of your shrubs, roses, perennials, and even annuals if they have died too. Just don’t leave any valuables lying around because she may snag them. Also you will have to get her on work release because she will probably be in Arkham
The Kenner Arctic Batman was a staple in households across America when there was at least 1 boy from 1992 and on through the early 1990’s. It came out in the 1992 Batman Returns movie line from Kenner and featured Batman’s Polar Armor and squeeze button Ice Blaster and also had a black cloth cape on Batman himself.
The best part about this action figure looking back now is the amount of people that I know and that I talk to that had this figure when they were a kid. It is instant nostalgia and always brings a look of joy on whomever’s face I am talking to. They always say, “Oh man! I totally had that.” or “Wow yeah I remember that, I loved that figure.”
So many people were affected by this figure that I would say that it is easily in the Top 100 figures in American Toy History. I would by vote this figure in there and stand behind that fact for the rest of my life. Man this figure was so awesome! Since then many of the new DC toylines have tried to resurrect the success of Arctic Batman with Fisher Price and Lego. While both of these figure are great neither live up to the legend that is Kenner’s 1992 Arctic Batman.