As a heads-up, getting myself into video-making after pushing to get the comic done is harder than I thought. But look at the year I’ve had. Motivation, as mentioned during Art Soundoff, has been an issue. It will be done, though. I’m at least motivated that way. It’s just the holidays are tough right now. The week after the first Christmas without my mom (2015) is when I got sick, leading to all the medical issues I had in 2016. So I’m a little wary and my Christmas spirit is a bit on the low side.

But at least I don’t have a supervillain trying to ruin Christmas by messing with everyone’s emotions. The good news for Psycho-Pirate is that he doesn’t have to worry about Captain Yuletide. The bad news is that he still has to deal with Batman. He was better off with the magic super elf.

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“Power Punch” round 7

I missed round six because Christmas is not a time to fight. Christmas is over, so bring on the fisticuffs!

The Battlefield: The All-New Batman: The Brave & The Bold #2 (DC Comics; February, 2011) “That Holiday Feeling”

The Promoters: Sholly Fisch (writer) Rick Burchett (penciler), Dan Davis (inker), Heroic Age (coloring), and Travis Lantham (letterer)

Psycho-Pirate is using his “medusa mask” to make the people of Gotham act mean, nasty, depressed–basically your average Black Friday, but on Christmas. While the Marvel Family deals with the chaos in the city Batman is free to take his fists to the source.

There's a reason Batman isn't invited to surprise parties.

There’s a reason Batman isn’t invited to surprise parties.

And then Psycho-Pirate chooses the wrong emotion to attack the Batman with.

"He's got me under a different spell. He's so dreamy."

“He’s got me under a different spell. He’s so dreamy.”

And you may remember this scene from when I reviewed the comic:

All-New Batman TB&TB #2 Best Scene

Hope you had a better Christmas than Gotham City. Pick a year, really. Christmas never goes well in Gotham. Or New Years. Or Arbor Day. Or Tuesday…..

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About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

4 responses »

  1. Sean says:

    The first part of 2016 knocked you out, but as the year went on, you got back on your feet and ultimately won against the medical problems that were holding you down. You can punch 2016 away and welcome in a hopefully kinder and gentler 2017.


  2. Sean says:

    I’ll give you a call some time next week as I figure you’re probably very busy today with producing your end of year video. I’ll give you a call around next Wednesday or Thursday. See, I have some questions for you about certain 90s cartoons I saw on a video by Donald Thompson on Youtube. On that video, I learned about Bucky O’Hare, Conan, Battletech, and Gargoyles. Just wanted to get your opinions about those shows. The cartoon intros and toy advertisements that Donald Thompson posted about those creative properties caught my interest and intrigued me. As a big time Battletech role playing game player in the 80s and early 90s, I’m flabbergasted that I missed the Battletech cartoon of 1994 (I did have two or three issues of the 80s Battletech comic book though). Then again, the last cartoon I watched in the 90s was Pirates of Darkwater in 1992. So for me, the early 90s were about TMNT and Pirates of Darkwater as the only cartoons I was into (I did know about Captain Planet, but I never really got into it). Anything after that, I was not aware of.


    • Gargoyles is a good show, and I’m not usually into darker fare. Great characters, the occasional tie to Shakespeare’s more mystical works, and some of the best voice work I’ve seen. I’ve reviewed the one issue of Bucky O’Hare I own and it’s a good comic which I bought because I liked the cartoon. The first installment of “My Not-So-Favorite Intros” was on Conan The Adventurer.

      As for Battletech, I’ll point you this review I did for The Clutter Reports, which links back to reviews I did for the comics:


      • Sean says:

        Thanks for those pointers. I will investigate those properties more on youtube and in general internet research. Plus, I will check out what you’ve written in your various archives. Still giving you a call this week to get some of your verbal impressions on those topics. Also, if weather cooperates for this coming Saturday and if all three of us are able to, maybe you, Tim, and I can get to see the new Star Wars movie on Saturday!.


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