shield hammer

Halloween is getting close, but even if it weren’t, the above 2 items might have to be purchased. Both are available on Amazon for less than $11 each. These would go perfect with the Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Iron Man, Batman, and Spider-Man role play items that Carter has.

Silver Surfer

Fantastic Four:Rise of the Silver Surfer comes out this weekend and I’m not ashamed to say I’m excited about it. When I finally made it out to see Spider-Man 3, I enjoyed it, but would have enjoyed it more if Carter could have watched it as well (it was a little to scary for him). I would have also like a few more action sequences (or extended versions of the existing ones). As it was, I felt the villains (and Spidey) received too little screen time. After all, that’s the real reason I go see the silver-screen versions of the comics, to see cool, live representations of the comics I’ve loved for years. I think the new Fantastic Four movie will deliver just that (and Carter and Jill will be right there with me), thanks to the PG rating.

Next up is Transformers and it keeps looking better and better. New tv commercials keep popping up and the “big robots” keep looking better and better. It looks a little explosion heavy, so Carter may not make it to that one, but I’d say that we’ll get to see lots of big robots transforming and beating each other up and what more could you want?

It looks like Marvel is making plans for 2009 and lining up Captain America and Thor for their big screen debuts. These two are the next logical step (after 2008’s Iron Man and Hulk). Throw in an Ant Man film that’s been rumored for a while and you’ve got the perfect setup for an Avengers film in 2010. Since Marvel Studios owns the rights to all of these characters (with Paramount distributing the individual films), there is no reason a team film can’t be done.

It’s too bad DC hasn’t gone Hollywood as well as Marvel has. Their slate of upcoming films includes only the next Batman (The Dark Knight) film (featuring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger). Another Superman film has been rumored, as well as films starring Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the Flash. Rumors aside, Batman is the only one in production.

Sadly, that sums it all up. Let’s see some more DC films. Also, I’m ready for a real photo of Heath Ledger as the Joker, none of the viral marketing stuff, let’s see the real thing. The I Love Harvey Dent Too website stated “see you in December.” I guess we have to wait until then.

Heimdall - Asgardian Gate Keeper

While DC seemed to focus on the Greek gods in Wonder Woman, Marvel decided to create a series of stories based upon the Norse gods. Thor and his fellow Norse gods debuted in August of 1962 and although they're not currently in a series, they are slated to return in the Summer of 2007.

Heimdall is the sentry that guards the Rainbow Bridge that provides access to the Asgard, the home of the Norse gods. However, Heimdall's main claim to fame is being the only Norse God to sport the Abraham Lincoln – Chin Curtain beard.

Biographical Data

Real name: Heimdall
Other current aliases: None
Former aliases: None
Dual identity: None; the general populace of Earth is unaware of Heimdall's existence, except as a mythological character
Current occupation at time: Sentry of Asgard
Former occupation: Unrevealed
Citizenship: Realm of Asgard
Legal status: No criminal record
Place of birth: Unrevealed
Marital status: Single
Known relatives: Sif (sister)
Known confidants: Sif, Balder, Kamorr
Known allies: Odin, Thor, the Warriors Three
Major enemies: Loki, Surtur, Mangog
Usual base of operations: Asgard
Former bases of operations: None
Current group membership: The royal court of Asgard
Former group membership: None
Extent of education: Unrevealed

Physical Description

Height: 7' 2"
Weight: 575 lbs.
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Brown
Other distinguishing features: Heimdall wears a full beard but no mustache.

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