Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Dogs love Spaceknights

Ya know I gotta be honest with you guys, the vast majority of ROM fan art that turns up on twitter sucks. But once in a while something good turns up like this one. Couldn't find the artist's name so that I could accredit it accordingly but perhaps it'll turn up later for me to update this posting. This guy has got some real illustration skills both ROM and the dog are drawn really well nothing amateurish about it. I also dig the back ground to.


It reminds me a lot of this part of ROM spaceknight #2. A good moment early in the series that helped establish ROM's humanity to the readers. Ya know how it is when you see a dog get killed in the movies or on a tv show you gotta be some kinda dick for it not to choke you up a bit. Then there's those SPCA commercials.


Thought it might be fun to throw on my ROM t-shirt and try to get an impromptu selfie with my wife's dog for this posting. She's a 12 year old corgie and beagle mix named Chevy. As you can imagine it took several attempts to get this shot ya know how it is when trying to take pictures with pets the challenge of getting them to hold still for two damn seconds. Just for the record I also like cats I used to have several when I was a kid I wouldn't mind having one today again but I'm afraid Chevy just wouldn't have it.


October 1st Update: Just got back from the San Jose Comics and Vintage Toy Show at The Santa Clara Fairgrounds where I saw this. Tell me that is not one of the funniest things you've ever seen. On a side note here I didn't run into any loose Hasbro ROM figures I was kinda hoping to just to see what dealers would be asking for it. Makes me all the more happy I snatched up the one from ebay for the straight $43.

Any body remember these little pink figurines called M.U.S.C.L.E.S? They certainly had their 15 minutes of popularity back in the 80s. Usually today you find em at collectible shows or in comic shops going for around 2 -3 dollars apiece. They usually came in a package of about 5 or 6 figures and if you can still find an intact package that can go for a pretty penny. This one in particular was always my favorite as far as I can tell he was supposed to be some sort of futuristic cop or something along those lines. I don't believe these figures had any sort of back story to speak of.


The 80s will never die. And I ain't just talkn about Cons and comic shops check out this new GEICO commercial.

16 comments:

  1. aww adorable doggie! and beautiful fan-art! great find!

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  2. Love the art!

    I was curios about the name on the dog dish. Now I wish I hadn't looked it up.

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/tags.php?tag=prah

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    1. I asked about the words on the dish on Facebook. The response was, "It's Klingon for 'Blood Beast'.

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    2. I like that translation better than Urban Dictionary's! ;)

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    3. Just noticed I misspelled "curious." Curse my faulty Galadorian Translator! :)

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    4. nice to see you again Dana it's been a while. in fact, i totally forgot where you come up when it comes to the IDW so called ROM series. did you give it a thumbs or thumbs down?

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    5. Hey mighty Blog Master,

      I check out the page pretty much every day, although you wouldn't guess it by my lack of posts!

      I read volume 2 the other day. For me, it reads a lot better like that, as opposed to one issue a month. I liked vol. 2 better than vol. 1 (although I wasn't too keen on the origin story in the Annual).

      Part of the problem for me is that the writing style of contemporary comics is so different than what I grew up with. Each story of Marvel's ROM was satisfying on its own, even with the occasional cliffhanger. But with current comics (Nu-ROM included), the reading experience is not nearly as satisfying. Plus, there's no denying that ROM interacting with Marvel's characters is so much better than not having them around.

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    6. i can't really speak to the matter of how the series reads idw lost me the minute i saw what ROM was really gonna look like as opposed to that totally misleading zero issue cover art. so as i understand it the series is ending at issue 14 and will continue in some sort of ROM in name only & the micro-nots title. clearly idw is trying to salvage the readership of both 80s franchises which clearly cannot sustain a viable market as individual titles. so will you be picking up that title? personally i don't think you should give idw any more of your money.

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    7. I'm quite lucky in that my library has saved me from purchasing comics for years now! That's how I read all the collected editions I want.

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    8. Amen to that! Remember this posting about idw's Revolution trade paper back? http://romspaceknightart.blogspot.com/2017/06/i-love-80sexcept-when-idw-reboots-it.html?m=0

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    9. I'm all for time traveling back to the 80s, let me tell you!

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  3. The artist is Preston Asevedo, per Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artofprestonasevedo/photos/a.1549002338678866.1073741832.1545696515676115/2047615015484260/?type=3&theater

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    1. Preston Asevedo, off hand that name rings a bell when it comes to fan art. Perhaps he's also a Star Trek fan unless this happens to be a commission piece and that phrase was added there per request? Thanks for the info Lee.

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  4. Great updates, the fifty cent pic is hilarious so is the commercial spot also .
    My favourite of the muscle guys was one who had small angel wings but sadly I have lost him.Cat lover here also Alex still have a bunch of them, had a dog for 14 years also but my buddy is on heaven now.

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    1. yeah i hear ya bro my first dog is in heaven also. i seem to remember one with wings but i would have to see it to know for sure they had so many different figures any they didn't have any names or back stories.

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