Things I Like and Don’t Like for the Week of February 6th, 2019

It’s that time again, where I tell you what’s really grinding my gears for the week of February 6th, 2019, which this week is my Super Bowl Special edition.

Some weeks it’s mostly likes, other weeks it’s dislikes.

So what’s grinding my gears this week?

It’s Superbowl Sunday so I’m gonna kick this off before the big game since I’d imagine most of you all are off buying a new TV for the big game or going to some Super Bowl party to mingle with friends. Did you know, more people buy new TV’s this time of year than any other time of year? At least that’s what I read. I see it holding some weight since I’d imagine they also see the most TV’s returned after the game cause consumers just wanted to watch the game on a fancy new bigger TV.

Not The Patriots Again

Okay, not comic book related but seriously, I’m not a big football fan (my sport of choice is Basketball, NBA and College) but I’m so sick of Tom Brady and the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

Sorry Patriots fans but I can’t wait for Brady to retire so the Patriots suck and go away. I was really hoping for a Chiefs vs Saints game.

I’ll be rooting for the Rams just because I don’t want to see the Patriots win yet another Super Bowl. Plus Brady’s nonsense of them being the underdogs is just absurd. Yeah, you didn’t get that many wins in the regular season but you can’t walk into a game you’ve been to a total of 8 times (won 5 of the 8) in the past 17 years and call yourself the “underdogs”.

Football Inspired Comic Books and Covers

So since it’s Super Bowl, let’s just keep it football themed for the big game day.

Let’s review some of the comics that depict football on their covers over the years and decades.

First up is Adventure Comics #207 which covers Superboy in Smallville. The synopsis for this old classic is:

“After being helped by frail Timothy Marker on a case, Superboy decides to give him a helping hand at getting involved with his favorite sport–football.”

Superman makes the case for the ideal hero to don football themed covers. Next up is Action Comics #128. Another golden age book with a football theme inspiration on the cover.

I’ve never read this issue nor could I find anything about the front cover’s inside story except what’s already provided, “The Adventure of Little Red.”

I’d assume it’s just another feel good story with Superman helping some youngsters out, playing football, etc. Not a whole lot up for sale either. The only one I found was a CGC 7.0 graded for $361.

Anyone remember the Marvel series Kickers Inc.? Yeah, this book brought back some fond childhood memories as I recall having owned these way back in the day.

It’s a world not unlike our own. Words like paranormal or super-hero are euphemisms only used in comic books and movies. That was until the White Event!

In one blinding moment the landscape of the universe changed. Welcome to the New Universe. Jack Magniconte is one of the greatest professional football players to ever play the game. The fans call him “Mr. Magnificent!”

However, after the White Event, Jack develops physical abilities far beyond those of normal men. He forms a team of trusted friends and top operatives, and Kickers, Inc., the worlds premier paranormal investigators, is born!

One of my all time favorite cartoon characters growing up is none other than, Bugs Bunny. And Bugs Bunny #28 was none other than a football cover for the wascally wabbit.

This brings up some fond memories. Although this comic hit store shelves way back in 1952, I wasn’t around during this time.

I can certainly appreciate this book and what Bugs Bunny provided me personally, a whole lot of early childhood entertainment and laughs.

That’s all I got this week. Not a lot grinding my gears for this Super Bowl Sunday where I’m hoping there’s some nice comic related movie trailers during the commercial breaks that reveal more information of what’s to come.

27 thoughts on “Things I Like and Don’t Like for the Week of February 6th, 2019”

  1. the NBA is the worst run sport out of the 4 professional sport leagues. i can write a novel as to why. the commissioner is a joke.

      1. I’m so glad you stated “I’m not a big football fan (my sport of choice is Basketball, NBA and College)” first or I would have taken you seriously.

        17 years of history doesn’t make you a favorite despite the actual teams on the field being judged. The underdogs theme was created by Vegas bookies and so-called know-it alls on ESPN favoring the other teams throughout the playoffs. Do you think the other players on The Patriots have been to as many Super Bowls as Brady? It’s preposterous to think that a casual fan is upset because the teams he wanted isn’t playing in the game…in any sport, you have to win the games you play and the Patriots did just that, as well as the Rams. Now, you can talk woulda, coulda, shoulda, but the fact is the game involves these two teams, for better or worse. If you don’t like it, boycott it. I’m sure the ratings will be affected greatly. Now, I’m not a Patriots fan or a Rams fan and would like to see a good game, which defensively, we got.

        My rant is now over. Typically, you do a great job Poyo and I love reading this article. I do wish there was more Anthony, like the old days, but we can all have what we want, right?

  2. There’s a cgc 9.8 Super Pro 1 up…how can it be that the greatest football book of all time is going for such a low price?

  3. If the football gods are watching, the Patriots will win because the Rams should not even be there after that horrendous call 2 weeks ago -regardless of who anyone likes or dislikes. Just saying….

    1. Hope Aaron Donald doesn’t fart within five yards of Brady. Wouldn’t want him to get a roughing the passer penalty.

  4. My two favorite football teams….the Jets, and whoever is playing the Patiots this week.

    Go Rams. Give Brady another Super Bowl loss so he can tie for the most losses in super bowl history too…and maybe go for the record next year!

    1. I’m a Redskins fan and I unlike most fans am not in denial that my team sucks, has sucked since 1991 and I only care when they beat the Cowboys in the regular season. That to me is more exciting than winning the Super Bowl. 🙂

        1. Originally from east coast, North Carolina. Dad was a Redskins fan growing up. Also an Orioles fan. Only team I follow in Texas is Mavericks since Hornets didn’t exist until long after I moved and lived in Dallas.

  5. Here’s my gripe for the week, since you rally had none comic related:

    Detective Comics 1000 shop variant covers. Batman made detective. Not Harley, not Catwomans boobs. It’s like just about every single shop variant is using art that puts someone other than batman in the forefront, and bats is in he background or non-existent. I’m looking at you jeehyung Lee. And people are paying big money for these!

    I do like the joker/batman half-n-half cover, that kind of resembles two face variant, at least that one has batman with perhaps he greatest two nemiseses. But still not supporting this craziness like action 1000. I’d rather put my $$$ in some Harley Quinn 57Bs.

    For the record, I’m going with the cupello variant. And that’s it. What’s e erg one else doing for Tech 1000?

    1. Cover A for me, for tec1000. I have a no store variants rule for my PC. Best decision I ever made. And when I purged my PC of all the store variants, 99% of them did not increase in any value what so ever from what I had originally paid.

  6. blove bugs bunny.i don don’t like the dvd releases.hollywood apologizing for bugs bunny makes me sick f.p.c. cuy culture #testify. I like the jets especially when flash Gordon plays for them. love you all blind adam out

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