Erik "Superfriend" Skov
"Gathered together from the four corners of the universe." Oh, wait, that's the show, not me. Erik "SuperFriend" Skov never actually got to appear on the show, although he did watch it every week. Erik spent 6 years working for Hasbro in Pawtucket, RI before leaving for a job that paid more (Why else would a collector leave the company that was making Star Wars, Transformers, and while I was there Batman). I used to post all over the net. These days I tend to hang my hat at AFI.
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September 19, 2009
I’ve never really spent any time on Facebook.  You could count my "friends" there on one hand.  So imagine my surprise as to how fun it was to enter the Superman / Batman Sweepstakes there.   Superman Batman Application on Face Book 

 

September 6, 2009
I’m getting very curious about the upcoming lineup for the JLA.  The current team has been decimated by current events in the DCU.  And upcoming covers have shown some interesting  stuff.  One shows Mon-El, Batman (Grayson), and Donna Troy.  I’ve long been a fan of the Titans, but am unsure how I feel about them…

 

September 4, 2009
Yesterday, I was in the checkout line at a small grocery store in the next town over.  They used to have a store in my town, but constant road construction in front of their store finally killed of enough business that they closed that store. Anyway, I was driving by their store in the next…

 

September 1, 2009
The JLA.  The Worlds Greatest Super Heroes.  There are proponents for the return to each era of the team for current stories.  The "Big 7".  The Satellite Era.  JL International (Giffen/DeMattis).  Morrison era.  Post Obsidian Age, Meltzer/McDuffie.  All of these have their good and bad stories.  But one name bugs me every time I hear…

 

August 12, 2009
A while back, one of the other Men of Action blogged about the shirts he’d picked up over the years. Ever since, I’ve been thinking about writing a similar blog about mine.  Here goes.

 

August 1, 2009
The more I look at this line, the less sense some of the characters made make.  The selection made me uneasy, so I pulled out and reviewed my Superman / Batman issues 1 thru 6.  The really odd ones are Icicle and Brimstone.  From the comic, Icicle is one of many Cold related villains who…

 

July 21, 2009
10$.  What did it get me this week?  It got me a box in the mail.  A box from eBay.  What was in the box?  Read on.

 

July 21, 2009
I think its fair to say on this site that the DC Mattel toys get the most comments.  Some good.  Some bad.  Some ugly.  Its because we care.  We love the characters so much.  And Mattel keeps them coming.  Here is some of what they showed us in February which led to all those discussions.

 

July 20, 2009
Thinking about SDCC and realizing that many of my pics from NYCC never made it onto the site.  So, here are some more, to remind you of what we saw back in February.  And to whet your appetite for later in the week.

 

July 20, 2009
I know everyone is waiting for SDCC.  While you do, here is a look back at the people I met at NYCC.

 

July 17, 2009
This economy has made many of us re-prioritize our spending.  That gave me an idea.  What if you had a tight budget for toys and collectibles?  Could you build a collection 10$ at a time?  What can you get for 10$?

 

June 12, 2009
  AFi 2009 JLU Poll Results We ran the poll for a month.  And this is what our readers told us.  126 posters voted. Top 10 Overall (votes – character) No category restrictions here. 53 Kalibak 46 Toyman 45 STRIPE 44 Killer Frost 42 Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) 42 Captain Cold 39 Vandal Savage 33…

 

June 7, 2009
I just linked to an eBay auction about a figure and saw this text in the auction.  I’ve seen it before.  It makes me cringe.  And usually I do not bid. "Seller will LEAVE FEEDBACK in return once Buyers RECEIVED purchased items & LEFT FEEDBACK for Seller. " According to this, feedback for the buyer…

 

June 4, 2009
Anime Boston – What is a Super-Hero fan to buy? Saturday.  I had circled the dealer rooms twice.  Only New England Comics display caught my eye.  They had trade paperbacks of their Tick series.  But at NYCC earlier this year I had been able to pick up Showcase volumes for 5$ each.  25$ or more…

 

May 31, 2009
I spent last weekend at Anime Boston, a convention for Anime fans.  Like comic conventions, they have panels, people dressed as characters, costume contests, artists signings, dealer rooms, etc.  I hope to cover several aspects of the convention over a series of blogs. One panel we attended was "The Chibi Project." 

 

May 20, 2009
I just watched the trailer for Superman / Batman: Public Enemies, the next WB/DC Animated movie on the main page of this site.  And I was moved to write.  If you’ve been reading these for a while, you know I have very opinionated views about comics.  Superman/Batman is a series that I highly recommend. 

 

May 1, 2009
The newest JLU poll is now active here at AFI.  A little bit of history.  I went to SDCC 2006 and was surprised by what was revealed.  Instead of the characters I was hoping for, there were some very odd choices and some odd variants.  Then I remembered. 

 

April 14, 2009
 I know we’ve said it before in the forums, but it bears repeating every so often.  An alternate place to look for – and actually find the toys you are looking for – is at your supermarket.

 

April 12, 2009
People have been having an issue with the DCAU and Green Lantern since a GL first appeared in Superman TAS.  I’ve enjoyed it all.

 

April 6, 2009
One other thing DC seems to be missing about team books these days is the lineup.  Some lineups are very fluid and change a lot.  Others do not.  When you pick up an issue the Fantastic Four is supposed to be 4 specific characters.  While many teams are more fluid than this, fans expect certain…

 

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