Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Princess Diana

I've always liked Wonder Woman, even before Lynda Carter showed up on the airwaves in the 1970's. I think the first Wonder Woman story I'd read was either in Justice League of America, or in one of the giant tabloid Christmas comics DC used to put out. :)

All of these Wonder Woman banners were on the Wonder Woman message board! :)

I hope you like these banners, and I'll be back with more later! :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Best Buds

No, this ISN'T about Superman and Batman, but rather Green Lantern and the Flash! It's a shame DC never came up with a catchy nickname for this crime-fighting duo, as they did for Superman and Batman (World's Finest).

Anyway, I've got 4 banners here featuring Green Lantern(s) and the Flash, which were of course, on the Flash and Green Lantern Message Boards! :)

I always got a kick out of both Earths' Green Lanterns and enjoyed their occasional team-ups, so I just decided to show each one of 'em with their ring-charging oaths. :)

I always felt Flash lent himself to a comedic atmosphere moreso than Green Lantern, hence the banners. I also always felt Flash should be the fastest man alive, so I put him in the lead, of course. :)

The second banner was inspired by a MAD magazine joke from the Wrath of Khan Star Trek movie. In the parody, Khan's ship radioed to the Enterprise "We have you surrounded!" The Enterprise radioed back: "How? You're only ONE ship!" To which Khan replied, "We have a VERY fast ship!" I stole that joke for the second Flash banner! :)

Now, I'll be back later with more banners! :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Three Cheers For The Red, White, And Blue (And Black & White)!

Captain America's been a favorite of mine for several years, and here are some banners I made for the Gold-Silver-Bronze Ages and the Captain America Message Boards.

Speaking of the Golden-Silver-Bronze Ages Message Board, I just became Moderator there! Come on over and pay us a visit! :)

Now here are the patriotic banners. I was pretty much inspired to do so with the movie which came out this summer, which was a HECK of a lotta fun! :)

The last one was fun, in that I always get a kick out of seeing the different live-action versions of different heroes in different variations of the same costume. :)

I'll be back with more later! :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ladies' Night!

The foist banner comes from the old Cartoon Board, and the next two from the DC Message Board.

The next one shows our good friend Quagmire scopin' out the talent on the old Cartoon Board, while the next one I'd titled "One Afternoon At The Cartoon Message Board Muscle Beach", with Popeye, Underdog, and Mr. Incredible showing off for Wanda and Smurfette. ;)

I hope you enjoyed these! I'll be back later with more! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Superman Around The World! 1

One More Night, One More Night...

(With apologies to Phil Collins)

DC Comics restarted their entire line of comics with fifty-two new #1's in September, 2011. That means several heroes were never born, never survived certain battles, never adopted their heroic identities, or were never married.

In the last category, Superman was never married, along with the Flash and other heroes. Knowing this, I made several banners with Superman flying Lois (Kent) Lane around the country and world, enjoying a few last nights together.

Here are the banners, which all appeared on the Superman Message Board:

New York was a no-brainer to have our heroes visit, especially as parts of New York have been said to have been the model for Metropolis. :)

Hawaii was also an easy choice for Superman and Lois to visit, as they'd had their honeymoon there in the comics back in 1996 when they got married. :)

Finally, St. Louis! St. Louis is MY hometown, and I MADE these banners. If I want Superman to visit here, he'll VISIT here! ;)

Oh, and kids? Don't be fooled! Spider-Man did NOT marry his girlfriend first. SUPERMAN did it back in 1978! True, it was the Golden-Age, Earth-2 version that married his Lois Lane, but no matter HOW you slice it, Superman did it first! :)

I'll be back with more banners later! :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Justice Banners Of America!

A few years ago, I moderated the Justice League Of America message board, and created several banners for it, during and after my tenure there. :)

I grew up on the original JLA, but didn't know all of the members' names until sometime in the '70's, in high school. Like, who is that GREEN guy on the team? ;) And I was always kind'a partial to Green Arrow, 'cause we share the same initials. ;)

These last two are triptychs from DC card sets in 1993. I found the mini-sets on-line and wanted to use 'em for banners. I think these two really came out well, and I enjoyed this version of the JLA with Superman by Dan Jurgens. I still wanna get a TPB of this era of Justice League! :)

Now, the Justice League International era with Green Lantern, Power Girl, Flash, and Elongated Man wasn't quite as good in my opinion, but still provided some fun reading. :)

This last banner comes from the cover of Justice League of America #1, released in September 2011. I've not read it yet, but may after it comes out in paperback. The newest comics don't seem to be quite as much fun as those of the Gold, Silver, Bronze Ages, or even beyond. Ah, well. I still have my reprints of the older comics! :)

I'll be back later with more schtuff! :)

Friday, September 16, 2011


Okay, I'm just sitting here at home, and my wife and I are watching the local news here in St. Louis. All of a sudden an INCREDIBLE story comes up!

(An aside here: Most of you know my full name is Gernot Armbruster, right? That's gonna be VERY important to know here.)

A man named GERRY ARMBRUSTER stole a large amount of Superman memorabilia from a 76-year-old man! He was caught by the police and is awaiting trial, though, and his victim IS okay.

My wife and I are STILL laughing about the coincidences, though. :)

Some More Mix 'N' Mash Ups!

It was fun mixing up the cartoon universes, having Popeye meet Underdog, Superman meet Birdman, and so on. Here are some more banners in that vein. :)

I probably would've LOVED a funny-animal Justice League cartoon with these characters when I was 5! Heck, I'd probably love it NOW. ;)

Now, for the heroes!

And I'd have gone CRAZY to have had these characters teaming up back in the '60's (especially since this version of Hercules and Captain Planet didn't come about until the '90's!), but having Superman meeting up with Space Ghost, Batman, and Birdman would'a blown my young mind back then. These guys were the coolest guys on Earth after Dad! :)

Now, I admit I wouldn't have cared for these women when I was 5, but about 10 years later, they'd've held my attention on Saturday mornings! Penelope Pitstop was the only one on Saturday morning when I was 6 years old, anyway! ;)

I'll have more banners for all to see later! :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Battle Of The Bands

I always got a kick out of the Archies and the Impossibles, but I think I liked the superheroes more. :)

Here I've got 'em both entertaing some of our cartoon friends and then dueling with each other. :)

More banners will be put up later. :)

Make Mine Marvel!

Some popular cartoons of the '60's were Spider-Man and the Marvel Superheroes. I remember hating the Marvel cartoons because they were shown as 3-part cartoons, with each one ending in a cliffhanger. It wasn't until youtube that I was FINALLY able to see some of the complete cartoons! :)

Spider-Man was MUCH better than the very limited animation of the Superheroes' cartoons, especially in the first season. Spider-man's second season really suffered when Bakshi had to flee Canada, and they replaced much of the background music with the same music used in the Marvel Superheroes Cartoons.

Here are the banners I made for the Marvel characters. :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The DC Universe On Display! :)

I'm going to have more DC Universe banners than any other, with the possible exception of the Cartoon banners. I just became a co-moderator on the DC Universe Message Board, which is where you'll see more banners I've done. :)

Now, in the beginning, I made up banners showcasing the different characters in my favorite comics universe. I'm just gonna showcase a few right now. :)

I kind'a dig how these banners came out. I'm able to mix different eras of the DC Universe with each other, like Crisis On Infinite Earths. I also always got kicks out of DC's heroes meeting counterparts from other Earths, like the JSA/JLA team-ups of years gone by.

I'll be back later on and post more banners for your (hopeful) enjoyment! :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Rejected Banners

These banners were rejected for one reason or another. I'm not mad or upset about it, though. Things like that happen, is all. :)

These WOULD have been posted on the Community Board, Fantastic Four Board, and Superman.

These banners were heavily influenced by the World War II era Bugs Bunny and Popeye cartoons. I created them the day after bin Laden was killed, and I think they may have been too political.

These two were rejected mostly because the moderators wanted banners reflecting the FF after the Human Torch's death, plus the first banner's pictures had been used in banners prior to this one's creation. I just got into this game a bit too late! Ah, well. ;)

I'll post again later! :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memoriam

Since I started making these banners, a few comic and cartoon creators have passed away. I made up some banners for a few of them, and I'll just be quiet now, and display the banners. More will come shortly.

RIP, Jim Mooney, Steve Gerber, and Gene Colan.