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If I Won The Lottery

31 Jan

January 30, 2014

If I won the lottery, for millions of dollars, maybe 500 million of them then I’d buy a house, buy my mom a house, quit my job, buy a solid gold toilet, yada yada yada, all the usual stuff people say they’d do. Sure, I’d pay off my credit cards, invest in the stock market, ride a hippo in the Kentucky Derby, all the usual things people do when they become filthy stinking rich.

But that’s not my dream.

I’d speed down the highway. wind whipping my hair, enjoying the envious stares of the other drivers, as I zoom past them in the coolest car in the world.

The Batmobile.

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There is NO COOLER CAR IN THE WORLD.

Sure, I considered other cars.

  • The A-Team van? Too enclosed. No one would see whooping and hollering.
  • Magnum’s Ferrari? (OK, Robin Masters’ Ferrari.) Very cool, but still just a Ferrari.
  • KITT? Only if I could use the turbo boost to jump over traffic.
  • The General Lee? Not without shooting dynamite arrows out the window, and that might get me into too much trouble.
  • And The Millennium Falcon? Not technically a car.

And if I were driving the Batmobile, I would finally have a legitimate reason to wear a cape.

 

I’d drive the Batmobile down the highway just to see the look of envy on every other driver’s face. All those mooks in their Hyundai’s and Ford Fairlanes, drooling over the Batmobile, wishing they were me, wearing my cape, zooming down the highway, with somebody dressed as Robin in the front seat, or maybe just a classy escort I rented for the day (hey, I’m rich!) I’d get the whole thing on YouTube, it would go viral, and I’d do it again the next day. Unless it was raining. There’s no top on the Batmobile. That’s why Batman never fought crime in bad weather, and you just know that if it rained and he opened up an umbrella, it would be one the Penguin’s rigged explosive umbrellas. 

Oh yes, to be rich. I can just picture it now.

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That could be me! What a great Batman I’d make. OK, I’d probably break a lot of traffic laws and definitely wouldn’t stop any crimes, but my dream isn’t to tangle with the Riddler, it’s to zoom down the highway in the Batmobile. So you can take you other lottery dreams (flying to the moon, buying an island in the Pacific) and forget it. I’ve got you beat.

 

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Critics Corner: Michael Mongello (Classic Monge-Post)

31 Aug

August 31, 2013

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What better to run on a Saturday Comics Saturday than a Classic Critics Corner featuring the one and only Michael Mongello? This was the first, but by no means the last, spotlight he’s been in. Search this site for his JLA, Star Wars, pin-up work, and more.

from September 7, 2010 

Hi everyone. I’d like to take some time away from my parade of bad B-movies, the Teutuls, Noots, and traveling teddy bears to showcase someone who actually has talent and deserves some broader recognition.

Michael Mongello is the talented creator of the comic book  Jungle Women vs. Dracula as well as the versatile illustrator of many other subjects. Below you’ll find just some of his work, spanning the superhero and fantasy genres, life-like portraits, and familiar movie and television icons.

Honestly, just picking a dozen was a Herculean task, and I was not up to it. Fourteen of his pieces are here for you, but I could have picked ten times that number and not a single one would disappoint. To see more of his work, please go to his websites, linked below and in the sidebar.

Michael has already reached a higher audience and certainly doesn’t need the exposure of this blog, but he has graciously allowed me to hang some of his artwork in my “virtual gallery.” Please enjoy!

A quick look at how a sketch becomes a finished product.

The Batmobile!

And another sweet ride.

More than just comics.

By the Power of Greyskull!

Michael Mongello is the Artist and Illustrator

of Jungle Women vs. Dracula and Titans: Icons of Mythology.

 To check out more artwork visit

www.Supermonge.com

or

Michael Mongello on Facebook

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