Oct 30, 2009

Halloween, Nerdy Bird Style

Candy, costumes and chainsaws. Oh my! It's time for my all-time favorite holiday. Prepare to be haunted.

Batman rules all things but must he be degraded like this? The helpfully descriptive Batman Halloween Candy Bucket Trick Or Treat Pail can be yours for just $5.60. I'll take two.

This one has been going around quite a bit this month and with good reason. This classic look was apparently done by a MAC make-up artist and it's simply astounding. It would make an excellent costume if one had the time. Also, a great way to scare the crap out of someone.

In the spirit of the holiday and the grand tradition that is comics, here are some SPOOOOOKY Halloween covers. Though really, nothing's scarier than the Batman bucket.

Mischief makers Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale know how to put together a frightening tale.

Young Justice. Nuff said.

I don't know what this says (even though I studied the language for three years) but it's German and they're scary without even trying.

This is indeed a disturbing universe.

Of course, nothing says horror quite like some Bernie Wrightson art. The House of Mystery has been back for a while now and is a book you should be reading if you aren't. But this year Vertigo put out a new special. Featuring a creepy cover in it's own right, House of Mystery Halloween Annual #1 was pretty awesome. The issue features the mail HoM cast but tells stories featuring Hellblazer, Madame Xanadu, Merv Pumpkinhead and a sneak-peak at a new cast of characters I'm very much looking forward to reading about in a new book called I, Zombie. Plus, there's some fun extras in the back from the writers and artists about their Halloween memories.

Now it's time for you to give me a Halloween memory of yours. Scary, funny, sad, whatever! And what, if anything, will you be dressing up as tomorrow? I'm keeping my costume a secret until post-Halloween but here's my memory:

I always wanted to dress up as a Princess for Halloween and when I was 8 or 9 I finally got my wish. My mom made me the frilliest, puffiest, pink Princess dress around and I adored it. One of my classmates had their birthday party the night before Halloween at a MacDonalds. I went in costume and wound up spilling ketchup ALL down my dress. As a result, my mother had to quickly whip up another costume for the next day at school. She made me a 1920s flapper and I whined and complained about it all day. Come to think of it, I guess I did get to act like a Princess that day after all. :)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

From, The Nerdy Bird

14 comments:

K. D. Bryan said...

ZOMG THEY STOLE BATMAN'S BRAIN!

Heh. Happy Halloween!

John said...

That whole old school color separation dot toning was freaking cool. And you as a kid as a princess is pretty priceless.

The Dude said...

hey nice blog - came across it by chance and gotta say its nice to see such a friendly, honest and seemingly unpretentious blog.

happy halloween and nice choices on the cover art you've posted up here - particularly liked the HoM one, I used to really like the original series (havent tried the new one yet..)

Anyhow, happy halloween, hope you get to act like a princess again sometime (if you're so inclined still) or like whatever it is you wish to be..

Randy said...

When I was a kid, I had to go to Hebrew school after school. It was for an hour from 4 to 5 pm. I remember one year, I was like 8 or 9, my mother told me I could not do any trick or treating that year because I had to go to Hebrew school. I was not happy about this, but I went.

I was the only person to show up for my class. Not even the teacher came. I guess it goes without saying that I was not too happy about that.

This is one of the few memories I have of my 'religious training.' The other memory is of cutting class one Sunday morning with a couple other kids to go see Raiders of the Lost Ark that they were showing for the younger kids. I was like 10 or 11 then.

Randy said...

Oh, and I am not dressing up this year, although I probably will wear either my Blue Lantern or Red Lantern t-shirt while I take the boys trick or treating. Brandon, my 4 year old wanted to go as Disney cartoon character Handy Manny. He has a talking toolbox with all the tools he has. Julian, the baby, will be decked out as his flashlight Flicker.

My mother in law made the costumes. You can see them on my or my wife's Facebook pages.

Heretic said...

ths is so cool!

Eric N. Boyd said...

Awesome stuff, Jill!! Personally, I LOVE the "I, Vampire" series that was featured in DC's House of Mystery title many, many years ago *cough* when I was younger. *cough*

Though I've YET to read them, I also love the covers to "The Nocturnals" done by Dan Brereton and published by Malibu during '96 or '97.

Lastly, since you mentioned him, Bernie Wrightson's work on Frankenstein (also many many years ago) is truly CLASSIC, some of the best art EVER in any comic!!

Aw, Wittle Jill..........

Anonymous said...

great post! did you read the vertigo haloween special? great spooky cover and my favorite haloween special this year. I'm not dressing up this year but I do have a cool star wars clone mask Ill be wearing to give out candy:) my favorite part of halloween was "helping" my mother make candy apples and the year I was princess Leia,have a great halloween Kai.

pinguino said...

adorable little-kid pic

Anonymous said...

awww....adorable! :D

Even if you weren't really happy or anything. Sry, that day was ruined for ya, Princess. ;D

Amber said...

1920s flapper is actually a pretty awesome/erudite costume for an 8-year-old.

Great post and Happy Halloween.

SK said...

Who wouldn't a Batman head to collect candy? :)

The Nerdy Bird said...

Thanks everybody!

@The Dude, what are you waiting for?! Try the new HoM!

@Randy, oh MAN that sucks! My family actually moved on Halloween on a separate occasion. I had to go trick or treating with my cousins in a neighborhood I didn't know. I also never forgave them for that one. :-P

Bunche said...

Hey, Nerdy Bird! Have you ever rocked a Scarlet Witch costume? Red looks good on you, so I'm just asking.