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Happy Father’s Day To Me!

Happy post-Father’s Day to all the dads out there! While today’s post isn’t strictly about Firestorm, it is geek-related. And this is technically my blog, so I think the occasional digression is reasonable.

I had a fantastic Father’s Day weekend with my family! Spent some good quality time with my six year old daughter — a daddy-daughter date on Friday, and the whole day to ourselves on Saturday! Sunday the whole family spent together playing, snacking, and swimming in the pool! All in all a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

I received some very nice “normal” Father’s Day gifts, but I simply had to share these geek-related items I received…

My step-son gave me the super-cute JLA plush toys below! They look like steroid monsters — massive upper bodies, tiny little legs. :)

DC Universe JLA Plush Toys

From a marketing perspective, it’s interesting the tags feature The New 52 JLA (and even state “The New 52″ when you unfold the tag). Yet the plush toys feature the classic costumes. Seems like the merchandising hasn’t caught up with the new look just yet.

DC Universe JLA Plush Toy Tags

Next, my daughter gave me these super-cool Star Wars pint glasses! Love them! Now I have to decide whether to drink from a Firestorm pint glass or these while recording THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST. Decisions.. decisions..

Star Wars Pint Glasses

That’s it for geek-related presents this year. However, I can’t mention Father’s Day without sharing the amazing gift I received back in 2009. My wife commissioned local artist, Billy Penn (Hot Shot & Mighty Girl, Savage Dragon), to do a comic book cover featuring me. For the full story on this parody of Flash #123 (Sept. 1961), check out the original post on ONCE UPON A GEEK.

Support .. uh .. me? Well, maybe. But definitely support Firestorm! Fan the flame!

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  1. Awesome weekend and awesome gifts! Kudos!

  2. outburst says:

    Happy belated father’s day Shag!
    My 6 year old son drew me a picture of Batman yesterday. I’m getting it framed – best art I’ve ever been given!

  3. Luke says:

    Right back at you! And to me as well!

    It was also my birthday this weekend, so I got a double dose of it.

  4. I got those super-heroes, too…..sad that they didn’t include Aquaman, but GL and Flash *are* cute. :-)

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