This week in London's West End sees the opening of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webbers production of the Wizard Of Oz
As he along with Sir Tim Rice, have written some more songs and music to add to the already famous film from the 1938, every one is looking forward to what they have done. Well they did write hits like Evita , Jesus Christ Super Star & Joseph together after all.
With what seems at great cast including The Original Phantom of The Opera, Michael Crawford. as Professor Marvel / The Wizard it should be good.
Well to celebrate the opening I have given the old wizard and friends the DAWGS treatment.
Hairy Pym used to complain that his girl friend Janet Van Dog, the Waspish Pooch changed her costume design too much. BUT what he was forgetting that in the beginning he changed his costume design just as often.
Here are just the first 4 in his collection. Like a typical guy, they ALL LOOK THE SAME.
Licky, Dog of Evil and Mischief had one aim, and that was to rule the realm of As - Dog, Home of The Horse Dogs. This he knew he could not do this whilst his step brother, PAW Dog of Thunder was still around.
So he hatched a plan to use the Big Green Hounded Hulk to destroy PAW, but this failed and all that happen was the formulation of the Avenging Hounds,
As say, good things sometimes comes from bad things.
Most days you would not look twice at Dog-ald Blake. He was an ordinary man, a Doctor by profession, who hid a big secret.
If he tapped his walkies stick to the ground he was transformed into PAW, the Dog of Thunder. His Walkies Stick became a wondrous Mallet " MUT-JAW" made of a unbreakable material called Doggie Doo. A Mallet that could control the weather, and give its owner the power of flight, Only Paw could lift the Mallet, and once thrown, it would return to him like a boomerang.
PAW was one of the Ancient Horse Dogs of "As - dog" and was the son of the ruler Doggie Dins.
PAW had many friends, but also many enemy's, one which his own Step - Brother Licky, the Dog of Evil ( more of him later this week )
Licky was the reason for the formation of the Avenging Hounds after a bid to destroy PAW failed.
Behind every great Man is a great Woman they say. well in the early days Ant - Pup had adventures alone, but after a meeting with a fellow Doctor and his daughter, he soon fell in love and gave her an unique gift. Flowers or chocolate would have been nice. A big DIAMOND RING would have been better. BUT no what did Hairy Pym give his sweet Heart Janet Van Dog, a Pair of WINGS, and Insect ANTENNA.
This added with the ability to shrink to insect size, Janet became the hero known as the Wonderful Waspish Pooch.
Pictured here in her first or various costumes she was to wear over the years to come.
She would later marry her Blue Eye Dawg, although it did not last. Known for her Many different costumes she wore, the pint sized Heiress, was definitely no Air Head as she became a world famous fashion designer and even got to lead the Avenging Hounds for a time.
Although she now resides in that Great Kennel in the Sky, like all Super Heroes she is bound to be back some day soon.
Bruce Bonner never wanted to be a hero.... all he wanted to do was invent things and marry his Girl Friend Betty. BUT due to a accident he became the Incredible Hounded Hulk.
A founding member of the Avenging Hounds, he was quick to leave the Gang. as he had problems with his temper and liked to brake things too much. Not a good team player, but you would rather have him with you than against.
I did a lot of Green Lanterns Last year for Free Comic Book Day... and the tie into the Blackest Day Etc....
My take on the Blackest Day was the Barkest Day.... and Buddy Dressed up as many different Green Lanterns. If you look at my DC Dawgs you can see some of these.
I Have done a quick version of the Movie Lantern to do along with his weeks postings. When I get time, and also a good look at the Movie Costume, I will go back and improve the look, as my version it is not right.
Although I have yet to see the Movie, I do remember seeing the Green Hornet appearing on the 1960's Bat -Man TV series. I cannot remember seeing the short lived Green Hornet series on British Telly, but as I was only a young lad at the time, it may have aired.
I hope you liked my version of The Black Beauty. This was, and is the First Car I have drawn for my Blog.
I did do a Fantasti - Car a while back (far too many curves for my liking )
Anyway enjoy Green Week............. More Green Hornet & friends coming up.
Unlike today, when Heroes change their Uniforms as often as their socks, way back in the 1960's most characters costume design stayed them same. Some times it was up dated, but this was usually due to a changing artist who either made a mistake or wanted to improve on the overall look.
Think about Spidey, The Fantastic Foursome and Dr Strange.... they still wear the same costume as they originally wore. A little up dated, but the same. (ok the Good Doctor did get a new cloak, but the old one was a bit boring, and as for Dare Devil, you have to make allowances for the original Yellow and Red look, he is blind after all)
Here is another look at the X Mutts a couple of years into the first run. The main changes was to Bobby's move away from being a walking Snowman, new belts for all and a new mask for Jean.
( and to be kind I changes Pupfessor Rex's suit colours for the new class " photo" )
This is the end of my X Man tribute week, but I will return to these Mutant Mutts soon with further updates to the original class, and costumes. ( AND MORE CLASS PHOTOS TOO ! )
The final member of the Un caninie X-MUTTS , MARVEL MUTT. Possibly the 1st Mutt-ant found by Pupfessor Rex, she turned out to be the most powerful.
Marvel Mutts thought bubble comes from the 1st time she put on her X-Mutt uniform in X-Men #1
What can you say about this Marvelous Redheaded Bitch. Girl friend to Scottie, Pupfessor Rex's right hand ( sorry paw ) and the ability pick things up without touching them. No wonder all the other X-Mutts fell in love with this young Lassie.
Life was never easy for most Mutt-ants, but being a rich high flying playboy had its advantages for WW the 3rd. After leaving the X-MUTTS he set up his own group, The Chum-pions, even spent time with the Dogger Strange and the Dog-Fenders. Finally like the girl from OZ he knew that there is No place like Home, and returned to the X-MUTTS
This Bird Dog was never an Angel around the lassies, but equally you could never call him an Air Head either.
Brains & Brawn all wrapped up in this one character.
Later to be come the Hairy Beastie, here is how The Beastie looked when he 1st bounded onto the scene in 1963
This Mutant Mutt later left the X-Kennel ( Pupfessor Rex's Dog School for the Gifted ) and became a Doctor, and then went all Blue and Hairy, joined The Avenging Hounds , and the Dog - Fenders, but never strayed away too long from his Home and the X-Mutts
To keep my Capt America theme going I have " dressed my Buddy Dawg " as the Captain. Those of you who remember that for a brief time Mr Rogers had to hand back his Suit with the big A on it, and continued his fight for truth justice and the American way ( wasn't that the other guy with the cape and the curl ? )
This suit was later adopted by the guy who took over from Mr Rogers as Capt America. I hope he had it dry cleaned first !!!
This was my first attempted at doing a copy cover.
Based on FF 181# I tried to use the same colour pallet that was used on original on mine. I did this on my previous computer, and feel that although I transferred onto my new, the overall quality of the image is not as good as when I did it way back in 2009