Are you a Marvel guy? Or DC? The age old question asked to
many comic book collectors and super hero fanatics. If you asked me this
question now, my answer would be an easy “Make mine Marvel!” For as long as I can remember reading comics,
I was always into marvel comics. Sure I
read an occasional Batman issue here and there, but growing up, my comic stack
was basically composed of Captain America and the Avengers.
I guess it’s no real surprise that aside from being really
into toys, I was an avid comic book reader & collector as well. From watching the Super Friends or Spiderman
on a Saturday morning to reading comics, I loved my super heroes. Back then
however, when it came to toys, there really wasn’t much to choose from. When I was really young I remember having a
bunch of Mego dolls…anyone remember them? But they were never among my
favourites. Later on, we got Secret Wars& Super Powers from Marvel & DC respectively, neither of these lines
did anything for me. Although Super
Powers came close, none of them could hold a candle to my Joes.
One night, as I lay in my bed in the dark, I heard a faint rustling of plastic coming from my waste basket. I quickly shined a light and caught a mouse rustling through my bin. Immediately it jumped back into a hole in my wall conveniently located above the trash. Upon closer inspection it seemed the little bugger had eaten his way straight through the wall between me and my neighbor! I opted for a quick fix that night and covered the hole with an expired credit card fastened to the wall by masking tape. It did the trick of keeping the mouse out but I could still hear him on the other side, TRYING to eat his way through the card, NOT a pleasant sound that you would want to hear while you're trying to sleep. It was pretty obvious that a more permanent solution was needed....so I got some help from some experts, meet Noh-Apakk, Nanta, Romba, Teebo & Machook...my official Ewok mouse extermination squad....