Bits & Pieces

Supernatural terror meets supervillain terrorist!

Dusty Plastic HELLside #1?!?

Behold, readers: the very first installment of Dusty Plastic HELLside! Okay, it’s really just the Hot Flash comics with a new name… but that doesn’t make it any less fun. It’s always a party when Grim’s around, after all…  (7/25/09)

Sword brothers forever! Or at least until I kill you.


Apparently — for one day out of the year — the G.I. Joe and Cobra forces make love, not war! In this feature, guest author Monte Williams treats us to a delightful valentine-themed toy photography narrative.  (7/18/09)

Operation: Extermination

Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #114!

Superiority is claimed by numerous beings sentient races throughout the universe… particularly when those beings use vocoders. When Decepticon Soundwave faces down a Dalek, who will prove more convincing?  (7/15/09)

Shoryuken versus scythe!

Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #113!

They say that death and taxes are inevitable — and while you likely won’t find tax-related comics here, Death is back again in Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #113! This time, ol’ Grimmy visits Ryu of Street Fighter fame…  (7/13/09)

Can't sleep... clown'll eat me


As a typical dollar store toy, the Circus Figure on Unicycle doesn’t seem like much… but he is a clown, and we do so love the delightful horror of the painted smile! Run quickly, my children — this clown’s got wheels.  (7/7/09)

Irresistible versus unstoppable!

Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #112!

Over a decade after Chun-Li and the Juggernaut first met in X-Men vs Street Fighter, they return to the scene of their first battle for a rematch. However, things have changed since that long-ago fight… and so have they.  (7/7/09)

The Honor of the Ninjabot

Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #111!

“We’ll find another way!” Jazz cried as Prowl rose into the air, intent upon merging his spark with the power of the AllSpark fragments. Prowl’s plan would generate enough power to protect the city… but at what cost?  (7/2/09)

Mai doesn't fear the Reaper... but maybe she should.

Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #110!

The Grim Reaper returns to Scary-Crayon in the 110th Hot Flash comic, in which we see the skeletal personification of death call on one Mai Shiranui. But why, Grim?! She’s much too young to die! Much too sexy, too.  (6/30/09)



Yesterday, the music world lost one of its greats: Michael Jackson, the King of Pop himself. In this special edition Hot Flash, we remember the legendary performer… as well as some of his, shall we say, quirks.  (6/26/09)

You should probably start running now.


You’ve probably heard of the Kung Fu Panda, but there’s a pretty good chance you don’t know of the Jungle Panda. Thanks to guest author Ragey, however, you too can learn about the majesty of this absurd little beast.  (6/25/09)

Forty-thousand men and women every day...


How does a toy that collapses into a broken pile of cheap dollar-store body parts right out of the package rise up to become one of the most entertaining figures ever?! I’ll tell you how: the Grim Reaper is magic.  (6/25/09)

Talk about an overused catch phrase...

Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #109!

In the latest installment of Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash, Hellboy achieves his goal of clothing himself in more than just a pair of shorts and boots! His accessory’s original owner doesn’t seem too happy, though…  (6/25/09)

Say it ain't so, Sarah Jane!


In the latest installment of Sarah Jane Smith Fashionista Fever!, Mickey Glitter sadly reports that Sarah Jane has been replaced by a horrible alien clone with awful fashion sense. Please come back to us, Sarah Jane!  (6/14/09)

'Cause regular ice cream is sooooo ten minutes ago. Right.


I’ve never thought of ice cream as boring… but apparently the folks at MolliCoolz were so tired of its rich and creamy texture that they decided to break out the liquid nitrogen and freeze it into tiny beads. Bad idea.  (6/14/09)

These lucky people probably didn't have to watch this movie.


After six years and a terrible third film, those futuristic killer cyborgs are back in theaters with Terminator Salvation! Alas, as our review of the movie notes, this mess is far inferior to the robots’ recent television exploits.  (6/14/09)



Okay, there’s no need to run from a toy — but in this review of the 6″ Terminator Salvation T-600 figure, we detail the reasons that you might want to hide your wallet when faced with this scaled-down cyborg.  (6/10/09)

Don't mess with the Professor! Waitasec...

Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #108!

It’s a cold, cold world in Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #108… especially if you happen to be the Captain! The comics herein also feature Ginormica and the Wuzzles in their debut Scary-Crayon appearances. Yay!  (6/10/09)


A Crayon Haiku #132 through 135!

A Crayon Haiku just keeps on rolling! In this fiendish 5-7-5 four-pack, you’ll find a customized Foot ninja, Decepticons victorious, and the latest Legion of Doom tally! It’s not a very good day to be a hero, huh?  (6/10/09)