"You could've been my successor, Detective. Instead you will suffer the fate of all mortal flesh." Today's BTAS episode is titled "Avatar" which is the 69th episode produced and 68th aired. The episode starts with us being in Egypt around 1898. We see a young man lowered into a temple in order to retrieve artifacts. We see him enter a door that has a glowing light and then see that the men holding the rope are struggling to hold on and trying to bring the kid back. But when they see the end of the rope it's frayed and the boy gone. Flash forward to present day Gotham we see Lucius Fox commending Bruce on the new Egyptian artifacts he has put in his museum. One of them being a sacred scroll of Osiris, which happens to be the oldest Egyptian document. Later that night we see the museum empty and someone after the scroll, Batman shows up to find its Ubu, Ras Al Ghul's right hand man. Ras arrives and throws a cobra at Batman who gets bitten and must inject himself with an anti venom, allowing Ras to leave. Batman decides he's going to find Talia in order to find her father so he heads to Gibraltar. Talia helps, but hadn't heard from her father, she states the scroll is half of a map that leads to the tomb of the Egyptian queen Thoth Khepera. Ras is obsessed with finding it. Batman and Talia find the other half of the scroll but run into Ras. He goes on to tell why he's obsessed with the tomb, for Thoth Khepera had power over life and death which he desires to possess. He puts Talia and Batman in a trap and goes looking for the tomb. He eventually finds it and comes face to face with Thoth Khepera...what happens next is for you to see! Have a wonderful day!
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I'm starting a little mini-series in my captions/comments, for no reason other than its fun! 😊
So here goes: "Toy Stories #1 "
One of my many interesting tales of buying figures and things I love happened to take place sometime towards the end of last year at the local (and only) comic book shop. By chance, I happened to be in there on a day I have described as involving the owner "losing his mind or something" because after talking to the older lady that works there for a while, some young lads had turned up and were pointing out to the owner the things they wanted from in the window (Marvel and DC Funko Pops as far as I can recall). As he was talking to them, he just (seemingly) on the spur of the moment declared to them that they could pick any item in the shop and he'd give them a discount. Then, like something out of a movie, he pointed at me and said something like: "You! Anything you've got your eye on? How about this?! *points to Walking Dead prop replica* Anything else. I'll give you money off."
I think this was the week after Black Friday as he handed me a little leaflet for like a weekend of sales that he would be doing, but I was there on a Wednesday. So I said, 'do you want me to come back at this date? Like, if there's something I want to get?' He said; "Nah! Today. What do you want?" I says to him, I says; "Well, I've always wanted to get this" and I showed him (I think) the one DC Collectibles figure they've still got there (which they've had for years and I'd looked at every time without buying it). It was Ra's Al Ghul - the figure in the photo - and the owner of the shop just invented a new price off the top of his head and let me have it for that.
Now, sure he obviously wanted to get rid of old stock and that figure had been there for years . . . but nonetheless, the actual situation unfolded in such an unexpected, magical, Willy Wonka fashion that I don't think I'll forget it any time soon.