Thursday, October 31, 2019

Ghosts, Goblins, And Dead Batmen

Hallowe'en is upon us, and so for today I step out of the fall colours. The Comic Book Shoppe has two locations in the city, one of them being downtown. This is in their front window at present.

It includes Batman, in the Black Lantern Corps phase. Long story short, the Black Lantern Corps are a legion of resurrected from the dead heroes and villains in the command of a master, and yes, Batman was dead. Sort of. He got better.

The Green Lantern costume was inside. To make things even more complicated, there's a whole spectrum of colours of Lantern Corps in the Green Lantern continuity. Yes, I am a comics reader. Do you have a headache yet?

A barbershop in the Glebe had its front windows busted some weeks back, and while waiting on new glass, had some art put onto the wood. Suited for the occasion.

This Jack O'Lantern is inside a bank in Little Italy.

Library branches here have Hallowe'en displays at the present. This is in the main branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

This evil looking clown was on a rooftop out in the Lincoln Fields area.

A place in Centretown had quite a bit around their porch.

This was another place in Centretown.

And I finish with these decorations in the Little Italy area.


  1. Nice decorations. Love the pumpkins.

  2. Out of all the decorations, I only like the pumpkin.

  3. Your seasonal Glee is infectious!

  4. Oh, this looks like FUN! Nothing like that here... Happy Halloween to you!

  5. Boo!
    That pumpkin is gorgeous carved!
    Happy Halloween! 🎃

  6. William - Halloween is such a fun event. I am impressed that the shop had the idea to put artwork on the wood, and even more wowed by the art itself! And the jack-o-lantern is well done. We carved ours yesterday - always enjoyable. Happy Halloween to you!

  7. I had never really thought about whether or not Halloween was celebrated in Canada. Nice to know. By the way, I love the green lantern.


  8. You love it, or not. We are not raised with this and it all looks rather creepy to me.

  9. The weather forecast for this evening does not look pleasant at all, so I hope all the little trick or treaters dress warmly. Yesterday it was a mere 6 degrees with rain, but I am sure that the folks in the fire zones in California (seems like half the state) would welcome those conditions.

  10. ...I love the murals and the craved pumpkin!

  11. that mural is rocking!! that is awesome. great talent. ( ;
    happy Halloween!

  12. Hello, love the mural and Halloween decorations. It is a rainy Halloween day here. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

  13. Decorating for Hallowe’en is big here now. Some homes have as much decoration as they do at Christmas.

  14. Halloween was still relatively unknown overhere, but I'm affraid this commercial happening is trying to conquer Friesland now too.

  15. That's quite a collection of scary stuff there William 👹 The scary clowns are the worst 😉

  16. What fun! I enjoy comics, too, and when I was a kid I was an avid reader. Happy Halloween! :-)

  17. Well done with this eclectic presentation.

  18. @Catarina: so do I.

    @Nancy: I like them all.

    @Cloudia: Hallowe'en I do like.

    @Iris: it's bigger on this side of the pond.

    @Ella: thank you!

    @Angie: thanks!

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Janis: it certainly is.

    @Marianne: here we're quite used to the occasion.

    @Fun60: or fun!

    @David: yes, if only all the precipitation went out to California for a few days.

    @Tom: the mural was quite a surprise.

    @Beth: I certainly thought so.

    @Eileen: we'll be getting rain today too.

    @Marie: that's the same here.

    @Jan: sooner or later, anyway.

    @Grace: clowns are evil.

    @DJan: thank you!

    @Italiafinlandia: thanks!

    @Anvilcloud: thank you.

  19. Dann kann ja Halloween kommen.


  20. Hallowe'en seems to have permeated every facet of life there. If that's what makes people happy......

  21. That is one scary looking Batman and some very fancy pumpkin carving.

  22. In Belgium Hallween is not much celebrated in some parts a bit. Except in some shops you don't see any outside decoration. Last year no kids came for trick and treats and this year it seems that nobody is coming neither.

  23. People really go all out with the decorations these days! it makes it fun for the kids!

  24. These are so perfect to depict Halloween. Brought a smile to my face. Thanks!

  25. This is super fun and the perfect Halloween post!

  26. Love these decorations, some creative minds at work.
    Happy Halloween.

  27. @Barbara: thanks!

    @Noke: thank you.

    @Sami: thank you.

    @John: it's a big occasion.

    @Sharon: the Blackest Night storyline was meant to be scary.

    @Gattina: it's much bigger on this side of the Atlantic.

    @RedPat: quite true!

    @Mari: thank you.

    @Happyone: so do I.

    @Alexandria: thank you!

  28. Nice display of Halloween decorations, William.

  29. That was one fabulous pumpkin!

  30. You found some great displays here.

  31. Super spooky displays, like the colourful pumpkins:)

  32. Fun and scary theme photos for Halloween ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  33. I'm so impressed with the dedication of people who do these! I am sore and tired from cleaning eaves and cutting up fallen branches!

  34. Great post for Halloween.

    All the best Jan