The Court Trial 2005

When I was injured in 2004 at work, it turned into a big fight against Workers’ Comp to be able to keep getting paid and have my medical taken care of for the my bad arm. They gave me one month after the injury, then their doctor said there was nothing wrong with me and cut me off of Workers’ Comp.  I went nine months with no income.  Our trial was held on July 14th, 2005.  Here’s the story of going through that trial.

Review NYC Comic Con 2012

New York Comic Con is one of those events that you either really enjoy or not.  And since the first one, I have made it a goal to get to New York Comic Con yearly.  This event has almost as much as San Diego International Comic Con for the fans.  Actually, it has one thing going for it that San Diego does not.  It is for the fans, meaning fans are put first.  Making it a much more relaxing event.  Even though they have big crowds, exciting panels and an impressive dealer room, they have been able to keep it down to earth and very friendly.  The big question is, have they been able to keep this feel as the convention grows?

Halloween TMNT Treat

Halloween the time for costumes, though for some TMNT fans costumes are something we enjoy through out the year at events and conventions.  Over the years I've seen way more people in Turtle costumes and here I'll like to share a TMNT treat for all of our readers.  Some of the awesome Ninja Turtle characters I've seen at events in the last 10 years.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series 2012

One of the best thing about people is how we come together in times of need. This can be said about many different groups of people, even those who like what we do here at Cowabunga Corner helped with our kickstarter account. People are able to come together and help those we care for. Right now this is happening in one fandom that is coming together to help a Voice Actor who went through a really hard life changing event last year, his fellow voice actors have come together to hold an event to help him where they can. Bringing us fans, a chance to help and meet people whom are not always easy to meet. This event is for Yu-Gi-Oh! though it has a lot of Ninja Turtle Connections.

Close Call : Hit & Run

Life has an adventure around every corner and sometimes you can be pulled into a scene that feels like it was in a movie.  A few years ago, I had a close call while driving down an expressway I use everyday.  I just picked up a friend, Eclipse, to come over for the weekend.

1991 Coming Out of Their Shells Tour Chicago

It was 1991, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were going strong around the world, from the movies, toys, cartoons, and the live concert was still going around the country.  This was a smaller show that was edited down from the original “Coming Out of Their Shells Tour”.  They came to Michigan to do a show.  I was staying at my aunt’s during that time and was not able to convince anyone to take me to the show, since I saw the full show back in October.  I was crushed. I wanted to see it alive again so badly.  Disappointed that I missed the show, the only thing I got was a poster that was badly beaten left hanging in a store on their pinboard.

Bullies - My Beginning


Bullies, something I’ve touched upon a few times here on Cowabunga Corner and about the history that I’ve been through. Every story has its beginning and for me it, it started all the way back in kindergarten. One boy had the power to influence my call and beyond.  Though I do not think he ever realized that it would go in the direction that things ended up going.  I will always remember the beginning being some of the hardest times for me.  In this story, I will call him JR.

Dragon*Con 2012 Review

Normally, Michele is the convention-goer of Cowabunga Corner. This year, though, I ventured down to Atlanta, GA for Dragon*Con. It’s the largest convention I’m ever planning on attending.  It’s fairly massive, covering four full days and taking place in five hotels. I didn’t get off to a good trip this year as I did some damage to my car when I went over a rock on the interstate and being in Georgia, well, lets just say I hate humidity.

Review: Rob Paulsen's Talkin Toons TMNT


In 1989, I was introduced to a TV series that changed my life.  Through the years of knowing this show I have had some really cool adventures, met some wonderful people and have grown an amazing collection.  And the full time I’ve held a deep respect for those who made this all happen for me, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon series.  This show was truly what got me hooked to Ninja Turtles and I could never thank the cast and crew enough for how much it has helped me in my life.  Really, I never knew if I’d get the chance to meet the cast of the show.  So when Rob Paulsen announced that the cast was going to be on his podcast Talkin Toons, as well as it being recorded live, I knew this was an event I could not miss.

Review: SDCC TMNT Panel 2012

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series is coming out on September 29th, 2012. With this information there was no way that San Diego Comic Con could pass up on having a totally awesome TMNT panel, bringing in the cast and creative team behind the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Cowabunga Corner crew, as well as many other TMNT fans, gathered for this event to try and be some of the first to see and hear the news about this new series.