Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Happy birthday, Ace

One of my top five favorite guitarists of all time. While I can't quite play like Ace, I tend to stand like him. I love the way his guitar playing sounds and I always thought he brought an unique view to KISS.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

update Marine

Come on, we all wanted that boomerang!  It almost always returned to his hand when thrown and it had a super electric charge.  It was as good as Cap's shield!  It also worked perfectly underwater as well as on land which pretty much made it the perfect weapon for anyone, since there were a few episodes where different people would use the boomerang to great effect., including Splasher.  This should come as no surprise to anyone, since the dolphin had already shown he could walk on land nearly as well as most people.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Cliff Richard & The Young Ones - Living Doll

"Oh Cliff! Do you feel sometimes as IF you have been pushed off a cliff! Cliff!" Now I may have posted this before, but I did search the blog and didn't see it. I love the Young Ones and am glad they did this video with Rick's hero Cliff. I never knew had big Cliff was until I saw this show.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Avengers #63

"And In This Corner... Goliath!"

by Roy Thomas, Gene Colan and George Klein

I knew of this Goliath long before I ever knew Henry Pym had been the giant hero.  I also didn't figure out Hawkeye was this Goliath either for a while.  Of course, I never read this origin story until it was reprinted in Marvel Super Action, but I love this costume.  The vagaries of reading stories out of order when I was a kid.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Marine Boy v2 update

Here I thought I was almost ready to go with the update to the book.  Turns out I was wrong as the computer gremlins ate every file with the name Marine Boy on it, aside from the pictures and my original notes.  Fortunately I don't have to write everything all over again, but I am really bummed I lost all of my updates.  On the plus side I'll have better pictures now, with all of the DVD sets in my collection. And I do still have the wonderful cover.  I may design a new back cover as well, since the original one isn't that great.

Friday, April 15, 2016

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

Haven't watched this in years, but it was always one I liked.  Probably because it was one I saw as a kid, and in one of the best memories.  We were away on a family vacation and in the mountains with a small b/w tv with reception of exactly one channel.  Thank Poseidon it was Channel 4, the very station that was airing this fine movie.  I set the alarm to go off about ten minutes before the movie started, since you had to let the set warm up before you could see your show.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Gigantis, the Fire Monster (1959)

Godzilla and Angilas are found battling on a remote island.  This battle takes them to Japan, where Godzilla "kills" Angilas and then mankind has to figure out how to stop him, again.  This time we manage to do it without disintegrating him completely with a weapon that doesn't bear up under close examination at all.