Saturday, November 30, 2013

Xenorama #16

I'm very happy with this issue as well. The cover again is awesome. I'd actually kind of like to have it in real newsprint, but oh well on that. I may start offering them in b/w form as well.  It would be a bit less expensive, for sure.  I think the color pictures really make the book look great though, even if many aren't close to the 300 dpi that createspace seems to think are needed.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Fairy & The Devil - Giant Monster Battle

Here's a movie I've seen parts of, but never the entire thing. Mostly because it's never been subtitled, which is odd, since most of these Chinese sort of movies are. I think I would like it a lot if I knew exactly what was going on. I'm not sure about how it looks though, as I don't remember the camera warping like that.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Japanese Sci-Fi Display at SFO

I got these pictures a few days ago (well, maybe a couple weeks now) from a friend of mine either on her way to or from Hawai'i.  I'm not exactly sure where this came from now, since all she said was what I titled this post as.  Still, it's pretty darn cool.

Kaufman Lawler Feud: Chapter 33 - Jimmy Hart on Andy's Health

I think only Jimmy Hart knew piledrivers can cause cancer. I hope Andy was aware of all this going down, but he may not really have cared by now. Jimmy sure was over as a heel. Wrestling really has always been pretty classless. Whatever can sell tickets, right?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Finally, Xenorama #15 is mine

I finally got copies of all my books today. I'll be posting some thoughts on them soon. I'm pleased overall.

The first thing that struck me about this was... it's a freakin' book!  It's not really like a magazine at all.  Which is kind of cool in it's own way, but I was a little surprised.  The pictures came out really well, despite most of them not being 300 dpi.  I don't think I need to say the cover looks amazing, do I?  Well, I'm going to any way, because it does look incredible.   Dan Ross does amazing work and I am grateful to his talent and vision.  I tell him what needs to be on the cover and poof, there it is.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

GMK trailer (2001)

Since Mothra is the star of the next Xenorama (#17) here's a movie I think I'll probably have to end up reviewing. I'm not a huge fan of the movie, as there are several problems with it. I gave it a "fairly entertaining" review in G-Fan many years ago, but I'm not gonna rewrite it for this issue, since the emphasis is on Mothra after all. Nor am I really going to review it here, either.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Avengers 49

I will admit this, I am no big fan of the issues right now which is why it's taken me so long to get through these stories.  It's not that they are bad, though I think I was over Pietro's idiocy about humans (and later, androids) in about 1975. So I think after this sort of review I'm going to skip about some issues until I get to a certain introduction in about... oh, eight issues or so.  The art is really great for the most part in all these issues, I'm just not a huge fan of the story lines presented here.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Batfink - The Short Circuit Case

If this is episode two, this should be the first appearance of Hugo a-go-go, who is one of his more persistent foes. I love Hugo, he's really quite funny. This cartoon was something I saw occasionally on local shows. Batfink is pretty cool, though I didn't remember Karate at all.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Happy Birthday, Calvin and Hobbes!

Twenty-eight years ago today Calvin and Hobbes debuted in the newspapers.  Not all of them of course.  I didn't discover Calvin right away, but it was pretty soon after that.  I couldn't quite figure out the premise at first, was the tiger real or stuffed?  Once I realized it didn't matter, well, it quickly became my favorite strip in the paper at the time, and the one I read last.  After I got the first book and laughed myself silly it became my favorite comic strip of all time.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hercules In The Haunted World - Trailer

I've watched this movie three or four times and have never been that impressed with it. Perhaps it was built up too much when I read about it as a kid, and then I never saw it back then. There are plenty of other peplums I enjoy far more. Interestingly enough, this is one that has two different English dubs, probably due to the one done in Italy not being "good" enough for theatrical release back then. It also has a plethora of other titles.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Seven Steps of Kung Fu (1979)

As any long time readers of this blog know, I'm a bit snooty about my kung fu movies.  Part of of that is my love of the Shaw Brothers product and part of that is being a long time practioner of martial arts.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Kaufman Lawler Feud: Chapter 32 - The Final Match 2 of 2

wow, it sure took a long time to finish this match! It's the final one Jerry and Andy had, and this is the end of it. Most of the match is in this clip- clear to the end. This is done as a boxer vs wrestler match, best one ever. I wonder if this is the only time Jerry actually won a match against Andy. Someone will tell me.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Enjoy some pictures

Well, I haven't been able to post as I'd like.  I'm going to blame a spotty internet connection and the new job overall.  It'll get better, but when my ref blog has more posts already than this one, well, I'm not keeping up.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Godzilla 1954 trailer (subbed)

I know I've been very intermittent in posting last month. There was a lot going on and none of it relevant to the blog. Hopefully things have settled down and I can get back to being the illuminating and guiding light on the web that I've always been.