Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Invaders Classic 2

This is such a cool book.  I really enjoy the whole concept of the Invaders, saying that the comic book adventures of the WWII heroes were just that, fictionalized accounts of what they were doing then.  This is the second book (of four) that reprints the whole series (minus a few reprint books in the run themselves, which I do find lamentable, as I enjoyed the original stories they ran as well).

Monday, December 30, 2013

Kaufman Lawler Feud: Chapter 34 - Andy's Death

This is it, the final chapter of the feud. Andy had passed away and his greatest foe, Jerry Lawler had some words about his death. Only years later did it come to light how much the two enjoyed working with each other. Jerry is really good here though, keeping the business safe.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Comic Con 1990

I attended my first San Diego Comic Con in 1990, the last year it was at the San Diego Concourse on C Street.  I had volunteered to be a projectionist (wow, real film back in those days) because I knew how to run a film projector.  I only had to do six hours of volunteering because of that, and all of us volunteers got this nifty shirt which was exclusive for us.  It's drawn by Michael Kaluta.  I have to admit, I'm not sure who it is- wasn't sure in 1990 and I'm still not sure now.  I ran the projector for the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (which was also the first time I saw that film as well) and I forget what else, but that was the most fun.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Three Stooges - Santa Claus in Arabia

What better way to celebrate Xmas than with the boys all dressed as Santa Claus? It doesn't get much better than this, I'll tell you what! These are a few scenes from "Wee Wee Monsieur" (1938), one I have no huge recollection of seeing at the moment, though I must have seen it sometime in the past. It's on the sets, right?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Golden Book of Dinosaurs

Went to Boulder Saturday and got this book.  Dr Robert Bakker was there signing his book and talking about dinosaurs.  What a pleasant surprise that was!  it was the Best Western Denver Southwest hotel that posted it on Facebook, so thanks to them for the heads up on this fun event.  Click on the link and like their page- they have to be one of the only dinosaur themed hotel in the states, so they are worthy of liking, I must say.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Master of the Flying Guillotine - U.S. Theatrical Trailer

"With more nerve shattering special effects than you have ever seen before...!" You'd think that with hyperbole like that this movie would fail to live up to it, but danged if it doesn't actually surpass it and more! I love this movie and am a bit surprised I've never really talked about it here. I did review it for the magazine in the old days. May have to revisit it soon.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Androids... how many?

The Vision is one of my favorite characters in comics of all time.  Well, at least the one I knew when I was growing up.  After Byrne's nonsense about him actually NOT being the original Human Torch I started to lose interest, and even after Busiek explained how he COULD still have Jim Hammond's body and yet both could exist (and man, did that take some explaining, I'll tell you what).  He and Wanda were my first superhero couple as well, and I followed his whole story with interest for my formative years.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Monsterpiece Theater - The 39 Stairs

I saw this once on Sesame Street in the 90s. It's one of the funniest things ever. I love Cookie and Grover and seeing them do an adaption... sort of... is just the best. As well as the clever little in jokes for the older viewers, I love those as well. I mean, Alistaire Cookie? That alone is worth it, and it actually just gets better as it goes along.