Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween Countdown: Monster Cards, Part 4!



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Wow, I had more of those left than I realized... so I guess that means I'll start the next set next time!

Halloween Countdown: Movie of the Week: Blacula!



Time for Blacula to get the Movie of the Week treatment! Here's the trailer:



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Belgium poster

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Italian poster

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Pressbook Pages

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click to super-size!

By the 10's: The Human Torch!

So here's the shortest by the 10's I'll ever post, because there's only three covers: The Human Torch! So why am I even doing it? Because it's a historically significant title, that's why! And because it's my blog, and I'll post if I want to, to paraphrase Lesley Gore!

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Issue 10!

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Issue 20!

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Issue 30!

Busy covers on issues 10 and 20, aren't they?

Next time: Comics on Parade!

Friday, October 16, 2009

George Tuska, RIP

Tony Isabella just informed me (through Facebook) that comics artist George Tuska has passed away. If you've been following the "original comic art" posts I do, you've probably figured out that I was a great admirer of Tuska's work. I've long wished that he could've been getting as much comics work these days as he'd like (I feel the same way about pretty much anyone who's still around that worked in comics in the 1960s and 1970s). His style was unique, almost a blend of Kirby dynamism with the beauty of John Buscema.

He will be missed.

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Halloween Countdown: Monster Monday on Friday!



I always wonder if having an extra Monster Monday during October makes any of you feel disappointed when it goes back to "just" one day a week come November...

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First up this time around is an Argentina poster for The Mad Magician!

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Nice lobby card for the movie here! Followed by a few stills:

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Moving on, it's Man-Made Monster!

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One of the 8mm home movie releases here! Nice, but I would've preferred something using the original poster art, myself.

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Well, maybe this wouldn't have fit very well in a square shape...

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Note that, in this still, the lady Chaney Jr's carrying isn't showing any leg at all, compared with the poster art!

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And now we're on to Mighty Joe Young, another of my favorites (not as good as the original King Kong, but still a good movie in its own right)! Here's some Mexican lobby cards:

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There are times I wonder if any of you reading this blog do so primarily to see if I'm showing any Mexican lobby cards... there seems to be a fan base for them, based on what I've seen on eBay!

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Here's the US poster!

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Spanish poster here, possibly for a re-release.

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This Spanish poster looks more like it would be for the original release!

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I'm not sure why this concept drawing was chosen as a "still," considering how impressive the actual movie was! Here's a few more stills:

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And last, but not least, here's a Yugoslavian poster!

Give-A-Show Fridays: The Impossibles and Space Kidettes!



Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween Countdown: Random Videos of Geekery: Frankenstein Trailer!



Well, I had to throw in some monster-related videos in here and there even on days with other Halloween Countdown coverage, eh?

Cool Stuff!

Time to show some more cool stuff that's been offered for sale on eBay in the past!

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This custom playset for Mego's Captain Marvel figure is absolutely brilliant, making amazing use out of the same gimmick they used for the Star Trek transporter!

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Next up, the Mexican lobby card for "The Day the Sky Exploded," which probably makes it look like a much better movie than it really was!

And now we're getting into DC heroes stuff!

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First up, the Batman set of Super Hero Stamps! I may have a larger photo of this to be shared in the future.

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One of these Batman & Wonder Woman Etch-A-Sketch Action Packs was just offered for sale back in July! Kind of a neat idea, but with video games getting more and more complex, an idea that was probably 5-10 years too late to really catch on.

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I believe I've posted much smaller photos of the box for the Super Heroes Bingo set before... here's better ones, which you may be able to click for larger viewing options!

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Of fairly recent vintage are these Mexican knockoff plastic figures of the JLA'ers, painted really, really badly!

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Here's Batman and Robin Super Friends Air Freshener... every time I see these, I wonder what scents they had!

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This Batman patch was obviously printed onto the material, as opposed to being embroidered... still a nice piece, though!

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Here's a Super Heroes Lite Brite set... I don't recall being interested in these for very long... maybe from about 5 to 7 or so... very limiting when you're trying to create a picture with it, isn't it?

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Here's the Robin counterpart to the Batman patch presented above!

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This Shazam! Superbaby is wrong on so many levels... well, okay, two, if you don't have a problem with the super baby concept... The obvious one is the blonde hair (the Batman Superbaby also had blonde hair)... but what you can't see is that on the lower left-hand corner of the box, there's a blurb saying "I'm Baby Shazam!" Now, I understand that they couldn't say "I'm Baby Captain Marvel," but still, that specifically makes it sound as though it should be the infant version of the wizard himself!

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This Super Powers party centerpiece obviously recycles Super Friends art with the Super Powers logo!

More DC stuff next time!