Friday, April 21, 2006

Godzilla on TBS... or is it TNT?

Fans of Godzilla should check their local listings... looks like there'll be a mini G-fest on one of Turner's stations, I think starting on Sunday, including Destroy All Monsters!

To whet your appetite for these G-films, here's a few YouTube offerings:

Japanese "Terror of Mechagodzilla" trailer

Godzilla Vs. MechaGodzilla trailer

Godzilla – World Class Jogger -- This is from Zone Trooper

Super Scary Saturday – Godzilla's Revenge Opening with Al "Grandpa" Lewis!

MST3K – Godzilla Vs. megalon -- The scene where the Big G does the flying kick... yeah, the scene used in the opening of MST3K in at least the last few seasons.

Fan Film: Godzilla vs. Destroyah 2 -- This is pretty crude stuff!

Trailer – King Kong Vs. Godzilla

Godzilla (1954) – First Appearance



Thursday, April 20, 2006

Two 1960s Teen Titans Cartoons!

Yes, friends... back in the late 1960s, Filmation did the FIRST Teen Titans cartoons, way before the Cartoon Network series. Just bear in mind that Robin's not around in these, and for whatever reason, they switched the colors on Kid Flash's costume...

Enjoy! Courtesy of YouTube

Teen Titans – Operation Rescue

Teen Titans – The Monster Machine

Mego Planet of the Apes Commercials

Courtesy of YouTube, here's a couple of videos of 1970s Planet of the Apes action figure commercials. I've got a bootleg video with all kinds of Mego Commercials on it, but so far, these two are the only ones I've found on YouTube.

We'll see if this works! If not, I'll have to figure out a different way to share these.


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Just some random stuff...

As of this evening, I have created 30 -- count 'em, 30 -- covers for the "Drive In Movie Classics" for my Comics They Never Made segments of Cover Stories. Still got a bunch left to do of that and the companion series I've "indexed," but it's enough to get me by for a while, so tomorrow night, I'll no doubt be working on regular columns, to build up a backlog.

Aside from that, what else do I have to talk about?

I probably didn't mention this before, but Jessi had wanted to hire a Celtic band to play at our wedding and the reception. Now, I was open to their playing at the wedding, but not the entire reception. Today, however, we learned that two of the members of the band decided to get married... on the same day as our wedding.

Today, at work, I was part of a group of randomly-chosen employees to have lunch with the publisher. It was an interesting discussion, and I think some things will develop out of it.

So that's pretty much it for today!


Monday, April 17, 2006

Coming Attractions....

Hola, friends!

I know, it's been like a week since I've posted anything... and as you may have guessed, it's because of a current project.

Some of you, I'm hoping at least, have been checking out my weekly Cover Stories column over at World Famous comics... and one of the semi-regular features of that column is "Comics They Never Made!" Well, after writing a year's worth of these columns, I've just about used all the CTNM that I'd posted on the DC History list over in Yahoo Groups, so that means that there'll be some world-premiere ones coming up!

The first one, which will be posted in about five weeks, will be two Marx Brothers comics covers... and then after that, about nine weeks from now, the whole Comics They Never Made section will be taken over by the biggest CTNM series yet, to wit:


Yes, it's the Comics They Never Made debut of a fictional Charlton Comics series! In the past, all the CTNM were either Dell or Gold Key-based books, but I figured Charlton needed its day in the sun, too -- after all, they certainly did their share of licensed properties, which is what CTNM has been all about!

As I said, this will be the biggest series of CTNM posts yet, as I've "indexed" the entire run of that title, as well as a spin-off title... for 105 total issues that will be posted to Cover Stories about five or six at a time, so you can expect they'll be taking over that part of the column for a year, right?

Well... wrong, actually. I do have plans for some other CTNM covers, too, but it's been a struggle finding the artwork for them. I'm wanting to do some Charlton covers featuring Filmation properties, and for some of them, I'll be waiting for DVD releases so I can do some decent screen grabs from them for the cover art. Those will be interspersed here and there.

What can you expect from DRIVE-IN MOVIE CLASSICS? Well, a lot of cheesy and not-so-cheesy science fiction, horror, and monster movies! This has been a lot of fun, and now that all my templates have been created and the artwork collected and the series advanced indexed, it's been pretty fast putting together the covers.