Saturday, February 07, 2009

Random Videos of Geekery: Bullwinkle!

Well, apparently AOL Video has decided to jerk me around and drop the video I'd intended to present here... so here's a substitute from YouTube!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Cool Stuff: Major Matt Mason!

Always get lots of comments when I post Major Matt Mason stuff!


The Ultra-Rare Major Matt Mason Board Game!


A few pages from the Major Matt Mason catalog!


A couple of Callistos!


The way-too-tall Captain Lazer!


Very cool Talking Command Console!


This Mobile Launch Pad appears to be rather boring, doesn't it?


Satellite Launch Pak -- A clever utilization of a standard toy!

Next time: Marvel Collectibles!

By the 10's: The Metal Men!

I've always liked the Metal Men, but I've never been fond of DC's more recent revivals...

Issue 10

Issue 20

Issue 30

Issue 40 - Somehow, they'd lost their way with this... the charm and wit was gone, the concept was changed and severely weakened...

Issue 50 - Revived in the 1970s, this series had a great run of stories!

Next time: More Fun Comics!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Quasimodo's Monster Magazine #5, Part 3!


We're up to page 42 of this issue of Quasimodo's Monster Magazine, and the article about Lee Majors, who played the Six Million Dollar Man! By now, it should come as no surprise that the article begins with a two-page spread of pictures and titles!


The article itself (author not credited) discusses Lee Majors' career, from his high school and college football days to his first motion picture role in "Will Penny" and other roles.


Page 46 begins the actual interview with Majors, who explains how the TV show originated (amusingly enough, the transcriber of the interview interprets the title "Cyborg" as "Sideboard," and the error is repeated in the same paragraph), and what bionics are. Majors talks about his fans, too.


On page 48, Majors talks about how he went from athletics to acting, and how he met then-wife Farrah Fawcett-Majors. The interview abruptly ends there, with nothing remotely resembling a wrap-up!


As you can see, pages 50 and 51 are "Mini Monster Posters," with pretty poor reproductions, even for newsprint!

Next time around: Don Wigal reviews "Heroes of the Horrors" -- yes, the same book authored by the subject of an earlier article in the issue! Plus, Monster Mesh Puzzles!

Cool Stuff: Original Comic Art!


Wow, second installment in a row starting off with a Frank Robbins page... this is page 2 from The Invaders 12!


And here's page 3 from Invaders 13, also by Robbins!


Page 26 from the same issue!


Page 26 from Invaders 15, by Robbins again!


Wow, I didn't remember having this many pictures of Invaders art pages! Here's page 11 from Invaders 18!


Page 3 from Invaders 23!


Page 10 from the same issue! Wow, this is just an Invaders-fest, isn't it?


Well, then, let's make this all-Invaders, and wrap it up with Gil Kane's cover for issue 25!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Fair Warning...

If you've had your blog appearing on one of the blogrolls here at the Random Acts of Geekery, and you use profanity in any of your blog entry titles, I'm gonna have to remove your blog from there.

It's not that I find it particularly offensive, but I don't need this blog identified as containing offensive material. Keep it SFW, guys!

By the 10's: Mystery in Space!

Yes, I'm still on a DC streak with By the 10's, as we look at Mystery in Space!

Issue 10 -- well, this is hardly the best of DC's sci-fi comics covers, eh?

Issue 20 - and this is more like it!

Issue 30 - When this story was reprinted in the 1970s, Eisenhower was replaced by Nixon!

Issue 40 - and doesn't that look like a familiar plot?

Issue 50 - Man, that's one incredible train... completely air-tight and everything!

Issue 60 - and it's Adam Strange, probably the best-known series ever from DC's sci-fi comics!

Issue 70 - This dust devil would return in the future, but not in Mystery in Space!

Issue 80 - If you were hoping this would be an Adam Strange-Hawkman team-up featuring the Shadow Thief, you're mistaken!

Issue 90 - One of the iconic Adam Strange covers, if you ask me!

Issue 100 - Why Adam Strange isn't on the cover is beyond me!

Issue 110 wraps up this by the 10's with Ultra, the Multi-Alien! Guess without Adam Strange, the series just couldn't continue!

Next time, another "Done in One" By the 10's, with The Metal Men!