Saturday, April 16, 2011

By the 10s: X-Men/Uncanny X-Men!

About time I got around to Marvel's merry mutants, isn't it? I could've sworn I'd done this one already. Anyway, here's issue 10, featuring the debut of Ka-Zar... or at least the Silver Age version of Ka-Zar!

Cool Stuff: Marvel Stuff!

It's time for the all-Marvel editions of Cool Stuff! Will there be one post? Two? Three? More? Stay tuned! But for this time around, let's begin with these Marvel Sugar Free Gum wrapper fronts!

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The other side of these were the color comics, I believe... and there'll be some of those after the jump!

Movie of the Week: Tobor the Great!

Trailer and more after the jump!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Way of the Geek #14 – Steven Thompson, AKA Booksteve!

The Way of the Geek makes it's triumphant (if short-lived) return with a spotlight on Steven Thompson, better known to many of you as Booksteve! I feel I should publicly apologize to Steve, given that he'd sent me his responses to my questions long ago, and somehow I managed to lose them, until he contact me after I'd posted back in February that I'd run out of willing subjects! Fortunately, he still had his answers, and provided a new copy to me, along with some updated information! And so, without further ado...

Random Videos of Geekery: Benny Hill - "Street Urchin Dreams"

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Comic Book Advertisements!

Yes, this time around it's another Kenner Fun Catalog! This appeared in Gold Key's Harlem Globetrotters #12, among other Gold Key books! I'll comment as I feel inspired.

Dog of the Geek: Hong Kong Phooey!

hong-kong-phooey-cartoonBreed: Generic

Original Appearances: Hong Kong Phooey (Hanna-Barbera, 1974-1976)

Other Appearances: Charlton comic series, a number of toys, including a board game.

Biography: Penry Pooch is the janitor at the police station. Neither Sgt. Flint (“Sarge”) or Rosemary the telephone operator have any idea that, in reality, Penry is really Hong Kong Phooey! Despite everyone's high opinion of him, however, Hong Kong Phooey is really a major screw-up, and the credit should really go to his sidekick cat, Spot. Phooey travels around in his “Phooeymobile,” and transforms into his alter ego by diving into a filing cabinet drawer (usually getting stuck in the process).

Powers: Hong Kong Phooey learned his martial arts skills (such as they are) from studying the book “Hong Kong Book of Kong Fu.”

Group Affiliation: None

Miscellaneous: Phooey was voiced by Scatman Crothers, who also sang the theme song for the program. Sgt. Flint was voiced by Joe E. Ross, better known as Gunther Toody of “Car 54, Where are You?” There were only 16 Hong Kong Phooey episodes produced.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monster Monday: All Godzilla Edition!

I promised Godzilla stuff, I'm delivering Godzilla stuff!

First up, pages from a program book for Godzilla 2000, aka Godzilla Millenium!

Cool Stuff!

Mego Pocket Heroes Hulk is our first item in today's parade, which starts out with some Mego stuff and goes on from there before getting into a bunch of Monkees stuff!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

By the 10s: The Mighty Thor, Part 3!

Let's get the Thunder God finished, shall we?
An awesome Gil Kane cover here on Thor #210!

Puzzle Sunday!

Last week's solution:

This week's puzzle:

Solution next week!

Retro-Reviews: Zago, Jungle Prince #1, Part 2!

Next up in this book is Toni Luck in “Jet Junction”! This story is credited to Glenn Dale – and again, I don't know if that's supposed to be the writer or the artist. The splash page pictures a gigantic Toni leaping through an even more gargantuan ring while she grabs at a bunch of jet aircraft!


In case you can't read the text, it says, “Shortly after our elation May 8, 1945, better known as V-E Day, the fate of major American Cities dangled on a weakening thread that was being woven into the somber pattern of DESTINY. At this same perilous time our plucky, TONI LUCK bravely started out with a sealed assignment from her editor... a mission too dangerous for government agents to fulfill... here is a breathless account of a one-gal invasion at JET JUNCTION!” Talk about your purple prose!