Saturday, January 25, 2014

Monster Stuff!

Dipping once again into the Godzilla well, at least to start off this installment!
The seller of this on eBay claimed it was a Godzilla Vs. Ghidora playset from Japan... and certainly the three-headed monster is on the packaging, but I don't see the King in the package...

Book and Record Set Video Feature: Popeye in "Oyle Over Troubled Waters"!

Well, it appears that I may have finally posted all the videos I've made from my Give-A-Show Projector collection here, so it's time to switch things around! Taking its place on the rotation will be videos made from Book and Record Sets. I'll at least start with the ones I've made, and if I run out of those, I'll use videos others have put up on YouTube. I'll keep things on the geeky side, of course!

This first one is a Popeye one, and when I got it for my collection, I was nervous, to say the least. The art certainly looked good, but what would it sound like when I listened to the record? Would the voices be good, or would they be crap? Judge for yourself:

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fandom Library: K-A 10!


Cover Redux!

Yes, it's time to nitpick between the original Marvel Comic and the reprint book! This time around, we start with an easy one... X-Men #41 and the reprint in X-Men #89... and it's an all-new cover, not nearly as striking as the two-color original! Note also the lack of blurb about Cyclops' origin -- was it cut from the reprint?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Movie Monsters #1!

Here's a short-lived magazine that tried to ride the coattails of Famous Monsters!

Comic Book Ads: Fawcett Comics House Ads!

Fawcett, like pretty much all comics publishers, had their fair share of house advertising in their comics... and some of them were even just promoting what was going to be in the next issue of the comic! Here's part one of a gallery of Fawcett's house ads!
First up, this ad, which teased the readers about the unnamed Captain Nazi, as well as the team-up of Bulletman and Captain Marvel! Fawcett teamed up their heroes fairly often, although not as regularly as National's Justice Society.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My Favorite Movies #1: Casablanca

Yes, it's another of those recurring features here on the Random Acts of Geekery, and this one is kind of like the essays on comics characters, except that it focuses on my favorite movies! There's no particular order going with these, the position has nothing to do with where it is in my personal top 10 or 20 or 100 or 1000. So, let's just dive in so you can see what this is about, okay?

The first movie I'd like to write about is Casablanca, and of course I mean the Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman version from 1942. Now, if you ask most filmophiles what the best movie ever made was, they'll probably say Citizen Kane... and it definitely has a good claim to that title. But so far as movies go that I enjoy watching again and again, I'd have to give the nod to Casablanca.

Cool Stuff: Outer Limits Cards!

As promised... Outer Limits trading cards!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Kirby Kovers!

Time for another parade of Klassic Kirby Kovers!
Jack knew how to draw western covers!

Dog of the Geek: Yankee Poodle!

Y is for Yankee PoodleBreed: Poodle

Original Appearances: New Teen Titans #16 (preview), Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew

Other Appearances: Teen Titans #30-31 (December 2005-January 2006) (see Miscellaneous), Oz-Wonderland War, Captain Carrot and the Final Ark, (Miniseries)

Biography: On Earth-C, populated by “funny animals,” reporter Rova Barkett was interviewing movie actor Byrd Rentals when she was struck by a meteor fragment (originally launched towards Earth by Starro the Conqueror), which gave her the powers of “animal magnetism,” which manifests itself visually by a stream of stars or stripes. Rentals was also struck by a fragment, and the two of them teamed up with others affected similarly to form the Zoo Crew after assisting Superman in the defeat of Starro.

Powers: Yankee Poodle could shoot electromagnetic “stars” with her right hand to repel objects, and red and white stripes with her left hand to attract objects. Combining both hands created “magno-blasts”.

Group Affiliation: Zoo Crew
Miscellaneous: That Teen Titans appearance portrayed the Zoo Crew in a darker version of Earth-C, and many fans don't feel it's part of real Zoo Crew continuity. The Zoo Crew were created by Roy Thomas and Scott Shaw!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Puzzle Time!

As always, solutions after the jump! You may need to click on this one to enlarge it in order to get a better shot at solving it:
You might want to save a copy of the above image for future installments!

Comic Reading Library: The Big Valley #4