Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hero(ine) History Retro Edition: Captain America 1966!

With the new Captain America movie filming, we thought it time to take a look at the original 1940s movie Cap.
And, to make it even more fun, we'd look at it from a Silver Age perspective...
Specifically, an article from the HTF 1960s magazine On the Scene Presents: Super-Heroes!
 (Click on the pix for larger images)

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Great One is Coming...Back!

For those of us old enough to remember 1970, this promo produced geekgasms.
In 2011, this art... almost as exciting!
Read why HERE!

The only thing that would make it even better is if The King himself were still here...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Read LOBO: the Complete Saga!

We've posted background info about this historically-significant comic book series, but now you have a chance to actually read the HTF tales at our brother blog, Hero & Heroine Histories!
Issue #1 is already posted. Starting on Saturday, we'll begin posting the second (and final) issue.

And don't forget our line of Lobo comic collectibles, including t-shirts, mugs, and other goodies at...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

YouTube Wednesday: Nazis on the Moon in IRON SKY!

Continuing our weekly feature "YouTube Wednesday"...
Regular readers are well aware of my love for retro-style visuals in movies, particularly flicks like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow or the recent Robert Downey, Jr. Sherlock Holmes.
Iron Sky is a dark cross-genre action-comedy set in the year 2018, when Nazis, who fled to the dark side of the Moon in 1945, return to claim the Earth for the Fourth Reich!
It's is a Finnish-German-Australian co-production with a budget of 6.8 million euros, and very heavy on CGI.
Here's the first teaser...

And here's the second one...

The cast includes Götz Otto (Tomorrow Never Dies, Schindler’s List, Downfall), Christopher Kirby (Matrix Reloaded & Matrix Revolutions, DayBreakers, Space: Above and Beyond), Udo Kier (Blood for Dracula, GrindHouse), Tilo Prückner (The Neverending Story, Die Fälscher), and German actress Julia Dietze, a future Fantastic Femme if ever there was one!
Screenplay's by Johanna Sinisalo ( a 2009 Nebula Award nominee) and Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts).
The film just wrapped primary photography and fx will be completed in December.

What makes Iron Sky unique is the extent of the collaboration with movie fans and sci-fi community; "crowdsourcing" ideas and content for the movie in a collaborative movie making platform called WreckaMovie, giving the film publicity by sharing information online, even partially-funding the movie by designing and buying collectible merchandise and other means.  One million euros of the budget comes from fans. Pretty impressive!
Check out their About the Film

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mister Mouse Meets Peter Max

Maybe it's just the depressing, gray weather, but I want something colorful...
This HTF short story by the late, great, Wally Wood should fill the bill. Enjoy!
Wow! How "Age of Aquarius" can you get?  ;-)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fantastic Femmes--Tamala Jones

She does comedy!
She does genre!
And she does them both very well, indeed!
Tamala R Jones may have started in sit-coms like Wayans Bros and Parent 'Hood, but she's also proven to have dramatic acting chops on series like Dangerous Minds and, currently, Castle.
She's not a "big name"...yet.
But she will be...
Genre appearances include...
Castle (Dr. Lanie Parish)
Busted (JJ)
Laredo (Maggie)
Protect and Serve (Sharon Harvey)
Ghost Whisperer "Drowned Lives"
CSI: Miami "Going, Going, Gone"
Long Distance (Margaret Wright)
Turn It Up (Kia)
JAG "The Brotherhood"

Check out...
Tamala's Twitter feed
WHAT??? NO fanpages for this lovely lady?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine's Day Comic Book Cover Greeting Cards

For our final Valentine's Day-themed post for 2011, here's a link to a one-stop storefront for all your retro comic book cover greeting card needs!
Yes, this art's by Marvel legend John Buscema!