Saturday, October 29, 2011

Reading Room: CLASSIC COMICS "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Part 1

With Halloween almost upon us, let's look at one of the most famous ghost tales of all...
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as told in Classic Comics, the predecessor to Classics Illustrated, in a story adapted by Dan Levin and illustrated by Rolland H Livingstone.
What does Brom have in mind for Ichabod?
Be here tomorrow for the answer!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Captain America the First Avenger Now on Blu-Ray & DVD

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GO RENT OR BUY IT OR DVD or BLU-RAY!
The perfect Saturday matinee flick!
Director Joe Johnston, who directed The Rocketeer and was the SFX art director on Raiders of the Lost Ark captures the 1940s beautifully in a movie that evokes the excitement of classic movie serials the same way those other films did!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Reading Room: EERIE Dracula Conclusion

Dracula has made Lucy Seward a vampire.
Dr Van Helsing arrives, too late to save the poor girl, but not too late to send her tormented soul to the afterlife by staking her thru the heart.
Now, his attention turns to her master...Count Dracula!
Though there were a number of Frankenstein tales in the Golden Age, including Dick Briefer's long-running series, there were only a couple of appearances by our favorite vampire (usually a cameo) before this story in 1953!
The trend continued until the late 1960s when Dracula became a supporting character in the b/w Vampirella magazine.
In 1972, when the Comics Code was revised to allow vampires, the Count reappeared not only in short stories, but a long-running series from Marvel highlighted by moody art by Gene Colan.

And, don't forget our brother blog Hero & Heroine Histories™, where we're currently running the Classics Illustrated version of Frankenstein!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Reading Room: EERIE Dracula Part 3

Dracula traveled to England, where he made Lucy Seward his newest victim.
Meanwhile, Lucy's best friend, Mina Murray received news that her fiance Jonathan Harker had been hospitalized.
Rushing to Budapest, she discovers he is speedily recovering, and the two are married that day!
To be concluded...tomorrow!

In case you're wondering why we haven't listed credits for this tale, it's because there aren't any!
We have no idea who the writer and artist(s) are since the art isn't signed and the records for Avon Comics are apparently no longer extant.
However, the art is very well-designed with both clear storytelling and detailed rendering, if slightly-stiff, much in the Reed Crandall / Murphy Anderson school.

And, don't forget our brother blog Hero & Heroine Histories™, where we're currently running the Classics Illustrated version of Frankenstein!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Reading Room: EERIE Dracula Part 2

Real estate agent Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to arrange the purchase of a London townhouse by a rich, reclusive nobleman...Count Dracula.
When he is molested by the count's wives, Harker discovers that they (and Dracula) are vampires, and that he is helpless to stop them!
Meanwhile, in England, Harker's fiance, Mina, worries...
But, will they have a honeymoon...or a funeral?
Be here tomorrow!
And, don't forget our brother blog Hero & Heroine Histories™, where we're currently running the Classics Illustrated version of Frankenstein!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Reading Room: EERIE Dracula Part 1

Did you know that Classics Illustrated did Frankenstein, but not Dracula?
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However, there was an adaptation of the original Bram Stoker novel, published several years after the Classic Comics version of Mary Shelley's tale in the mid-1940s (which we're currently running in Hero & Heroine Histories™)!
It appeared in Avon Comics' Eerie #12 (1953), and was the only book-length story to appear in the title!
To the best of our knowledge, the story has never been reprinted, probably due to it's length.
What shall Johnathan Harker do?
Join us tomorrow for the frightening answer!

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