Saturday, February 18, 2012

Reading Room: COMMANDER BATTLE AND THE ATOMIC SUB Conclusion

...that really says it all, doesn't it?
BTW, wouldn't this comic make a great multi-million dollar cgi-fx movie?
(Wait a sec...they're doing a BattleShip flick...)
 Aquatic aliens vs the US Navy!
These guys at American Comics Group were ahead of their time...by over 50 years!
On with the story...
Commander Battle and the Atomic Sub will return...soon!
(I wanna see what happens next, too!)

Script by Richard Hughes, the Stan Lee of ACG who wrote practically everything during his tenure as editor/writer!
Pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Odgen Whitney and others.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Reading Room: COMMANDER BATTLE AND THE ATOMIC SUB Part 2

Now, that's a synopsis!
(For the record, the "saucer" still looks like a doughnut!)
On with the story...
I could see the editorial conference now...
"OK, guys, for our first issue we have..
3-D (sort of) effects!
An atomic sub!
Evil aliens!
A "flying saucer"!
The underwater city of Atlantis!
A giant sea monster!
Did we leave anything out?"
Find out tomorrow in the pulse-pounding conclusion!

Script by Richard Hughes, the Stan Lee of ACG who wrote practically everything during his tenure as editor/writer!
Pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Odgen Whitney and others.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Reading Room: COMMANDER BATTLE AND THE ATOMIC SUB Part 1

Travel back to the 1950s, when atomic power was all that stood between us and flying saucers...
...although how an atomic submarine will do it is something to behold!
So, buckle your seatbelts and dive in!
Oddly enough, the "flying saucer" looks more like a flying doughnut...or the 1950s concept of a space station as seen in contemporary films like Conquest of Space!
Script by Richard Hughes, the Stan Lee of ACG who wrote practically everything during his tenure as editor/writer!
Pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Odgen Whitney and others.
Be here tomorrow for Part 2 when we'll see who's behind the "flying saucer"...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

COMMANDER BATTLE AND THE ATOMIC SUB are coming...

While preparing files for the 3-D Week series, I came across this title in my archives...
..which doesn't use 3-D, but a pseudo-3-D process called...
BTW, only the first issue used the TrueVision gimmick.
The 1954 seven-issue series from American Comics Group featuring art by Ogden Whitney, Sheldon Moldoff, and Ken Hughes has a lot in common with the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea tv series and the Voyage to the Deep comic series, emphasizing wild science fiction storylines with the occasional spy/anti-Commie tale.
Be here tomorrow when we present the never-reprinted #1, which features the origin of the sub, the assembling of the crew and their first mission!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Preview: THE SHADOW #1 Alternate Cover by Francesco Francavilla

Who Knows What Evil...?
Francesco Francavilla does, as this alternate cover from #1 of Dynamite's new Shadow comic book shows!
Check out his blog entry about it HERE!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Whitney Houston (1963-2012)

Genre appearances included...
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (Fairy Godmother / performer: "Prologue", "Impossible", "It's Possible", "Finale Ultimo", "There's Music in You")
The Preacher's Wife (Julia Biggs)
The BodyGuard (Rachel Marron / performer: "Queen of the Night")
Note: The BodyGuard is not really genre, but it's use of footage from the classic 1926 film Metropolis as well as the Maria-Robotrix-influenced costume prominently featured in the video for "Queen of the Night" and the film itself make it worthy, IMHO, of inclusion.

Check out...
Other actresses to play Fairy Godmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella include Celeste Holm [1965] and Edie Adams [1957]
Other actresses to play Julia Biggs include...
Actually, in the previous version of this film, The Bishop's Wife [1947], the character was named Julia Brougham and played by Loretta Young.
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