Saturday, April 13, 2013

Jackie Robinson Story Poster and LobbyCards

The new flick, 42, about Jackie Robinson just opened...
...let's look at the poster and lobbycards from the first movie about the first Black player in the major leagues (which starred Jackie Robinson as himself), now being offered as posters and prints, digitally-remastered and restored from the actual poster and cards, by a good friend of ours!
There's also a line of t-shirts featuring both the poster artwork and the photo covers for the never-reprinted 1950s comic book series about Jackie Robinson HERE.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Reading Room: BRANT CRAIG "Shark Pirates of Pisces"

Buckle up your personal jet-packs, fans...
...as we blast-off for adventure in yet another alliteratively-titled tale of the interstellar investigator, Brant Craig!
This never-reprinted tale from Youthful's Captain Science #5 (1951) was probably illustrated by Bill Molno.
The writer is unknown.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Annette Funicello in Comic Books!

We were saddened about the passing of 50s-60s icon Annette Funicello...
...and we thought you might like to see her appearances in comic-book form, as presented in our RetroBlogs™.
Beach Blanket Bingo
Zorro
"Spaniard's Secret"

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Reading Room: ZORRO "Spaniard's Secret: Please Believe Me"

Fear not, Faithful one!
You haven't missed a post!
The first part of this tale appeared yesterday at our "brother" blog Secret Sanctum of Captain Video™!
...now we continue the adaptation of this three-episode arc of the classic 1950s Zorro tv series featuring guest star Annette Funicello!
Visit our "brother" blog Western Comics Adventures™, tomorrow, for the thrilling conclusion!
This never-reprinted tale from Dell's Four Color Comics #1037 (1959) was illustrated by Warren Tufts and Joe Giella, but the scripter of the adaptation is unknown.
Now, the episode itself...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Reading Room: FORBIDDEN WORLDS "Mysteries of the Unknown: Interplanetary Episode"

Here's a tale filled with irony...
...about a special man who held the fate of the world in his hands.
Note: there are some "politically-incorrect" references to mental illness, so it might be NSFW.
Appearing in ACG's Forbidden Worlds #86 (1960), this Richard Hughes-scripted and Ken Landau-illustrated tale was an oddly-modified re-presentation of a story originally-published in a pre-Comics Code issue of Adventures into the Unknown!
For one thing, most of the artwork changes restore the original Ken Landau artwork that was modified by Ogden Whitney in the AitU tale!
(The exception is the splash page which is changed from the original version (which had Landau's signature.)
Plus, an entire plot point, involving the dead dog, which was redrawn in the original story into a "mistaken identity" plotline by Whitney, is restored!
Check out our "brother" blog, Seduction of the Innocent™, tomorrow (Wednesday) for the first version of this tale that the Comics Code disapproved of!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Reading Room: SPACE ACTION "Double Menace on Jupiter's Moon"

Strap on your rocket-packs, space cadets...
...because we're about to blast off to the future...as seen in the 1950s!
Penciled by Lou Cameron and inked by Rocco Mastroserio, this tale from Ace's Space Action #1 (1952), was typical of pulp and comic sci-fi of the era with it's flagrant disregard for science, not to mention simple logic.
The writer is, mercifully, unknown.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Return of the Ants, Man!

Due to the mild winter, the ants are back in the kitchen...in force!
Makes you wonder if Henry Pym's a little perturbed he wasn't included in the Avengers movie, and is getting his six-legged friends to "lobby" for his big screen debut...
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