Saturday, August 29, 2020

Gone Too Soon...Chadwick Boseman 1976-2020

I didn't know he had cancer...
...and he didn't publicize the fact, preferring to perform and create memorable cinematic personas, both real and fictional.
As a Brooklyn boy born the year the Dodgers left town, I grew up with my dad (who hated the Yankees) telling the story of Jackie Robinson and the incredible guts he had in order to do what no Black man had done before!
When the movie 42 hit theaters, I rushed out to catch it, and see the tales my dad told me about (including some of the really-nasty, racist shit) brought to life.
Boseman's Jackie Robinson wasn't a pure, larger-than-life icon, but a guy who wanted to do something he loved, no matter what it took.
When he was cast as The Black Panther (and yes, I bought Fantastic Four #52 at my local candy store in early 1966), I knew he'd have the physical prowess to make the character convincing on-screen, but wasn't sure he'd pull off the persona, not to mention the accent.
I shouldn't have worried.
He was great!
Now he's gone.
What can you do to pay respect?
No matter what it takes!
It's what Jackie and T'Challa Would Do!
So, let your voice be heard!
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Friday, August 28, 2020

Trump Reading Room / Friday...Fun? HELP! "Now, Just to Save Time..."

After watching last night's Triumph of the Will-type convention rally by Don da Con... you really think this "humorously"-captioned pic from Warren's HELP! #26 (1965) isn't as relevant today as it was 55 years ago?
Be Afraid!
Be VERY afraid!
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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Reading Room WEIRD TALES OF THE FUTURE "Survival of the Fittest"

Fiction or prophecy?
This is only 12 years away!
Read this tale and prepare for the possible (if not probable) mechanical Armageddon!
The penciler of this never-reprinted story from Key's Weird Tales of the Future #1 (1952) was a young Ross Andru, but the mediocre inking is clearly not his soon-to-be-partner Mike Esposito!
The identity of the embellisher, as well as the scripter remain a mystery to this day...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Wednesday Worlds of Wonder HARSH REALM "Trail" Conclusion

...sent to the cyber-universe of Harsh Realm to retrieve Dan Crawford, private-eye Dexter Green had allied himself with a couple of computer-generated constructs and another visitor from the Real World.
As the group sleeps, Dan appears to Dexter in a dream...
Remember, if you're "killed" in Harsh Realm, your body dies in the Real World!"
The Quest Continues in Two Weeks!
Next Week
Return to the Lost World with Hunt Bowman!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Reading Room SPACE ACTION "Prisoners on Solar"

Solar power is cheap and easy to access, right?
At least until someone takes control of the Sun (or a reasonable facsimile thereof)!
Considering that, even in the 1950s, we knew the Sun wouldn't die out for billions of years, you have to wonder when this story from Ace's Space Action #1 (1952) is set!
Apparently the unknown writer didn't know or didn't care, since no date is given.
But the art by Lou Cameron and Rocco Mastroserio shows technology only a couple of hundred of years ahead!
Go figure...
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Monday, August 24, 2020

Monday Madness / CoronaVirus Comics MORLOCK 2001 AND THE MIDNIGHT MEN "Then Came the Midnight Man" Part 1

...except it isn't Morlock: 2001!
It's now Morlock 2001 and the Midnight Men, according to the book's cover!

The creative team is totally-new, including the one-time-only team-up of penciler Steve (Spider-Man) Ditko and inker Berni (Swamp Thing) Wrightson!
We've now witnessed the origin of the Midnight Man.
What next?
Be here for Morlock's (and the Midnight Man's) last stand!
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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Most Excellent! Bill & Ted's Never-Repinted Premiere Adventure Begins Tomorrow!

...we thought it only appropriate to re-present the never-reprinted hard-to-find adaptation of their first cinematic adventure!
Note: it was published as a tie-in to the home video release, after the movie appeared in theaters!
Behold this most excellent tale starting tomorrow, Monday the 24th at Secret Sanctum of Captain Video!