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Archive for August, 2012

Personal Best? Flashback to My Favorite Swamp Thing Cover Quartet While preparing for the upcoming Cincinnati Comic Expo Swamp Thing Reunion, I was asked by the Comic Expo Director Andrew Satterfield what my favorite Swamp Thing cover might be. Well, that’s a tough question. I can’t name one—so I narrowed it down to what I [...]

Blockbuster Bi-Beasts Busted the Banks! Or: How Godzilla, Megalon, and Space Spiders Made a Bicentennial Bundle, Part 3 ____ “Vance, did you ever see that movie JAWS? Well, it makes that shark look like a goldfish!” – Alan Hale, Jr., live from the night-time streets of Gleason, WI, in THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION (1975)—and wishful [...]

Jack Kirby’s Birthday Bash Celebrating What-Would-Have-Been Jack’s 95th Intermission: With a mission. Posted on Facebook by “Remembering Jack Kirby”, captioned: “Long Island, 1950. Rosalind and Jack Kirby with their children, Neal (2) and Susan (6).” Image ©1950, 2012 Neal and Susan Kirby. _____ I held off posting my usual Monday Myrant because, well, today would have [...]

Berserk Bicentennial Big Beasts! Or: How Godzilla, Megalon, and Wisconsin-Spawned Space Spiders Overran 1976 America, Part 2 One of the ballsiest aspects of Cinema Shares promo of their wide summer of 1976 release of Jun Fukuda‘s ゴジラ対メガロ / Gojira tai Megaro / Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) was their blatant appropriation of artist  John Berkey‘s memorable [...]

The Bicentennial Beast Blender Blast! Reconnecting With the Summer of ’76 MonsterFest, Part 1 Toho Studios’s “international poster” and promotional art for ゴジラ対メガロ / Gojira tai Megaro / Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), which Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock adapted for the first legal US DVD release’s cover sleeve art __________ What was otherwise a rough weekend was [...]