Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kyuranger Finale

Welcome back to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re talking about the final run of episodes of Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger (see previous posts for more info). Plot Rundown The Red Ranger, Lucky, leads his friends in saving the universe from Jark Matter. Along the way he finds out he’s a prince, the Silver Ranger … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Jack Staff # 1

So we meet again.  This week's RETRO REVIEW features an independent comic book from Dancing Elephant Press.  The comic is Jack Staff # 1 and it is cover dated April 2000.  The comic was created, written and drawn by writer/artist Paul Grist.  Or as it says on the interior of the front cover; Paul "The Knave" Grist!  … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Ultimate Black Panther

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re looking at an AU story starring Black Panther (in celebration of his big screen debut this week). It’s just about the only one I could find – Ka-Zar headlined more issues of What If? than King T’Challa, and he tops out at one! How’s It Different? Like … [Read more...]

Marvel 1975 Slurpee Cups

Hey, how you doin'?  I'm back this week with a repeat Fabulous Find, looking at the 1975 Marvel Comics Slurpee cups.  In 1975, I was a young man attending college and working in the college’s bookstore to earn some extra bucks and I discovered that the chain store, 7-11, was selling their slurpees in plastic cups … [Read more...]

Expensive TV and Movie Memorabilia

Expensive TV and Movie Memorabilia It’s every collector’s dream to have a room filled with original memorabilia from your favorite movies and TV shows. And, it’s not necessarily about owning the coolest objects. It involves preservation of the past, hero adoration, and of course, cosplay. What was once a closet hobby … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kamen Rider Build, Part 2

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re doing another check-in the currently ongoing Kamen Rider Build. We’ll be talking about events up through episode 20, since this post goes to press before I can watch 21, and will contain spoilers for what’s happened up to now. Plot Rundown See my rundown of the first … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: DC Comics Legends # 1 – 6

Welcome back all, this week I'm once again going into the DC Comics annex of the comic book vault and I've pulled out the mini-series; Legends.  There were six (6) issues in this mini-series and this is the comic book/series that John Byrne made his DC debut.  These issues came out just before his Superman update hit … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Vampirella Manga

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we’re turning our eyes away from the big two and towards the classic pin-up horror heroine Vampirella as we read the two Vampirella Manga ashcan specials. How’s It Different? These would be imaginary stories, placing monstrous femme fatales Vampirella and Pantha … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Norgil the Magician books

Greetings and salutations friends, fans and family.  It's time once again for a new Fabulous Find and this week I've gone to my bookshelf and pulled off the shelf, two books written by Walter Gibson, writing under the pseudonym of Maxwell Grant.  The books in question are; Norgil The Magician and Norgil: More Tales of … [Read more...]

Scripting Errors: Michael Chabon’s X-Men

Welcome back to Scripting Errors, where we look at movies that might have been! Today’s entry would more accurately be called a MisTreatment, since I selected a 19 page X-Men treatment (the first step in the script writing process) rather than a full script. This post is illustrated with fan art by Scott Ngo, check … [Read more...]

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