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Super Movie Monday – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

In 2003, director Stephen Norrington, best known for making a kick-ass movie about a comic book hero who wasn’t a traditional superhero (1998’s Blade) directed another film based on a group of comic book heroes who weren’t traditional superheroes, with … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Captain America and the Falcon #191

Last week, we featured Steve Englehart’s attempt to make Cap relevant and interesting to a 1970’s audience more interested in the Watergate scandal than WWII patriotic propaganda. As a parting gift before he left the series, Englehart decided to retcon … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – Steamboy

So I’ve been a part of this role-playing game for most of the last two years, which took place in a steampunk Atlantis setting. The game ended a few weeks ago, but apparently, I’m still not over it, because today, … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Captain America and the Falcon #176, 178

Last week,we looked at Captain America #117, in which we saw the introduction of a new superhero, The Falcon. Lest you think this was merely a minor blip in the history of Cap, let’s jump forward five years, to 1974. … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – Jack the Giant Killer

Okay, I admit, this one doesn’t have even the slightest connection to superheroes except maybe that Dell published a Jack the Giant Killer comic to tie in with the movie. Anyway, everything I wanted to do I either don’t have … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Captain America #117

The next few weeks from the Vault are going to be a little different. I have a very few Captain America comics from the 60’s and 70’s, and for the next month or so, I’ll be visiting them one by … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – The Return of Swamp Thing

So in 1989, seven years after Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing (which was discussed here last week), came the sequel, The Return of Swamp Thing. Back for the sequel were Dick Durock as Swamp Thing and Louis Jourdan as villain Arcane … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Achilles Storm #1

I tried to do things right this week: got an early start reading the book I thought I would cover, Achilles Storm No. 1, published by Aja Blu Comix in 1990. But then I read it, and it just sucked. … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – Swamp Thing

Okay, so in the 70’s, writer Len Wein and artist Berni Wrightson created a tight little horror story for House of Secrets #92, featuring a plant-man much like previous comics characters, The HeapĀ and Marvel’s Man-Thing. The next year, Wein and … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Flaxen

Two years ago, I did a series of Vault posts over on Frazier’s Brain about comic book heroes based on real-life people. It was inspired by seeing Tim Burgard in the credits of a movie and realizing I had some … Continue reading

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