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Super Movie Monday – Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Another under-the-wire entry. I decided to hold off on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 until after Halloween, since I only have this one week before we get into October. So here is a quick look back at the cyberpunk classic, Ghost … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Border Worlds

Last week, I discussed Don Simpson’s superhero parody, Megaton Man, which initially ran for 10 issues in the mid-80’s from Kitchen Sink. Starting with issue #6, ¬†Simpson introduced a back-up feature to Megaton Man, a straight science-fiction adventure titled Border … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Shatter

Apple’s Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, was a fascinating machine. Underpowered, but easy to learn and use, it only lacked one thing to enable it to take off: some practical use. That came the next year, when Apple introduced the … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – First Man Into Space

I apparently didn’t choose wisely for Halloween, spending my time with relatively high-quality fare like The Valley of Gwangi and Mighty Joe Young. I realized I never had time to indulge in the really guilty pleasure of watching absolutely awful … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Cybersuit Arkadyne

I love anime and manga, and for a long time, I was also a big cyberpunk fan. So it should come as no surprise that when I saw a manga-style comic called Cybersuit Arkadyne, I snapped that shit up. Cybersuit … Continue reading

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Powerful Pages – Gladiator by Philip Wylie

Philip Wylie is perhaps best known for his novel When Worlds Collide, which was made into a big budget special-effects extravaganza by producer George Pal. But every year, it becomes more apparent that his most influential novel by far was … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – Barbarella

I mentioned last week that Starcrash was influenced by Barbarella, the French comic-turned-campy sci-fi movie. Looking back at Barbarella, the influence may be less extensive than I remembered, but it is still there. Both feature gorgeous heroines clad in very … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – Starcrash, Part 2

As we left off last week in recapping Lewis Coates’s (aka Luigi Cozzi’s)¬†1979 Italian homage to/rip-off of Star Wars, Stella Star (Caroline Munro) was freezing to death on an icy planet while her longtime partner Acton (Marjoe Gortner) lay dead … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – Starcrash

Okay, as I warned you last week, this is not a superhero film, nor is it based on a comic book. But Starcrash is heavily influenced by Barbarella, a comic that was itself made into a movie starring a young … Continue reading

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