Saturday, April 25, 2015

XXX Superhero Parody Posters/Covers

A few years ago, Axel Braun came out with a glossy porn adaptation of the 1966 Batman TV series. It was SO well done that people who didn't normally look at porn raved about he attention to detail therein! In porn, as in life, when something is a hit, keep redoing it until it flops. So more XXX superhero parodies came along--some good, some bad. Some were, like Batman, so enjoyable that you wanted them to include a version with the sex scenes edited out just to actually watch a good superhero show! Even when the movies--such as they were--were terrible,. the posters (most often seen just as box covers) were almost always very well done, as evidenced by this selection of only SOME of the many examples!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Signed Lost Girl Copies

I won't be there but this weekend, Kathy Coleman will be in New Jersey at the Chiller Theatre show. It'll be her first time signing copies of our book and the first time fans will be able to get  their copies signed! Also present will be her co-stars, Wesley Eure and Phil Paley, all still celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first season of LAND OF THE LOST.

If you're nearby, you can also meet Ann-Margret, Mike Nesmith, Dick Miller, Gilbert Gottfried, Ron Jeremy, Michael Parks, Anson Williams and Donny Most and a bunch more really cool, nostalgic faces! Tell Kathy I said hi!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar...Starring ME-1996

The late great announcer Fred Foy now has a tribute website set up by his daughter. It has lots of videos including several hours from the 1996 Cincinnati Old-Time Radio and Nostalgia Con including the re-creations. This was the first year where we met the lovely Karen Hughes (then 11) but I had forgotten it was also the year where I played the lead role in an episode of YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR opposite Mr. Foy and Parley Baer.

I didn't much care for the lead, actually. I had to do a straight voice and I was on mike the whole half hour. Never got to sit down or think about my line readings. I was okay, but I was better as Burly Scott in the LONE RANGER episode, also seen here! Still! Much fun then and now! I hadn't seen this in 19 years. Check it out here: 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Am I An Archie Character?

In 2010 and 2011 I was privileged to not only interview Archie (and CRACKED) writer George Gladir twice but to also have him just call up to chat a few times when he remembered something else he thought I might find interesting. He also mailed me a number of scans for possible use in the Archie history I had contacted him about initially. So he knew my name. 

The current JUGHEAD DIGEST features this story in which Archie acts as a big brother to...Steven Thompson! George passed in 2013 so this is obviously a reprint but from when? If it was 2010 or 2011, was this a shout-out to me that he just never mentioned or perhaps he needed a name and mine was the first one he thought of since I had just called him? Maybe? 

It's important to note that it is, in fact. "Steven" as opposed to "Steve" or the more likely "Stevie."

We may never know but I like to think it was a shout-out.
Thanks, George!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

R.I.P. Herb Trimpe

From all evidence, he had an enjoyable weekend at the East Coast Con in New York but then he died yesterday. The definitive Hulk artist! Rest in Peace, sir. And thanks.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

R.I.P. Stan Freberg

Donavan Freberg is reporting the passing of his father, one of my heroes for many years.