Thursday, October 26, 2017

Captain's Library SPOOF "Blechhula!"

There are some movies that deserved comic book adaptations...
...but all they got were things like this never-reprinted, extremely-faithful parody from Marvel's Spoof #4 (1973)!
(BTW, the doctor on the cover was Robert Young as tv sawbones Marcus Welby M.D., also the subject of a parody in this issue!)
There was a Blackenstein, as well as a Blacula sequel, Scream Blacula Scream (co-starring Pam Grier), but the Blaxploitation trend died down before more classic monsters could be adapted to the genre!
Shakespearean actor William Marshall, already familar to genre fans as Dr Richard Daystrom on classic Star Trek, took what could have been a mediocre potboiler and gave it gravitas and panache, creating a memorable addition to the ranks of cinematic creatures of the night!
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Happy 60th Anniversary, Zorro!

Sixty years ago today...
...Walt Disney unleashed his version of the already-legendary Zorro on America, creating a phenomenon equal to Davy Crockett-mania several years earlier!
Check out his premiere in both comics and tv HERE!
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Captain's Theatre BLADE RUNNER 2049 Anime Prequels

Though there's no comics adaptation of Blade Runner 2049 as there was with the original movie...
...there are several anime "prequels" set between the first film and the new one!
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Captain's Library BLADE RUNNER Conclusion

...actually, we'll be seeing what causes what we see in this Brent Anderson cover art shortly.
But, to recap...
Blade Runner Rick Deckard is closing in on replicant leader Roy Batty and his followers...
Adapted by writer Archie Goodwin, pencilers Al Williamson & Carlos Garzon, and inkers Williamson, Dan Green & Ralph Reese.
Considering the comic creators were working off a script, some stills, and a few film clips, it's an amazing job that conveys a lot of the "feel" of the movie without the creatives having seen the movie itself!
There's no comics adaptation of the new movie, Blade Runner 2049.
There are several "prequel" anime shorts that take place between the first film and this one.
We'll present them...tomorrow!
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