Nagra, White Goddess of the Blue Pygmies debuts today in a thriller titled “Jungle Justice” from Terrors of the Jungle #10 (Sept. 1954); originally released by Star Publications. The story which introduces Nagra was written and illustrated by Jay Disbrow. The Catacombs acknowledges "Comic Book Plus" as the source of this classic comic story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belongs to the original publishers and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Zegra returns to the Catacombs today in a fun adventure called "The Black Pool" from Zegra, Jungle Empress #4 (Feb.1949); originally published by Fox Feature Syndicate. There are no identified creator credits available. The Catacombs acknowledges "Comic Book Plus" as the source of this classic comic story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belongs to the original publishers and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Today we’re continuing with the space adventures theme that began with my last story post. The Red Comet makes his final appearance in “The Slasher” which is taken from Planet Comics #69 (Winter 1952); originally published by Fiction House, written by Cy Thatcher and illustrated by Rudy Palais. It must be mentioned that although this is chronologically the last appearance of this character, this story is in fact a reprint from Planet #20 [previously issued a decade earlier]. The Catacombs acknowledges "Comic Book Plus" as the source of this classic comic story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belongs to the original publishers and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
|Jim Cheung art [detail]!|
Oh, well! Despite that unfortunate experience, it was extremely gratifying to finally meet Ramona Fradon, Brian Bolland, Don McGregor, Ron Randall, and several other guests who were in attendance; plus seeing many more comics industry favorites all over again is always a plus. I only managed to get about half of the items signed that I took with me, and then opted out of attempting the rest solely to minimize the amount of time spent standing static on the cruel concrete flooring. I picked up a small handful of bronze age books to flesh out my collection, and picked up a few additional items. This year I shelled out the most cash to have Jimmy Cheung illustrate my blank white variant cover of Marvel's Infinity #1. I didn't select a subject, and simply left that up to the artist, and he returned a spectacular Captain America (current costume design), which lived up to my expectations.
This year my brother David, our pal Burt, and I took in a few new Baltimore places and activities that we hadn't previously, and then all too soon had to head back to the Carolina's. I've included a few random photos for your edification. Enjoy!
|Mid-afternoon crowd entering on Saturday|
|The most daring cosplayer in attendance; despite black shoes & socks.|
|Infinity #1 (art by Jim Cheung).|
Friday, September 6, 2013
I will be out flying from South Carolina to Maryland this evening to spend the weekend at the 2013 Baltimore Comic-Con. This will be my third consecutive visit to this fun show, and there's plenty of industry guests to get excited about: Neal Adams, Ken Bald, Brian Bolland, Sal Buscema, Jimmy Cheung, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Ramona Fradon, Ron Frenz, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Keith Giffen, Michael Golden, Adam Hughes, Mike Mignola, George Perez, Ivan Reis, Stan Sakai, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin, Herb Trimpe, and Bill Willingham just for starters. This year writer/director/actor Kevin Smith brings his AMC series," Comic Book Men" to Baltimore to film scenes for an upcoming episode too! Wish me luck in getting my small stack of classic back issues signed by those talented folks in attendance; although the fact that I sprung for the VIP admittance package might help out with that goal. See you next week with some fun details!
|[L to R] Brian Bolland; Sal Buscema; Ramona Fradon|
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Babylon 5 originally premiered on February 22, 1993 [pilot], and the regular series initially aired from January 26, 1994 through November 25, 1998. B5 launched an era of television CGI visual effects and in the process earned multiple awards during its initial run, including two consecutive Hugo Awards for best dramatic presentation, several Emmys and Saturn awards, and continues to regularly figure prominently in various polls and listings highlighting top-rated science fiction series. Set between the years 2258 and 2262, it depicts a future where Earth has sovereign states, and a unifying Eartgov. Today let’s take a few moments to remember the talented cast members (both major, minor, and recurring) who have passed away since the show ended: Michael O’Hare (Commander Jeffrey Sinclair); Andreas Katsulas (Ambassador G’Kar); Richard Biggs (Dr. Stephen Franklin); Jeff Conaway (Zack Allen); plus Robin Sachs (various) and Tim Choate (Zathras).
|[L to R]; Michael O'Hare -Andreas Katsulas-Richard Biggs|
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Today I didn’t strangle, shoot, run over, explode, demolish, defame, or otherwise destroy any of the vast army of assholes that have been irritating the living shit out of me lately; but I refuse to DENY that they exist (having contributed to the birth of some of them). Therefore an “outside the box” kind of silver age story is called for (in order to lighten my foul mood). Captain Kiddeo stars in “Space Bum” which is taken from Strange Journey #3 (Feb. 1958); originally published by Ajax-Farrell and illustrated [supposedly] by the Iger Shop gang. The Catacombs acknowledges "Comic Book Plus" as the source of this classic comic story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belongs to the original publishers and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!