Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Apparently this short was officially titled "The Three Troubledoers," but some of the promotional material left out the Three. No biggee. It's the Three real Stooges Out West. Let the n'yuck-n'yuck-n'yucking begin.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
West Virginia Power
Las Vegas 51s
Can they get any worse? You bet! Come back next week.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
"Fearless Fosdick," I'm sure you know, was a long-running strip-within-a-strip appearing as part of - and sometimes seemingly in place of - Li'l Abner. It's complicated. And that was part of its appeal.
According to the scholarly introduction by Max Allan Collins, Fosdick first turned up in a minor way in 1942 and soon wormed his way back to become an important part of Abner's world. This 1990 Kitchen Sink collection features five Fosdick stories that originally appeared between 1947 and 1952. A couple of them are framed within the Abner strip, as Abner reads and reacts to Fosdick's adventures, while the others, including one that ran daily for two full months, dispense with Abner entirely.
In the beginning, Al Capp was simply lampooning Dick Tracy, but the longer the almost-a-strip went on, the more Fosdick became his own man, and the more the satire was directed at society in general. What I find especially cool is that Fosdick inspired the great comic strip parodies Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder did for MAD (the comic book incarnation) beginning in 1952.
Here's a small taste from the first tale in this book, "Introducting Anyface:"
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The Man With the Gun of the Man Called Paladin
The Merry Man
The original Flash
The first installment of this 12-Part Spectacular is HERE..
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Christopher Lloyd stars as the Op, with Darren McGavin as the Old Man, and a screenplay by Donald Westlake. From the Showtime series Fallen Angels.
More Overlooked Stuff at Sweet Freedom.
Monday, September 21, 2015
The Fox So Cunning and Free
The 6 Million Dollar Mask
Damn Dirty Ape
Beware! More masks approacheth.