Monday, September 30, 2019

Captain's Library THE RAVEN Part 1

Yeah, I know October begins tomorrow...
...but we couldn't wait to begin our contribution to the CountDown to Halloween 2019 Blogathon!
Will they survive?
Will this be the shortest movie adaptation in history?
The cast was a 1940s-1960s horror movie fan's dream: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff...and a young Jack Nicholson (before he became famous)!
This Dell's Movie Classic from 1963 was written by Don Segall and iillustrated by Frank Springer, based on Richard Matheson's script which was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven".
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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Captain's Library BRADY BUNCH "T.V. or Not T.V."

Today's the 50th Anniversary of the debut of... let's celebrate with a tale about television and its' effect on the newly-blended family!
BTW, note that Alice is decidedly "off-model", as if Ann B Davis had not yet been cast, or the artist had no reference for the character...
If you're under 30, this story will make no sense whatsoever, since almost infinite access to entertainment via a variety of screens including tvs, desktop and laptop computers, tablets/ipads, and even smartphones is a way of life!
If you're over 30, you probably experienced this situation (or something similar) during your childhood!
Written by Don (DJ) Arneson and illustrated by Jose Delbo, Dell's Brady Bunch #1 (1970) was a decent, if cliched, attempt to capture the humor and feel of the first season.
Strangely, the comic only lasted one more issue, which, considering the show's five-year run seems odd, since even series that lasted two seasons had comics that lasted at least five issues!
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...which includes the original series, the animated series, the various tv movies and spin-off series and the rebooted feature film series!
(It doesn't include the Brady Bunch Variety Hour, due to music rights issues!
But everything else is here!)