Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Captain's Holiday Library SAVED BY THE BELL "Chilling Holiday"

It's over 30 years later...

...and the gang from Bayside High is back, so here's the first of their "classic" comic book adventures unseen since their initial appearance!
Written by Angelo DeCesare, penciled by Hy Rosen, and inked by Ken Selig, this tale was part of the series' first and last appearances (Saved by the Bell #1 [1992] and Saved by the Bell Holiday Special [1993]).
The comic lasted five issues and two one-shot specials.
Though most are calling it a reboot, the show is actually a sequel (one of several that have popped up over the years), which really should be called Saved by the Bell: the Next Generation since most of the original's cast are appearing as their characters from the first series...
If you're unfamiliar with the show and characters, Entertainment Weekly has a convenient primer HERE!
Trivia: the article doesn't mention the original Saved by the Bell is actually a sequel series to Good Morning Miss Bliss, which starred former Disney movie star Hayley Mills as teacher Carrie Bliss, featured Zack, Screech, Lisa, and Mr Belding...and was set in Indianapolis!
(Apparently the surviving characters moved en masse to Bayside, California when the show was retooled!)
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Good Morning Miss Bliss / Saved by the Bell / Saved by the Bell: the College Years / SbtB:Hawaiian Style / SbtBell:Wedding in Las Vegas
(It does not include Saved by the Bell: the New Class...a sequel series which ran longer than the original series!)
...But you can get it HERE!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

It's Flash's 40th Anniversary!

Before we end 2020, we wanted to acknowledge that it's the 40th Anniversary of Flash Gordon.
Though critically-reviled when it came out, the movie has attained cult-classic status, primarily due to the soundtrack by Queen...
...and over-the-top performances by (among others) Brian Blessed (Hawkman Prince Vultan), Topol (Dr Zarkoff) and Max Von Sydow (Ming the Merciless).
The adaptation was written by Bruce Jones and illustrated by legendary artist Al Williamson (who, ironically, was also doing the equally-magnificent graphic novel version of The Empire Strikes Back at the same time)!
Interestingly, Williamson inked the entire Flash adaptation, while allowing the talented Carlos Garzon (himself, no slouch) to ink the bulk of Empire.
Read it, from the beginning...HERE!
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