Friday, March 6, 2015

Six Million Dollar Man - 2 Exciting Stories UPDATE

Now it can be told, er, read!

A new Power Pal simply known as Reddata saw my post from a week or two ago regarding my not having the interior pages to this book and record set and generously sent them along! Thanks Reddata!

This act of geek generosity inspired me to try and make this site a little more user friendly, so if you look above where the audio links are, you'll see a link to a PDF of the "book" portion of this set. Now you can truly read as you listen! Over time I will try and add more of these PDFs to the site and it won't be limited to these tiny low-res scans. Enjoy!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Star Trek - 5 All-New Action Adventures


Another Star Trek Power Record discovery courtesy the Star Trek Story Records site is this LP featuring five audio adventures culled from both "eras" of Trek recordings. At least this time around, some attempt was made to put together a snazzy sleeve, as opposed to just slapping a still up and calling it a day.

The Star Trek Story Records site lists this LP as "very rare", and indeed I've never seen it before and could not find it on eBay. I couldn't even find it on Google, so we don't have a back cover sleeve to look at (yet).

It's difficult, if not impossible, to find any behind the scenes info about these Power Records releases, outside of talking to some of the comic book pros who worked on the book portions. But it occurs to me that Peter Pan was still in business in 1982, and there were other Star Trek book and record sets tied to The Wrath of Khan, but they are not from Peter Pan. So at some point between the two films, Peter Pan either gave up or lost the Trek license.

Also, Peter Pan was stretching the truth just a tad using the phrase "all-new" when referring to the record's contents!

R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy, who meant so much to so many. LLAP.

Update: Power Pal Rockwell Jay Pugglesowrth was kind enough to send along the back cover so we can all enjoy. It's quite spiffy--if you didn't know better, Star Trek: The Motion Picture almost looks exciting!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Star Trek - The Human Factor

Power Pal Rockwell J. Pugglesworth sent me a link to a site called Star Trek Story Records, which features a complete(?) listing of every Trek record Peter Pan issued! I took a quick look and found a number of Trek records we haven't yet covered, so let's catch up.

This audio adventure is called "The Human Factor", which was one of the newer stories created specifically as a tie-in to the 1979 movie. It was issued on a couple different multi-story LPs as well as this single with the dull as dishwater sleeve, seen above. Somehow I had overlooked posting it before so it is making its debut on the site today!

As an audio drama, "The Human Factor" is on par with the others from this later series of recordings. Though I did particularly enjoy the oblique references to the other stories in the opening moments of this one (continuity!).

By the way, if for some reason you need to own ten copies of this record, there's a guy on eBay who can hook you up.

Thanks again Rockwell!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Six Million Dollar Man - 2 Exciting Stories


These Six Million Dollar Man LPs just keep coming!

This is yet another Steve Austin-starring Power Record, featuring two stories in both audio and comic book form. Unfortunately I couldn't find scans of the comic portion of the record online, and I haven't had time to scan, cut, and paste all the pieces necessary to put it all together (my apologies).

There seems to be no end to these Six Million Dollar Man releases!

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Incredible Hulk - At Bay

Another of the later period Power reissues, the subtitle "At Bay" was dropped entirely with some new(?) art created for the sleeve. Does anyone actually have one of these?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Power Records Super Hero Gift Pack

On my post about Power Records' Sci-Fi Gift Pack, I wondered if they had ever put out a superhero one. Just a few hours later, Power Pal Rockwell J. Pugglesworth sent me these images of that every thing!

Featuring 10(!) amazing audio adventures, some of the company's best, this set makes the perfect sampler for someone who wants to know what these Power Records were all about. Plus you get to see Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man all on the same sleeve, and that's not something you'll ever get these days.

Now that this mystery is solved, let's move on to the next one: were there more of these?

Thanks again Rockwell!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Batman - Robin Meets Man-Bat!

Another alternate packaging of the Batman: Robin Meets Man-Bat book and record set, using the same cover art but with new verbiage up top. Some day I'm going to pick one of these up on eBay, just so I can see for myself if the back or inside covers are also different than the original book and record versions.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Power Records Sci-Fi Gift Pack

Power Pal Rockwell Jay Pugglesworth followed up to the post I wrote a few weeks ago regarding this unusual "Sci-Fi Gift Pack" with full scans of the front and back sleeves. Thanks Rockwell!

I have to think Peter Pan did other gift packs like this, especially for the superhero records. It's hard to do Google searches for these, because "Power Records" is such a generic term and it brings up a lot of useless stuff, but I'm hoping eventually...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Batman - Robin Meets Man-Bat Original Art

Check out this nifty page of Neal Adams original art from the Batman: Robin Meets Man-Bat book and record set!

Monday, February 2, 2015

In The Days of the Mob

Another wonderful Power Records custom courtesy Tyrone Biljan, but this one is completely out of the left field: an audio adaptation of Jack Kirby's In The Days of the Mob? What's next, a Soul Love Power Record?!? Of course, I'd buy both if they existed...

Be sure to check out Tyrone's blog That Would Be So Cool If...!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Power Records Sci-Fi Gift Pack

Here's another Power Records mystery I discovered via a Google image search. It seems as though there were Star Trek, Space: 1999, and Six Million Dollar Man LPs repackaged and sold as a three pack. That makes sense of course, but what's with the custom back cover, seen directly above? Did all three LPs get this new cover? Also, how were they sold--shrinkwrapped together? For some reason I have to know these things!

Unfortunately, these images were not from an eBay auction, otherwise I would have asked the seller a little bit about them. But for now, just these photos will have to do.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sloppy White: The Way It Was

Power Pal Rockwell Jay Puggelsworth found this, a new record from musician Sloppy White. Sure looks like someone is a Power Records fan! Check out their website to see even more Power-related imagery.

Does it come with a comic?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wonder Woman - 2 Exciting Stories Japanese Edition

I found this while doing a Power Records Google Image search...what the Hera is this?!? Did Power Records make it all the way to Japan? At first I thought it was some modern-day re-release, but if so why would anyone bother slapping the Peter Pan logo on there (bottom left)?

The Power Records story just keeps getting bigger...

Monday, January 19, 2015

Star Trek - The Crier in Emptiness

Another snoozeifying Star Trek re-release to tie in with the 1979 movie. That dull, grim, gray picture of three middle-aged men in jammies really prepares you for a thrilling audio adventure, doesn't it?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wonder Woman by Dick Giordano

This beautiful, iconic Wonder Woman shot by the late, great Dick Giordano appeared in the 1976 Super DC Calendar. Of course, Power Records fans are familiar with, because it was used on the back cover--albeit significantly changed--for the one of the Wonder Woman LPs:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Batman '66

We've featured Tyrone Biljan's awesome custom Power Record book and record sets before, and this is yet another one I'd kill to have--if it existed. Considering that the 1966 Batman TV show is hotter than ever, and that Mr. West and Mr. Ward are still with us, let's make it happen!

Check out Tyrone's blog That Would Be So Cool If...!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Spider-Man - El Hombre Arana

I should have guessed that since Power Records released a Spanish-language Superman record, they probably did the same for Spider-Man. And here it is!

I didn't know this beauty existed until I stumbled over it during a Google image search. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find the audio tracks, so for now just the sleeve art will have to do. Once I find the audio I will update this, because I really can't wait to hear it!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wonder Woman - Secret of the Magic Tiara

Another discovery I made recently was this 45" edition of Wonder Woman - Secret of the Magic Tiara with a cover I've never seen before. I don't recognize the art style at all, it doesn't look like any other sleeve Peter Pan produced at the time. Questions, questions!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Batman - Stacked Cards

Yet another edition of Batman - Stacked Cards, this time featuring cover art by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez (PBHN)! I've seen that shot of the Joker squirting Batman in various other places, so along with the other shot of the Dynamic Duo, I'm going to assume DC sent Peter Pan a bunch of the JLGL stock art and they found stuff that would fit the recorded tracks from the 1970s.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Batman - Stacked Cards

Here's another recent discovery I made online, another edition of Batman - Stacked Cards featuring slightly altered trade dress. I guess it was changed from "Book and Record" to "Book and Recording" so either a record or cassette could be attached. Personally, I'd be interested in seeing "Book and MP3."

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