Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Amazing Adventures of Holo-Man

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Or "What Happens When a Licensor Thinks They Can Create Super-Heroes, too." Holo-Man was a Power Records original, created by Vincent Fusco and Donald Kasen, written by Fusco and Kasen(plus, according to the credits, five more people!) and drawn by long-time comics pro Joe Giella.

I guess I shouldn't be too hard on ol' Holo-Man; Power Records' heart was clearly in the right place, it wasn't all their fault the end product came out so ridiculously goofy. I bet if this story had been written as a Superman tale most comics fans wouldn't bat an eye. I do love how they keep saying the word "hologram" in excited and/or hushed tones, as if its the most exciting technological development since the microchip.

Clearly, they intended to do more of these, since the story ends with a cliffhanger(oh, excuse me, a superiffic cliffhanger)...but as far as I've ever seen or heard, this was Holo-Man's one shot at comic book glory.



9 comments:

Kevin Barber said...

Hillarious !!! I had this. I was so starved for doses of superheroes that although i knew it would be goofy,..i had to have it. I remember buying at Chicago fest.Love that costume.

Rockie Bee said...

I was listening to this with my three-year old this morning. When he heard the expository music with the bass clarinets, he asked, "Is dis Batman?"

I've grown to love the sound cues on Arthur Korb's Power Records.

Jay said...

I love the Jimmy Carter cameo.

Also fascinating that there's a whole cast of characters depicted that never saw the light of day again.

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I never understood why Holo-man comic books were not as popular as Batman ones or Superman ones. The first time I read his comics I thought they had potential, however I guess I was wrong.

Anonymous said...

I love you! I used to listen to this 45 all the time in the 70's and 80's and I always wanted to hear it again. Thank you so much for posting!

Tiki Fire said...

I had this one, always wondered what happened next! Shame they never finished the story.

Tiki Fire said...

I had this. Always wondered what happened next. Shame they never finished the story.

Boatman said...

You mention Joe Giella as the artist, and while it is definitely his inks, the layout and figures look like Don Heck to me.

It was fun stumbling across your website. Now i have something else online to spent hours on. Work sure is getting in the way these days!

Captain Blog said...

Anyone ever actually see one of the Holoman pendants they offered?

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