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.



Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Superheroes

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Written and produced by Arthur Korb, sleeve art by--of course--Neal Adams. Batman sure is getting into the holiday spirit!

Merry Christmas, everybody!



Saturday, December 22, 2007

Battle For The Planet of the Apes

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Produced by Arvid Knudson and Associates.

I guess cooler heads prevailed at Power when it came time to adapt the most violent film in the series, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.Now, of course, I'd give my MOC Mego Ursus doll* to hear how they would've handled it, but it makes total sense that they didn't even bother releasing a hacked-up version and skipped the film entirely, going straight to the final movie, Battle For The Planet of the Apes.


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which I don't own.




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