Saturday, April 11, 2009

Rx Tales: Stories To Make You Feel Better Update!

Man! Last week I got some copies of the anthology and I was so excited to finally have it in my hands and read my script with a smile on my face! So excited! Thus far I've had some good feed back from a bit of folks who's read it and the manager of the comic shop franchise I go to became my very first customer and been telling folks about it and how he loved my story and how good the art was.

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If anyone is interested in a copy, you can contact my cousin George at who's selling them for 3 bucks. Hope all is well. Peace.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Oh, The Horror! #28: The Vampire Bat

Haven't been watching as much horror flicks as I'd like to due to school getting in the way, etc. Still have some stuff to do during my spring break, but someone I know from the net sent me a link of some old classical horror films that he knew I'd love so I decided to check it out. Man, am I excited when I saw the flicks they have in their selection. He recommended The Vampire Bat which I just finished watching just a few minutes ago. Not bad at all. I felt it was a little slow at first, but man did it start to pick up by the second half of the movie. In a small village named Kleinschloss, each night a new murder is discovered. The towns people begin to believe that a vampire is at bay and causing the murders due to teeth marks on the sides of the neck. The main inspector on the case, Karl, is highly skeptical on this whole deal while Dr. Von Niemann cares for each of the victims. A strange mentally disturbed man by the name of Herman Gleib is the main suspect as the vampire due to his love of bats.

After going after Gleib, more story details are discovered about this whole murder situation which I'll back off from spoiling. Not a great movie that keeps you on your toes but it's a good hour to spend when you have nothing to do. I did like some camera movements, especially in the beginning. The characters were very well done, Dr. Von Niemann and Herman being my absolute favorite, Herman being played by Dwight Frye, best known for playing Fritz in the original Frankenstein movie.. And boy, I wish I had some pop corn when the revelation of the murders started making sense.

If you're a fan of the original King Kong, actress Fay Wray, the original scream queen, plays the love interest of Karl, who was played by Melvyn Douglas.

Directed by Frank R. Strayer.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Oh The Horror! #27: "Barry"


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April 2) - Staff at a British aquarium have captured a massive sea worm that had been terrorizing other aquatic life.
For months, the 4-foot-long creature -- which staffers call "Barry" -- had been devastating coral reef at Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium, the Daily Mail newspaper reported Tuesday. The menacing monster also apparently injured a Tang fish.

Initially, aquarium workers weren't sure what was harming the coral, which in some cases was cut in half. After weeks with no clues, they decided to take the display apart to see if they could find the culprit, the Mail reported.
Workers laid bait traps, which were mysteriously destroyed in the night, as the glutton apparently devoured the fish hooks right along with the bait. Finally, staffers spotted the tropical worm, which bit through a 20-pound fishing line before staffers were able to successfully remove it from the tank.

The creature is covered with nasty bristles that sting and can cause permanent numbness in humans, the newspaper said.
"Tt really does look like something out of a horror movie," Matt Slater, the aquarium's curator, told the Mail. "It's over 4 feet long with these bizarre-looking jaws."
Slater said he suspects Barry arrived as a baby in a shipment from another aquarium. The worm now lives in his own tank.

Christopher Priest's Black Panther Run Petition

I'm attempting to start an online petition for Marvel to collect and trade the rest of Christopher Priest's 62 issue run of Black Panther. Thus far, only 12 issues have been collected and that was years ago. I know there are some Priest fans here. Help, signatures, and supports would be greatly appreciated.