Log in

No account? Create an account
Mazapan Sticker's Journal
[Most Recent Entries] [Calendar View] [Friends]

Below are the 19 most recent journal entries recorded in Mazapan Sticker's LiveJournal:

[ << Previous 20 ]
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006
5:30 am
Old Comics: "The Plotters!"

Here's a brief item from the paranoid days of 1953. The artist signs himself "Shelly"...I think it's Sheldon Moldoff (best known for the Golden Age Hawkman comics) and I have no idea who wrote it.

(If the lettering is too small to read, right-click each link and choose "save target,")




Read the story before you click on "comments"...there will certainly be discussion of Plot Points.
Thursday, March 16th, 2006
8:47 pm
Old Comics: "The Masters!"

This is a perfect example of a situation which was to be repeated endlessly in 50's and 60's Science Fiction comics: Aliens come to the Earth with stern intentions, only to change their plans suddenly. Some of these stories may be better; few are more charming than the one seen here. I would LOVE to know who wrote the script; the art is by Master cartoonist Mort Drucker.

I hope you enjoy..."The Masters!"

(You may want to right-click each link and choose "save target," if the lettering is too small to read.)






By the way: Read the story before you read the "comments" since obviously there will be discussion of Plot Points.
5:28 am
Old Comics: "The Iron Lady"

No, it's not SHOWGIRLS, THE ROBOT YEARS...just an oddball story from 1952. No idea who wrote it. The art is by Al Luster, who liked drawing people with stumpy, distinct teeth.

I hope you enjoy..."The Iron Lady"

(You may want to right-click each link and choose "save target," if the lettering is too small to read.)






By the way: Read the story before you read the "comments" since obviously there will be discussion of Plot Points.
Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
12:07 pm
"In the Dead of Night"

This is a pretty good story from 1951, written by the versatile Hank Chapman and drawn in quaintly polite style by Pete Tomlinson. It first appeared in the eleventh issue of SUSPENSE, one of the few Marvel titles licensed from another Entertainment compay (CBS radio, in this case) and this is one of the few comic stories I've seen which appears to have been written intentionally with that series in mind. It has a "radio narrative" feel.

(Right-click each link and choose "save target"...if the lettering is too small to read.)







By the way: Read the story before you read the "comments" since obviously there will be discussion of Plot Points.

(I think I'll stop my postings here at three. I'll post more if there's any interest.)
12:01 pm
You are getting sleepy...you are enjoying this story...

Short, but cute! This is a silly story from 1953, drawn by Russ Heath, and written by Stan Lee himself. Well, actually, I USED to think it was a silly story until I saw a Derren Brown TV show in which he kind-of pulls off the same trick (though he didn't use a 3D film and no money was misplaced, to the best of my knowledge.)

I hope you enjoy..."3-Dimensions!"

(You may want to right-click each link and choose "save target"...if the lettering is too small to read.)




By the way: Read the story before you read the "comments" since obviously there will be discussion of Plot Points.
11:56 am
It's time to put on makeup! It's time to dress up right!

Another silly story! This one is from 1961, drawn by Steve Ditko, and written by Stan Lee himself. But this adventure is more reminiscent of THE MUPPET MOVIE than SPIDER-MAN.

I hope you enjoy..."The Ice-Monster Cometh!"

(You may want to right-click each link and choose "save target"...if the lettering is too small to read.)






By the way: Read the story before you read the "comments" since obviously there will be discussion of Plot Points.

(Just thought I'd re-post these stories here, since it's been a while since anything appeared in this community.)

Current Mood: amused
Monday, April 12th, 2004
6:27 pm
Hola! Newbie in the house! Just wondering whether anybody knows any good sites for the Asterix comics? Or anything else by Goscinny and Uderzo?

Current Mood: content
Monday, April 14th, 2003
10:48 am
This is a shameless plug is it called plug? Whatever. I just made a new community for comic writers and those of you who write scripts for comics, join damn you, so it looks like people are interested! It's patatas

join damn you
Saturday, October 26th, 2002
12:16 pm
The return of Big Poppa Pump
According to Meltzer, WWE's finally gone ahead and signed Scott Steiner. I'm not sure this is such a great idea. He's a talented performer with a great look, but he's also 40 and coming off of serious health problems. Not to mention, he's out of his fucking gourd. This could end up turning into another expensive lesson for Vince, a la Hall and Nash.

I'm not sure of the timeline, but I wonder if this contributed to them letting Ron Waterman go. Obviously, they don't need a guy who looks like BPP if they have the genuine article.

Current Mood: hungry
Friday, August 16th, 2002
9:35 pm
Friday, June 7th, 2002
6:55 am
Robert Lull Forward has a brain tumor. For more information, please go to my journal.

Current Mood: sad
Thursday, July 18th, 2002
9:15 pm
Dizzy Goodness
I'm not quite sure how I found my way here, but I did.

And since the current topic is one of my favorites I guess I'll just say a quick hello and dive right in with my picks.

Transmetropolitan: In my opinion this is easily the best book on the market today. I've loved it from the beginning and it just keeps getting better. Only 2 issues left. I'll be sad to see it go.

The Filth: The Invisibles got me back into comics after a year or two off. It also made me realize that quality writing is more important to me than pretty pictures. I'm just as confused by The Filth right now as I was by The Invisibles at the same point. I'm also just as excited to see where Grant takes us.

Fables: I can't say enough good about this book. I originally picked it up thinking it could be a fairly Gaiman-esque project. It didn't really live up to that but it's damn good on its own merits. The art is very decent, the story is great, and the concept is just fantastic. If you haven't picked this one up yet you should definitely check it out.

I think that's pretty much it for Vertigo books I'm reading right now. Quesada has done a great job dragging me kicking and screaming back to Marvel (although Azzarello's Cage may as well be a Vertigo book).

So yeah. Those are my Vertigo picks.

Saturday, April 27th, 2002
1:13 am
ooops, sorry...may I lick it off?
Tuesday, April 16th, 2002
1:55 am
A few things are coming out this year that I'm really looking forward to.

Grant Morrison has a thirteen issue series called "The Filth." Admittedly I don't know too much about the series, but it's going to be Morrison unfettered by editors saying "you can't have our characters do that!" and I think that it's his first creator owned work since the Invisibles...so I don't see how this can be anything but entertaining.

At some point, to be fair I'm not sure if it's this year or next year, but at some point in the not to distant future, Brian Wood has a six issue mini-series of his coming out from Vertigo. "Fight for Tomorrow" with art by Denys Cowan. It's an "action/love story, dealing with troubled kids grown up and dealing with a past that insists on continuing to persecute them,” Wood said. “Two kids, Ced and Christy, were orphaned young and sold into what pretty much amounts to slavery and ritual torture, training kids to fight other kids for the entertainment of clan bosses in rural villages in Asia. After they are old enough to escape and relocate to New York's Chinatown, they realize that the miserable existence they just left also exists there, and it creates a whole series of new problems to deal with."

And finally there's the upcoming mini-series "Midnight, Mass" written by ex-Xombi scribe John Rozum! It's a series about a rich married couple who are utterly in love with each other, and paranormal investigators. Unlike the rather dreary paranormal investigator which we've all come to know and love, these two like their job. From what I understand the idea for the couple originated while Rozum was writing Xombi, but due to the titles cancelation he never got to use it. It sat around and percolated and changed and evolved into what we'll see in the upcoming Vertigo series.

For more info and preview images here are some links to Newsarama articles about The Filth and Fight For Tomorrow..

I couldn't find the newsarama article on Midnight Mass, but it does come out this week.

The Filth

Fight For Tomorrow.
Saturday, April 13th, 2002
10:36 pm
Vertigo. My opinions
My money situation, being what it is, prohibits me from indulging in any new titles, but, I continue with 100 Bullets and American Century. Azzarelo can do no wrong so far.

I am searching for one more issue of Sandman Mystery Theater to complete the run. It is by far, my favorite series of the Vertigo line.
Also Jonny Double back issues 2-4. The same team as 100 Bullets.

Current Mood: awake
Thursday, April 11th, 2002
10:11 pm
Hey guys, just letting you know this months topic is VERTIGO COMICS. Any new releases you've recently read? Recommend? Any stuff you've read that you love? Any fave vertigo characters? Anything to do with Vertigo.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2002
4:34 pm
Top Shelf Comix Needs Help!
I got this through Warren Ellis' mailing list BAD SIGNAL, and againt through Brian Wood's mailing list, and figured I'd post it here in case anyone hasn't seen it yet.

It's all tied to LPC filing for bankruptecy..



Dear Comics Fans,

We have just been informed this week that our book trade distributor has filed for bankrupcy (Chapter 11). They will continue to operate and hopefully recover and we will support this all we can (as our industry needs them, and they are good people) but unfortunately, this has happened at a time when they owed us an enormous sum of money (over $80,000.00 minus returns). And to make matters worse, the most recent check they cut us, for almost $20,000.00, bounced this week, in turn causing the last 30 checks we wrote to printers, conventions, cartoonists practically every aspect of the business to bounce (or be held) in turn.

To put it bluntly, even with all the hard work we've put in over the years, if we don't raise $20,000 this month, it could realistically force us to suspend publishing operations for the foreseeable future. It's hard to believe but a big domino has fallen right on top of us at the worst time possible. So, that leaves us no choice but to be honest and ask for your help.

If 400-500 of you can find it in your hearts to each spend around fifty bucks on our core list of books below, this would literally pull us through. We mean that. We've got such a strong future schedule, and so many cool things to announce soon (including two more Alan Moore projects and two Film & TV projects), that I'd hate to think that we'd have to pull the plug right before we were just about to arrive.

In any event, if you can find it in your hearts to help us out, we will be eternally grateful. We'll be manning the phones personally on this "drive," and we'll also be sure to keep you informed -- hopefully letting all of you know in three-to-four weeks that everything's okay (with your help, that is).

On behalf of Brett Warnock and myself.

Truly, your friend thru comics,

Chris Staros
Top Shelf Productions
PO Box 1282
Marietta, GA 30061-1282

(770) 425-0551

Ordering info and the short list of booksCollapse )
Thursday, February 21st, 2002
1:12 pm
All comics by the wonderful Lore Fitzgerald Sj�berg

Tuesday, November 20th, 2001
11:03 pm
hehehe oh gawd please read this it's funny

[ << Previous 20 ]
About LiveJournal.com