May 14, 2009

Travelin' Round The Blogosphere

"Comeback", a five pager from Charlton's The Thing #15 (1954) is the most recent feature at The Steve Ditko Comics Weblog.

Beware, There's A Crosseyed Cyclops In My Basement!!! has recently unearthed a rare Spider-Man 45 rpm record from 1966 featuring a song and story about our favorite wall-crawler.

I've always been a fan of 60's bubblegum music, but I have to confess I had never heard of Lt. Garcia's Magic Music Box or their 1968 Kama Sutra release Cross The Border. It is the album-of-the-moment at Redtelephone66.

Kliph Nesteroff loves cartoons, and it shows. His latest find, available to view at Saturday Morning Blog is a 1965 installment of Beany & Cecil, laden with horse puns.

In the depths of The Comic Book Catacombs, you may peruse a Golden Age tale starring scantily clad Rulah, Jungle Goddess.

The Stinkmeisters at Dr. Forrest's Cheeze Factory are apparently on a Meco kick. I'm going to have to at least try Superman And Other Galactic Heroes real soon, even though, technically, Superman is the only "galactic" hero represented. Still, a disco track based on Tarzan ( "Lord Of The Jungle") could definitely be , er, interesting.

If, like me, you've admired the magnificent acting work of Burt Reynolds for decades, you might have once or twice wondered if he had also been blessed with a pair of pipes for singing. Find out for yourself at Cool-Mo-Doe. Hint: No, not at all.

The Comics Reporter, as usual, is on the scene, providing a comprehensive list of links concerning the just passed Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

The Comics Curmudgeon continues his never-ending mission to eviscerate the banalities found in today's newspaper comic strips.

My new pal Ivan Shreve, at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, brings the news that Shirley Jones may soon pose for Playboy at the tender age of 75. C'mon, get slappy.

Frisian, at Frisian's Other Favorites has been on a roll lately, posting OOP albums by the likes of Mary Hopkin, Sam Cooke, Johnny Rivers, Carole King, The Music Explosion, The Contours, and even The Wombles.

Amid sings the praises of a new animated short called "Who's Hungry?" by CalArts freshman(!) David Ochs. Watch the film, AND a film of a student audience reacting to the film at Cartoon Brew.

Veteran comic book and television writer Mark Evanier's blog News From Me remains my favorite blog. Visit it often or you, like Groo The Wanderer, will be asking, "Did I err?"

Faintly Blowing recently featured a best-of by The Five Americans, whose biggest hit was undoubtedly "Western Union". Whenever I hear a song I like, I always wonder how good the other, lesser known songs by the same group are. In this case, now I can find out.

So much music to check out! WFMU's Beware of the Blog presents Part Four in it's series covering song-poems. Ads for song-poem brokers appeared in comic books and magazines long ago. One could send lyrics to a song-poem company and musicians would create original music to go with the words. Then, a demo was mailed back to you. The end results are fascinating on so many levels.

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