Author Archives: Mac McEntire

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Fantastic Friday: Which ape is which?

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Vol. 3 issue #3 is the third and final issue with legendary artist Alan Davis, who co-wrote this one with writer Scott Lobdell. Davis originally intended to stay on Fantastic Four longer, … Continue reading

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Universal monsters rewatch – Phantom of the Opera 1943

Rewatching the Universal monsters! The ones on the Blu-ray box, at least. This 1943 version of Phantom of the Opera is the oddity in the box set, as it’s in color, and more of a romance/musical than it is horror. … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Pier Pressure

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. In volume 3 issue #2, the short-but-stellar run of writer Scott Lobdell and legendary artist Alan Davis continues, with a new headquarters, a new villain, even a new mailman. The issue begins … Continue reading

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Universal Monsters rewatch – Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man 1942

Rewatching the Universal Monsters! The ones on the Blu-ray box, at least. It’s continuity-shmontinuity for our first big crossover, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. Here’s what happens: After rising from the grave, Larry Talbot, a.k.a. the Wolf Man, learns he … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Wizard Magazine

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. The series gets a special 1/2 issue, courtesy of the one and only Wizard Magazine. You might think that 1/2 should come before 1, but this takes place between issues 1 and … Continue reading

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Universal Monsters rewatch – The Mummy’s Tomb 1942

Rewatching the Universal Monsters! The ones on the Blu-ray box, at least. Good ol’ Kharis is back in The Mummy’s Tomb. Here’s what happens: Taking place 30 years (!) after The Mummy’s Hand, we catch up with those characters as … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Davis Squared

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. With Heroes Reborn and Heroes Return mercifully over, it’s time for a fresh new start. In vol. 3 issue #1, legendary artist Alan Davis and writer Scott Lobdell do a smashing job … Continue reading

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Universal Monsters rewatch – The Invisible Agent 1942

Rewatching the Universal Monsters! The ones on the Blu-ray box, at least. The series crosses over with WWII propaganda in 1942’s The Invisible Agent. Buy war bonds, etc. Here’s what happens: Frank Griffin, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Heroes Return and Return Again

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. When the Heroes Reborn reboot fell below expectations, Marvel was quick to re-reboot it. Time for the FF, the Avengers, and more to reenter regular Marvel continuity, and it was decided that … Continue reading

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Universal Monsters rewatch – Ghost of Frankenstein 1942

Rewatching the Universal Monsters. The ones on the Blu-ray box, at least. Familiar faces, and unfamiliar brains, are here in Ghost of Frankenstein. Here’s what happens: Ygor and Frankenstein’s monster, having survived the events of Son of Frankenstein, eventually run … Continue reading

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