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Universal Monsters rewatch – Abbott and Costello meet the Mummy 1955

Rewatching the Universal Monsters! The ones on the Blu-ray box, at least. Abbott and Costello meet the Mummy was the duo’s last movie with Universal, and their second-to-last movie overall. Here’s what happens: Archeologists dig up the mummy Klaris (not … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Moon pie

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. You want mayhem on the moon? Vol. 3 issue #14 has mayhem on the moon. Recap: Ronan the Accuser returned to Earth, attacking the Fantastic Four on the eve of S.H.I.E.L.D. transporting … Continue reading

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Universal Monsters rewatch – Revenge of the Creature 1955

Rewatching the Universal Monsters! The ones on the Blu-ray box, at least. After the first one was a big hit, a sequel got rushed into theaters. It’s Revenge of the Creature. Here’s what happens: A second expedition to the Amazon … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Ronan on the roam

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Vol 3 issue #13 brings back Ronan the Accuser. But, sadly, it doesn’t end in a dance-off. First a quick look at Fantastic Four annual 1998. Ben travels into an alternate universe, … Continue reading

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Universal Monsters rewatch – Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954

Rewatching the Universal Monsters! The ones on the Blu-ray box, at least. Universal’s so-called “monster office” was in diminishing returns during the 1950s, but there was more bona fide classic to come, Creature from the Black Lagoon. Here’s what happens: … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Fantastic Five-day

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Today we’re diving into Marvel’s MC2 line, featuring Fantastic Five, which will seem really familiar if you read FF in the ‘90s. Fantastic Five takes place in the MC2 continuity, which takes … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: It’s Superman

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. It’s 1999 now, and Marvel and DC got a little crossover-happy during this time. The two biggies met in a biggie comic, Superman/Fantastic Four. Gimmie a gimmick: This was a so-called “treasury … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Is this a piece of your brain?

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Writer Chris Claremont wraps up his first big story arc (sort of) in the double-sized vol. 3 issue #12. Gimmie a gimmick: This issue has a wraparound cover. On the backside, there’s … Continue reading

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Universal Monsters rewatch – Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man 1951

Rewatching the Universal Monsters! It’s a return to comedy land with Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man. Here’s what happens: Abbott and Costello play private detectives who run into a Tommy Nelson boxer turned fugitive, framed for the murder … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friday: Genosha is lovely in the springtime

Reading the Fantastic Four comics from the start. Vol. 3 issue #11 includes a new villain, an exotic locale, brain-swapping, and even some crime scene investigation. We begin with a flashback to the FF’s origin, which will run sporadically through … Continue reading

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