Friday, January 31, 2014

Danger*Cakes as Superbowl alternative.

I know a lot of my blog followers are from Austin and I know many of you aren't sports fans.  So if I may so bold, this Sunday you should venture down to Spiderhouse Ballroom and catch Danger*Cakes!

The girls play an early show at Nine PM and it should be a lot of fun.  If you get there at 5 PM, you'll be able to enjoy many other musical acts. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


It's not secret that I'm a big fan of the Fantastic Four and thus, I owned a bootleg of the "Corman FF" for many years.   I remember being really excited about the movie when I first heard about it as a good.  Then really let down when I actually saw.  That movie is....not so good.  But this documentary looks really interesting.    Check out the trailer below.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"Eyes up here Ranger Bob!"

Yes. We went there. Let that be some food for thought fanboys!


Two pages from upcoming issues by Sergio Calvet.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

"Wake Me Up When September Ends!"

A whole slew of design work from the talented Luis Inzunza!

Bubba Ho-Tep review

Since it's "Elvis week" I decided to re-post this here. It was originally written for Rockabilly Online.

"Today we’re honoring the memory of the King.  So I’m going to start this review by saying that I’m a huge fan of Elvis.  Elvis’s music is a big part of why I’m involved in this scene.  I’ve been to Graceland three times and I’m playing on a fourth visit as soon as I can.  When I’m a good mood, the music I always find myself listening to is that of Elvis Aaron Presley.

Having said all that, my favorite “Elvis” movie is not a movie that Elvis actually starred in. It’s more of a movie about Elvis (and by extension fame) than an actual “Elvis movie” really.  I am, of course talking about Don Coscarelli film version of Joe R. Lansdale’s Bubba Ho-Tep.

The movie stars cult icon Bruce Campbell as an aged Elvis Presley trapped in a Texas retirement home.   It seems the King got tired of the fame game and swapped places with an Elvis lookalike.  Instead of living the good life, free of the bullshit behind celebrity, Elvis broke his hip. Thus finding himself in a retirement home that’s really more of a limbo for some of our more iconic figures. Including JFK ( the great Ossie Davis) and the Lone Ranger (Larry Pennell).

To make matters worse, there is a mummy (duded up in western wear) picking off the residents of the home.  Leaving Elvis with a choice between  lying down and dying.  Or make one last stab at being the King.

Kudos to the filmmakers and cast for this movie.  It could have easily been a one note joke, but instead is actually a very touching story about finding redemption in your twilight years. This movie walks its tight rope act with perfect skill, all backed by a killer, rockabilly infused, score.

 For years horror fans have known that Bruce Campbell is better than the material he’s often given. Here he shines, actually making you believe that Elvis might actually be alive.  What he does her is far beyond a Vegas impersonator. He creates an Elvis that MIGHT have been. We never got to see Elvis live to old age.  Campbell gives us that image, even if it’s not always pretty.

Ossie Davis is also great as “JFK.”   Conspiracy buffs should get a kick out of this version of the oft told story.  But like Campbell’s Elvis, it’s more than just a one-note character. Davis plays Kennedy as a man grappling with regret and doubt.

This is a movie than transcends parody and becomes tribute.  I know a lot of Elvis fans who hate this movie because they feel like it is poking fun at their hero. But instead, I say it honors him. Allowing him to stand once more amongst  the living. Even if it is to fight the undead.   So today when you’re toasting the King, do yourself a favor and throw on Bubba Ho-Tep!"

A "catty" Lucy blasts some zombies!

Lucy blasting some zombies while dressed as a burlesque dancer.  2014 is already looking good thanks to Sergio Calvet!

Steampunk DCU!

Okay, I've been fairly indifferent to the New 52, but these are pretty cool.

I actually wouldn't mind seeing this design sense creep more into comics.  Retro yet totally futuristic.

More of these fun covers at this link.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Burlesque Theater of Blood Page by Sergio Calvet!

Lucy finds herself in a bit of trouble.

Happy Birthday to the King!

It would have been Elvis's birthday today.  In honor of him, live a little larger today!

Another one from Michael Macauley

How could this not be a personal favorite?  If you haven't, you should still check out his facebook group.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Speaking of killer covers!

The Cramps had a psycho take on "Jailhouse Rock!"

It's a thing of beauty, I tells ya.

Johnny B. Goode!

One of my favorite pass times if hunting down weird cover songs.  Green Day actually does a really respectable and bad ass cover of a Chuck Berry classic.  Go "pop punks" go!

Hammer Horror!

I think it has to be said, Hammer had some of the coolest monster movie posters of all-time.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Inked Bombshell Experiment Cover!

By Sergio Calvet!

Before? After? Something altogether different? Only time will tell!

Thursday, January 2, 2014