Weirdo Wednesdays: Pre-Code Horror
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Weirdo Wednesdays: Pre-Code Horror

Before Frederic Wertham’s Comics Code, horror comics were filled with violent imagery, especially murder and gruesome acts. For years these were really hard to find, but in recent years publishers have begun to collect these stories. One of the best collections is Haunted Horror. Published by IDW starting in 2012, each issue features selections from various pre-code … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Mannix Frankenstein
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Monstrous Mondays: Mannix Frankenstein

For our last Monstrous Mondays feature, I wanted to show you this Mannix Frankenstein (or Frankensteiner). Check out this guy! He’s definitely a king among the He-Man scale knock-off toys. I love his boots and his cool green shirt. So who are Mannix? Well, they’re a company who made knock-offs sold primarily in Europe in … Continue reading

Frightening Fridays: Halloween Specials for When You’re Fed Up with the Great Pumpkin
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Frightening Fridays: Halloween Specials for When You’re Fed Up with the Great Pumpkin

Full disclosure–I love It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. But after 36ish times through, I get it. It gets old. I love the sequences with the kids, but why do we need to sit through the WWI Flying Ace crap? Snoopy is by far the least interesting part of Peanuts, and it’s especially true when he’s … Continue reading

Thriller Thursdays: Halloween Dance Party!
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Thriller Thursdays: Halloween Dance Party!

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about spooky songs that get my toes tapping. Some songs actually have dances associated with them! Today, let’s celebrate those songs, and perhaps learn a new dance step or two. “Thriller”, Michael Jackson Original video: Instructional video: This is probably the most popular Halloween-related dance. Everyone at … Continue reading

Weirdo Wednesdays: Bernie Wrightson Master of the Macabre
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Weirdo Wednesdays: Bernie Wrightson Master of the Macabre

In 1983, Pacific Comics published a five-volume comic set that featured a retrospective of Bernie Wrightson’s work. (Is it Berni or Bernie? I feel like it’s Bernie, but there’s a certain period in his life that he went by Berni. When I met him, it was Bernie.) Pacific Comics is one of my favorite indie … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Monster Orbs
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Monstrous Mondays: Monster Orbs

Remember Masters of the Universe? Specifically, do you remember the Meteorbs, the transformable egg-shaped beings that became mostly animals? They were, of course, an idea made by Japanese toy company Takara, as most good toy ideas from the ’80s were. The Meteorbs only made one appearance on film, in an episode of She-Ra, Princess of Power, … Continue reading

Weirdo Wednesdays: Mr. Monster (Sort Of)
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Weirdo Wednesdays: Mr. Monster (Sort Of)

Have you ever been rifling through your comics and stumble upon something that makes you say, “What the heck?!?” I was looking for something else to cover for today’s post, but once I ran across this gem, I couldn’t resist. This random comic is from the early days of Dark Horse. Apparently in 1987, Wacky … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Funko ReAction Horror and Universal Monsters
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Monstrous Mondays: Funko ReAction Horror and Universal Monsters

In the world of licensed toys, Funko is the juggernaut at the forefront. Every week it seems they’re releasing something new in the Pop!, Fabrikations, or ReAction line, and my wallet is struggling to keep up. I’m amazed at the number of Pop! figures they’ve managed to release, and though I’ve only succumbed twice (thanks … Continue reading