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Posts tagged ‘The Thing’

Spiderman, Spiderman. Rents out rooms when he can. Drains his tenants by surprise. But an angry spouse makes sure he fries. Too bad, it seemed like a solid plan. (“Spiderman and His Web of Doom” from The Thing #7, March 1953; illustrated by Bob Forgione) Recommended listening: One slice of low-budget sleaze deserves another.

I’m sure you think you’re hip for getting into the potter’s field, but it’s just as commercial as some suburban burial ground. This place is the real cutting edge, man. It’s combines hand-quarried Romanian marble with some of the more radical elements of the Dusseldorf underground tomb scene. I wouldn’t expect you to be familiar […]

High Febrolutionary: Day 20

February 20th, 2012

Even the most casual readers of DC’s late 1980s output will likely have memories of the numerous house ads for the company’s equally numerous flood of “mature readers” titles unleashed during that period. As I’ve mentioned before, sale this wave of material resulted from a confluence of trends. On the publisher’s side, doctor the direct […]

That thing you did

February 9th, 2012

When John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of The Thing hit theaters, for sale the reaction from the fan press (which my precocious ten year old self had just begun to immerse himself) was decidedly mixed. While there was plenty of praise for technical aspects Rob Bottin’s ooky special effects and Ennio Morricone’s creepy minimalist score, cheap […]

In hindsight…

March 10th, 2011

…I probably shouldn’t have let my second grade classmates pick my rasslin’ name. Recommended listening: OH YEEEEEEAAAHHHHH!

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