Friday, 29 May 2015

Na na na na na na na na....


....(not that) Batman! Fresh from the yellowed Braw archives! It's a long long time since Agent Rob used to watch these, er, "classic" 40's serials during the summer holidays, but he was impressed enough by the primitive feel (and brawling) to work up a plethora of headshots of Lewis Wilson and Douglas Croft - who played the titular heroes - around the time. Something of the basic feel of the show appealed, that that's how Batman really would have operated in the world had he existed then. If DC have a Batman '66 then consider this a pitch for Batman '44....


Friday, 1 May 2015

A Chronicle of Doom....


Interesting, if somewhat tense visit to Ice Station Zebra yesterday, Agent Johnny decidedly off form, and Agent Rob for the most part rooted to the spot for fear of incurring Our Man in Pester Whailes evident wrath. "Spouting fire and brimstone" indeed! Thankfully X27 managed to compose himself enough to venture out for a walk to the local Scotmid, leaving Rob 'home alone' (pondering on all existence) for an hour or so as audio tapes blared away in the background. The fresh air did our man no end of good tho' he returned quite 'nakt', duly weighted down with 'messages', he was in a much brighter, more welcoming state of mind. It was then, with the telly-visor successfully retuned, that the gentle swill resumed as we boldly travelled back through time to 1963, fair enjoyin' the An Unearthly Child and The Cave of Skulls episodes of Doctor Who (bein' broadcast on The Horror Channel). At the 2nd episode's conclusion Agent Rob looked over the (oh so very nearly completed) inks for the final page of Evil Hollywood (as well as taking the opportunity to inspect several other works presently on the go, a poster for Backbeat Records, a Batman: The Black Suitcase page and a partly inked Manderston Street Madmen piece). In the meantime Agent X27 sat and composed a long letter to Agent Austin of Deadhead Comics(?), passed along by Rob as they saw out the evening with a further swill in the Sandy Bells prior to taking the dug fer a walk in The Meadows....

Sounds: Flying Doesn't Help by Anthony M(o)ore and New Worlds Fair by Micheal Moorcock & The Deep Fix....

Visions: Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child and The Cave of Skulls

Michael Moorcock & the Deep Fix - Song For Marlene