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Ken Meyer Jr.’s Ink Stains 66: Willie Blyberg, Pete Iro & More!

If you’re a fan of fanzines, then you’ve got to check out Ken Meyer, Jr.’s monthly column Ink Stains.  Each month Ken (who is an amazing artist) posts… well, let’s let Ken explain…

I have a collection of over 200 fanzines from the 60’s-80’s that I plan to scan and talk about, one at a time. I hope to have some of the participants answer a few questions. Many of those participants are established comics professionals now, while some have gone on to other things. I will show a few snippets from each zine and give you a link to download a pdf of the whole thing, which I hope all of you will do!

For Ink Stains 66, Ken took a look at Wowiekazowie #1 from 1976 from Editor and Publisher: William (Willie) Blyberg

Ink Stains 66 features –

  • Covers (front and back) by Willie Blyberg
  • Tons of spot illos by Willie Blyberg, Pete Iro, Rodi and others
  • The DC Revival Craze by Bob Rodi
  • Not Far From Yancy Street by Jack Frost and Dean Mullaney
  • An Article on Nick Fury and Shield
  • Two Comic Stories by Willie Blyberg and Pete Iro
  • The Background Heroes by Kim Thompson
  • …and more!

 

This is fanzine brings back so many wonderful memories.  One of my favorites from those fanzine days.  Willie put out several great issues and this is the first.

Thanks to Ken Meyer, Jr. for making these available!

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Bettie Page, 1950’s Super Spy!

 That’s the cover to Bettie Page #1 coming to us this summer from David Avallone (writer),  Colton Worely (artist) and Dynamite Entertainment (publisher).  Set in the 1950’s, the series will explore Bettie Page’s declassified adventures as a super spy!

Now THAT sounds like fun.  For more details check out Newsarama’s Bettie Page, 1950’s Super Spy!

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Ken Meyer Jr.’s Ink Stains 64: Adams, Jones, Cockrum & More!

If you’re a fan of fanzines, then you’ve got to check out Ken Meyer, Jr.’s monthly column Ink Stains.  Each month Ken (who is an amazing artist) posts… well, let’s let Ken explain…

I have a collection of over 200 fanzines from the 60’s-80’s that I plan to scan and talk about, one at a time. I hope to have some of the participants answer a few questions. Many of those participants are established comics professionals now, while some have gone on to other things. I will show a few snippets from each zine and give you a link to download a pdf of the whole thing, which I hope all of you will do!

For Ink Stains 64, Ken took a look at Word Balloons #1 from 1974 from Editor and Publisher: Gary Groth

Ink Stains 64 features –

  • Cover by Jeff Jones
  • Archie Goodwin: Comics in Crisis
  • Interview and Art from Neal Adams
  • Donald Wong Portfolio
  • Denny O’Neil Keynote Speech Transcription
  • Steranko Keynote Speech Transcription
  • Dave Cockrum Backcover
  • …and more!

 

This is a new one to me.

Ah, the memories of the glory days of fanzines.  Thanks to Ken Meyer, Jr. for making these available!

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The Top 10 Stephen King Movies of All Time

Alex Maidy and JoBlo.com present their choices for the Top 10 Stephen King Movies of All Time.  Using just their choices here are my top three…

#1 – THE MIST

Frank Darabont films represent three of the films on this list but it is THE MIST that deserves the number one spot. A perfect representation of King’s sense of horror combined with a master filmmaker’s eye for framing and storytelling. Couple a stellar ensemble cast led by Thomas Jane with one of the most gut-wrenching endings in movie history, THE MIST shows what can be accomplished when a Stephen King novel is given the best treatment possible.

#5 – STAND BY ME

Based on King’s novella “The Body”, STAND BY ME is a movie that represents an entire generation. Helmed by Rob Reiner, this is a movie about growing up that proved Stephen King was more than just a writer of horror stories. This film encapsulates the adventure young kids have gone on for generations but mixes it with very real and candid conversations about life and becoming adults. Reiner would go on to adapt another King novel but this one shows he should definitely make another.

 

#6 – CARRIE

The first Stephen King novel published was also the first turned into a film. Despite a lackluster sequel and remake, Brian De Palma’s original CARRIE remains a classic. Owing more to Hitchcock than any true horror inspiration, CARRIE is an examination of what it means to be a teenage girl growing up with the threats of abuse, bullying, and psychological trauma. CARRIE remains to this day a great movie and one hell of a scary one at that.

 

If it was my list I would have included The Dead Zone but it sure would be hard to decide which of these three to remove.

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