Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ride 'Em Cowboy!


It was a relatively light day at the local comics store yesterday. I went in to get the latest issue of the awesome Popeye Classics, and also found the very intriguing cover for the most recent issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland. I don't usually pick up this magazine, but this time they featured King Kong on the cover barebacking a dino. As it turns out the Popeye comic also features a similar scene as the Sailor Man is taking it on himself to saddle train the local swordfish. Eye-popping covers both.


Of interest the FM issue are several articles on classic King Kong celebrating the 80th anniversary of the awesome movie, including stuff on Japanese Kong as well an interview with Will Murray and Joe Devito on the recent Doc Savage novel Skull Island reviewed at this blog here.

Alternate Newsstand Cover by Bob Eggleston

Hidden behind the action-packed Kong cover though are some pretty strong articles, especially a very informative one by S.T Joshi on H.P.Lovecraft and his creation C'Thulhu. I realize I've been saying it wrong all these years. Even the stuff on the late Gerry Anderson's many creations was both interesting and informative. So while the price on Famous Monsters these days is pretty steep, for me this time it was worth it.

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2 comments:

  1. Okay, I'll bite, what is the correct pronuncation?

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    1. I always read it was pronounced "Kah-tool-ooh", but apparently it's "Koolhu" with some gutterals in there.

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