The Cat From Outer Space - Walt Disney Showcase #46 - Gold Key Comics

Walt Disney Showcase # 46 – The Cat From Outer Space/Shaggy Dog (1978)

Somehow this particular Walt Disney Gold Key comic totally slipped past my radar as a kid. I usually ended up with one when visiting my Grandparents on a Sunday after church, but perhaps this issue featuring illustrated adaptations of the Cat From Outer Space and the Shaggy Dog were snatched up by other kids that weekend.

[Via] Mike Sterling’s Progressive Ruin, a blog that all self-respecting comic book fans should be visiting. He loves Swamp Thing, so you know you can trust him!

Condorman - Francesco Francavilla - Comic Twart

Condorman By Francesco Francavilla!

I’ve posted more than a few fine pieces of artwork by famed sequential art illustrator Francesco Francavilla of the Pulp Sunday Blog and frequent contributor to the Comic Twart site. Apparently just before Christmas the subject of the art challenge was Walt Disney’s cult favorite Condorman!

Francesco has this to say about the artwork: “The feather costume was so campy that I decided to challange myself and try to make it look cool. Hope I succeded but you decide :)”

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Walt Disney's Zorro Book

Disney’s Zorro – The Fall of Monastario

Thanks to Mashísmo’s fantastic post concerning Zorro! It only seemed right to take a moment this Saturday morning and watch an episode from the classic Disney TV series!

In this episode Capitán Monastario (Britt Lomond) has decided that Don Diego de la Vega (Guy Williams) is none other than Zorro!

A huge thanks again to Mashísmo for supplying the idea for this post as well as to Corporal Reyes for uploading this episode on YouTube!

John Carter Teaser Poster

Thanks to Ain’t It Cool News for the heads up on this teaser poster for the upcoming John Carter: Warlord of Mars motion picture. Disney Studios has shortened the name of the picture to John Carter, something that my fellow Edgar Rice Burroughs fans have been less than quiet about in their dislike. Though as Nordling at Ain’t It Cool has pointed out, this teaser poster has an M on it…so maybe they are planning on changing the title again?

I’ve been a huge fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs since I picked up what would be his first novel in the Pellucidar series, At the Earth’s Core. From there I quickly started snatching up what I could of his works and fell in love with his Tarzan series and the admitted favorite of his own work, The Outlaw of Torn. Then a very good friend was kind enough to let me borrow John Carter: A Princess of Mars…it immediately became my favorite of Burroughs’s literary work.

For those not in the know, A Princess of Mars introduces us to John Carter, a Confederate Civil War veteran, turned prospector who is forced to flee for his life in Arizona when beset by attacking Native Americans. He holes up in a cave and that night is mysteriously transported to the planet Mars. There he soon encounters the warrior race of the green skinned Tharks and thanks to the lesser gravity of the red planet finds he possesses great strength which allows him to rise up the ranks of importance in the nomadic tribe. Soon the Tharks capture the Princess of Helium, Dejah Thoris. Before you know it John Carter is doing his level best to settle the politics of the planet…which includes leading a horde of Tharks in an attack on the enemies of Dejah Thoris’s people. Winning her hand in the process at the end of the first novel he is bestowed the title of the Prince of Helium. Obviously there is a whole lot more going on in that book…but I want to avoid anymore spoilers.