’40s comic

Found this little nugget through boing boing.

It’s possible to read some beautiful 1940s comics online. Sci-fi thriller Planet Planet Comics. Go, click through the fabulous offering and enjoy.

The whole thing reminds me of the American Movie Classics channel, for some reason. Actually, something a little further beyond that. Something I’ve been thinking about for a while.

I’ve changed my MSN screenname of late, as those who chat with me have noticed. It now reads “The Dread Pirate Gamera.” You may laugh and chock it up to a chick with too many screws loose, which I may be. The thing is, when I used to ice skate (and if you know that about me, then you know me too well), the longest ice time would be Saturdays. I would miss most Saturday morning cartoons. This made me really sad, but that’s how it goes.

I did watch Captain Bob before leaving for ice time. I may have been the only regular viewer for the show, but I was up at 5:30AM to watch it and draw right along with him. No websites really talk about the show, there is a limited episodes guide online that shows some episodes I remember, and apparently the show was a 1960s carry over from another show. I still have my sketch from the skunk show.

When I came home from skating and finished a late morning breakfast, it was time for my favorite Saturday activity, watching Creature Double Feature. My favorite shows were always the superhero giant monster shows, and my ultimate favorite was the horribly dubbed Gamera.

Another thing I really like is pirates, and turtles are cute anyway, so why not be a gigantic superhero turtle-pirate? Makes perfect sense to me.

Anyhow, the comic above gives me that warm fuzzy feeling of Saturday’s Creature Double Feature and Friday night’s Movie Macabre with Elvira. I know this all sounds bizarre for me to have been watching when I was a little kid, but these are my fondest, most vivid memories.

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