Things are progressing very nicely with the new revival of the classic 1960’s action figure line. The good Captain will continue to stalk toy store shelves and he will continue to have cool uniform sets that will allow him to be dressed as classic super heroes, all thanks to Captain Action Enterprises and Round 2 Corp.
However, out of the C2E2 Expo in Chicago last weekend, we have even more exciting info on new uniforms, new figures, a new comic book series and an animated show.
Last week we brought you images from when Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School took on Battlestar Galactica with Kitty Killton and Leo Tuxedo. This week we have three more. Above you see Leo Tuxedo decked out in mission gear. After the jump, you’ll see a painting of two Colonial Warriors on leave, and a comic look at Kitty as Starbuck. Click the images to enlarge them.
Tonight’s video are a couple of tunes from The Carpenter Ants Live At Trackside session. Above you have “Save My Soul” while below you’ll find “Monkey.” The Carpenter Ants make their long-awaited Radio Free Charleston debut tomorrow when episode 184 hits PopCult. We recorded the band live at the 2013 opening day of The east End Bazaar. Until then, check out these great Live At Trackside clips.
The big deal for me this weekend is my fiancee’, Melanie Larch, starring alongside Susan Marrash-Minnerly and Mark Felton in The Alban Arts and Conference Center production of Edward Albee’s “A Delicate Balance,” directed by Patrick Felton.
The show opens Tonight at 8 PM, and runs weekends through May 5. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 PM, while Sunday matinees start at 2 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
This week’s book recommendation is not exactly a review. It would be disingenuous to claim to be objective when writing about a book that includes the work of so many friends, some of them dating back thirty years, so you’ll just have to take that into account while I plug one more book signing by Daniel Boyd and his gang for “Chillers 2,” his new graphic novel.
Danny and company will be at Taylor Books this Friday, from 7 to 9 PM, signing copies of “Chillers” and possibly some other works.
“Chillers Volume Two” is yet another collection of horror-themed morality tales, based on Danny’s cult classic 1987 movie, “Chillers.” Behind a great cover by Bill Richardson, we are treated to stories written by Boyd, Richardson, William Bitner, Jason Pell, Robert Tinnell, Frank Larnerd, Gary Reed and Katarina Dedicova.
The black-and-white presentation pays homage to the Warren Magazines and Eerie Publications that Boyd grew up reading. Each story tells the tales of evil-doers who wind up on Peterr Jesus’ bus to Hell.
“Chillers Volume Two” is great fun fo the fan of the classic horror mags of the 1970s, and it’s a wonderful local project. You ought to come out and support the local talent at the book signing this Friday.
Chillers Volume Two
Edited by Daniel Boyd
You may notice that in the photo at the top of this post, Danny is modeling the latest in fine ShockaCon apparel. You can find out more about ShockaCon, The Charleston Area’s big horor, fantasy and science ficture convention, by visiting their Facebook page, and liking the living hell out of it. Then you’ll get all the latest news, before even I can bring it to you!
Eward Albee’s award-winning play, “A Delicate Balance” will be presented by The Alban Arts and Conference Center beginning this weekend. Play dates are Fridays and Saturdays: April 26, 27 and May 3, 4 at 8 PM, with Sunday Matinees: April 28 and May 5 at 2 PM. Ticket prices are $15 for Adults, $10 for Seniors/Students. For reservations or more information call 304-721-8896
Directed by Patrick Felton, in his directorial debut for the Alban Arts Center. Featuring; Susan Mirash Minnerly as Agnes, Mark Felton as Tobias, Melanie Larch as Claire, Stacie Sheppard as Julia, TiAnna Toney as Edna and Rob Boone as Harry. We’ll have more information in this week’s PopCulteer.
Big news from Figures Toy Company last week as they announced a huge slate of big time licenses, including Batman, Conan The Barbarian, Evel Knievel and more. FTC started out more than twenty years ago as a mail-order retailer, and eventually began manufacturing wrestling items, like licensed WWE replica belts, and action figures that recalled the heyday of the classic MEGO line.
After having a lot of success last year with 8″ and 12″ figures based on KISS, Figures Toy Company has decided to go all-in with an impressive list of new licenses for 2013.