Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
In early '66, fan magazines were widely reporting that The Rolling Stones were about to follow in the cinematic footsteps of The Beatles and Herman's Hermits. Mick, Brian and the Stones were said to be starring in BACK, BEHIND AND IN FRONT, co-directed by Andrew Loog Oldham and Allan Klein. Never happened. Other than a couple of concert appearances, Mick first appeared solo in PERFORMANCE a few years later, about as far from a teen flick as one can get.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Working at Harvey Comics in the early fifties, the famed team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby re-created their Timely hit superheroes, Captain America and Bucky as Fighting American and Speedboy. In '66, with Kirby deeply enmeshed in the Marvel Universe, Simon returned to Harvey and revived Fighting American for this much sought after one-shot consisting of reprints and a few "new" stories leftover from when the original run was canceled. Although created as a serious anti-communist hero, the entire series quickly became an often quite amusing parody of such characters.