Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Viva la Space Pulp

I was invited to submit a story to a time-themed anthology and it's given me the opportunity to dust off an old space pulp character I created years ago. It's also got me excited about that genre, so you'll probably see more posts about that kind of thing for a while.


Over on the Perils of Planet X production blog, Chris Mills reminds me about Blackstar, a Saturday morning cartoon I enjoyed as a kid. It came out just as I was getting too old to ignore it's goofier aspects like the trobbits and the laser-blasting sword, but I still liked the heroic John Blackstar and his dragon-mount Warlock. It was no Thundarr the Barbarian, mind you, but it was entertaining.

Space Girl

By Gene Gonzales. (Who - though this isn't from it - also happens to be illustrating Perils on Planet X. See how that all works out?)


Darius Whiteplume said...

I love stuff from when the universe was still a mystery. John Carter is my favorite, but Flash Gordon was no slouch either.

Speaking of Thundarr, it's hard to believe it was just fifteen years ago that a runaway planet changed the Earth forever ;-)

Michael May said...

HA! Where's my laser sword? Where's my Mok?


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