Monday, March 22, 2010

Pass the Comics: Sinbad, Conan, Deep Sea Spies, and More

I think I've finally stumbled onto a title for this feature. When my siblings and I were growing up, there was only ever one section of the newspaper we were interested in. "Pass the comics" was a common request in our house and I'm happy to pass these along to you.

The Captain's Quest

I don't know much about the characters of Zip and Li'l Bit, but their latest adventure takes place on a whaling ship. The webcomic just started and updates every Sunday. [By Trade Loeffler.]

K-51: Spies at War

I've shared this one before, but it popped back up on Golden Age Comic Book Stories again [you have to scroll down aways to get to this story] and it's one of my favorites. As the title suggests, it's not just tentacles that our hero has to deal with. It's also filthy Nazi deep sea divers.

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

By John Buscema. [Hairy Green Eyeball 2]

The Castle of Otranto

I love a good Gothic Romance story. Unfortunately, a lot of them tend to be tortuously long and rambling novels, but Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto isn't one of those. It's short, sweet, and chock full of vengeful ghosts, floating skulls, secret passages, swooning damsels, heroic young men, and of course a dark, evil, mustache-twirling villain. The adaptation for Adventures into the Unknown isn't nearly as fun and atmospheric as the book, but it's wonderfully illustrated by Al Ulmer. [Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine]

Hour of the Dragon

The first part of Robert E Howard's Conan novel as adapted by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane. [Diversions of the Groovy Kind]

Escape from Planet Nowhere

Otis Frampton's giant robot webcomic has kicked off with a bang (and a couple of thooms).


Jay said...

Holy crap--there was a Sinbad comic? Sweet!

BTW, Michael, they're showing 7th Voyage at the Trylon this weekend:

I've been to a few other shows during their Harryhausen "fest" this month.

Great stuff!

Michael May said...

Crap! I'll be out of town all weekend for David's Spring Break. I hadn't heard about the Trylon at all though, so thanks for that tip. Bookmarking their site.

I'm pretty sure 7th Voyage is coming up on TCM soon too.


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