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First, a Polaris Submarine, now, a Browning Machine gun! From the the back of the comic book to you!

First, a Polaris Submarine, now, a Browning Machine gun! From the the back of the comic book to you!

One of my most visited posts is the one about the Polaris Submarine from the back of comic books. I had a helpful reader remind me about this little wonder– the Automatic Firing Tripod Machine Gun! Modeled after the water cooled .30 caliber Browning, apparently! And for sale from the back of a comic book for less than two big ones, back in the 60s and 70s. This ad was more rare than the submarine or tank ads, but I remember seeing it now and again way back in the day. If only I had grasped the potential of heavy weaponry back in my childhood.. tanks, subs and machine guns. I could have taken over a small central American country with my Comic Book Arsenal. The reality is that it was some form of rapid fire B.B. Gun.  I’m still looking for a picture of the actual item. Click on the picture for more.


Life is a Cosmic Cone.. a Cosmic Encounter comic strip…

The idea for this came to me during a recent game of one of my favorite boardgames, Cosmic Encounter. My group has a certain dramatic way of presenting the game play which is echoed here in the names of the characters: the Green Machine, the Blue Meanies, the Red Menace, the Orange Crush, The Yellow Peril and the Purple People Eaters. In this episode, Red tries a time-honored trick.

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Life is a Cosmic Cone

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COSMIC ENCOUNTER is copyright Peter Olotka and Eon Games.

Terry Sharp…

Ain’t life wonderful? You truly learn something new every day.

I got the following invite from a pal of mine today:

A lot of us started pre-ordering THE FACELESS: A TERRY

back in May, when Bobby T. and the Adester generated a serious buzz in here. I’ve got two copies on pre-order at the Amazon now, due to deliver in October 2005 (just $6.95). At the time I ordered, I mentioned the possibility of a T.V.B.C. type discussion of this book, after we all get our copies (say, sometime during the first week of November). Who’s up for it?

(Mrnizz), if you’re still into graphic novels, I would love to have you on board on November 1st for the discussion, and I’ll send you my extra copy, but you have to promise me you will participate actively. If you can’t, just say so, and no worries.

I’m going to see Bobby T. and Ade (he’s coming over from London) next month. They’ll be watching the TERRYtalk closely, I am sure, seeing as this is their baby.

I’m occassionally on a panel for this and that, and would love to participate… but I didn’t know much about this book, to be honest. I know Neil Vokes through Bob (who sent me this) so I went and looked it up. WOW.. I’m all over this like “stank on a pig”… I love the art-deco style and clean lines of this thing.

The best part is the premise. Check this out:

By day, Terry Sharp is a hard-living, skirt-chasing, celebrated director of classic horror films. But by night, the horror turns real – Terry has discovered a shadowy group of Satanists hell-bent on taking control of the British government. This knowledge has made him a marked man. Black magic or bullets – the Faceless conspirators don’t particularly care which – as long as the end result is Terry’s death.

Horror movies? Chasing Satanic Cults? Dude, I’m SO there!

I love the occassional graphic novel and I REALLY love horror movies. What a natural!

Go HERE: http://theblackforest.net/terrysharp/index.html for more info.