Halloween / Dr. Horrible

Halloween / Dr. Horrible


The picture attached to this post is the “Dr. D. Ranged” by costume manufacturer Smiffy’s. It also happens to be my costume for Halloween this year!

Apart from being a neat “evil doctor”/”mad scientist” outfit, there’s the fact that the lab coat kind of looks like the one worn by Dr. Horrible!

I haven’t had much luck finding a proper labcoat for Dr. Horrible, so this is a great find for me!

Note that Smiffy’s brand costumes are kind of large – the Smiffy’s size L of this costume fits me pretty well, and I usually wear a size XL costume.

Once we get closer to Halloween, I’ll be sure to post a picture of myself in it.

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Pulp comics galore!

Pulp comics galore!

If yesterday’s post on the pulpy goodness of the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual was not enough for you, good news!

Today’s offering of pulp fiction: Comic Book Plus!

What is Comic Book Plus, you ask?

The cover of an issue of "Haunted Thrills"

The cover of an issue of “Haunted Thrills”

The site is an archive of Golden Age comics, from such publishers as Ace Comics, Charlton Comics and more.

There is no prerequisites to browsing the comics through the site, but if you want to download these old school comics, you’ll have to register for a (free) account.

There’s more to the site than “just” free Golden & Silver Age comics, though! If you take the time to look around a bit, you might even find “Dime Novels, Penny Dreadfuls, Story Papers and Pulp Magazines

The site itself only features Public Domain works of fiction – that is to say that every comic, penny dreadful or other type of media available is legal to consume. It is absolutely possible to read these comics on the site, but I have made an account on the site so that I can download these beauties and take with me on my tablet!


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I first stumbled over the PULP-O-MIZER a few days back while browsing reddit.

The PULP-O-MIZER is a great tool that lets you create your own pulp-style comic book cover, with a range of different preset images, fonts and other neat stuff. It is part of the “Derange-o-Lab” featured on the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual site.

A reference to Futurama

A reference to Futurama

The first post I found about it on reddit was a 50’s version of a cover to the video game “Dead Space”. Since the post in question, several other redditors have tried their hand at making 50’s pulp versions of video game covers.

I really dig the pulp style of comic books, and apart from letting you create your own pulp comic book cover for free, the website also has completely free interactive stories, featuring even more pulpy goodness!

The “Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual” site is run by Bradley W. Schenck, and if you like pulp fiction (no pun intended), it seems like Bradley’s website is worth checking out!

I know I’ll be checking the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual myself!



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Tenacious D and the Festival Supreme

Tenacious D and the Festival Supreme

While listening to the 415th episode of the Nerdist Podcast (featuring Tenacious D as guests), I learned of a new festival created by Tenacious D:


The Festival Supreme!

Poster for the Festival Supreme, from the Festival Supreme Website

The poster for the Festival Supreme, featuring the lineup for the Festival!

As far as I can tell, this is a one-day festival. It will have three or four (in the Nerdist episode, Jack Black said four, but the website says three) tents, with room both for stand-up acts and for musical acts. The Festival Supreme will happen on October 19th at the Santa Monica Pier.

The Festival has partnered up with IFC to bring a “Supreme Comedy Week” leading up to the date of the actual Festival.

The lineup will feature both comedy legends such as The Mr. Show Experience and Eric Idle, as well as musical comedy all-stars such as Tim Minchin and Garfunkel & Oates!

Tickets are ( /were?) available from Ticketmaster (either standard or VIP), but it seems they are either not available online any more, or perhaps sold out.

All I can say from way over here in Europe is, I hope the Festival will be a success, and a DVD/Blu-Ray will be made so those of us who do not have the option of going in person will be able to experience the Festival Supreme from afar!

If you want to learn more about the Festival Supreme, I suggest you go check out their website.

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