Monday, August 29, 2016

Comic Master Monday with Jason Pearson

Finishing Yesterday´s Jack Kirby post took me longer than anticipated thanks to an extrasized entertainment block so I´m running a bit late with my appreciation post in lieu of Jason Pearson´s 64th birthday.

Another reason for me being late is that - as usual - Jason Pearson´s art was dispersed between various folders so compiling the best pieces took some time. Nevertheless I want to seize this opportunity to pay homage to one of my favorite artists even if he doesn´t do much interior work anymore. Is he on any comic series as regular artist at the moment ?

You know, all the time when you draw women with big breasts people - and when I saw people I mean women and usually those with small breasts - tell you how unrealistic the women you draw are. So when a 36E girl like Courtney Stodden who celebrates her 22nd birthday Today comes around it´s like a " F you all ! " moment. And usually I´m not up to date with reality show celebrities but somehow ( pics ? ) I became aware of her.

There are a lot of videos of Courtney on YouTube but I chose the following one for three reasons. It´s in high quality. There is a cool looking car in it. You get to see more of Ms. Stodden than just the usual head to above knee shot because only when you see the full figure you can appreciate how much her bust really stands out from the rest of the body. Oh Lord !

And if you haven´t realized it yet, with this we already at the celebrity birthdays of the day continuing with Carla Gugino who turns 45. Besides being in current blockbusters like San Andreas and Hercules she has some comic book movie creds with Watchmen and Sin City. With which Roberto Rodriguez should continue rather sooner than later if he expects to use Rosario Dawson in part three. She herself said that she would probably not be in a third movie if her chesticles were no longer in prime condition.

From all of Carla´s appearances on The Late Late Show here is the one where she wears the best dress. There is a video just with her part but this one has a better resolution. But you can fast forward to her part.

Joel Schumacher celebrates his 77th birthday and to all the people who say the Suicide Squad movie could not have been worse : batnipples !

One year older is Elliot Gould with 78 who played Phillip Marlowe in The Long Goodbye and who was in a lot of my favorite movies like Capricon One, The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhatten. He also appeared in The Shining tv mini series and did the voice of Toto in The Cat Returns although his best known voice acting is as Mr. Stoppable. Since I already posted a video from The Cat Returns here is a trailer for another movie.

William Friedkin turns 81and he was the director of a few cult movies I saw as a teenager like The Exorcist or The French Connection. He also directed the episode On A Dead Man´s Chest on Tales From The Crypt. The story originally appeared in Haunt Of Fear and for more horror comic reading in Dark Mysteries 8 a story called Dead Man´s Chest saw print.

Today would also have been the 58th birthday of the king of pop, Michael Jackson and it is kind of sad that only after his death people remembered all the groundbreaking videos he made. Every new video he made brought some kind of innovation and his music video premieres were worldwide events. There were a lot of really sensational women in his videos like Naomi Campbell but my favorite was Scream - for quite obvious reasons.

Ah, all the mammaries this Making Of Scream video bring back.

I want to end with a birthday shoutout to Ingrid Bergman, best known for Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart although my favorite movie with her is The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. Sir Peter Ustinov just kills it in that one. 

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Start Jack Kirby week with Captain Victory

As I always try to alternate posts I originally wanted to post some Jack Kirby art from FANTASTIC FOUR to celebrate his birthday but after reading this post on COMIC BITS ONLINE I decided to go with one of his later series he didn´t do for the money grabbers at Marvel or DC.

The reason why I chose CAPTAIN VICTORY  for this post is quite simple : I only have two pages from SILVER STAR and none from his other projects like the Kirbyverse at Topps Comics. And I wouldn´t even have that much material on CAPTAIN VICTORY if it weren´t for the fabulous CRIVENS ! COMICS & STUFF blog - if I remember correctly where I found the stuff.

In Germany the series - at least part of it - was published by the Condor Verlag who did their usual collage covers using a part of the page above.

Before we come to Today´s rather lengthy entertainment block there are a few links for those that want to prolong the Jack Kirby experience. You can read about Captain Victory And The Galactic Rangers on COFFEE FOR TWO as well as on THE HOODED ULTILITARIANLONGBOX GRAVEYARD has a very insightful post about Jack Kirby´s return to Marvel in the 70s and HERO ENVY compares Jack Kirby and the artist´s artist Alex Toth to find out who the real King of Comics is. Now because I didn´t get to post Yesterday - even I have to do such mundane things like eat, sleep and clean up the laptop - there are two celebrity birthdays from August the 27th I want to mention. The first is Aaron Paul who turned 37 and is best known as Heisenberg´s sidekick from the mega successful show Breaking Bad which is really as fantastic as everybody tells you. The hype is real !

Now before his big break Aaron Paul starred in Veronica Mars alongside cult tv sexbomb Charisma Carpenter who is best known as Cordelia Chase on Buffy and the spin off Angel which Today´s kids may not know so they missed a lot of scorching bikini scenes with Charisma´s huge 34Ds.

One of these days I´ll have to get the first season of Veronica Mars to find out how it all started since I came in at the tailend of that season - as usual. Besides Veronica Mars Charisma Carpenter was also in episode 11 of season 5 of Burn Notice where she showed she still has the goods.

Since last Friday we had the birthday of Bond girl Jill St John and the anniversary of Sean Connery this Thursday I have to acknowledge Barbara Bach ´s 69 birthday, she also was a Bond girl in The Spy Who Loved Me. I had to make this animated GIF myself which took me at least an hour but I wanted to include one where you can see her face not just her boobs.

Which must be quite distracting because she constantly gets mixed up with Catherine Bach best known for playing Daisy Duke on The Dukes of Hazard ( and also for inventing the cut off jeans of the same name ).

Barbara´s most famous scene is from Up The Academy, in fact her part in it is probably the only reason the movie is still shown on tv. I didn´t say that she´s best known for it because it seems people were again not looking at Barbara´s face because it is often credited to Kelly McGillis.

Since I couldn´t find a clip with Barbara Bach´s best scene from Up The Academy in good quality I had to dig one up from the vast video vault.

Today´s birthdays start with Kelly Overton who turns 38 and is famous for showing off her butt cleavage in Tekken. I have also included two new GIFs so you can see her face and fully appreciate her dancing skills. If you take the correlation between the way a woman dances and how she is in the bedroom into consideration Kelly must be a real freak in the bed.

And we´re staying with martial arts stars as Jack Black, star of movies like Gulliver´s Travels and Kung Fu Panda celebrates his 47th birthday. Because I haven´t seen the third Kung Fu Panda movie - yet - I went looking for some videos from School of Rock which apparently had a ten year reunion party with the stars from the movie like Miranda Cosgrove who later became famous as iCarly ( which also stars the very hot Jenette McCurdy ). I thought about posting a video from Schoolhouse Rock but then I found one of the best scenes of the movie. If you haven´t seen School Of Rock you definitely need to check it out, it´s a fun movie for the whole family and it shouldn´t be hard to find it for little money.

Also turning 47 is Jason Priestley who is off course best known for playing Brandon Walsh on cult tv show Beverly Hill 90210 and how troubling is it that I know that off the top of my hat ? We know he also banged co star Tori Spelling´s brains out but who can blame him if she showed off her stripper moves dancing in a hooker outfit which - as baffling as it may sound - I mentioned in a birthday post about Tiffani Amber Thiessen.

If you can call her wild fertility inducing movements dancing. She really was just shaking her big boobs in the general direction of the camera. But that she did very effectively. I never was a big Tori Spelling fan but in that scene she really squeezed her DD breast into a tight leather top and just pushed them straight in your face. Now that´s what I call entertainment.

I started watching Beverly Hills 90210 on the basis of Tori´s growing boobs which was a product of her Dad´s financed surgery and Tiffani Amber Theissen´s exploding chest which was a product of nature. It helped a lot that Tiffany was often in bikinis or leather hooker outfits.

Speaking about hookers, besides appearing on Beverly Hills 90210 Tiffani also was on Saved by the Bell with Elizabeth Berkley who revealed her real stripper nature in Showgirls. The movie was called a flop when it first come out but in the meantime it has become a cult classic mainly based on Elizabeth´s stripper moves which left me no other chance than cast her as one of my alternate choices for the Nympho Supergirl from Earth XXX in my second alternatives post for casting the Justice League movie .

But double jointed Elizabeth not only licks the chrome off your steelhard pole she has the all important " pumping pelvic thrust " move down to pat. I bet that comes in handy with that portable casting couch she allegedly has and I would not mind being at the receiving end of that a few hours. 

Okay, coming back to Jason Priestley after this ultimate sex goddess trifecta he also appeared in an episode of The Highwayman and did the voices of Jack McCyber in Biker Mice From Mars and Legion member Reed Daggle also known as Chameleon Boy in Superman The Animated Series.

Speaking of science fiction series, Amanda Tapping celebates her 51st birthday and she´s best known as Samantha Carter on Stargate. I wonder if Roland Emmerich had any idea how successful this franchise would be when he made the first movie all these decades ago. During the course of the series Amanda did a pretty good job of hiding the centerfold body every sci fi fan would love to be tapping I would say. Hellooo, nurse !

Speaking of centerfold bodies, country megastar Shania Twain also turns 51 and her best video is without a doubt Man, I Feel Like A Woman because you know you got a hot video on your hands when Mtv feels the need to censor it. Originally I wanted to make my own GIF but thankfully I found the one below although I have no idea from which live performance it is. Maybe one of my readers can help me out in the comment section.

I always found her song That Don´t Impress Me Much very hypocritical because first she lists all these things that according to her are not the way to impress her like good looks, a fancy car, money or a job with a certain social status and then she went and married her producer who probably had all of the above. Plus he could help her in her musical career. Which teaches us that if women say that certain things don´t impress them they mean these things alone. BUT if you have these things coupled with something they can profit from it´s a whole new ball game amigo.

We´re making the jump from country to soul, David Soul that is as one half of the famous crime fighting duo of Starsky And Hutch celebrates his 73rd birthday. According to imdb he also was the voice of Mission Control in Doctor Who : Death Comes To Time. Speaking of crime fighting, the 70s Wonder Woman Lynda Carter guest starred on Starsky And Hutch in the two parter The Las Vegas Strangler which uses the old schtick of the serial killer who is after Las Vegas showgirls. Speaking about Las Vegas showgirls : since you can only find the Starsky And Hutch episodes with Lynda Carter ( who also played Pauline in the 2005 Dukes Of Hazard movie with Jessica Simpson ) in various parts on YouTube I opted to go with a video of cult siren Lynda Carter where she wears a very Las Vegas showgirl - esque outfit that is a throwback to one of my previous post.

In the video she performs I Was Made For Loving You while dancing with hardrock band KISS and naturally I found it after Gene Simmon´s birthday.

Another belated birthday greeting from an earlier post is Walt Kelly´s The Pogo Special Birthday Special which I picked as Today´s cartoon video.

And last but not least here´s another documentary about Jack Kirby. I hope I haven´t already posted this but I can´t go back now to check.

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