Matt Groening has officially ended his iconic syndicated comic strip Life in Hell. It’ll be missed. His last strip ran 6/15/12. I discovered Life in Hell when I was a kid in the mid-80s as my mom would bring The Village Voice home each week, scouring the apartment listings and help wanted ads looking for [...]
“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.” My favorite Ray Bradbury quote. The giant of 20th Century American literature (notice I didn’t amend that “science fiction literature”) passed away this morning in Los Angeles. [...]
Big thumbs up to Peter Dendle for putting together The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, brought to you by the good people at McFarland Publishing. Whenever I see one of these zombie reference books there is one movie in particular I check for as a test of how extensive the research behind it went. The movie… …Weekend [...]
Comeback Kings #1 – written by Matt Sullivan and Gabe Guarente art by Ethan Young This slice of insanity will be coming home with me this Wednesday thanks to the good people over at Ardden Entertainment. Bruce Lee. Jim Morrison. Elvis Presley. Andy Kaufman. Tupac Shakur. All controversial cultural icons who died before their time. [...]
Legendary illustrator/comic artist Jeff Jones passed away today. How do a few scribbled lines on a page become the most beautiful woman you ever laid eyes on? When Jones is the one scribbling. You will be missed.
I thought I was pretty well versed in 80s horror schlock, especially films from the year 1987. So believe me when I say my mind was blown when I came across Grizzly 2: The Predator, also known as Predator: The Concert. I’m a big fan of the original Grizzly for the “it’s so bad it’s good” [...]
Millions of years of evolution have just become mankind’s worst nightmare. While on a trip to a video store that has decided to close its doors after nearly 25 years in the business, I finally found a VHS copy of the 1994 Gary Jones‘ giant killer insect flick Mosquito, and about 80 other tapes for that matter. [...]
Cult queen Tura Satana passed away Friday night. Tura Satana, the actress whose authoritative presence, exotic looks and buxom frame commanded the attention of viewers of Russ Meyer’s 1965 cult movie “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”, died on Friday evening in Reno, Nev. I remember my first time seeing Tura Satana was in Ted V. Mikels’ [...]
Leslie Nielsen, star of Forbidden Planet, among his many iconic roles, has passed away at age 84 (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010). We wish him farewell on his final voyage.
FPNYC’s sincerest heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and family or Mr. Pekar, who passed away July 12th at the age of 70.
As reported by Locus magazine, science fiction publishing lost one of it’s more ardent and vociferous supporters this past Sunday. Locus publisher, editor, and co-founder Charles N. Brown, 72, died peacefully in his sleep July 12, 2009 on his way home from Readercon. Charles Nikki Brown was born June 24, 1937 in Brooklyn NY, where [...]