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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Countdown 2010 Day 31 Bonus: Crematia Mortem On Facebook

Kansas City KSHB TV Channel 41's own horror hostess from 1981 to 1988, Crematia Mortem, has her own unofficial Facebook fan club at Crematia Mortem and the Creature Feature.

Halloween Countdown 2010 Day 31: Elvira From Femme Fatales 4.4

Happy Halloween, ghouls and goblins. For today's treat, I give you the Elvira cover, index and feature from Femme Fatales volume 4, number 4 (December 1995):
Cover of Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 featuring Elvira
Index of Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 featuring Elvira
Elvira feature from Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 page 1
Elvira feature from Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 page 2
Elvira feature from Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 page
Elvira feature from Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 page 4
Elvira feature from Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 page 5
Elvira feature from Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 page 6
Elvira feature from Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 page 7
Elvira feature from Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 page 8
Elvira feature from Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 page 9
Elvira feature from Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 page 10
Elvira feature from Femme Fatales vol 4 #4 page 11
Have a safe Halloween, kiddies, and beware of taking poisoned apples from kindly old crones.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Countdown 2010 Day 30 Bonus: Spooky Loot Kansas Lottery Ticket

Here is one of the Spooky Loot Kansas Lottery tickets but I did not match Dracula for a win (matching the broom for a hundred dollars would have been sweet):
Spooky Loot Kansas Lottery ticket

Halloween Countdown 2010 Day 30: Edmund Dressed As Batman In Gaia Online

The shop keepers at Gaia Online are once again dressed up in costumes and handing out candy for Halloween. One of the most interesting is Edmund at H&R Wesley. He is obviously dressed up as Batman with a white pointy beard. Too bad Louie is dressed as a white suited vampire instead of Robin.
Edmund as Batman in Gaia Online overview
Edmund as Batman in Gaia Online close up
Here is me aka Jamdin in this year's costume:
Jamdin in Gaia Online

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Countdown 2010 Day 29: Elvira's Heavy Metal Halloween And A Request

Released as a limited pressing in 2009 by Target in Canada, Elvira's Heavy Metal Halloween has twelve bone crunching heavy metal versions of Halloween classics. The only appearance that the Mistress of the Dark makes is on the cover so do not expect her voice on the CD itself. The tracks include:
1. Exorcist (Main Theme)
2. Frankenstein
3. Toccata and Fugue - Bach
4. Hells Bells
5. Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
6. Funeral March Of A Marionette - Goundd
7. Godzilla
8. Black Cat
9. Phantom Of The Opera
10. In The Hall Of The Mountain King - Grieg
11. Carmina Burana, O Fortuna - Orff
12. Halloween (Main Theme)
Front cover of Elvira's Heavy Metal Halloween
Back cover of Elvira's Heavy Metal Halloween
As an added bonus, I found a download link thanks to repo_man at Halloween Forum.

I also have a request for fellow bloggers and readers, I received an email yesterday from a reader that is looking for a digital copy of the Elvira Fright Sound Tape as found below:

Elvira Fright Sound Tape 1978

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Countdown 2010 Day 28: Elvira From Femme Fatales 6.7

Femme Fatales volume 6, number 7 (January 1998) had eight pages devoted to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Your Halloween treat for today is the front cover, index, all eight feature pages and the back cover. Each page can  be clicked on for the full size image.
Front cover of Femme Fatales vol 6 #7 featuring Elvira
Index of Femme Fatales vol 6 #7 featuring Elvira
Elvira article page 1 from Femme Fatales vol 6 #7
Elvira article page 2 from Femme Fatales vol 6 #7
Elvira article page 3 from Femme Fatales vol 6 #7
Elvira article page 4 from Femme Fatales vol 6 #7
Elvira article page 5 from Femme Fatales vol 6 #7
Elvira article page 6 from Femme Fatales vol 6 #7
Elvira article page 7 from Femme Fatales vol 7 #7
Elvira article page 8 from Femme Fatales vol 6 #7
Back cover of Femme Fatales vol 6 #7 featuring Elvira

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Countdown 2010 Day 27: Wonder Women Celebrity Costumes

This week's special Halloween edition of Women Wednesday takes a look at celebrities dressed as Wonder Woman.

Here's Adrienne Curry, wife of The Brady Bunch's Christopher Knight and first winner of America's Next Model:
Adrianne Curry as Wonder Woman
Next up is tv reality star, Kim Kardashian, who dons black leggings for a unique look:
Kim Kardashian as Wonder Woman
Lorraine Kelly actually dressed up as Wonder Woman to interview Lynda Carter:
Lorraine Kelly as Wonder Woman
Most of us geeks and nerds are familiar with Olivia Munn from Attack of the Show:
Olivia Munn as Wonder Woman
Finally, Wendy Williams dressed up as Wonder Woman:
Wendy Williams as Wonder Woman

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Countdown 2010 Day 26: Mr Bones Coffins

Fleer's Mr Bones coffins had candy pieces that you could assemble to make a skeleton. Most of the time, the candy pieces were broken or missing so you could not finish making the bony figure. A diagram on the inside lid showed how Mr Bones would look assembled. I have the orange, yellow and red versions but the candy has long since been consumed. I found them at a local convenience store years ago. Instead, I have various trinkets inside each little plastic coffin. The orange has five miniature six sided dice but only two match. The yellow has various items from vending machines: a blue spider ring, a red spider ring different from the previous one, a spiral flat metal ring and a silver werewolf head charm. The red one contains a brown derringer charm and a blue telephone charm that were also available in vending machines.
Orange, yellow and red Mr Bones coffins
I never did find a black Mr Bones coffin:
Black Mr Bones coffin

Monday, October 25, 2010

Goodnight Mike Esposito

The comic world is mourning the passing of Mike Esposito. The cover artist/inker/penciller/writer passed away on October 24, 2010 at the age of 83. He did work for DC, Marvel and Archie including the cover of Marvel Chillers #6 (August 1975) featuring Tigra the Were-Woman that he did with William F. Buckler.
Cover of Marvel Chillers #6 featuring Tigra the Were-Woman art by Richard F. Buckler and Mike Esposito

Halloween Countdown 2010 Day 25: Dark Shadows From Famous Monsters #59

Yesterday, I presented the cover of Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 (November 1969), which had a painting of Barnabas Collins on the cover. Today, I present the pictures and article about Dark Shadows from that very same issue. The inside front cover features Barnabas Collins as he would look at his actual age:
Inside front cover of Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 spotlights Barnabas Collins
The index states that the article can be found on page forty-four:
Index of Famous Monsters of Filmland #59
In actuality, the seven page article starts on page forty and right after the "No Fair!" comic that I posted yesterday. Simon Laurie wrote "Who's A-Frid of the Big Bad Vampire?"
Page one of the Dark Shadows article from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59
Page two of the Dark Shadows article from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59
Page three of the Dark Shadows article from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59
Page four of the Dark Shadows article from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59
Page five of the Dark Shadows article from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59
Page six of the Dark Shadows article from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59
Page seven of the Dark Shadows article from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Countdown 2010 Day 24: No Fair From Famous Monsters #59

Wow, only seven more days to Halloween. Today is a special treat as I present a six page comic from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 (November 1969). The cover illustration of Barnabas Collins from ABC's Dark Shadows was done by Basil Gogos.
Cover of Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 by Basil Gogos
"No Fair" was illustrated by Tom Sutton and written by Bill Parente.
No Fair from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 page 1
No Fair from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 page 2
No Fair from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 page 3
No Fair from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 page 4
No Fair from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 page 5
No Fair from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 page 6