This one comes to me from fellow contributor and the "Main Man" over at the "Red Sonja - She Devil with a sword " blog Darius Whiteplume he remembered that I was on the lookout for shots of Mickey and Jayne doing the TARZAN lift...I could have gone with my SHANNA blog...due to Jayne's Leopard print Bikini...but I stuck with HERC..because they were both in a HERCULES film together. " The Loves of HERCULES " all I have to say is " SWEET! Thanks Darius ! "
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Splash page from THOR 221 by John Buscema and Mike Esposito. I love the web...so much good stuff to find and share. Interesting sound effect though. I believe that may be the result of part of HERC'S fisk bashing THOR on the side of his head and clipping part of his Winged war helmet!
I love the little NO-PRIZE contest note they ran on the bottom right corner there. Marvel always had a tongue in cheak sense of humor.
This piece comes from Chris Ivy. The man gets around and I can safely say he's done it all for just about all the major companies. He is a talented cuss and I really love his interpretation from a certain famous MARVEL TEAM UP I covered earlier here on the blog. This I believe is a commision piece...probably originally in b/w...but I found it on the web in color. Either way GREAT JOB CHRIS!!!
You never know what might turn up when you do a search on the web. Look at this cool 8mm home film of the Mighty HERCULES cartoon from..I guess around 1966-67.
I wish I could get my hands on it and watch it. When I was a kid my parents had a movie projector and camera to film 8mm home movies. We also had two of our own movies that we watched from time to time. CHIMP THE COWBOY and a TWEETY and SYLVESTER cartoon
Ahh...those were the days.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I am going to direct you over to http://frankensteinia.blogspot.com/ Frankensteinia the Frankenstein blog for a bio on Primo Carnera....A man who played big part in the History of the legend of HERCULES...Enjoy.
Click on the link provided...or simply click herehttp://frankensteinia.blogspot.com/2011/11/revealed-tvs-lost-frankenstein-of-1957.html to go directly to the post. Thank you to the good people at FRANKENSTEINIA !!!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
One of my favorite heels ( Bad guy ) in Wrestling was absolutely HERCULES HERNANDEZ.
He had so much character and he was so intense. The way he could talk through his teeth and make veins bulge in his temples was probably what got me so interested on a dramatical sense of the word. This guy could really sell it.
One of my favorite feuds was with him and the Ultimate Warrior ( James Helliwig ). The CHAIN MATCH at MSG...they had a tug of war and the chain snapped. HERC then proceded to choke out Warrior with his half of the chain. It took a half dozen other guys to pry him off the Warriors lifeless corpse. lol....the feud lasted for months as they went from state to state pulling the same act over and over. That's how they did it back then in the 80's.
Some matches the Warrior would win and some matches HERC would get DQ'd because of the choke out. I prefer the DQ matches personally. I liked that HERC got the better of ol' "Jimmy the nutbag Ultimate Warrior." Ray passed away...too bad. Jim is still alive and he legally changed his name to the ULTIMATE WARRIOR...so yeah...he's a nutbag.
Another of my favorite matches was between ANDRE the Giant and Hacksaw JIM DUGGAN.
Andre just got done beating up some jobber ( A preliminary wrestler specifically there to get beat up and lose ) and he challenged anyone to come out and take him down. So out comes DUGGAN chanting "USA" and hoisting his 2 x 4 in the air and getting the crowd all worked up.
Well ANDRE proceeded to beat on DUGGAN and choke him out with the strap from his trunk
and DUGGAN...walloped him in the GIANT NOGGIN' with the board! Down went ANDRE.
Those were the days man! The reason I loved wrestling so much is because of cool match ups like that. I could imagine ancient ROME and Gladiators and so on. The thrill of victory and the agony of getting bashed in the head! Yeah baby...check out the two youtube vids of ye ancient olden wrestling times ( For review purposes ) Action provided by the WWE Superstars by way of Youtube. " Lets get rrrready to RUMBLLLLE!!! "