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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pulp Corner – The Art Of Vintage Crime/Black Lizard’s Dashiell Hammett Books

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for visual uniformity in a series. On my shelf if the books have matching spines it makes me a very happy man. The covers though are just as important. In the early 1990’s the company publishing company Vintage Crime/Black Lizard rereleased three classic Dashiell Hammett novels, The Thin Man, The Maltese Falcon and Red Harvest with simplistically pulpy and elegant covers.

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Debbie Glasserman is credited with the book design in these editions, but she’s not responsible for the actual art as much as she is the design aesthetic. The top portion of the Thin Man cover can be credited to early 1900’s artist  J.C. Leyendecker for a Fatima cigarette campaign. Which might be the single classiest cigarette ad that I’ve ever seen.

If you have any information on the the rest of these covers drop me a line and let me know.

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Zombie Round-Up: Fear The Walking Dead Episode 5 – “Cobalt”

Lilith here again. Hopefully you all had a nice week and break from my ranting and raving all things zombie. I’ve obviously been bashing this TWD prequel pretty hard, so it was probably nice for all of you to get a different take from C-Mart last week. I know I enjoyed reading his thoughts. And interestingly as much as I had a lot of hate for the show the first half of this short season, I agree that it is starting to pick up and show some promise, of course just in time for the season finale next week. But without further ado let’s dive in to this week’s creepy and action packed episode.

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Theater of the Absurd Makes Its Debut!

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Hey there, Evil Geeks! Hopefully you were able to make it out to The Low Beat this past weekend to check out the premiere of the first episode of Theater of the Absurd. If you listened to Undies of Wondy’s interview with the creators on Transmission’s From the Evil Lair a few weeks ago, then you knew you were going to be in for a treat with the first episode of this animated comedy.

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Ep 138 – Hellfire Book Club Chapter 2 – E is for Excitement!

Join us once more in the hallowed halls of the Hellfire Book Club as we discuss the ins and outs of the X-Men. This time around Kang and Biff are joined once more by Rex Mason and Dutch Essex as well as newcomer Nick Nack Tabasco. The topic at hand? A fine question indeed! Tonight we discuss Grant Morrison’s early work on the New X-Men series. Enjoy!

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Zombie Round Up: Fear The Walking Dead Episode 4 – “Not Fade Away”

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Hey Gang, this week while Lilith’s away, your old pal C-Mart is here to keep you company. Soooooo, Fear the Walking Dead, huh? Look, I’ve been reading The Walking Dead almost since the beginning and I never miss an episode of the TV show, but I’ll be there first to admit that Fear the Walking Dead has got a few issues. I will say though that I think the show is picking up steam. I think this weeks episode is a step in the right direction. The paranoia levels are starting to shoot through the roof; what exactly is the National Guard doing with the “sickly” people in the neighborhood? What’s going on at that house outside the fence, way off in the distance? I’ve got some theories on those questions,

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Ep 137 – A World of Illusion w/ Christa Yelich-Koth & Lifting the Curtain on Theater of the Absurd

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Happy Monday, Evil Geeks! This week’s episode features back to back interviews. First up, C-Mart and returning guest Christa Yelich-Koth sit down to talk about her new book Illusion (available now!). Then in part 2, Undies of Wondy talks to Tom McWatters, Colleen McWatters, and Chris Martinez, the creative team behind Theater of the Absurd, an animated comedy series premiering Saturday, September 26th. Enjoy!

 

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