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Author: Andy Hyman

The Pirate!

The Pirate!

Monday Morning at The Movies! THE PIRATE; 1948; Studio: MGM; Director: Vincente Minnelli; Cast: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper With a production fraught with tension and troubled by clashes between its star and director (who were married at the time, and would divorce two years later), this musical tale of a Caribbean [...]
A Cavalcade of Christmas is Coming!

A Cavalcade of Christmas is Coming!

FLASH-back to December 1944.... COMIC CAVALCADE Vol.1, No.9, December 1944; Cover Art: Everett E. Hibbard; Writer: William Moulton Marston; Penciler: Harry G. Peter; Inker: Harry G. Peter In this issue of the anthology series, Jay Garrick is considered the best liar at the Liars’ Club, or at least he was; now it appears to be [...]
Season’s Greetings from Batman And Robin!

Season’s Greetings from Batman And Robin!

Santa Joins the Dynamic Duo for Holiday Cheer! BATMAN Vol.1, No.27, February 1945; Cover Art: Jack Burnley, Ira Schnapp; Writer: Don Cameron; Penciler: Jack Burnley; Inker: Jerry Robinson During the 1940s, DC Comics produced many very memorable Christmas covers on titles such as Batman, Action Comics, Comic Cavalcade, Sensation Comics, Adventure Comics and others. These [...]
Billy the Kid Born this day, 1859.  “Billy The Kid” the Movie, Premiered, 1930.

Billy the Kid Born this day, 1859.  “Billy The Kid” the Movie, Premiered, 1930.

Monday Morning Movie Flashback.. BILLY THE KID; 1930; Studio: MGM; Director: King Vidor; Cast:  John Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson This pre-Code film examines the relationship between the legendary outlaw, also known as William Bonney (his real name was Henry McCarty) and the man that would one day be his killer, Pat Garrett.  The [...]
It’s a Flashback Friday with…. THE FLASH!

It’s a Flashback Friday with…. THE FLASH!

Will 'The Flash' Stop The Flash-Flood?! THE FLASH Vol.1, No.110, January 1960; Cover Art: Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella; Writer: John Broome; Penciler: Carmine Infantino; Inker: Murphy Anderson Two debuts for the price of one!  In the first story, a new threat has emerged in the form of the Weather Wizard, whose wand allows him to [...]