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The Superman Interviews

Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Demons, horror, Monsters, Satan, superheroes, vampires with tags , , on November 15, 2017 by chrisdsav

I had a lot of fun with two people who came on the recently Former DC Comic Editor Mike Carlin and Michael Bailey of the Fortress of Baileytude. Both came on to talk about Superman vs the Supernatural.  Mr.Bailey will be back this Winter to talk about Batman Gotham by Gaslight and Batman vs The Supernatural.

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RI Comic Con This weekend

Posted in Comic Books, Conventions, Cosplay, DC Comics, horror, news with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2017 by chrisdsav

Hope to see some of you at RI Comic Con tomorrow

There have been some major changes with the con and the people coming to it make sure you check their site. The Walking Dead Actors all had to be taken off tot he list do to stuff happening at AMC.

http://www.ricomiccon.com/

RI Comic Con loses Mark Ruffalo, ‘Walking Dead’ cast

Superman vs The Supernatural

Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Demons, horror, Monsters with tags , , on November 5, 2017 by chrisdsav

Tonight on the show at long last is my interview with Former Superman Editor Mike Carlin talking about Superman vs Supernatural beings. Mike was editor of the Superman books thru the Post Crisis thru the Wedding. We get the inside story on all these great Supernatural stories as well as some thoughts on the 25th Anniversary of the Death of Superman  Then Writer Michael Bailey from the Superman Homepage and I have a great fan discussion on Superman.  https://www.supermanhomepage.com/ He also runs one of my favorite podcast From Crisis to Crisis, currently on hiatus but coming back soon.

http://www.fortressofbaileytude.com/

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Superman vs Vampires

Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, horror, vampires with tags , , , on October 21, 2017 by chrisdsav

Last 2 weeks it was Demons this time its the UNDEAD CREATURES OF THE NIGHT VAMPIRES this will be a quick over view of some of these stories as there are a few of them. 

In Action Comics Annual #1 with art by Art Adams and Story by John Byrne

Superman and Batman are ina town trying to investigate some disappearance that have been traced from Gotham and Metropolis and encounter Vampires. Batman is willing to kill them because theu the multiverse is aware they exsist as he found Dracula in Red Rain. They encpunter a girl named Skeeter who looks like thr planters peanut commercial girl. I first became aware of this story in a Wizard Magazine article regsrding disturbing stories in comics.  

 Superman Man of Steel #14 and Superman #70 by Louise Simonson Jon Bogdanove and Dan Jurgens

In a two part story involving Robin the Boy Wonder aka Tim Drake the best Robin EVER!!! In the story the Night of the Bat.

Robin and Superman team up to fight Vampires with Jimmy and Lucy Lane Lois younger sister caught in the middle. The Vampire they fight is a Nosferatu style like the movoe or Vampire the Masqurade story line. The thing that really struck me about this issue was the cover where Lucy is biting Superman on the neck. 

In Superman #180 by Jeff Loeb and Ian Churchhill Lois and Clark visit the home of COUNT DRACULA. 

Batman and Superman had a mini series 

Superman and Batman vs Werewolves and Vampires 

Worlds Finest Comics #249 a book I have not read but has Batman and the Phantom Stranger Investigating Vampirea only to find out its ……really SUPERMAN 

Superman vs Demons Part2

Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Demons, entertainment, horror, Horror Babes, Satan with tags , , , on October 10, 2017 by chrisdsav

The Never Ending Battle….IN HELL!!!!

The Blaze/Satanus War ran in Adventures of Superman#493…Action Comics#680..Man of Steel#15 ….and Superman#71by Roger Stern Jerry Ordway, Tom Grummet, Louise Simonson, Brett Breeding Mike Carlin and the rest of the Superman team at that time. 

Fosworth the former editor and chief of the Daily Planet tried to kill himself and was saved by Superman at the behest of the demon Blaze in the guise of an Angel. Blaze begins sending demons thru mirrors to attack the people in the Newstime building. Lord Satanus arrives in his first post crisis apearence to stop his SISTER!!! Yup its a war of siblings with Superman Jimmy Lois Perry and Alice caught in the middle. Jimmy while taping Turtle Boy gets a vision from Jerry White that BLAZE has returned. Alice and Perry are guided by Jerry White,into a church to save the people of the News Time building. Its revealed that Satanus is in fact Newstime Editor and Cheif Colin Thornton. He is very much portrayed as the lesser of two evils between him and his sister, but that dont mean you shoukd trust him. Superman and Satanus must stop Blaze even if its costs Superman his soul. 

This was a great follow up to the Soul Search storyline I posted about last week. Out of all the art in this story I love the way Grummet draws Lord Satanus the most. Even tho its only two panels he really has a great look about him showing he lives up to his namesake. The depiction of HeLL or Limbo the dark dimension is a bit different than last we saw but that might be the interpertaion of the art team. 

In an interview on the Superman podcast From Crisis to Crisis Jerry Ordwat talks about wanting to do something different after several normal superhero battles and with someone who is pure unrelenting evil. Unlike Lex Luthor or Ugly Manheim Blaze could not be reasoned with.

Satanus would return during the rebuiling of Metropolis and Lex Luthor run for President. Blaze would return in Adventures of Superman #500 to torment Johnathan Kent as he looks for Clark in the afterlife. Both would play a huge part of the Reign in Hell crossover in 2008.

Swamp Thing Animated Parts 1&2

Posted in Cartoons, DC Comics, horror, Monsters on October 5, 2017 by chrisdsav

We just finished our coverage of SWAMP THING THE ANIMATED SERIES on The Dead Tv Podcast. Up next Friday the 13th The Series

Michael RavenShadow of Trick or Treat Radio for joining us

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dead-tv-podcast/id1178882992?mt=2

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Superman vs Demons

Posted in Comic Books, DC Comics, Demons, entertainment, horror, Horror Babes, Monsters with tags , , , on October 4, 2017 by chrisdsav

The never ending battle for Truth Justice and the American way incudes going to hell sometimes to save the souls of those you care about. The next few weeks in October I will be talking about Superman and Horror as there are a lot of stories involing the Man of Steel and monsters. Joining me for this will be Michael Bailey at the end of the month a writer for the Superman Homepage and Podcaster of a few Superman shows. As well as another guest with the details still being worked on.
Soul Search Parts 1-3 ran in Action Comics #656, Superman vol 2#47, and Adventures of Superman #470. By Roger Stern, Brett Breeding, Jerry Ordway, Dan Jurgens and the rest of the Superteam at the time. 

Jerry White (son of Perry White Editor and Chief  and Jimmy Olson are guned down out side a club that Jerry worked at for a woman named Blaze. As they lay bleading and dying in a hospital bed Clark and Lois rush to the hospital to find out their condition. Clark is vistied by the Black Racer (Angel of Death type character neither good nor bad just does his job to bring souls to their FINAL DESTINATION ;).

He alerts Clark that he can save his friends lives if he comes with him right away and they fly to a volcano which happens tk be the home of the demones BLAZE, the same Blaze Jerry was working for. A cloven footed red skin horned demon in a scantly clad dress. She tries to kill Superman by dumping him in liquid hot magma ….and turning him into a demon. She is torturing the souls of Jerry and Jimmy just for shear pleasure like something from a Clive Barker Novel. Superman is able to save Jimmy but Jerry dies unfortunately. 

I condesnsed a lot of this story mainly cuz its filled with side plots and characters not important to the topic of this article. 

This is a great horror story I wish was made into an animates episode of any cartoon with Superman in the last 20 years. A live action version of this story on Smallville or Lois and Clark would have been great if they could get KNB effects to do the demon make up on a demon Superman or Blaze her self. Blaze would also summon a demonic version of a character who only had two apearnces alled Skyhook a bat like creature who waa kidnapping children but was killed in battle with Superman and Maggie Sawyer. 

Superman fighting for his life snd the souls of those he cares about in hell would be a interesting new story for a new reader to get into. If you get the basics of who Superman is then that’s all you really need. ( There is a subplot of Jerry actually being Lex Luthors son) Blaze is pretty much introduced here in all her demonic glory and reminds me in a lot of waya of Mephisto…except no Marriage destroying powers. She cackles laughs and is just pure EVIL!!!! I always had a thing for Goth Bad Girl Demons and Blaze certainly takes the cake. Reminds me of Cenobite woman and Dark Angel The Ascent the Charles Band Full Moon movie.

This story would be followed up in the Blaze Satanus War which Ill cover next week. 

Check out the Superman Homepage for other great content.

http://www.supermanhomepage.com