Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Few Free Comics and Other Coolness.

Some free classic SF, Horror, and Adventure comics to relax to after a long day, and some good genre related music.


Illustration from When Worlds Collide in the comics section.







@The Horrors of It All: "Singing Slaves" (1953) Horror.
@Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine: "The Thing In the Fog" (1957) Horror.
@The Comic Book Catacombs: Fantomah in "The Revenge of Zomax" (1941) Adventure.
@Four-Color Shadows: "Ultimate Destiny" (1954) Horror.
@Digital Comics Museum: Motion Picture Comics #110 -When Worlds Collide and Space Rangers Archive Vol0 Pt.1a (Fiction House). Science Fiction.
@Atomic Kommie Comics: "Outlaws of Mars" and "Invasion" Science Fiction.
@Secret Sanctum of Captain Video: Beneath the Planet of the Apes Parts One and Two.
@Femmes Fantastique: Cave Girl in "Man Who Served Death" Adventure.


Other Coolness - Audio
@Sci-Fi Songs: John Anealio's latest SF inspired song, "Geek Dad," is available for free download. If you haven't heard any of his songs yet (such as "Summer Glau" and "Angry Robot") check it out. If you have heard his songs before, you probably downloaded this one the day it came out.



TuneIn Radio Android App. The first free app recommendation. TuneIn Radio is an app that lets you listen to over 50,000 radio stations for free. So what does it have to do with fantasy, SF, or Horror? Surprisingly, quite a bit.

It has at least three good old time radio stations, Horror Theater (Horror and Suspense), Bygolly Old Time Radio (mostly Noir, some horror), and 20th Century Radio (all types, including some SF/Horror).

And for newer stories I was able to Escape Pod episodes available for streaming and WRFR (Rockland Maine) which broadcasts Beam Me Up on Saturdays 4-5 Eastern Standard Time.

And music. While there is, as far as I know, no pure genre music channel**, there are great music channels that have a fantasy feel. I especially recommend Ancient FM (Medieval/Renaissance), GotRadio Native, and GotRadio Celtic as background mood music for fantasy reading or gaming. **Thanks to Dominic for pointing out Radio Rivendell, which is pretty much a fantasy music station and is available through this app and online.

Available for free download at your Android app store. Also available in a PC version, and versions for other phones, including inferior devices named after fruit.

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Dominic said...

For something pretty close to a pure genre net radio station, may I recommend "Radio Rivendell" (http://radiorivendell.com/)? They're fantasy based, with a strong LOTR theme and Celtic influence. Great background noise for any gaming or reading session.

Dave Tackett said...

Dominic - Fantastic! I've already added it to my favorites and added it this post. Thanks!

DHI - Really? Lol? You go through the effort of typing in character recognition to spam a couple hundred SF/Fantasy fans (very few of which read comments) with a very specialized product? Have you ever heard of a cost-benefit analysis?