Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rocketship X-M and Comics - All Free

It's Fathers Day so today Sunday Mooooviiiieee will be of above average quality (Just in case a father is watching - but next week . . . [evil laughter]). It's the 1950 classic Rocketship X-M (195o) "An astronaut crew of 4 men and one woman on their way to the Moon, are unexpectedly propelled by gravitational forces and end up on Mars instead." I love the almost Kennedyesque speach at the end.

And we have some very cool comics today, check 'em all out.

Also available for free download at the Internet Archive.

@Diversions of the Groovy Kind: "The Weirdest Character I've Ever Known!" (1974). Horror.
@Diversions of the Groovy Kind: "Killer Hawk" (1974). Sci-Fi.
@The Warriors Comic Book Den: "The Monster in the Mist" (1957). Weird Tale.
@The Horrors of it All: "Smoke Spirit" (1953).
@The Horrors of it All: "Murder Mountain" (1953).
@Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine: Boy Commandos in "First Stop--the Moon!" (1947). SF.
@Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine: "The Mark of the Skull" (1954). Horror.
@Digital Comics Museum: Hand of Fate #14, #15, #19, #23, Horror.
@Ditko Comics: "They Must Be Like Us" (1959) Sci-Fi.
@Four-Color Shadows: "Dead Woman's Swamp" (1954 ). Horror.
@Four-Color Shadows: An unnamed "Brant Craig" story (1952). Sci-Fi.
@Secret Sanctum of Captain Video: "Five Miles Down" Part One and Two. Adventure.


Jerry Cornelius said...

That is a good movie, especially considering that it was rushed into production to cash in on the publicity for Pal's Destination Moon. Still, the bit in the middle where they suggest it was divine intervention that got them to Mars is a little much. But how can you not enjoy a Loyd Bridges flick?

Dave Tackett said...

I completely agree. It is easily in the top 10 or 20 percent of movies from that era. Quite enjoyable.

I'm really not bothered by pro or anti religious propaganda as long as long as it doesn't take over the film, book, etc.)or else there is fair warning (Narnia and Golden Compass). But that's just me.