Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey NIGHTCAT Part 3

When Last We Left the Disco-Themed Heroine Who Actually Released an Album...
...despite gaining cat-like super-powers from an evil scientist's machinations, NightCat is unable to prevent the death of her policeman father.
Witness the Climactic, Cataclysmic Clash...
Next Week!
Plotted by Barry Dutter & Jim Salicrup
Scripted by Stan Lee
(yes, that Stan Lee, who also appears in the story!)
Penciled by Denys Cowan
Inked by Jimmy Palmiotti
With Dazzler achiving some sales success, Marvel decided in 1991 to try again, this time following-through with the idea of using a real songstress performing in costume that they wanted to do with Dazzler.
In partnership with MCA Records, Marvel hired model/singer Jaqueline Tavarez to embody the character.
An album was released and Stan Lee appeared with her on several music-themed tv shows including Into the Night with Rick Dees and Party Machine with Nia Peeples.
Oddly, despite this being the Golden Age of MTV, no music video of NightCat was ever released!.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey NIGHTCAT Part 2

Singer/actress Jacqueline Tavarez as NightCat whose secret identity is...Jacqueline Tavarez.
...Jacqueline Tavarez was rocketing up the sales charts performing as the costumed NightCat to keep her disapproving policeman father from finding out about her musical career.
But keeping secrets is about to have disastrous consequences...
To Be Continued...
Next Week!
Plotted by Barry Dutter & Jim Salicrup
Scripted by Stan Lee
(yes, that Stan Lee!)
Penciled by Denys Cowan
Inked by Jimmy Palmiotti
With Dazzler achiving some sales success, Marvel decided in 1991 to try again, this time following-through with the idea of using a real songstress performing in costume that they wanted to do with Dazzler.
In partnership with RCA Records, Marvel hired model/singer Jaqueline Tavarez to embody the character.
An album was released and Stan Lee appeared with her on several music-themed tv shows including Into the Night with Rick Dees and Party Machine with Nia Peeples.
Oddly, despite this being the Golden Age of MTV, no music video of NightCat was ever released!.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey NIGHTCAT Part 1

Here's a never-reprinted Thanksgiving Turkey from the 1990s...

...combining Footloose, Flashdance, and Frankenstein, with then-trendy references and clothing, produced by some rather interesting big-name creators!
 
Because this is a comic book?
Be here next week when we discover how amazingly-accurate Jaqueline's premonition is!
Plotted by Barry Dutter & Jim Salicrup
Scripted by Stan Lee
(yes, that Stan Lee!)
Penciled by Denys Cowan
Inked by Jimmy Palmiotti
With Dazzler achiving some sales success, Marvel decided to try again in 1991, this time following-through with the idea of using a real songstress performing in costume that they wanted to do with Dazzler.
In partnership with RCA Records, Marvel hired model/singer Jaqueline Tavarez to embody the character.

Friday, October 31, 2014

MOTHER HUBBARD "vs the Eyeless Ogres"

We spend this Halloween as we have the past couple of years...
...with the comic book witch who looks like a traditional fairy tale sorceress; Mother Hubbard!
Most magician-heroines in comics are beautiful women in tights (Scarlet Witch, Zatanna, Clea, etc.). but Mother Hubbard was the personification of a classic fairy tale witch.
Art for this tale in Chesler's Scoop Comics #3 (1942) was by Bill Madden.
Regrettably, the writer is unknown.
It was her final first-run appearance, but Mother's adventures have been reprinted in both the Golden and Atomic Ages.
Be here next week, when we present another tale of classic comic grrrl power!

Friday, March 7, 2014

TIGER GIRL II "Part 2 - When the Pussy Cat Pounces - Watch Out"

 ...well, that covers it pretty well, so let's dive in, true believers!

Unfortunately for fans of campy superheroines and spies, there was no "next issue"!
Writer Jerry (Superman) Siegel and artist Jack Sparling co-created this Silver Age heroine who appeared in the only, never-reprinted issue of Gold Key's Tiger Girl (1968) and then disappeared into limbo.
BTW, Jack Sparling also illustrated another one-shot heroine for Gold Key..tv's Honey West!