Thursday, September 30, 2010

RIP Tony Curtis

A very sad good-bye to the great
Tony Curtis, star of one of my all-time favorite films, and many other classics.

George Pal's HOUDINI, starring Tony Curtis, was a life defining moment for me. I first saw it when I was about nine years old, and I'd already read a couple books about the Great Houdini, including one my father had given me. However, the film sealed the deal for me forever.

Harry Houdini was not only a brilliant magician, but also arguably the greatest entertainer in history, and Tony Curtis's interpretation of him was uncanny. It inspired me to learn magic, escape artistry (there still isn't a knot that can hold me), develop my imagination, and started a life-long scientific fascination with the occult.

I owe Harry Houdini, and Tony Curtis, a tremendous lot.

Farewell, sir. You've
made the last great escape.

(June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010.)

Friday, September 24, 2010

We're Getting Closer to October...

Behold the front and back covers of THE HALLOWEEN LEGION (Book One)!

Actually this is merely a mock-up, but it's just so cool that I had to share it. The illustrations are by Danny Kelly, logo created by Ver Curtiss, and the book design is by Bill Carney. To be published this October by the fine folks at Wild Cat Books.

All Hallows Eve will never again be the same!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SPIDER action by Pablo Marcos!

Splash page from my story "Death Siege of the Frankenstein Legion", illustrated by the legendary Pablo Marcos.

This is the last preview I'll be posting from THE SPIDER # 1 comic book, but I just had to share this with all of you.

Published this winter by Moonstone.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Greatest of Seasons

I see no reason to wait until October.

This starts now.

Monday, September 13, 2010

R.I.P. Kevin McCarthy

A sad farewell to Kevin McCarthy, who passed away today at the amazing age of 96. He was one of my favorite genre actors, always fun to watch, and played a wonderful Sherlock Holmes on Radio Mystery Theater.

The historic Heights Theater of Minneapolis will be showing his most famous film, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, on their big screen later this month, and you'd better believe that I'm going to be sitting there in the audience.

Rest in Peace, sir. I already miss you.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

In Memory


The world just got a whole lot weirder.

An epic adventure-horror-mystery is coming soon from Wild Cat Books. Created and Written by Martin Powell. Characters Designed and Illustrated by Danny Kelly.

The Halloween Legion TM by Martin Powell.

Friday, September 3, 2010


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THE HALLOWEEN LEGION are TM and copyrighted by Martin Powell.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

On sale NOW!

The concluding issue of The Phantom Unmasked mini-series is now available at a comic book shop near you!

Written by
Martin Powell, illustrated by Hannibal King, cover by Franchesco.

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