Friday, 22 May 2015

Madballs in... "Mad Love"

Here's some more scans from stuff I've found lying hidden away in boxes! This lot comes from the short lived Marvel / Star Comics comic Madballs, based on the gross 'n' groovy '80s toys! The comic started as a 3 issue mini-series in the States in 1986, then in 1987 it ran from issue 4 to 10 as a bi-monthly, before unfortunately being cancelled. It was also published by Marvel UK in 1987, which is how I got my now cover-less issue, and due to the lack of a cover, I have no idea which issue this is actually from!

Anyway, here's the which Dr. Frankenbeans (creator of the least in this Marvel comic universe..) decides to create one last Madball, a female called Madbelle, who he hopes will cause the destruction of the annoying original batch o' balls! 

After the story were these two pages, where you could have your own go at creating
Madbelle using cardboard, glue and scissors! I never did of course, as that would have meant sacrificing the start of the next story, which I'm not posting as it's unfortunately incomplete now anyway, due to the missing cover.....

As a little parting bonus, here's a pic of the Madballs introducing themselves just after being created, which I discovered online. Note Bash Brain is still called Crack Head, his name before Amtoy decided to change it due to connotations with certain slang-terms for drug users! In a future post, I might chuck some pics up of my own Madball collection, as I still have some of the original toys lying around somewhere...

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The Legend Of Zelda ~ A Comic Book Adventure!

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Hello! Been a while again, hasn't it! I've been kind of busy trying to run a business, but that's been put on the back burner for now, and whilst hunting through some old boxes of stuff I discovered this little piece of forgotten nonsense! So I thought I'd scan it in and stick it on here, as it's about time I got back to the blog!

It's a choose-your-own-adventure style interactive comic, where instead of reading straight through, you skip forwards and backwards to individual panels depending on the choices you make! It must have come free with some Nintendo magazine (maybe NMS?) or other back in the day, round about the time of the release of Link's Awakening on Gameboy...I can't find any other info online about it though!?

Anyway, here it is for your enjoyment! Click on the pics to make them bigger, and if you've somehow never read a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book, I'll remind you again that the panels aren't all in order! If you can help with where and when this came from, please do leave a comment below!

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I've found a few other bits 'n' bobs of old promo material and things that I'll probably stick up at a later date, so keep an eye out for those! And of course I'll definitely be back with even more Gruesome Games, Cinema Of Stuff, etc. in time for Halloween, so yeah...see you then!