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Battlestar Galactica #3. Published by Marvel Comics, May 1979

Cover art by Rudy Nebres (Creepy, House of Mystery)

"Deathtrap!"

Writer: Roger McKenzie (Daredevil)

Art: Ernie Colon (Creepy, Vampirella)

Issues #1-5 adapt the first five hours of the original Battlestar Galactica series. Marvel only licensed that much of the show so subsequent issues and storylines were pretty much made up by the Marvel creative teams involved and have little to do with the series. One issue was actually a Tarzan story, slightly re-written and drawn to accommodate Battlestar Galactica characters after Marvel cancelled their Tarzan comic.

Battlestar Galactica #2. Published by Marvel Comics, April 1979

Cover art by Dave Cockrum (Uncanny X-Men)

"Exodus"

Writer: Roger McKenzie (Daredevil)

Art: Ernie Colon (Creepy, Vampirella)

Issues #1-5 adapt the first five hours of the original Battlestar Galactica series. Marvel only licensed that much of the show so subsequent issues and storylines were pretty much made up by the Marvel creative teams involved and have little to do with the series. One issue was actually a Tarzan story, slightly re-written and drawn to accommodate Battlestar Galactica characters after Marvel cancelled their Tarzan comic.

Battlestar Galactica #1. Published by Marvel Comics, March 1979

Cover art by Dave Cockrum (Uncanny X-Men) and Bob McLeod (New Mutants)

Writer: Roger McKenzie (Daredevil)

Art: Ernie Colon (Creepy, Vampirella)

Issues #1-5 adapt the first five hours of the original Battlestar Galactica series. Marvel only licensed that much of the show so subsequent issues and storylines were pretty much made up by the Marvel creative teams involved and have little to do with the series. One issue was actually a Tarzan story, slightly re-written and drawn to accommodate Battlestar Galactica characters after Marvel cancelled their Tarzan comic.

Note that I actually DO NOT LIKE the original BSG. I watched it as a kid and decided it was a cheap Star Wars rip-off and totally disliked it.

However I totally LOVE the new BSG and think it was the greatest television show of all time. I so adore it.

Disliking the original is no reason to not collect the Marvel Comics though I have no interest in any of the comics that subsequent publishers put out over the years.

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Swell Maps “Midget Submarines”

I must have discovered this band in 1993. This is one of my most favorite songs of all fucking time. It was one of the toughest periods in my life and I used to come home from work and just listen to the Fall and Sonic Youth and the Birthday Party and I pretty much walked away from one life and started a new one. This song, I would play, over and over again, I soooooo fucking loved it.

At some point I started corresponding with Nikki Sudden and he was always kind and gracious and open to discuss any question I might throw at him. Nikki Sudden and his brother Epic Soundtracks are no longer with us but regardless, this song always makes me happy and always cannot be played only once.

God bless the Swell Maps. Thank you so fucking much.

Loves me some Swell Maps!

Kristy McNichol and Tatum O’Neal in Little Darlings. High quality! HOT!

Playboy Playmates Sandy Johnson, KC Winkler and others in screen captures from H.O.T.S. (1979)

Speaking of Gas Pump Girls (1979) Classic late 70’s teen sex comedy stuff.

Teen Lust movie poster (1977-83). So this is a weird one:

So this was made in 1977 under the working title So Long, Columbus High. It was originally released in 1978 as The Girls Next Door and was supposedly directed by James Hong. Yeah, that James Hong, the one who played the bad guy in Big Trouble in Little China. Ever since it has been re-released under an assortment of names including Mom Never Told Me, High School Teasers, Police Girls Academy and most obviously Die Mädchen von nebenan.

Most amusingly, every time it is re-released, cast and crew members are given pseudonyms. Director James Hong is credited as James Hall on this particular poster.

Some confirmed, ahem, “stars” in this teen sexploitation schlockfest include Kirsten Baker (Friday the 13th Part 2, Gas Pump Girls), Perry Lang (Spring Break, Alligator) and Michael Sloane who went on to write Jim Carrey’s The Majestic of all things after appearing in such dregs as Scanner Cop II and No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow The Lawn.

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