Archive for the ‘Cool stuff’ Category

Nine decades

Posted: November 10, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, Hobby, Magazines

First magazine cover of 2019 (US publication Model Airplane News, January issue). Excellent cover, and I love that they now celebrate 90 years in the business. Think of all the good people that it took for that to happen.

The GG (Guy Gene) approves.


Just finished reading the Babymetal Graphic Novel “Apocrypha – The Legend of Babymetal” (Z2 Comics) and for friends of Marvel and DC this is great stuff. Good versus evil all the way. You have Gods, heroines and a story that begins in 1640 and ends today. You have your Babymetal lore but all in all (spoiler alert!), Babymetal themselves is not to be seen in this book, just a spread of good people (rockers) attending a rock concert (meaning: Babymetal are the carriers of light) towards the very end of the book. Fans of comics will love this. Kobametal is a bit of a genius, we all know that. Letting artist GMB Chomichuk loose on this mythology is exactly what they need to pull this off. The Kawaii (cute) part is not there, this is crazy stuff on a level that only Babymetal can get away with. And it is absolutely great.

Babymetal is anything but predictable – that is a strength that will serve them well.

It is raining Elvis Vinyl Soundtracks at the moment and some of them have very nice covers. This one – “Girls! Girls! Girls!” (from 1962) – is one of them. Goes straight into the old collection.

Got to love this cover (and magazine). German publication Kult! (issue) 19. Nice shot of Olivia Newton John on the cover.

The GG (Guy Gene) approves.

George Best tribute

Posted: November 1, 2018 in Magazines, Cool stuff, General

This looks like a good read. The Daily Mirror over in the UK has published this 50th Anniversary Special on George Best (hero of my youth), and this one is certainly worthy to be part of the old collection.

There is a 12 page graphic novel pull-out of the Babymetal comic “Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal” in Kerrang! (issue) 1746. This is likely to push interest in the UK and word is that it is selling fast all over the place. Expect a second print before you know it. In related news, Babymetal has declared that the song “Starlight” is the official “image song” for the comic.



Posted: October 30, 2018 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General

Best album cover (and band logo) I have seen in a while. Warkings are set to release “Reborn” on November 16. No word on a Vinyl release as yet, but it would be criminal not to give us that with a cover as good as this. Put it this way. I will buy the Vinyl.

Watch the video for the song “Hephaistos” here.