Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Galacton 2230, Part 6

(Contuinued from Part 5)

Episode XVIII
As the overly-complicated storyline shambles its way toward something exciting happening at all, we see the introduction of (or at least, cameos by) Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Sean Connery, Mie Hama, Jane Seymour (all the way in the background, with the original "Muffy"), H.R. Giger's proudest creation, Wally Wood's "John Cannon", James B. Siiking (with the HILL STREET BLUES influence, it was inevitable), and, at last, our long-anticipated "cover girl", Caroline Munro!  (I was in her fan club for years.)

Please also note that in this universe, Jack Kirby designed a series of pinball machines...!

Episode XIX
The final installment to date includes tributes to Michael Golden's work on MICRONAUTS, the TV show STRIKE FORCE, the movie DARK STAR, Blue Oyster Cult, more F TROOP, BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY, DOC SAVAGE, THE ADVENTURES OF STELLA STAR, Frank Thorne (another pinball machine design), and, Jackie Gleason.

Maybe it's good that I stopped here?

As mentioned before, the last 2 episodes also extensively feature characters based on myself and my 2 best friends at the time I did them-- Jim O'Donnell (who also contributed ideas to the plots), and John Huber.  I see this very much as a tribute to them, especially as both have now passed away, too early.  I could never have just "made up" 2 characters like those guys!

Story & Art (C) HENRY KUJAWA
All prominent characters are Trademarks of HENRY KUJAWA

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