Monday, October 31, 2011

MAN-THING : "NIGHT of the LAUGHING DEAD"
HALLOWEEN - SPECIAL EDITION - 2011

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Welcome to a
SPECIAL EDITION
of the
SANCTUM SANCTORUM COMIX BLOG!
- HALLOWEEN - 2011!

(previous entries can be found at links at the end of this post)

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It is HALLOWEEN!
Time for creepy, crawly, and slime-encrusted things of all kinds...
and that includes MAN-THINGS!


As a treat for everyone, and in keeping with last year's audio entry (of a Doctor Strange Halloween audio play - link can be found at the end of this post) I am pleased to present the audio (and "video") of
 
Man-Thing – Night Of The Laughing Dead 

Produced as a part of the "Book and Record Set" series by Power Records in 1974, this is an adaptation of a story begun in Man-Thing #5, May 1974,
written by Steve Gerber and with art by Mike Ploog and Frank Chiaramonte.

Produced by Herb Davidson and Charlotte Saunders, and narrated by Peter Fernandez, this is a tale of existentialism, despair, love and death.

Inner jacket with 45 RPM record in sleeve.


Back Cover

Created with voice actors reading the comic, panel by panel, the idea was to present a comic book as a fuller experience, but, unfortunately, one that while adding the depth of sounds and effects, also removed the imagination factor from the reader, allowing them to merely read along with the audio presentation.

These video presentations (with thanks to SecretCavern) have "animated" the comic book pages to be in synch with the audio.

So, turn down the light, turn up the volume and try not to be afraid.

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Part 1


Part 2
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Oddly, this is but the first half of the complete tale, as it continued in Man-Thing -vol. 1- # 6, but Power Records did not produce the subsequent issue as a record set.

A part of the Book and Record series by Power Records (and Peter Pan Records), this was but one of a "Monster Series" (which was a sub-category of Marvel book and record presentations).
Other releases included: Tomb of Dracula, Monster of Frankenstein, and Werewolf by Night.

"Trick or Treat. Smell My Feet..."
(actually, I don't think ANY of these guy's feet would be something you'd want to smell.)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!


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Previous entries in this series include: 

- HALLOWEEN - SPECIAL-EDITION! 2008 -
Featuring: Three different variants of the official licensed "Ben Cooper" costumes of Doctor Strange. [HERE]

- HALLOWEEN - SPECIAL-EDITION! 2009 -
Featuring: Two of my own home-made Doctor Strange costumes that garnered me a "win" in the Wizard Magazine annual costume contest (Wizard mag appearance included). - [HERE]
 
- HALLOWEEN - SPECIAL-EDITION! 2010 -
Featuring: The 1994 Marvel Halloween Edition Phone Cards, and the audio recording (and written transcript) of the Doctor Strange card's audio play. - [HERE]
 

3 comments:

David H. said...

i seem to remember having seen this before on your blog ~P~. but it was cool to listen to this again while getting some stuff done around here thanks.

~P~ said...

Glad you stopped by, David.

Although, you are mistaken about seeing this on my blog at any prior time.
(At least, I don't THINK I've blogged about it. 99.999% sure, but that .001% is tricky.)

Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Come back again soon.
I'll be lurking about on your blog too.
All the best.
~P~

David H. said...

now you got me wondering where the Hell i saw it before? not much to see over on the ROM blog these days i haven't done much with it in the last few weeks. i'm not too happy with Abnett & Lanning and with MARVEL over all lately.
i suspect Dan Abnett blew off my idea about how to bring ROM back. the last two issues of FF have featured Dire Wraiths on their covers but no where in the stories and i'm not bothering with the Annihilators anymore cuz i hate the format.

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