So i'm lucky enough to live by 2 awesome stores that sell old cheap comics across the street from each other, mostly books and philly aids thrift. they both get 'new' boxes of donated comics seemingly at least once a month. earlier in the month i was shockingly surprised to see someone donated a large collection of 70-80s marvel comics, i got some original jack kirby monster comics, a near complete run of howard the duck, and the daredevil comics that frank miller did when he introduced elektra and all the ninja stuff, all for about 3-4$ each which i thought was the ultimate find (ive been reading howard the duck all month long). but yesterday i was digging through the 50 cent bin at mostly books and my first awesome find was an issue of bone #7, only 50 cents! if that wasnt cool enough i found the best most obscurely awesome comic ever, MICHAEL JACKSON AS CAPTAIN EO IN 3D!!!
AND IT CAME WITH 2 PAIRS OF GLASSES UNOPENED!!!!! FOR 50 CENTS!!!
i must say, i remember owning a ninja turtles comic in 3d when i was a kid so i havent experienced original blue/red 3d in a long time, and i am blown away! its actually really fucking awesome looking. it basically makes it look like you can see the different planes of vision with space between the characters and the background. why dont they still make comics like these???
so whats it about? well on the cover it says its based after a movie that GEORGE LUCAS and FRANCIS COPPOLA MADE! what? how come i never heard of this? well it apparently was only released in disneyland, disneyworld, and the epcot center. upon some googling i found out it played from 86-90 and it actually got re-released this year! the story is so simple stupid. we start off being introduced to the 'rag tag band' in the middle of a space dog fight, its michael as captain eo and a few furry creatures (one named hooter whos ongoing joke is he eats everything) and a robot too (that later turns into a drum set)
their mission is to give a gift to a supreme leader of some unnamed planet. they end up crash landing on the supreme leaders planet by accident and get arrested. upon being arrested for trespassing michael tells the leader (a very clive barker looking monster girl) he has a present for her, which is of course a song and dance. she gets mad and tells her guards to kill them so while dancing michael apparently can shoot lightning from his hands and kills all the guards. he then goes on to kill the supreme leader, all while singing his song with the verse 'we are here to change the world!'.
it ends with some woman, who we dont know who she is, that just appears after the leader dies and smiles. the end.
so basically he goes to a planet, kills the leader, and replaces her with a new leader that isnt a hideous monster. sounds very american.
my head was to big for the cardboard frame so i had to tape them to my glasses to get the full effect
this is one of the funny parts, captain eo is being called by his superior, being nagged that hes late so hooter throws a big melon at the screen and michael does his patented 'hoo hoo!' COMIC GOLD!
this is apart of the dog fight in the beginning where the outrun the ship chasing them and make it crash and get destroyed killing all of its passengers, then michael screams 'woa!'
and this is the end, the first panel is the supreme leader monster being vaporized followed by the inexplicable woman appearing to end the comic.
its actually wonderfully drawn in realistic way, and 3d shots of all the space craft is my favorite part, all the ship parts are detailed and it looks like it goes back in space. its drawn by Tom Yeates.
BEST 50 CENTS SPENT ON A COMIC EVER