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New Book: "Apocalypse Then"

by Armand Vaquer A friend dating back to my G-FAN days has published a new book in paperback. The title of the book is Apocalypse Then (a play on the title of a Robert Duvall/Marlon Brando war movie) by Mike Bogue (ISBN-13: 978-1476668413 and ISBN-10: 1476668418), The cover is by another friend dating back to my G-FAN days, Todd Tennant. The book is a look back at atomic science-fiction movies from 1951 to 1967 from both sides of the Pacific. Here's the synopsis from The United States, the only country to have dropped the bomb, and Japan, the only one to have suffered its devastation, understandably portray the nuclear threat differently on film. American science fiction movies of the 1950s and 1960s generally proclaim that it is possible to put the nuclear genie back in the bottle. Japanese films of the same period assert that once freed the nuclear genie can never again be imprisoned. This book examines genre films from the two countries re

Welcome To 2017!

Indeed welcome to 2017! Yet another year has passed into the ether and just about everyone is full of hope at what a new year may have in store. What a better way to celebrate a new year than to look back at the year that has passed? Let's take a look at what made 2016 great? ... okay? ... maybe down right crappy? Anyway, let's wax nostalgic and look back at the year that was: Top 10 Retro Comic Books of 2016 Conan and Jenna reach a Corinthian city-state, but run into some trouble trying to enter. The guards are distracted by a patrol chasing a pair of thieves, and when Conan gets in the way of their arrows, they turn their wrath on him. Read More The Top Ten Hottest Albums of 2016 Cardiknox is an American indie pop band. Formed in 2013, the duo consists of Lonnie Angle (vocals) and Thomas Dutton (backup vocals and keyboard). The group's singles have been reviewed by magazines and newspapers that have included Billboard, MTV, AV Club, and The Guardian. Read