Gobbledygeek episode 356, “Gobbledyween: Creepshow (feat. Greg Sahadachny),” is available for listening or download right here and on iTunes here.
Gobbledyween returns! Again! Greg Sahadachny, once and future host of The Debatable Podcast, returns! Again! To close out our truncated season of horror happenings, Paul, Arlo, and Greg flip ahead to George A. Romero and Stephen King’s kooky 1982 splash page Creepshow. Indebted to old EC horror comics, Creepshow has become a cult classic in its own right, as silly and lowbrow as it is reverent and artful. The gang discusses why the meeting of these two horror masters may not be what you would expect; the underrated craft of Romero’s filmmaking; how tough it is to view Leslie Nielsen as anything other than the Naked Gun guy these days; and Ted Danson’s head in a tank. Plus, Paul travels to the fantastical world of Hilda; Arlo checks into The Haunting of Hill House; and forgive us, Carpenter, for we have synth-ed.
Next: the show blows up.
(Show notes for “Gobbledyween: Creepshow.”)
Moon Girl was an EC Comics character from the late 40’s who lasted about nine issues, and over those nine issues, the series’ title changed several times: Moon Girl and the Prince, Moon Girl, Moon Girl Fights Crime!, and my personal favorite, A Moon, a Girl…Romance. The last three issues under that final title didn’t even include Moon Girl and were instead a romance comic with totally different characters. Having not read any previous iterations of Moon Girl, I go into the first two issues of Tony Trov and Johnny Zito’s five-part re-imagining of the character totally fresh, besides some quick research done on Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.