Sheena, Queen of the Jungle

Tagged: Film | TV | Publication | Comics | Character

1. US Pulp Magazine. One issue, Spring 1951, published by Glen Kel Co; no editor named. Sheena – a sort of female Tarzan – was one of the few characters to make the transition from Comics to pulp magazines (rather than vice versa), having first appeared in Jumbo Comics in 1938. The solitary issue of Sheena, Queen of the Jungle contained three Sheena stories by James Anson Buck. The character was also featured in the pulp magazine Jungle Stories. [MJE/FHP] 2. US tv series (1955-1956). Nassour Studios, Inc. Based on the Comics character created by Will Eisner and S M "Jerry" Iger. Produced by Edward Nassour. Directors included Carl K Hittleman, Arthur Pierson. Writers included Eisner, Frank...

Taylor, Geoff

Tagged: Art

(1946-    ) British artist. After studying graphic design at Chesterfield College of Art, Taylor initially worked in advertising before shifting his attention to book covers in the mid-1970s. Since that time he has painted about 300 book covers, mostly for works of Fantasy, though he has also done covers for a number of sf novels and has increasingly devoted his energies to gaming-related illustration. Among other accomplishments, he provided interior illustrations for Jeff Wayne's album Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds (1978).Taylor's artwork is consistently colourful and skilfully executed but rarely impressive, explaining the paucity of honours and awards in his résum...

Food of the Gods

Tagged: Film

Film (1976). AIP. Produced and directed by Bert I Gordon. Written by Gordon, based on a "portion" of The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth (1904) by H G Wells. Cast includes Pamela Franklin, Marjoe Gortner, Ida Lupino and Ralph Meeker. 88 minutes. Colour. Set on an island off the coast of British Columbia, Food of the Gods tells of a miraculous foodstuff which oozes from the ground and causes gigantism in all infant creatures that eat it (see Great and Small). Animated wasps, plastic caterpillars and out-of-focus chickens (all huge) are wholly unconvincing, but the giant rats (ordinary rats shot in miniature sets) are marginally plausible – which is more than can be said for most of...

Jules Verne-Magasinet

Tagged: Publication

["The Jules Verne Magazine"] Swedish SF Magazine. First series 16 October 1940 to 28 February 1947, published by AB Nordpress; weekly; 332 issues. Second series May 1969 to June 1971, published and edited by Bertil Falk; quarterly; 10 issues. Third series January 1972 to 2009, published by Askild & Kärnekull 1972, Delta 1973-1983, Sam J Lundwall Fakta & Fantasi 1983-2010; all edited by Sam J Lundwall; quarterly 1972-1976 (though with only three issues in 1973); bimonthly 1977-2009 with issue #542, dated October 2009, claimed to be final; 211 issues including one 1970s extra with B appended to the previous issue's number. A fourth series 2010-2013 exists but with increasingly restricted distr...

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