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Thursday, March 5, 2015
What I Am Watching on TV... Agent Carter!
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Topic: TV Shows
                                        
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Marvel's Agent Carter!
 

  
  


TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4022 -    I had meant to blog about this TV mini-series at the end of the last episode. However, I just didn't get to doing it.  After watching the return of Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tuesday night this week, I just had to do it today.

You see, Agent Carter was a 'fill-in' mini-series shown on the ABC Network.  It ran for eight episodes, starting on January 6th of 2015, and ending on February 24th.  It ran while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was on hiatus in the same time slot.

I found the writing of the episodes and the presentation of the material to be well written and well filmed. I like stories in this time period, 1946 after World War II was finished.   The actors on this show were well cast, and the eight episodes were pretty tight in getting the story told.  

What was the series about?  Here is the plot:

ABC presents its second action packed series from the creative minds at Marvel in “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” inspired by the feature films Marvel’s "Captain America: The First Avenger" and Marvel’s "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," along with the short "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter."

Years before Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger," Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren’t recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.

But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.

It's 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field; putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – aka Captain America.

When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger”) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy - the only person he can trust - to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. But Jarvis, who is a creature of habit and sticks to a rigid daily routine, is going to have to make some major life changes if he’s going to be able to keep up with Peggy.

If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse. And as she delves deeper into her investigation, she may find that those she works for are not who they seem, and she might even begin to question whether Stark is as innocent as he claims.

I am 'Old School', in that I've been around reading Marvel Comics at the start of the Marvel Age of Comics.  So my Marvel continuity is a little different from those that started reading Marvel Comics in their 'Ultimate' comics line.

The only weird thing that really stuck in my mind was Peggy mentioning Junior Juniper as being alive in 1946, which of course didn't happen, as he died in an early issue of Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos.  Other than that, the storylines were well constructed and made sense to me.

I found the entire mini-series to be TV well worth watching, and suggest you check this out if you haven't been following it during January through February.  You know... I really did enjoy this mini-series.  Especially after watching the return of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this week.  That series is kind of up and down in presentation in my point of view.

Here are some links of interest about this TV Series and / or Agent Peggy Carter:

Agent Carter on Wikipedia

Agent Carter on IMDb.com

Agent Carter in Marvel Comics issues

ABC's Agent Carter episodes

~Michael

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
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In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Monday, February 2, 2015
This Past Weekend... Toys For Tech Charity Event
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On The First Toys For Tech Charity Event In Lemon Grove, California...
 

  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4021 -    This past weekend was of course Super Bowl Weekend!

But on Saturday, after posing as money taker for our Park's Saturday Breakfast, I drove to Lemon Grove to check out the First Toys For Tech Charity Event.

I found this event on Facebook.  It was being hosted by MJK Toys.  There was just minimal info on it on the Facebook event page, Toys For Tech.

I arrived there about 11 AM.  As seen by the photos in the album at my Facebook Page, the event was on the small side in size.  However, there was a Food Truck there also as advertised.

I got out and took a look at the covered tables.  There was enough toys for sale that the average toy fan would enjoy coming to this show.   The cost to get in was 'Free'.  Not Bad!

I found a toy that made it worth driving to the show.  See the last photo in the photo album!

The photo shown above is of the promoter of the show, Mike Kyser of Mike's toys, (MJK Toys).  I had a good conversation with him on what he wants to do with this brand new show.  Most of the other dealers at this show were members of the United Toy Collectors of San Diego.  They have a 'closed' group on Facebook.  Mike has had an eBay store, and has sold at other shows in the past.

I found this show to be a good one for a brand new show.  The Church received a couple of hundred dollars from the charity event.  The parking lot was on Church grounds.

Keep an eye out for upcoming shows.  I'll be posting on any upcoming shows at my Facebook Fan Page, Michael D Hamersky On Comics

~Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Friday, January 23, 2015
What I Am Watching on TV... The Adventures of Superman on MeTV!
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The Adventures of Superman On MeTV!
 

  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4020 -    I have blogged about several TV shows in the past that I was watching.  Most of them had comic book connections or were TV shows that were promoted at Comic-Con International or Wonder Con.

Today I'm blogging about a TV show that is on the classic TV network, Memorable Entertainment TV (Me TV).

That show would be the Adventures of Superman.  Yes, I watched this TV show as a kid, but not too many episodes.  You see I was born in 1952, and this TV show ran for six seasons, from 1952 to 1958. Of course there have been re-runs since then nationwide.

I've been watching the episodes run on Saturday night by recording them to watch later. 

Now with the new year of 2015 starting... MeTV has decided to run this series six times a week.  Keeping the Saturday night slot, while adding the 4 pm late afternoon slot during the week in addition.

So I'm now recording this series as well during all six days, as I don't recall seeing that many of them.

The series of course stars George Reeves as Clark Kent / Superman.  Plus I've met Noel Neill who played Lois Lane in seasons two through six.  (See this link for my blog on the 2008 San Diego Comic Con panel.)  Plus Jack Larson playing the role of Jimmy Olsen was pretty good too! 

The stories in each episode are basically simple to follow, you don't have to have an extensive background in Superman's history to follow along.  The show was aimed at kids, but as an adult, I find the 30 minute episodes ranging to be okay to pretty good to watch.  I am recording each day's episodes to watch later in the evening. 

The episodes have now reached the year that the show was filmed in color.  Which should make it easier for today's kids to watch.  I know mine in years past just couldn't get into black & white tv shows.

The show runs on MeTV weekdays from 4 to 5 pm.  Set your recorder to tape this show! ...  

The comic book connection to this TV show?  Well, as stated at the ending credits of each episode, the show was featured in Action Comics and Superman comics.  Here is a link to what Superman comics there are to read.  You'll notice that there are a lot of foreign comics as well as USA published series in that list.

I do have a few Superman comics for sale at my online comic book shop, ComicBooksCircus.com.

My thanks to Me TV for expanding the airing of this classic TV show to six days a week!

~Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
What I Am Watching on TV... Bonanza on MeTV!
Mood:  a-ok
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Bonanza On MeTV!
 

  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4019 -    I have blogged about several TV shows in the past that I was watching.  Most of them had comic book connections or were TV shows that were promoted at Comic-Con International or Wonder Con.

Today I'm blogging about a TV show that is on the classic TV network, Memorable Entertainment TV (Me TV).

That show would be Bonanza.  Yes, I watched this TV show as a kid, as it was one that was a family show, or at least when I watched it with my folks. 

The show ran from September 12th of 1959 to January 16th of 1973. 

I missed the early seasons of the TV show as it ran on Saturday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.   (From 1959 to 1961.)  Then it moved to Sunday nights, running from 9 to 10 pm.

I remember the less violent seasons, not like the first two seasons that have been showing recently on Me TV. It is a wonder that the show ran for those years.  But it was one of the few TV shows filmed in color and the major sponsor of the show sold TV sets.  So now you know...  

As the seasons progressed the show became less 'clanish' and the Cartwrights opened up to outsiders.  Plus the violence (gunplay) was toned down.  The later years were more talking about guns instead of using them.

I found the show enjoyable back then in the 1960s and even more so now in the 2014 -15 era when I can see the early seasons on a daily basis on MeTV.  I would recommend recording this show and viewing at a better time for you and your family to watch together.

The comic book connection to this TV show?  Well, here is the link to the many comic books that were published from 1962 to the early 1970s by Gold Key Comics (Western).

I've read many of those issues over the years, but not all of them.  They are a little harder to find now, and usually in Fine (6.0) grade for the most part.  I do have western comic books for sale at my online comic book shop, ComicBooksCircus.com.

You can watch this series or record it at 2PM on MeTV as I do!

~Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Sunday, January 18, 2015
I'm Henry the VIII I am... Henry the VIII I am, I am!
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On...
 
The Herman's Hermits Concert At Sycuan Casino Featuring Peter Noone!
 

  
  



TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4018 -    I left Sycuan Casino's Live & Up Close concert hall last night, singing that song, as well as many others that were in attendance there!   As that was the closing song in a 65 minute concert presented by Peter Noone, lead singer of the British Invasion Rock Group, Herman's Hermits!

Yeah, I'm old enough to remember them in their heyday, from 1962 - 1970, (see their Wikipedia entry for the group's history.)

There are actually two groups touring right now, presenting themselves as Herman's Hermits.  As Peter Noone was the lead singer of the group, I decided to check them out when they came to El Cajon, California.

Peter sang other period pieces, interspersed between his group's hits.  Matter of fact, he imitated Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones with a song from that group, as well as Davy Jones of the Monkees singing 'Daydream Believer'.

Peter really put on a performance, but also hi-lighted his band members. 

This was really a very good concert, although it was only 65 minutes in length.  If this group visits your town, and you like 1960s oldies songs, I would recommend seeing them!

And if you are wondering what this concert review is doing in a comic book blog... Would you believe that Herman's Hermits were featured inside several comic books, as well as on the covers?

Here are the links to just a few:

Go-Go #1 from Charlton Comics in 1966

Career Girl Romances #32 from Charlton Comics in 1966

Tippy Teen #3 from Tower Comics in 1966

Josie #28 from Archie Comics .in 1967

Tippy Teen #20 from Tower Comics in 1968

I'm sure there are more comics that Herman's Hermits are featured in... But that is enough for now.

Oh, and I have photos from the concert at my Facebook Fan Page:

Herman's Hermits Concert

My thanks to Sycuan for sponsoring this concert & to Peter Noone & the band for a great concert!

~Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly differently, sorry about that!  The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.  Note:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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