No… but damn close to the hastily made-up movie versions you so often see. Rather than one of the fabled mummified corpses of the alkali-rich area of Guanajuato, this is actually the “Cemetery Warrior” figure from the 2008 Indiana Jones … Continued
There’s a nice set of latter (aka ‘fake’) Santo cover and some other Mexiluchahero goodness here.
The combination of pro wrestling and the Japanese manga/anime aesthetic is unbeatable. Tiger Mask, Jushin Thunder Liger, 90s Michinoku Pro – the evidence abounds. Go Nagai‘s bat-shit crazy Azteckaiser is no exception. Here’s a weird kids puzzle: I’m particularly fond … Continued
Mexican lobby cards come in two general formats. Most are printed on low-grade woven paper (uncoated opaque for those in the know – like a thick version of the common construction paper you used in school). The colors are a … Continued
So remember people, this scheme makes you a hero in the States: But a similar deal in Mexico makes you a vile, despised Puerto Rican invader (as opposed to the actual Invader who allegedly killed Bruiser Brody in Puerto Rico): … Continued
Our femme fatale mad scientist in From Parts Unknown #4.
It’s Hoodtown author Christa Faust‘s birthday, so I thought I’d throw up some imagery more in her film noir realm. El Santo often took on supernatural menaces and rampaging monsters in the pages of the prolific Jose G. Cruz photo … Continued
One of the rather neato by-products of being a lucha libre fan in the US is you get to see a lot of 70s and 80s legends making special appearances north of the border. In 2004 I was lucky enough … Continued