David Wilt has a new series of videos on Mexican vampire films, the second part of which is all Lucha-Hero infused: Great and informative stuff as always from the man behind the indispensable Mexican Film Bulletin.
Saturday August 17th at the Latino Comics Expo in Long Beach, CA, I ran the best panel I’ve ever done or been involved with. Entitled “Bring on The Lucha Heroes: 60 Years of Mexican Masked Wrestlers in Comics” it consisted of a half-hour … Continued
This amazing inset still from the Vengeance of the Vampire Women lobby card is on my short list of the coolest movie-related Santo pics ever. This is a home invasion scene,and I’m fixated on the massive portrait of himself Santo … Continued
There are some pretty damn strange covers to the decades-spanning run of El Santo comics by Jose G. Cruz, especially in the “fake Santo” era. But none are weirder than these two. Is that a male of female skeleton? Does … Continued
Years ago I found a weird artifact of the southwest US werewolf circuit – an oversized press flyer for four Santo films with both Spanish and English-language descriptions. Was it someone selling the notion of importing these flicks to potential … Continued
70s issues of the Mexico City lucha mag El Halcon featured pull-out 11×17″ posters of current ring stars. They were poorly printed, on super thin low-grade newsprint, and featured photos that were never that good to begin with. However, these … Continued
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