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
Took these at one of the first Lucha VaVOOM shows, years and years ago now. Normally, the souvenir hood vendors set up on blankets outside the arenas, or primitive carts that can be moved on a moment’s notice. For VaVOOM’s … Continued
We’ve just made Christa Faust‘s HOODTOWN available as an eBook for the Amazon Kindle (and the Kindle app for PCs, phones, iPad and other tablets). Buy it now here, or search ‘Hoodtown’ via your Kindle store app. ONLY $2.99! Read … Continued