THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #2

“Prisoners of Caspak”
Writer: Mike Wolfer
Artist: Giancarlo Caracuzzo

Abby and the expedition have met her great-great-great grandparents Bowen Tyler and Lys La Rue. Bowen comes up with a plan to escape. Just then dinosaurs show up attracted to the triceratops corpse. The groups scatters with instructions to head west to the Plain of Fire. One gets eaten but the others make it. A Galu woman that was captive of Von Schoenvorts manages to jump off the sub and escape as it is attacked by a dinosaur. She meets up with Bradley. Von Schoenvorts takes the mini-submarines. Abby and her crew debate the ramifications of going back in time and decide not to tell Bowen and Lys that they are from the future. It ends with them being attacked by pterodactyls.

“Inside the Land That Time Forgot”
By Mike Wolfer

An article by the writer on his time as a kid in the seventies. He had to use the power of imagination with his friends in those primitive times. Brings back a lot of memories. Also includes his receipt for a cheese sandwich and a portfolio of alternate covers.

So this issue finds Abby and crew trying to survive the perils of Caspak. They also decide not to tell that they are from the future. My question is did they travel back in time or is Caspak an island that exists outside of time. An enjoyable series so far.

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THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #1

“Prisoners of Caspak”
Writer: Mike Wolfer
Artist: Giancarlo Caracuzzo

Abby Tyler the great-great-great granddaughter of Bowen and Lys Tyler is now the head of the family business in 2015. She recruits the great-great-great grandson of Bradley to go on an expedition to find Caprona. Abby believes the island sank and has a ship with modern mini-subs to explore the ocean floor. Everyone is surprised that the island actually exists. All radio and satellite communications cease. So the expedition takes two mini-subs and goes exploring. They find the underwater tunnel and emerge in Caspak. They are startled by a triceratops and are further startled when a caveman jumps out urging them not to fire. Even more startled when the deck gun from the U-33 takes out the triceratops. On deck is Von Schoenvorts who greets Mr. Tyler.

“Inside the Land That Time Forgot”
By Mike Wolfer

An article by the writer on how he became a fan of the series at a young age. What he plans to do. Also a biography of everyone involved with the issue. At the end a sketchbook of the characters.

So a series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs Caspak series. Only it is set in the modern world. With the ancestors of the original cast coming back. It also looks like they traveled back in time and are meeting their great-great-great grandparents. Wow what a concept. I am a fan of the series and am quite intrigued by this story. American Mythology has resurrected some of Burroughs lesser known worlds and I think its about time a comic explored these worlds. Looking forward to exploring what they have put out so far.

STARRING SONYA DEVEREAUX #1 DEBUTANTE DESPERADO

“Debutante Desperado”
Writers: Todd Livingston & Nick Capetanakis
Artists: Brendon & Brian Fraim

Sonya is at a showing of her new movie Debutante Desperados a western. She wonders where her co-star is and the movie starts. Several young girls from Philadelphia are on spring break in Nevada 1871. Prudence Conway Wellington is studying to be a school marm. She stops the stagecoach to go to the outhouse and pick some flowers. While away some cowboys shoot the driver and take the girls to jail because they were trespassing on Conrad Irving’s land. Irving is the local oil, land, cattle and pie baron.

Constance is in the saloon to sell her dresses to raise money and is confronted by Irving. She decides to bust out the girls and with the help of the local cowhand, who literally has a cow hoof for a hand, blow a hole in the jail with dynamite. The girls escape and Constance stays to put an end to Irving’s rule. So she hides out in the local whorehouse. She teaches the girls some refinement in exchange for hiding but Irving finds out and blows up the whorehouse.

So with the madam Belle Dorado they go to take Irving’s huge mansion to replace the whorehouse. Luckily the men from the town join in to help because they really need a whorehouse. There is a big gunfight that Constance wins. At the end a party is thrown and the dead whores are alive because Belle Dorado can bring the dead back. She plans on bringing Irving back as a zombie whore. Only Sonya seems to get this ending. She leaves the theater to find her co-star who played Belle. She is at a party for a friend at the same place and doesn’t remember Sonya’s name but would like a copy of the movie on DVD.

“Tour the Creative Process with Sonya Devereaux”
An article that shows how the comics are written and drawn. Kind of an insightful look at how comics are created.

So this one was a western and just hilarious. I mean there are just loads of historical anachronisms and downright historical inaccuracies. Not to mention bad dialogue and an inane plot. Ends with an ending that makes no sense whatsoever. Once again my kind of movie.

So this is the last issue for now. At the end were three upcoming titles that were advertised and I hope they make. Spider-Shark Vs. Bear-Snake(although I think the Asylum beat them to it), Return of the 50 Foot Woman, and Senorita Assassin 3 Margarita-Kill. Sounds like some more winners.

STARRING SONYA DEVEREAUX #1 VAMPIRE ACADEMY 4

“Vampire Academy 4”
Writers: Todd Livingston & Nick Capetanakis
Artists: Brendon & Brian Fraim

Shane Slasher who runs the blog scaredshitless.com has come to Sonya Devereaux’s apartment for an interview. They watch her just released movie Vampire Academy 4. In it she is Elsbeth who is a senior at Bathory Academy. This is a school run for young female vampires. She has her two besties Anela and Caroline. Their nemesis is Scarlett who is the head of Borga House Sorority. So the first class has been given to the famous vampire teacher Dr. Damien Filius. The first assignment is for the girls to seduce and kill someone.

So the three girls go to the local pizza joint and manage to get the attention of some jocks. Anela and Caroline have no problem with taking out their jocks. But Elsbeth gets the geeky but handsome Derek and falls in love with him. So they leave but can’t find Caroline. Caroline was captured by vampire hunter Jack Stone who just joined the police and his partner. They torture Caroline for the info on the location of the academy. Later Caroline escapes and makes it back to her friends. They decide to have a threeway lesbian in the bath. This delays the two vampire hunters since they had planted a tracking device in Caroline’s fangs but decide to watch a little longer first.

So Jack Stone and his partner spring the trap. They manage to kill the bitchy Scarlett and are going to win but Derek comes to the rescue. Seems he wasn’t getting a response for his five texts in one hour. His arrival distracts the hunters long enough for the girls the take out the hunters. The academy is safe and Elsbeth and Derek continue their relationship.

“Interview with Sonya Devereaux”
By Shane Slasher

An interview with Sonya. We find out she doesn’t always get paid for her movies. The secret to her success is sleeping with the right people and that she would be a surgeon or Special Ops if not an actress.

So you know the vampires must not be able to manage their money that well. They can barely afford clothing for their students. This was just hilarious. Sonya is your typical dumb blonde. The interview was also hilarious. This series is just a great spoof of B-movies. Having the geeky blogger do an interview was a fun story device to really showcase Sonya’s moonbatery. Plus you get a hot lesbian scene so what more do you need in a comic book.

STARRING SONYA DEVEREAUX #1 NAKED ARE THE DAMNED 2

“Naked are the Damned 2”
Writers: Nick Capetanakis & Todd Livingston
Artists: Brendon & Brian Fraim

Sonya Devereaux is at a convention signing pictures and showing the premier of her new movie “Naked are the Damned 2”. So Sonya plays Camille the scantily dressed young daughter to a farmer and his wife. Things aren’t going good for the family. The evil corporation SynerGenComm is after the family farm. They bought the bank that has the mortgage and raised the interest 20%. So Camille goes to the city to get a job to help out. She applies at a modeling agency for a janitor’s position and instead is given a modeling contract. She finds out later it is taking naked pictures. So she goes to the local voodoo priestess Madam LaRose for advice. She says take the job and charges her forty bucks.

So Camille makes friends with the other models and has pillow fights. She makes enough money to save the farm. The evil CEO Mr. Kane does not like that. So he uses drums that the Devil once owned to turn his employees into zombies. The zombies go and kill Camille’s parents. This angers her and she goes to Madam LaRose for help. She doesn’t get any magical help but LaRose does have crates full of automatic rifles. So the two kill zombies by the truckload. They find Mr. Kane at the farm and Camille chases him to a boat which has an explosive on it. Camille detonates it and later for some unexplained reason becomes the head of the corporation.

“Vampire Revolution 3 French Kiss of Death”
Writers: Nick Capetanakis & Todd Livingston
Artists: Brendon & Brian Fraim

In this movie Sonya plays Simone the Empress of Vampires. She is betrayed by her lover Lord Xofer a warlock and imprisoned in the dungeon with other scantily clad vampires. Luckily they left some old assault rifles there which they use to escape. She hooks up with a young warlock to defeat Xofer. They find the king has been killed by Xofer and his body preserved to use as a figurehead. Well stuff happens. There is a shower scene with girsl making out. It ends with a helicopter chase and Simone killing Xofer with her poison coated tongue kiss. She is declared the Quempress of both vampires and warlocks.

So this series is a parody of really bad movies. You know the ones with paper thin plot, bad dialogue, unexplained endings, gratuitous sex and violence and all around incomprehensible plot. In other words fun movies. So Sonya is a B-actress like Linnea Quigly or Julie Strain who acts in hundreds of these direct to video wonders. I absolutely love this series. It has a tongue in cheek mood to it yet lovingly pays homage to these bad movies and the actresses that act in them. I mean these titles are something I would watch in an instant. This in one cool idea.