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MORE Hoverboy Radio Excitement!

So I’ve been offline for more than a week, half because I’ve been swamped with work, and half because my computer had a minor problem with the inner workings and had to be repaired.  BAD electronics!  Bad!

I think it's fixed now, but no sudden moves...

While I was away, the magnificent Marcus Moore and the gang at HOVERBOY ARCHIVES has put up the next THRILLING installment of Hoverboy’s olde tyme radio show.

Of course, these old shows are very close to my heart as they were written and produced by my grandfather, and the grandparents of many of my friends.  This episode features the grandfather of my pal, 70s rock star BOB SEGARINI, as well as the grandfather of my son TAYLOR, who performed in the commercial segment as the deeply confused boy, “BILLY”.  It’s a seminal role in my son’s grandfather’s career, as he was only 13 at the time it was recorded.  And of course, the episodes continue to feature the grandparents of Steve (Ed the Sock) Kerzner and Liana KRick Green (from History Bites, Red Green Show, The Frantics) and Rob Pincombe (from Kid vs. Kat)

We’ve also found more of those exciting HOVERBOY vs. ROBOT HITLER daily strips, and scanned ’em for your enjoyment up at the Hoverboy Museum!

Because Robot Hitler is still pretty cool, right?

Even with all this FLOOD of new Hoverboy material that we’re bringing you today,  I’m at work on a cool, secret Batman-related project that’s going to own me for the next few weeks or so and will be out next year.

But now that my computer is back, I’ll be hanging around here a little more regular-like.

Oh, and the next issue of Mad Magazine has some work in it that I did.  Go buy that when it’s out on December 22, 2010….like you just bought the Northern Guard and Strange Tales issues that came out yesterday….RIGHT?  You can see a preview page I did from the MAD DUMBEST 20 MOMENTS from 2010 issue HERE.

But first…go listen to the latest installment of the Hoverboy radio show.  It’s funny, I promise.

Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your comic book/radio moment of Zen.


Seriously? This is a real comic?

A Spectacular Discovery in the World of Super-Heroes Radio

I have been waiting for this for months now, and I’m not going to wait until Friday this week, I’m too bursting with excitement.

The Hoverboy Radio series has finally been cleaned up, remastered, restored, and is up online for your listening pleasure!  These historic radio performances from the War Years are NOT TO BE MISSED!

A Hoverboy comic strip from 1941. Like radio, only quieter.

I thought I’d never get to hear these audio dramas in my lifetime, but a box of old reel-to-reels found in a flea market in Des Moines turned out to be a treasure trove of lost Hoverboy radio shows.    They were badly damaged, but the curators of the Hoverboy Museum spent the money to get them restored, and they’re done!

Once, advertisements like this dotted the landscape.

The first episode is up online at the HOVERBOY YOU TUBE CHANNEL.   These actors spin a swell yarn, let me tell you, and there’s some fine ukulele singing near the end that makes the episode timeless.

You'll be looking at this image a lot, as there are no pictures in radio.

As many of the long time blog-readers know, my grandfather worked on this series, as the copy-writer and announcer (That’s grand-dad’s voice you’ll hear all through the episode, moving the adventure along).  You might  recognize the voice of Rick  Green’s grandfather in there, who co-wrote the episode with my grandfather and performed some of the characters.  The grandparents of both Steve (Ed-the-Sock) Kerzner and Liana K were actors for this war-era show, as well as the great grandfather of Robert Pincombe, who played Hoverboy for this early series, and Marcus Moore (co-curator of the Hoverboy Museum), whose great uncle produced and edited the whole thing.    It’s damn odd that all these grandkids turn out to be friends of mine, but I’ve chosen not to pay attention to the coincidence.

Another Olde Tyme Hoverboy toy, because the internet requires pictures to keep you youngsters paying attention.

That’s enough of my yakking.  Go listen to the first  show, and let me know what you think of our restoration work.  I think it sounds pretty good–  Like it was recorded only yesterday…

And head over to the Hoverboy Online Museum, which has been putting up NEW Hoverboy Comic Strips for weeks now, as well as other surprises.  The Bucket Rocket Ride is heading up into the sky.  HOVERBOY AWAY!

(and join the Facebook Fan Page to let these fine folks know how much you appreciate the work they’ve put in to restore these shows:)
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And Ty the Guy OUT!

Here now, your comic book moment of zen:

Hoverboy - battling science in the months before he went on the radio!