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Avengers, The [film]

Film (2012); vt Marvel The Avengers US, Marvel Avengers Assemble UK & Ireland. Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. Story by Zac Penn and Whedon, based on the Marvel Comic by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Cast includes Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Clark Gregg, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, ...

Midnight Marquee

US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine. Publisher: Gary J Svehla and Susan Svehla as Midnight Marquee Press, Incorporated. Editors: Gary J Svehla and Susan Svehla. 1963-current. The publication schedule, nominally three times per year, is highly irregular. / Driven by his great enthusiasm for Famous Monsters of Filmland, the then very young Gary Svehla (1950-   ) launched this magazine ...

I Was a Teenage Frankenstein

US film (1957). Santa Rosa Productions, American International Pictures. Executive producers Samuel Z Arkoff, James H Nicholson. Directed by Herbert L Strock. Written by Herman Cohen, Aben Kandel. Cast includes Whit Bissell, Robert Burton, Phyllis Coates and Gary Conway. 74 minutes, cut to 72 minutes. Black and white, with colour finale. / Professor Frankenstein (Bissell), seemingly an ordinary college professor in an unnamed US ...

Orchideengarten, Der

Germany large-quarto-size magazine, initially printed on Pulp paper. Fifty-one issues, monthly January to July 1919, then twice a month, August 1919 to May 1921, though only the first issue dated. Full title: Der Orchideengarten: Phantastische Blätter ["The Orchid Garden: Fantastic Pages"]. Founded and published by Karl Hans Strobl through his publishing firm, Dreilander Verlag, in Munich, it ...

Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator

Videogame (1999). Valkyrie Studios. Designed by Brian Babendererde. Platforms: Win. / Septerra Core is a Computer Role Playing Game played in Isometric three-dimensional perspective, with a design heavily influenced by Japanese console games such as the Final Fantasy series. It is set on an alternate ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. ...



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