Friday 30 September 2016


From Malibu Comics in 1991: Before the Ultraverse there was... PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE.

This is the first - and to my knowledge only - official comics adaptatiin of the notorious Ed Wood cinematic clunker.

I never really understood the point of this one (which clearly didn't stop me grabbing a copy) because the joy of the film is in the watching and its plentiful shortcomings can't really be translated to print. But it remains a fun Star Age oddity looking back to a bygone time.

Flying saucers over Hollywood indeed.

This also links back to the previous post... The launch issue of HOTDOG MAGAZINE had an article on "buying your first DVD" (hohum) and - weirdly - PLAN 9 wss the first DVD I bought... because I wanted the companion documentary. Which was actually longer than the film itself.

1 comment:

  1. Like you, I never saw the point in doing a Plan 9 comic book adaptation. As you say, the things that make it so bad that it's funny (bad acting, cheesy special effects) are not translatable to print.

    Of course, by the 1990's, VCR's were common, and then DVD and Blu Ray came on the scene, making comic book adaptations of movies pretty much obsolete. Today, you don't buy a comic book or a paperback book based on a movie; you can buy the movie itself.

    Plan 9 From Outer Space may or may not be the worst movie ever made. But it may well be the worst movie that you can enjoy watching.


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