I’m continuing my look at Frederick C Davis’ 1930′s pulp hero the Moon Man. In reality police detective Stephen Thatcher, the Moon Man stalked the night-darkened streets of fictional Great City clad in his black costume and his helmet made of one-way Argus glass. Armed with an automatic pistol plus limitless courage and ingenuity the Moon Man captured or killed Great City’s most dangerous criminals - both white collar and blue collar – and robbed them of their ill-gotten booty. He would then distribute that money to the city’s Great Depression-ravaged poor. All this made him hunted by both the crooks AND the cops. For more on the Moon Man and other neglected pulp heroes click here: http://glitternight.com/pulp-heroes/
28. THE MASTER OF MURDER RIVER – The Moon Man’s adversary in this adventure is the titular “master” – a gangster named Lane Hynard, who runs the illegal gambling in the secret River Casino which stands on the banks of Murder River. Jim Paine, a charity manager at last wins back the charity’s money that he had gambled away on previous visits there and, shadowed by the Moon Man, Paine is killed and robbed by Hynard’s goons “Smoothy” Frisch and Ben Gilbord.
When our hero tries to recover the $10,240 of the charity’s funds from the two gunsels the cops arrive and mistakenly think the Moon Man killed and robbed Paine. Our hero and his sidekick Angel spend the Continue reading
VAUGEH – The goddess who embodied female physical beauty for the Tupari people who lived near the Rio Branco region of what is now Brazil. Her spouse MPOKALERO was her counterpart, the god who embodied male physical beauty. The two of them were also the patron deities of sexual desire and caused carnal attraction between people.
In Tupari beliefs when a Continue reading
FRONTIER CONFERENCE – The top seeded ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS flexed their roundball muscles in the conference title game against the 2nd seeded WESTMINSTER COLLEGE GRIFFINS. The Battlin’ Bears won going away by a final score of 93-64. ### * The Battlin’ Bears advance to the NAIA Basketball National Tournament.
GULF COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The 2nd seeded TALLADEGA COLLEGE TORNADOES and the 4 seeds – the PHILANDER SMITH COLLEGE PANTHERS – went into Overtime before a victor was decided in this GCAC championship game. The Tornadoes took the crown by a final score of 104-95. ### The Tornadoes advance to the Continue reading
PART 2 – THE WASP-MEN - (Hodadeion was the son of the creator god Tharonhiawakon and a mortal woman, the same mortal woman who bore him Hodadeion’s siblings. Those siblings were Otgoe, the wampum god and Yeyenthwus, the future goddess of chestnut trees.)
Hodadeion ventured to the north despite his sister Yeyenthwus’ warnings. He came across a few more villages that were now deserted like his own and he realized how far-reaching was the reign of terror of the cannibalistic wizards who had decimated the population of Continue reading
In the tradition of Balladeer’s Blog’s previous looks at neglected epic myths from the Navajo, Vietnamese, Dinka, Greek and Chinese pantheons I will examine the saga of the Iroquois god of magic Hodadeion. This will be done in the same style as my examinations of the Navajo war god’s battle with the Anaye, the war between the Vietnamese jungle and monsoon gods and the Chinese Divine Archer Yi’s adventures.
1. Hodadeion was the son of the creator god Tharonhiawakon and a mortal woman, the same mortal woman who bore him Hodadeion’s siblings. Those siblings were Otgoe, the wampum god who loved chestnuts and Yeyenthwus, the future goddess of chestnut trees.
Tharonhiawakon was gone for years at a time attending to other matters in the world and while Otgoe was a toddler and Hodadeion and Yeyenthwus in their teens an entire village full of cannibalistic humans led by a Continue reading
Munume - The weather god of the Banyoro people of Bunyoro. He was invoked in time of drought or conversely when there was too much rain. The Continue reading
ONE HUNDRED SIX ON THE NOSE – 106 was a popular score in yesterday’s games. The CENTRAL STATE MARAUDERS clobbered the visiting OHIO VALLEY UNIVERSITY FIGHTING SCOTS by a score of 106-78 ### The STILLMAN TIGERS notched the same three-digit score to better the 82 points put up by the LANE COLLEGE DRAGONS ### Meanwhile the BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS crushed the ST JOSEPH’S PUMAS in their own house 106-63.
CENTURY CLUB – Outside of the orgy of 106 point games yesterday the SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY CLAN (as in Scottish clan) led the CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY WILDCATS at Halftime by a score of 58-39 and cruised to a 112-99 victory ### And the Continue reading
DIVISION ONE – 1. INDIAN HILLS COLLEGE WARRIORS ### 2. VINCENNES UNIVERSITY TRAILBLAZERS ### 3. KILGORE COLLEGE RANGERS ### 4. COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO GOLDEN EAGLES ### 5. SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE TEXANS ### 6. SHELTON STATE BUCCANEERS ### 7. MCLENNAN COLLEGE HIGHLANDERS ### 8. NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE PLAINSMEN ###
DIVISION TWO – 1. CINCINATTI STATE SURGE ### 2. RICHARD BLAND COLLEGE STATESMEN ### 3. NIAGARA COLLEGE THUNDERWOLVES ### 4. OWENS COLLEGE EXPRESS ### 5. Continue reading