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PULP HERO G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES: STORIES SIXTY-ONE TO SIXTY-THREE

ROBERT REDFORD WOULD HAVE MADE A PERFECT G-8 IN THE 1970's.

ROBERT REDFORD WOULD HAVE MADE A PERFECT G-8 IN THE 1970’s.

Balladeer’s Blog resumes its examination of the neglected Pulp Hero G-8. This is a story-by- story look at the adventures of this World War One American fighter pilot who – along with his two wingmen the Battle Aces – took on various supernatural and super- scientific menaces thrown at the Allied Powers by the Central Powers of Germany, Austria- Hungary and the Ottoman Muslim Turks.

G-8 was created by Robert J Hogan in 1933 when World War One was still being called simply the World War or the Great War. Over the next eleven years Hogan wrote 110 stories featuring the adventures of G-8, the street-smart pug Nippy Weston and the brawny giant Bull Martin. The regular cast was rounded out by our hero’s archenemy Doktor Krueger, by Battle, G-8’s British manservant and by our hero’s girlfriend R-1: an American spy/ nurse whose real name, like G-8’s was never revealed.

Condor Rides With Death61. THE CONDOR RIDES WITH DEATH (October 1938) – Introducing the Condor, a brand-new villain for G-8 and his Battle Aces. The Condor – in reality Hapsburg Austrian Prince Bruno – is a flying ace for the Central Powers and his skill at espionage and aerial combat rivals that of G-8 himself.

This airborne foe owns a castle with a customized version of an ancient catapult device which fires artillery that can wipe out opposition planes with one hit. Continue reading

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LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES AND “THE CANDIDATE” (1972)

The Candidate

The Candidate

Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the favorite site of Independent Voters and the only site on the web that truly criticizes both sides of the political spectrum equally. Well, it’s finally election day, which means the Liberal and Conservative fanatics of the Democratic and Republican parties are preparing their accusations of voter fraud and/or “intimidation” just in case their candidates lose. 

Will the weak, inept and crooked little man named Barack Obama get reelected or will the outdated, out of touch religious nut named Mitt Romney win out? Either way we the people lose.

For a light-hearted look at how Liberal gibberish and Conservative gibberish have completely ossified political discourse in this country I figured I would trot out the 1972 Robert Redford film The Candidate. That film was a look at a fictional candidate for one of Continue reading

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