Posts Tagged ‘hypnosis’

Hypno-Girl — Atomic Rocket Comics

Atom­ic Rock­et Comics (“Italy’s Most Mys­te­ri­ous Comics Pub­lish­er”) is an Ital­ian comics pub­lish­er who has a web­site fea­tur­ing a num­ber of com­ic heroes, so mys­te­ri­ous that is does­n’t have any actu­al pub­lished mate­r­i­al (those pages are list­ed as “Work In Progress”).  The char­ac­ters all seem to draw from 50’s and 60’s era Euro­pean comics, which were heav­i­ly influ­enced by the 30’s pulps, fea­tur­ing char­ac­ters such as Paper Man, Shad­ow Boy, Shrunk­en Boy and Shrunk­en Girl, Iron Mask (“The Boun­ty Hunter From Out­er Space”) and the one of par­tic­u­lar inter­est, Hyp­no Girl. As with their pre­de­ces­sors, these char­ac­ters pri­mar­i­ly have either no super­pow­ers or just one super­pow­er. They are also drawn in the style from the pre­vi­ous peri­ods. (Although I have to admit that I think the pic­ture of Doc­tor Actom on page 13 of the online mag­a­zine looks like an action fig­ure as opposed to artwork.)

I was orig­i­nal­ly drawn to the web­site through the fol­low­ing  pro­mo­tion­al video for Hyp­no Girl.

The video itself, as can be seen, is pret­ty stereo­typ­i­cal, although I do like the the spi­ral spe­cial effects and the “eye in the pyra­mid” pen­dant with its poten­tial con­nec­tions to occult orga­ni­za­tions. The news­reel look of the video com­pli­ments the 30’s pulp feel­ing. The 60’s “mod” look with the white hair­style, black ensem­ble and black&white checked spi­ral glass­es is also a nice touch.

The only infor­ma­tion about Hyp­no Girl oth­er than the video is con­tained on page 8 on the online mag­a­zine. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, its all in Ital­ian, but it is also a part of a Flash pre­sen­ta­tion so its entire­ly graph­ic in nature and its very hard to read, too. Unfor­tu­nate­ly my lim­it­ed Span­ish vocab­u­lary does­n’t help in try­ing to fig­ure out a diver­gent Romance lan­guage in this case.

Universo — “The Legion of Super-Heroes” Part 1

The foes of the leg­endary Legion of Super-Heroes are them­selves indeed legion and leg­endary: beings like the enig­mat­ic Time Trap­per and the mon­strous mas­ter com­put­er Com­puto, the dark magi­cian Mor­dru and even the infa­mous Dark­seid; groups like the Fatal Five, the Dark Cir­cle and the Legion of Super-Vil­lains; whole races like the Dom­i­na­tors, the Khunds and the Con­trollers. Most have had their fleet­ing vic­to­ries, their rare moments of tri­umph before the Legion defeat­ed them.

Yet there is one oppo­nent who can claim to have achieved his goal of world dom­i­na­tion against the oppo­si­tion of the Legion, not sim­ply once but twice, and both times for extend­ed peri­ods, to the point the Legion was forced to bat­tle him as under­dogs, some­thing no oth­er oppo­nent of the Legion through­out its long his­to­ry and many revi­sions has achieved.

That oppo­nent is the malev­o­lent hyp­no­tist (or telepath) Universo.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing “Uni­ver­so — “The Legion of Super-Heroes” Part 1”

‘Zipping Along’ (1953)

In the Coy­ote’s ever-present quest to catch the Road Run­ner, he resorts to hyp­no­sis! Of course, the fail here is quite epic.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing “‘Zip­ping Along’ (1953)”

‘The Eyes Have It’ (1945)

Don­ald Duck gets a hyp­no­tism kit in the mail, com­plete with hyp­no-gog­gles and an instruc­tion book that tells him to “Select a Sub­ject of Low Intel­li­gence”, and so he selects his dog Plu­to. Stereo­typ­i­cal hilar­i­ty results.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing “‘The Eyes Have It’ (1945)”

‘Reply Box No 666’ — “The Champions”


“Craig Ster­ling, Shar­ron Macready and Richard Bar­rett These are the Champions. 

“Endowed with the qual­i­ties and skills of super­hu­mans — qual­i­ties and skills, both phys­i­cal and men­tal, to the peak of human per­for­mance. Gifts giv­en to them by an unknown race of peo­ple, when their ‘plane crashed near a lost civil­i­sa­tion in Tibet. Now, with their secrets known only to them, they are able to use their fan­tas­tic pow­ers to their best advan­tage as the Cham­pi­ons of law, order and jus­tice. Oper­a­tors of the inter­na­tion­al agency, Nemesis!”

“The Cham­pi­ons” was a British tele­vi­sion (ITC) pro­duc­tion, star­ring three indi­vid­u­als, Craig Stir­ling (Stu­art Damon), Shar­ron Macready (Alexan­dra Baste­do) and Richard Bar­rett (William Gaunt), all of whom work for a NATO law enforce­ment orga­ni­za­tion named Neme­sis (this being the Cold War era) and its head, Tremayne (Antho­ny Nicholls). who was not aware of the pecu­liar abil­i­ties of his three best agents. On their first mis­sion in Com­mu­nist Chi­na, their plane was shot down over Tibet, where they were res­cued by mem­bers of an advanced, hid­den civ­i­liza­tion and returned to full health and beyond. Their treat­ment gave them extra­or­di­nary phys­i­cal and men­tal abil­i­ties: enhanced sens­es, strength and reflex­es, supe­ri­or intel­lect, a lim­it­ed pre­cog­ni­tive abil­i­ty and a psy­chic link between them, among oth­er things they were then unaware of.

Some of the episodes involved ele­ments of hyp­no­sis and mind con­trol, but episode ‘Reply Box No 666’ stands out because of the hyp­no­sis scene involv­ing Macready as the seduc­tive (appro­pri­ate­ly enough, as she did seduce her sub­ject back to her room pri­or to the induc­tion) hyp­no­tist. ⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing “‘Reply Box No 666’ — “The Champions””

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