Mike Lackey played “Fred the Bum” in the cult film, Street Trash. He’s also an artist and comic book writer who’s worked for the major comic companies. Several years ago, he began work on a graphic novel based on the original Street Trash screenplay by writer / producer Roy Frumkes.
Life tends to get in the way some times, so he didn’t get it finished in time for the Street Trash Cast Reunion we held at our Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo the weekend of April 1-3, 2016. What he did do was gather up the first two parts of the story he’s working on and print them into a 48 page comic book with a few pages of original stuff to make it special for the CW Show attendees.
Limited to 500 copies, each comic book contains an original sketch on the last “sketch and autograph” page from Mike Lackey. The Graphic novel will come out some time this year, but this cool little keepsake is a one of a kind.
Golden Goddesses casts light upon 25 significant women that were involved in the “golden age” of adult cinema from 1968 to 1985 when adult films were actually shot on film. Author Jill C. Nelson interviews, and offers insights, and candid conversations with Ann Perry, Jody Maxwell, Barbara Mills, Candida Royal, Marilyn Chambers, Annie Sprinkle, Georgina Spelvin, Sharon Mitchell, Serena, Rhonda Jo Petty, Gloria Leonard, Juliet Anderson, Kitten Natividad, Kay Parker, Julia St. Vincent, Kelly Nichols, Seka, Veronica Hart, Laurie Holmes, Amber Lynn, Ginger Lynn, Nina Hartley, Christy Canyon, Roberta Gindlay, and Raven Touchstone are all included along with over 300 photos. First edition paperback book was published in 2012. 946 total pages.
Autographed by author Jill Nelson.
John C. Holmes was a simple country boy from Ohio when he headed to California in 1964 and found himself the center of attention in the infancy of hardcore loops and films. Digging past the stigmas, A Life Measured in Inches unearths the human behind the penis, the drug problems, and the turbulent ride that was John’s life. Jennifer Sugar and Jill C. Nelson take an exhaustive, 597 page look at the man and myth of John Holmes in this expanded 2nd paperback edition of their 2010 book. Packed with photos, including 25 new photos for this edition.
Autographed by co-author Jill Nelson.
Here’s a well written review guide that offers up insights and reviews to 340 films that run the gamut from the classics through some more obscure and lesser known fright films from the silent film beginnings through films of the 2000’s. First published in 2006, this is the 2013 second paperback edition of the book. 360 pages, with photos throughout.
The Marvel Vault. If you grew up reading Marvel Comics, then this interactive scrapbook is for you. It features over 30 removable, archival reproductions representing over 60 years of Marvel Comics. It showcases things by decade, complete with details on prominent creators and characters but the real treat is the “stuff” contained within. Facsimiles include original sketches, story synopsis, christmas and holiday cards, convention booklets, value stamps, a Howard the Duck campaign button, Marvel office visitors pass, no-prize book, trading cards, and much, much more! Hardcover book, 10x13” size, 192 pages plus tons of cool stuff.
Dedicated to the Gamera vs Legion film. Complete scene by scene photo guide on the production process as well as highlites of the battle scenes, complete character design section, storyboards and more. 128 pages, over sized 9x12 inch book with over 96 pages in full color. Japanese text.
Over sized, 140 page import book covers the film we here know as Godzilla 1985. Complete story and story boards, cast and crew info and 44 pages of all color photos. Text is in Japanese but you won't need to read anything to enjoy the book anyway.
The VW rent-by-mail service may be gone, and we may have shut down that end of business, but the Wasteland Review Guide stands alone as a straight forward movie review book designed for the fans of horror, exploitation and schlock cinema. Reviews to over 2,500 films; including films from all your favorite cult directors, Euro-trash offerings, Hong Kong films, cult classics, animation, Mexican wrestling movies and more are contained within its 160 pages of honest, no bull shit reviews. We packed it with over 150 photos and illustrations too! Nobody offers a review book packed with this much stuff for so little coin.
Just because we have closed down the rent-by-mail end of business doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a review book written by a “bad film” fan - for bad film fans!