Category Archives: Video Games

The Search for More Mushrooms

Annabel, by L. Frank Baum – I noticed some definite similarities between this one and some of the other Baum non-fantasies that were included in Oz-Story Magazine. Like Sam Steele’s Adventures on Land and Sea, it has a boy who … Continue reading

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Douse the Bowser

I might as well finish up my write-ups on the Super Mario Bros. stories from Valiant Comics, and by that I mean the ones I could find scanned. I don’t think I’ve ever seen “Elect Mario for Man of the … Continue reading

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Wisp

The term “Will o’ the Wisp” refers to a sort of light that appears over swamps and marshes, caused by photon emissions from gases. Or at least that’s the scientific explanation. There’s a lot of folklore devoted to these weird … Continue reading

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I Got Rich Selling Mold

Here are some more Nintendo Comics System reviews for anyone who cares. And they’re still here even if you don’t care. Strange how that happens. Bedtime for Drain-Head – The second Dirk Drain-Head story starts with Mario having stayed up … Continue reading

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Heroes and Villains

Daughters of Destiny, by L. Frank Baum – This 1906 story of succession and conspiracy was originally written under the pseudonym Schuyler Staunton. It takes place in Baluchistan, a region made up of parts of Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan. Within … Continue reading

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The King Is a Drip!

It’s March 10, which means that it’s Mario (MAR10) Day, at least in this country. I guess elsewhere it’s Iomar Day. I write a lot about the Mario universe anyway, of course. I’m really not that good at the games, … Continue reading

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May the Pasta Be with You

Raiders of the Lost Mushroom – The Indiana Jones parody is infamous in that the character Indiana Joe doesn’t have a face. The story writer Perry Martin tells is that he originally intended Joe to be a caricature of Harrison … Continue reading

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