Friday, January 16, 2015

Before Agent Carter there was...Senorita Rio!

"Señorita Rio" was the code-name given to popular Hispanic-American film actress Rita Farrar (real name: Consuela Maria Ascencion De Las Vegas), as she spied on against Axis agents in Central and South American countries during World War II.
She was proficient with weapons, and could handle herself in perilous situations, requiring rescue by male associates far less frequently than most heroines of the Golden Age of Comics.

Based on real-life actress and World War II pin-up queen Rita Hayworth, whom most people don't realize was Hispanic/Irish-American (Her real name was Margarita Carmen Cansino), Señorita Rio started as a backup feature in Fight Comics #19 in 1942, and took over the cover slot as of #37 for a year.
After that, she remained as a backup, at least, until #71 came out in 1951, as the series ended with her retiring from espionage and returned full-time to her acting career.

The first few Señorita Rio stories, including this premiere tale, were illustrated by noted Golden and Silver Age artist Nick Cardy (using his full name Nick Viscardi), but the bulk of her tales were rendered by one of the few female comic book artists of the era, Lily Renee, who did spectacular work in every comics genre: sci-fi, adventure, superhero, war, western, horror, and romance!
Atomic Kommie Comics™ has lured Señorita Rio out of retirement, as beautiful and deadly as ever, on two of her best covers, in our Heroines™ line of cool comics-based collectibles including tops, bottoms, t-shirts, mugs, and other goodies!
(She's also one of the dozen dynamic dames on our Heroines™ 2015 12-Month Calendar!)
If you're a gal who wants to show off a classic example of Hispanic female empowerment, a guy who's confident enough in his masculinity to display a strong (and voluptuous) woman, or someone who wants a spectacular Cinco de Mayo gift for a pop-culture-oriented loved one, head over to see Señorita Rio!
Just make sure to tell her you're on the Allied side. She can be a bit trigger-happy!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Femi Taylor IS Oola...Twice!

How many performers can shoot new scenes for a movie 14 years later...
...and look exactly the same?
Femi Taylor did!
As Oola, the Twi'lwk dancer who falls to her death in Jabba the Hutt's Rancor pit, she filmed her role for Return of the Jedi twice, in 1982 and again in 1996, when more footage was added for the Special Edition version of the movie!
These pics are from the 1996 reshoot.
Here's an update about her from 2012!
Trivia: her brother, Benedict Taylor, appeared as a fighter pilot in Star Wars I: the Phantom Menace!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Halle Berry IS Ororo Munroe aka Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past

It's MY blog, and I felt like running these pix of +Halle Berry!
You got a problem with that?
Didn't think so!
Almost the entire primary cast of the +X-Men Trilogy will be appearing in the new film except the currently-dead Cyclops (+James Marsden) and Jean Grey (+Famke Jansen).
It's unlikely +Kelsey Grammer or +Alan Cummings will reprise Beast and NightCrawler.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Beyonce & Destiny's Child

Though they've been through three different combinations, from 2001 on, the group has been Beyonce Knowles, Michelle, and Kelly.
Though each has pursued solo projects, Destiny's Child still reunites from time to time as Destiny's Child, as shown last night at the Super Bowl!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Fantastic Femmes on "The Carrie Dairies"

The prequel series to Sex and the City premieres tonight on the CW featuring two Fantastic Femmes!
Freema Ageyman as Carrie's mentor, Larissa Loughton
 Ellen Wong as Carrie's best friend, Jill "Mouse" Thompson

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dichen Lachman

Dichen made such an impression on a soap opera producer that, instead of getting the part she auditioned for, they created an entirely new character for her!
Yes, she has that effect on people!
Even when doing schlock like Aztec Rex, Dichen makes watching it worthwhile.
Luckily, most of her work has been in quality genre productions like DollHouse and Torchwood: Miracle Day on Starz.
She's just been cast as a new character, a vampiress named Izumi on the SyFy version of Being Human!
Genre appearances include...
Last Resort (Tani Tumrenjack)
Being Human [US] (Izumi)
Torchwood: Miracle Day (CIA Agent Lyn Peterfeld)
NCIS: Los Angeles "Full Throttle"
Hawaii Five-0 [2010-11] "Mana'o"
DollHouse (Sierra aka Priya Tsetsang)
Bled (Aaren)
Aztec Rex (Ayacoatl)
AquaMarine (Beth-Ann)
With DollHouse co-star Eliza Dushku in Self Magazine!
Check out...
Adoring Dichen (FanSite)
Dichen's FaceBook Page

Monday, October 29, 2012

Jamie Jilynn Chung

For someone who made her debut on MTV's Real World, Jamie Chung has proven that even that pit of vapidness can produce talented alumni!
Though she's done primarily action/genre roles (like I'm complaining?), Jamie's also performed in more mainstream flicks like Burning Palms and Grown Ups.
(The only thing I'm complaing about is why Samurai Girl isn't available on DVD/Blu-Ray!)
Genre appearances include...
Once Upon a Time (Mulan)
7500 (Suzy Lee)
Man with the Iron Fists (Lady Silk)
Knife Fight (Kerstin)
Eden (Eden)
Premium Rush (Nima)
Sucker Punch! (Amber)
Princess Protection Program (Chelsea Barnes)
Samurai Girl (Heaven Kogo)
Sorority Row[2009](Clarie)

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