Movie and comic book fans alike have been waiting for years to see the X-Men cast of characters appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Radical rumors fly through the internet like Rogue through the clouds, while opinions as sharp as Wolverine’s adamantium claws face of against each other in a “Berserker Barrage” of speculation. With the promise of continuity shattering crossovers set to blow our minds in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness, perhaps the dreams of mutant loving movie-goers everywhere will soon become reality. But before Hollywood decided to pump millions into fanboy fantasy scenarios, there was another group of creative minds delivering on ideas previously discussed only in the back of comic book stores.
Anthony Ferraro runs a popular How-To channel on YouTube where he instructs his viewers in the art of indie sci-fi filmmaking: how to make props, how to craft costumes, how to create proper lighting, etc. When the pandemic hit, he suddenly had a lot more time on his hands….and decided to use his skills to make a fake Star Wars short.
My newest interview subject, Donald F. Glut, was introduced to me by Joe Williamson, who set up my 2015 interview with Mel Novak and my 2016 interview with Laurene Landon. Donald is a man after many of our own hearts on here. His earliest efforts included monster movies and comic book fan films. He detoured into cartoon writing in the 70s and 80s, and had some rather interesting experiences on that front. More recently, he wrote and directed the horror anthology Tales Of Frankenstein. We discussed these projects and many more on Tuesday, October 23rd, and I hope you all enjoy getting to know him.