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Brett Summers

Crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

Cult Comic Essentials: Tank Girl

Jam-packed with quirkiness, cyberpunk roots and general anarchy, Tank Girl is a beer-obsessed tank driver travelling through post-apocalyptic Australian landscapes with companions Sub Girl and Jet Girl, not to mention the mutant kangaroo boyfriend, Booga. Mad Max designed by Vivienne Westwood Tank Girl is disorganized, anarchic, absurdist, and […]

Cult Comic Essentials: The Boys

The Boys is an American creator owned comic book series written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Darick Robertson. It was originally published by Wildstorm before moving to Dynamite Entertainment. The series is set between 2006–2008 in a world where superheroes exist. However, most of the superheroes in the series’ […]

Cult Cartoon Essentials: M.A.S.K.

M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand) was a animated television series produced by the French-American DIC Enterprises Inc and Kenner. The series had its own range of M.A.S.K. action figures and vehicles. M.A.S.K. ran from September 16th 1985 – November 28 1986, totalling 75 episodes.   The main premise revolved around the […]

Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince

Benji, Zax & the Alien Prince was a live action Hanna-Barbera and Mulberry Square children’s science fiction television series created by Joe Camp (the creator of the Benji film franchise). The series originally aired Saturday mornings on CBS between 17th September 1983 – 17th December 1983. It consisted of 13 episodes. It […]

Marcia Strassman passes away

CULT FACTION is sad to report that actress Marcia Strassman has passed away at the age of 66 following a battle with breast cancer. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” director Bob Weide, a long-time friend of Strassman’s, was one of the first to break the news of her passing. He wrote […]

Heroes of Cult: “Big” Ron Tarr

Ronald Lawrence Morisco-Tarr, professionally known as Ron Tarr (14th November 1936 – 20th October 1997) was a British television and film actor who played many roles but gained cult status as “Big Ron” on Eastenders. He played the role until his tragic death from cancer in 1997, although he continued to […]

Challenge of the GoBots

Challenge of the GoBots was an American animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera, based on the Gobots toy-line produced by Tonka. The show originally debuted in animated form as a five-part miniseries, which aired between October 29th 1984 – November 2nd, 1984. A regular series followed the next year, […]

Lyndsy Fonseca joins Agent Carter

Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick Ass, How I Met Your Mother, Hot Tub Time Machine) will be joining Marvel’s Captain America spin off television show Agent Carter. The 27 year old Fonseca will be playing the character of Angie Martinelli, an automat waitress and aspiring actress who befriends Peggy (Hayley Atwell). Agent Carter […]

King of the Rocket Men

King of the Rocket Men was a 1949 12-chapter movie serial made by Republic. It introduced the world to the Rocket Man, who would later appear with different character identities in the rocket-powered hero serials that followed: Radar Men from the Moon (1949) Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952) Commando Cody: Sky Marshall […]

Heroes of Cult: Tom Savini

Tom Savini (Thomas Vincent Savini ) was born on  November 3rd 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and gained fame as an American actor, stuntman, director, and award winning special effects make up creator (his hero being Lon Chaney Sr.). He gained fame working for George A. Romero on films such as Martin, Dawn of […]

Death Note

Death Note is a Japanese manga and anime series (directed by Tetsuro Araki) written by Tsugumi Ohba (and originally illustrated by Takeshi Obata). The anime series consisted of 37 episodes and aired  in Japan on Nippon Television (NTV) between October 3rd 2006 until June 26th 2007. A three-hour “Director’s Cut” compilation TV special, titled “Death Note: Relight: Visions of a God”, […]