I’ve always loved motorcycles. I’m gonna say it stems from first picking up a Ghost Rider comic book (#35, “Death Race,” way back in early 1979, from the wall rack at the Readmore bookstore on Spring Mountain and Jones). Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider‘s secret identity, became my personal favorite hero and I proceeded to collect every appearance of the character in the Marvel universe up to that point. Continue reading
How have I never seen this book before? I really need to write a new Skids Poppe adventure, huh?
You always think it happens to someone else don’t you. You just can’t know how you’re going to feel: Angry, pissed off, frustrated, hurt, violated. I mean, I’d seen it happen to friends of mine. I’d be there to comfort them, tell them we’d get the bastards. I never knew how painful it really was until it happened to me, until yesterday. Continue reading
Raw Courage – Reviewed by Skids Poppe
I got a little worried with this one. I though it may have happened again. The box showed a picture of a motorcycle on it and here I was, a half hour into a ninety-minute film, and still no bikes. If this was some cheap advertising ploy to get me to spend my rental dollars, I was going to be pissed! Continue reading
Running Cool – Reviewed by Skids Poppe
Oh man, oh man. This is really bad news. Paramount has gone and done the unthinkable with a biker movie: They’ve made it good. No, strike that. I’m wrong. First off, Paramount didn’t make it. Ferd and Beverly Sebastian did. And it’s not good…It is great! Continue reading
Street Hawk – Reviewed by Skids Poppe
The only thing which saves me from feeling really bad about this whole thing is that I know you all would have done the same thing if you were in my place. See, there I am, my girl Franki and I are looking for something “romantic” at the video store when I come across a sure-fire hit. The cover of the box has a great shot of a high-tech two-wheeler rearing its front end. In fact, the slug line reads “The ultimate high-tech crimefighter”. C’mon, you mean to tell me you wouldn’t pick up a movie about a good guy biker over something sappy? I would. I did. (Okay, we also got the sappy one, which we watched together. I’m not stupid)
The Reunion – Reviewed by Skids Poppe
Happy New Year!
Well, it’s over. We only have forty-nine weeks left until Christmas comes again, but for now, we all have a temporary reprieve in which to collect our thoughts and pay our bills. Hopefully, if you all live charmed lives like I do, you all got what you wanted from loved ones and family and are right now hurrying through this column (can’t miss this column, right?) to get back out there and play with your new stuff. Continue reading
Chrome Hearts – Reviewed by Skids Poppe
All right, it happened again. I’m not proud of it, but I, Skids Poppe, got suckered once more by those slick sludge heads manufacturing motorcycle movies. What can I say? I mean, I took some time off from watching the vids, thought I’d try and get some perspective back. Did it work? I’d say not. Continue reading