Saturday, July 23, 2011

Howard the Duck 1st Annual 1977

The following are scans (excerpts for my (non-commercial, educational) blog!) from the comic book Howard the Duck from 1977 with a Nights theme.  The ending of the story is a direct lift of/riff on 1944 Thief of Bagdad.  I don't know much about Howard, besides the movie from the 80s is widely panned as being one of the worst films ever made.  Wiki on Howard (the wikipedia page says he's existentialist!):

Here are my scans, each one a different file, I picked some particularly Nights-esque pages, there is a "view in full screen" button at the bottom of each page that makes it easier to see close up.

Howard Cover

Bag Mom




Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mish Alf Layla wa Layla - مش ألف ليله وليله

Last year saw the premiere of the show "Mish Alf Layla wa Layla" ("Not The 1001 Nights"), a serial Egyptian television program.

Many thanks to the anonymous visitor who posted about the show, although, curiously, said visitor shortly after deleted it.

Here are some youtube videos from the show, the first is a sort of serious commercial about it, the second a commercial highlighting the show's humor and the third a commercial featuring the theme song, sung by Abou El Leef.

Glad to see the show's title, finally, something is admitting to "not" being the Nights!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Julie Harris reads Scheherazade

Here's a record I picked up on ebay recently:

From 1001 Nights

some details about it from

Condition: Vg
Label: Caedmon Records TC 1373
Genre: Spoken Word
Release Country: Usa
Release Date: 1957
Catalog Number: TC 1373
Vinyl Condition: VG 
Year Pressed: 1957
Format/Size: 33 - 12"
Additional features:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Aziz and Aziza in Arabic

Here is a contemporary rendering of the story "Aziz and Aziza" I found on youtube.  It's in Arabic but it's very simple Arabic, so if you study the language at all it should be easy to follow.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Treasure Comics (1945)

Here's a picture of Treasure Comics #2 from 1945.

From 1001 Nights

Details below from

"Cover Details
Genre Adventure
Pencils H. C. Kiefer (Signed)

Inks H.C. Kiefer (Signed)

10 page Arabian Knight story "The Thief of Bagdad"
Genre Adventure
Pencils H. C. Kiefer
Inks H. C. Kiefer"