The Two Gay Geeks received information form our good friend Mark Ross about the new trailer for his feature film, Curse of the Phantom Shadow.
We have a bit about the film in a press release format as well as the new trailer.
I hope everyone is excited about this project as we are.
Have a look:
Curse of the Phantom Shadow
The year is 1948 and the United States has a new enemy, The Phantom Shadow. This dark figure has diabolical plans for captured scientist, Dr. Hammond, and his War Department weapons of mass destruction. Upon the Phantom Shadow launching a treacherous missile attack on key locations in the United States, the government takes action.
There is only one man to call, Agent 236, an elite government agent. Agent 236 has been dispatched to launch a rescue mission. Of course, nothing ever goes as planned. Our hero finds himself on the way to Hammond Castle, Dr. Hammond’s research facility on a remote island. The Phantom Shadow’s trap has been sprung.
Along the adventure, Agent 236 is befriended by a spunky, sarcastic gas station attendant who just happens to have pinup girl good looks. She also just happens to be looking for action, and excitement. Luckily, Agent 236 is the man of her dreams. Agent 236 puts the station attendant and her tow truck into service in pursuit of the Phantom Shadow.
About Agent 236
Agent 236 first appeared in 1938 and was conceived by Jacob Goldenkranz. Jacob, a recent immigrant and proud Bostonian, could often be found drawing at the famous G & G Deli in Dorchester Massachusetts. His Back Alley Comics company introduced Agent 236, along with his arch nemesis, the Phantom Shadow, to the world.
In 1940, Agent 236 became Agent 236: Agent of Freedom, a radio drama broadcast from WTHX Radio on 226 Tremont Street in Boston. The show featured local news announcer Philbert J. King as the narrator. Agent 236 himself, was portrayed by famed voice actor Edison Preston Carlson. And Janet Tucker portrayed nearly all of the supporting women characters. The show proved so popular it was soon rebroadcast-ed across the nation.
Kids were encouraged to send in a nickel along with 3 proofs of purchase from their favorite chocolate milk powder. In return, the kids would receive the Agent 236 Secret Decoder Wheel, and the official Agent 236 Secret Society Manual.
Each week, Agent 236 would provide a secret coded message as part of the show. And ask each listener to recite the Agent 236 credo: Truth, integrity, and justice.
Unfortunately tragedy struck in 1952. The Back Alley Comics headquarters in Roxbury Massachusetts burnt to the ground. Inside, were all of the archives of the radio recordings, and comic books.
Agent 236 had been lost to the world. Today, Agent 236 memorabilia fetches a high price for collectors.
However, in 2011, the Goldenkranz estate granted director-producer Mark Ross the exclusive rights to revive Agent 236 and bring his stories to a new generation. Curse of the Phantom Shadow is the first new Agent 236 adventure in over half a century and marks Agent 236’s triumphant return.
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