Neal McCullough is an artist in the UK who creates awesome pop culture illustrations and sells them through his Etsy shop.
Neal sent me two prints from his Battle of the Planets series, and the wave of nostalgia that washed over me was intense. Remember this show from the late 70’s? I had it buried away in some dark memory bank in my brain but the second I saw these prints I recalled watching it as a kid and was reminded of the awesome fight scenes and space cruisers — and who could forget Zoltar — possibly one of the greatest villain names in pop culture history.
I have a pretty good collection of pop culture art prints, and every time I open the mailing tube I am just amazed at how much better the art looks in person. Pictures you see online might be nice, but they really don’t do justice to the printed piece. The prints are so much more vibrant, and they look fantastic once you frame them and put them on the wall.
Neal has a few more of these Battle of the Planets prints in his Etsy shop, and he also has some great illustrations for Mad Men fans. So, if pop culture is your passion, head on over and pick up one of these for your own wall. Oh, and in case you need to jog your memory a bit…
Paxton Holley says
While this wasn’t one of my usual shows, I was aware of it and thought it looked cool. I liked the other Japanese robot shows like Force Five: Starvengers and Grandizer.
These prints are gorgeous. Very nicely done.
I was a huge fan and still am today of this show and have you watched the original Japanese version Gatchaman? Its a much darker and violent show but just awesome.
I haven’t seen the Gatchaman show. Do they still show battle of the Planets on TV or do you watch it on DVDs?
I haven’t watched it a while and the last DVDs i watched were of the Japanese version.