Saturday, August 17, 2019

Podcast

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Jack Kirby with some Avengers



Jack Kirby in the 1960s!

At a party with some of his creations!

Jack Kirby drew Thor starting with that character's first appearance in 1962's Journey into Mystery #83, and Jack Kirby drew Captain America starting with that character's first appearance in 1941's Captain America #1, and Jack Kirby drew the first cover appearance of Spider-Man in 1962's Amazing Fantasy #15.

Hooray for Jack Kirby!


Friday, August 02, 2019

Batman Antenna Topper 2019


It happened again! One day there was a Batman antenna topper atop my car's radio antenna and then the next day it was gone. Did it fall off? Was it stolen? Did it evaporate? We would have to check the security footage to know for sure, and unfortunately there isn't any.

I've gone through this cycle so many times before! Here is a blog article from 2012 in which I told you about my then-new Bat-topper that is by this time long gone. The top row of this image search shows you three or four of the Bat-toppers that I have proudly displayed through the years.

And now (drum-roll please) it's time for my Next-Generation Batman Antenna Topper! Up above I show it to you in its packaging as I received it from Asia after ordering it on ebay recently, and down below is what the Bat-topper looks like now that it's been mounted on my car antenna. Nice, right?

But the big question is: how long will this one last?

Nobody knows, but I will definitely keep you updated!


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Comicon Mutts 2019


Patrick McDonnell has done it again! For years now he has devoted his Mutts comic strip to comics-related gags during the week of the San Diego Comicon.

Please do enjoy these fun strips that I harvested from last week's newspapers and, if those are enough for you, here are some strips from 2014 and some from 2015.

Hooray for Mutts!



Friday, July 19, 2019

What, Me Bisque?


Probably everybody was saddened by the news last week that Mad Magazine is being cancelled. To try to cheer you up I'm here to tell something in the Mad orbit that most collectors never knew.

There was a bust of Alfred E. Neuman available by mail order from those usual idiots at Mad! Two different sizes, even!

The price was a quite-reasonable $1 (small) or $2 (medium). Sorry, no large. Down below you can see the house ad and order form as printed on the inside back cover of 1960's Mad #54.

Every so often, one of these statues will pop up on ebay (however for a little bit more than $1 or $2 these days) and you might like to try getting one. It may be me bidding against you though because I've never owned one of these but would like to!



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

$54.95!


The new Graphic Novel by Seth retails for $54.95.


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Jack Kirby's Big Barda is Fighting Mad!


Hooray for Jack Kirby!

I obtained this great page of original art a handful of years back but have not shown it until now. Welcome to the unveiling!

Mike Royer is my all-time favorite inker for Jack Kirby and the above handiwork of those two gentlemen was published in 1972's Mr. Miracle #10. Big Barda is certainly showing those bad guys a thing or two!

By the way, you can view all of the Kirby artwork that I am very fortunate to own over here in my ComicArtFans Gallery Room. Enjoy!

And again, hooray for Jack Kirby!