Friday, March 30, 2018

Comic art: Russ Manning "Star Wars" comic strip

From 1979.




Pop Culture Roundup: Jose Garcia-Lopez; Harvey Kurtzman; Disneyland; Two-Face; Don Heck; Prince Valiant

The great comics artist Jose Garcia-Lopez celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this week. Tales from the Kryptonian pays tribute with a selection of his work.

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Davy Crockett shares a selection of Prince Valiant comic book covers.


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From 1977, it's the Nancy Drew-Hardy Boys Super Mag!


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Via Pappy's Golden Age: A rare example of Mad Magazine founder Harvey Kurtzman drawing a straight superhero strip.


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Via Gorillas Don't Blog: A Disneyland Hotel brochure from 1961.


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Wait, which side of Two-Face's face is messed up???!!! Slay, Monstrobot investigates.

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Blog recommendation: I've been liking Culture Shark, especially the weekly rankings of TV/movie streaming services, which highlight particular movies and show currently available via Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, Filmstruck, etc. Check it out!

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When sci-fi author Harlan Ellison insulted the work of comics artist Don Heck, there was Heck to pay.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Comic art: Gray Morrow "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" comic strip art

Dated 11-3-80.



Cool! Limited-edition "black-and-white" G.I. Joe

Via the G.I. Joe Club:

Back in 1964 when 12" G.I. JOE debuted, most children first saw the iconic action figure in shades of gray on their home black and white TV set. Now for the first time, the G.I. JOE Collectors' Club captures that early experience of G.I. JOE before we saw the toys on retail shelves! Beginning with the 2018 Membership figure (box and accessories sold separately), you can collect all four of the Black and White TV Edition 12" G.I. JOE action figures! These figures will be a VERY limited edition!








New comics March 28, 2018: Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77; Green Lantern: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 2 ; Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Lost Peg Leg Mine

Click the links to order items from Amazon.