Saturday, July 25, 2009

Movie of the Week: Batman Serials!

Something a little different this week, as the Movie of the Week looks at both the Batman serials! I should really see about posting these serials as Random Videos of Geekery sometime...





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Mexican poster

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Batman and Robin French poster

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By the 10's: Harvey Hits!

Harvey Hits was Harvey's anthology title! Let's take a quick look at it... By the 10's!

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Here's issue 10, featuring Little Lotta, and apparently guest-starring Little Dot!

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Issue 20, featuring Casper and Spooky!

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I'm pretty sure that issue 30's Wendy feature was the first time the Good Little Witch was cover-featured... but I could be mistaken!

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Issue 40 -- "Funday Funnies" was the Mattel-sponsored TV show featuring Harvey cartoons!

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Issue 50 -- A gag we've seen before! I'm not sure why this was "Harveytoons" instead of "Funday Funnies," though!

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Issue 60 -- Stumbo the Giant! Have you ever noticed that pretty much all of Harvey's characters are outsiders, mostly due to some physical characteristic of theirs? The only non-physical characteristics I can think off off the top of my head are Dot's dot-mania and Richie Rich's money (Herman and Katnip were pretty much standard cat-and-mouse fare).

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Issue 70 -- Yep, the Sad Sack line was featured here, too! So was Harvey's Phantom book, too, for that matter...

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Issue 80 -- Sad Sack again!

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Issue 90 -- I'm completely unfamiliar with Gabby Gobb... I'd guess that Harvey was concerned that they might lose Sad Sack, and came up with Gabby just in case (kind of like how Quality came up with Midnight because they were worried about losing the Spirit).

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Issue 100 - Gabby Gobb again!

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Issue 110 - I think GI Juniors was some kind of Sad Sack spin-off, but I'm not sure!

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Issue 120 - And it's the GI Juniors again! Not too surprising... the last Casper appearance in the title was issue 75 (which co-starred Nightmare), while Stumbo also appeared in issues 72, 78, and 88. Aside from those, 73 onward were pretty much all Sad Sack or the Gabby Gobb imitation... Here's the breakdown:

Little Sad Sack (and you thought Baby Looney Tunes was a weird concept?) - 73, 76, 79, 81, 83

Sad Sack's Muttsy - 74, 77, 80, 82, 84, 87, 89, 92, 96, 99, 102, 105, 108, 111, 113, 115, 117, 119 121

Gabby Gobb - 85, 90, 94, 97, 100, 103, 106, 109

GI Juniors - 91, 95, 98, 101, 104, 107, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122

Next time around... Hot Stuff!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Children's Book Theatre: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Part 3!

And now, the conclusion!

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And that's it! Next time, it's time for another Crestwood Monster Book!

Give-A-Show Fridays: Popeye and Mighty Mouse!



Thursday, July 23, 2009

Random Videos of Geekery: 1960s Thor, Episode 49!

Episode 49 Part 1:

Episode 49 Part 2:

Episode 49 Part 3:

Cool Stuff!

Yes, it's more Batman stuff!

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Not sure when or where these Batman coins came from... nor how many there were!

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Here's a Corgi Bat-Cycle!

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Here's the box for Corgi's classic Batmobile!

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And a Corgi Joker car that doesn't look like any vehicle I remember the Joker driving!

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Here's a nice Batman bookend... there was a Robin one, too, and I see sets of these pop up a few times a year on eBay.

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I remember the Flashmites... I think my brother had one, if not the Batman one.

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Any of you recognize the firebug on this frame-tray puzzle?

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These cleverly-designed masks that GE came out with as a promotional item were double-sided... turn the Batman one over and upside down, and it's a Robin mask (the bat-ears become the collar)!

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Here's another of those custom-made puppets!

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This is the most awesome nightlight I can imagine... well, assuming there's not some Godzilla figural one that lights up his dorsal fins as well as his mouth and atomic breath...

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Paint Then Wear -- obviously something very cool for kids who were much better at painting than I was (or am, to be honest)!

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This pencil sharpener is probably some kind of bootleg item...

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Here's the Pengiun custom-made puppet!

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Here's a whole mess of Batman pins and buttons!

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Batman poncho!

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And this Batman pool toy will be the last item this time around... there'll be one more installment of all-Batman items left!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Slideshow: DC Foreign Edition Comics!


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1966 Marvel Cards Slideshow!

So, these are supposed to be funny, but I don't necessarily find them all that humorous.. your mileage may vary!


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Castle of Frankenstein #18, Part 8!

And we're up to page 48 of Castle of Frankenstein #18, finishing up the letters page!

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Letters here were from Sammy Shapiro of Charlotte, NC, and Robert Campbell of Tiverton, RI.

The page also has an ad for the 7-reel version of the Phantom of the Opera for $67.95 plus postage.

The Headitorial continues here, with comments about the Forbin Project, Escape From the Planet of the Apes, Let's Scare Jessica To Death, Night of the Living Dead, Splendor in the Grass, Little Murders and Panic in Needle Park.

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Page 49 is a one-page strip by Larry Hama, later of GI Joe fame.

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Page 50 has... well... the item on half the page, which is weird enough, plus more of the Headitorial, which starts to talk about Jules Feiffer's cartoons.

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A full page ad takes up page 51, advertising front cover reprints of CoF without printed matter on the back, posters, movie stills, the Chris Lee Dracula Record, and a few other items, too!

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Page 52 has a Virgil Finlay illustration accompanied by a very brief eulogy for the then-recently-passed artist. The "Headitorial" talks more about Feiffer, and claims to then go into a film treatment called "Up Against The Wall Mother Flogger" -- which continues on page 53.

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I have no idea what to make of the text on this page (which continues on page 58)... the page also has two items from Lust for a Vampire, probably of more interest!

Next: More ads, more Mini-reviews, more Headitorial... maybe I'll wrap up the issue, maybe I won't!