Time for the last installment of Original Comic Art for September, 2009!
Page 27 from Captain America 157, by Sal Buscema!
Page 14 from Captain America 211, by Jack Kirby!
Page 1 from Captain America 217, by John Buscema!
Steve Ditko's unpublished cover for Captain Atom 89!
Page 17 from Captain Marvel 1, by Gene Colan!
Page 10 from Captain Marvel 33, by Jim Starlin!
Up next, page 2 from Captain Marvel Adventures 2, by George Tuska!
And page 44 from the same issue, also by Tuska!
CC Beck's cover for Captain Marvel Adventures 3!
Page 26 from Captain Marvel Adventures 5, also by Beck!
Next, page 9 from Challengers of the Unknown 84, by Keith Giffen!
And here's Mike Nasser's page 26 from Challengers 82!
Page 19 from Champions #2, by Don Heck!
Page 26 from Champions 4, by George Tuska!
Page 95 from Cheyenne Kid 95, by Sanho Kim!
Stan Goldberg's cover to Chili 17!
Ernie Chan's cover for Claw the Unconquered 5!
And last -- but not least -- here's Bob Larkin's cover for Crazy Magazine 42!
And now for a special announcement: The next item you see from this volume of Original Comic Art will not appear until November, because as you may know if you've been a long-time reader of the Random Acts of Geekery, every October is the Halloween Countdown, and to help make sure I have a Halloween-themed post every day, all the Original Comic Art posts for October will be from horror and monster comics! Some will be pages I've presented here before, others will be brand-new to the blog! I hope you'll enjoy this themed month of comic art!
I've never understood what the Supervator was supposed to be all about, myself...
Here's the Thing! Yes, that's a foreign language carded version there... big surprise, eh? Mego did an excellent job with the sculpt for Ben's head, it's just too bad they didn't paint in the details. The silk-screened costume was a good way to deal with the rock plates, too.
I'm not sure why the Teen Titans, such as Wonder Girl above, were manufactured with a very different card style! Note that Robin's not pictured with the team here. Best as I can figure, it's because Robin wasn't part of Titans as featured on Filmation's Aquaman show, which may have been running in syndication at this time.
I have a Mego Memory here, too! There used to be a Toy Show in Kent, Washington about every three months, back in the day, and after attending a few times as a buyer, I finally decided to get a dealer's table there for a few shows. The advantage this gave me was I'd actually make some money, and get first crack at what the other sellers have! If you've never sold at a comic or toy show, I'm going to give away a secret now... every show I've ever sold at, some dealers would get there right away, get their stuff in, but before they'd set their stuff up, they'd scour the other dealers' tables to see if they had anything for sale that they figured they could ask more for. Many shows, I'd already turn a profit before the buyers were admitted!
Anyway, one of the Toy Shows I was selling at, my brother Jeff came to help me with, and I took a break to wander around... I don't believe I had a chance to look before the show opened. Anyway, I found one table that had all four of the Teen Titans, loose but complete, for $20 each! I couldn't pass these up, and didn't. On my way back to my table, I stopped at someone else's table (the table belonging to the couple I got my Green Arrow Mego costume from), and learned that they'd seen them, but thought they weren't authentic for some reason!
And here's the last of the Megos for a while... a boxed Wonder Woman! I'm sorry, this was the dorkiest-looking female figure Mego produced!
Wow, I thought there'd be enough Megos for a full post, but there isn't! Let's see what else I can come up with for today...
OK, it's just the card, but doesn't this look like the coolest toy around -- at least, if you're an Avengers fan?
Here's a Mego-manufactured Thing Bank!
How about some Barbarella stuff now? Like some Mexican Lobby Cards?
Been a while since I had any Battlestar Galactica items, and this coloring poster set is pretty nice!
Next time around, it'll be all Batman items, but here's a few Batman items to whet your appetites:
This cool sleeping bag was produced in 1975!
This Batboat was produced in Argentina, probably by Gulliver!
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