So here's the shortest by the 10's I'll ever post, because there's only three covers: The Human Torch! So why am I even doing it? Because it's a historically significant title, that's why! And because it's my blog, and I'll post if I want to, to paraphrase Lesley Gore!
Tony Isabella just informed me (through Facebook) that comics artist George Tuska has passed away. If you've been following the "original comic art" posts I do, you've probably figured out that I was a great admirer of Tuska's work. I've long wished that he could've been getting as much comics work these days as he'd like (I feel the same way about pretty much anyone who's still around that worked in comics in the 1960s and 1970s). His style was unique, almost a blend of Kirby dynamism with the beauty of John Buscema.
He will be missed.
You could use a cash advance to help pay for original work from your favorite comic book artists like George Tuska or Steve Ditko.
Time to show some more cool stuff that's been offered for sale on eBay in the past!
This custom playset for Mego's Captain Marvel figure is absolutely brilliant, making amazing use out of the same gimmick they used for the Star Trek transporter!
Next up, the Mexican lobby card for "The Day the Sky Exploded," which probably makes it look like a much better movie than it really was!
And now we're getting into DC heroes stuff!
First up, the Batman set of Super Hero Stamps! I may have a larger photo of this to be shared in the future.
One of these Batman & Wonder Woman Etch-A-Sketch Action Packs was just offered for sale back in July! Kind of a neat idea, but with video games getting more and more complex, an idea that was probably 5-10 years too late to really catch on.
I believe I've posted much smaller photos of the box for the Super Heroes Bingo set before... here's better ones, which you may be able to click for larger viewing options!
Of fairly recent vintage are these Mexican knockoff plastic figures of the JLA'ers, painted really, really badly!
Here's Batman and Robin Super Friends Air Freshener... every time I see these, I wonder what scents they had!
This Batman patch was obviously printed onto the material, as opposed to being embroidered... still a nice piece, though!
Here's a Super Heroes Lite Brite set... I don't recall being interested in these for very long... maybe from about 5 to 7 or so... very limiting when you're trying to create a picture with it, isn't it?
Here's the Robin counterpart to the Batman patch presented above!
This Shazam! Superbaby is wrong on so many levels... well, okay, two, if you don't have a problem with the super baby concept... The obvious one is the blonde hair (the Batman Superbaby also had blonde hair)... but what you can't see is that on the lower left-hand corner of the box, there's a blurb saying "I'm Baby Shazam!" Now, I understand that they couldn't say "I'm Baby Captain Marvel," but still, that specifically makes it sound as though it should be the infant version of the wizard himself!
This Super Powers party centerpiece obviously recycles Super Friends art with the Super Powers logo!
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