Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cool Stuff: More Popeye Stuff!

Still more Popeye this time around...
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Popeye pinball game!

Movie of the Week: Varan the Unbelievable!

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Trailer and more after the jump!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fandom Library: Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles #1!

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Yes, something a bit different this time around... a comic book in Fandom Library! I guess that means this won't be appearing in the Comic Reading Library, will it?

Give-A-Show Fridays: Chad Valley 1970 Tom & Jerry, Parts 1 and 2!

OK, after this set -- the 1970 Chad Valley Tom & Jerry Set -- we'll be dropping the Chad Valley coverage for a short time... and getting back to the Kenner stuff again, with some more Chad Valley here and there!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Comic Book Advertisements!

This time around, I'm looking at some ads from All For Love #1!
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Wow, where to begin with this first one, for the Body Massager Co.? Given the name of the company, I'm guessing what they're selling is a vibrating massager that you were supposed to apply to wherever you wanted to lose weight the most. Amazingly, there are still gadgets of this type (although in a "girdle" form, I believe) still being sold today, even though there's no evidence that they actually work!

The Monster Times #10!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Original Comic Art!

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This time around, the first item is page 6 from JLA #205, by Don Heck!

Dog of the Geek: Droop-A-Long!

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Original Appearances:
Ricochet Rabbit segments of The Magilla Gorilla Show (1964)

Other Appearances:
Ricochet Rabbit segments of Peter Potamus and his Magic Flying Balloon (1964), Yogi's Ark Lark, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, and a variety of children's books, comics, records, and toys.

Biography: Droop-A-Long was the deputy to Ricochet Rabbit in the western town of Hoop 'n' Holler (sometimes spelled “Hoopen Holler). Like many Hanna-Barbera pairings, Droopy (as he was known) was a complete slowpoke, compared to the much faster and exuberant Ricochet. Even Droopy's bullets moved in slow motion.

Powers: The ability to be real slow and shoot slow... if that could be considered a power!

Group Affiliation: Law enforcement of Hoop 'n' Holler.

Miscellaneous: There were only ten segments of Ricochet Rabbit on the Magilla Gorilla Show, although it was enough to get Ricochet and Droopy on a Magilla Gorilla record. They were replaced by Breezly & Sneezly. Oddly enough, Breezly & Sneezly were also on the later Peter Potamus program, and when that segment was dropped, 13 new episodes of Ricochet replaced them!

A “prototype” of Ricochet Rabbit was in the following cartoon:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cool Stuff: Popeye Stuff!

Not sure if this will feature all Popeye items or not this time, but it at least starts with a few!
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First up, from 1929, his this Popeye bingo game! Nice graphics!

Monster Monday!

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This week's Monster Monday starts with a peek at the covers of Modern Monsters #2 and #3! I'm not sure if I have these in my archives for the Wednesday posts or not!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Puzzle Sunday!

Last week's solution:
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This week's puzzle:
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Solution next week!

Retro-Review: Startling Comics #10, Part 4!

Next, we have an Ace Buckley tale, art by Max Plaisted, which was Ace's last appearance. Ace is a time traveler, and he and his partner, Toni Stark (yes, really!). Ace and Toni arrive in 1824 to meet Simon Bolivar, the liberator of South America.

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CBT: The Amazing Spider-Man in The Big Top Mystery!

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