Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Cool Stuff: Colossus, Comic Book Foldees, and More!

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Why yes, that's right, this is the third day in a row of "Cool Stuff" posts! Honestly, there have been times I've considered creating a separate "Cool Stuff" blog, and open that up to the whole archive of photos I've accumulated over the years. Anyway, let's see what's going on today!

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First, here's the press book for Colossus: The Forbin Project, a movie I honestly can't recall if I've ever seen in my life! More after the jump!

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It kind of blows my mind that, until maybe two years ago, I don't think I'd ever heard of Topps' "Comic Book Foldees," which was a unique spin on trading cards. As you can see, this set featured the members of the Justice League of America, although other DC characters were included (I have the Krypto one myself). For the most part, they're just plain silly... You'd think that maybe they'd have been made so that you could fold the pieces together to get a half-Superman/half-Batman (sort of a Composite Superman but dividing at the waist instead of down the middle), but no, they went this way! I suppose some kids liked the idea of making Superman wear a dress, as you can see from this original box that the cards were sold in!

Here's one of the original packages, followed by some of the cards below that! When I could, I've provided front and back views (the back view didn't have a hero or villain on it).
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Obviously, this Flash card was made for another country other than the USA!

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"Old Flash" indeed...
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Did Saturn Girl ever wear that particular outfit?
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That pianist is clearly supposed to be Liberace!
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That's all for those, now for a few other items!

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Whether you have the original editions or the reprints, All in Color for a Dime and The Comic-Book Book are essentials for any comic book historian's bookshelf (just make sure you read 'em first)!

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And we'll wrap this up with pictures of the Comicscope, which basically seems to be an opaque projector made of cardboard! This was advertised in a lot of comics in the Golden Age!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jon,
    I think the Forbin Project is well worth your time to view. There's a really nice review at http://classicscifi.blogspot.com/2012/04/colossus-forbin-project.html in case I haven't been able to convince you.

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