Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Government Comics: The Science of Life!

Here's a more recent government comic, this one sponsored by NASA and the American Physiological Society!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CBT: Popeye Wonder Book!

Time for another installment of Children's Book Theater, and this time, it's a Popeye Wonder Book with art by Bud Sagendorf!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Covers Redux!


It's time again for Covers Redux, where we look at two comic book covers -- the original cover plus the book that issue was reprinted in -- and compare the two of them, looking for changes that were made! If you spot something I didn't, please add yours in the comments!

First up is an easy one, Fantastic Four #60 and the reprint in Marvel Triple Action #4. Obviously, there was an all-new cover done for this reprint. But since we don't have any production changes to look for, I've got to wonder... why the heck did they reprint FF issues in MTA in the first place? I mean, it didn't fit the title at all... although the logo is pretty cool! Then again, they were pushing it when they started reprinting The Avengers in this book, too.

Next up, we've got Tales to Astonish #85 and Marvel Super-Heroes #40. At first glance, it appears the image was just shifted down a little bit due to the new logo, but looking a bit closer, you might notice that the Hulk's left arm has been moved a little bit (it may have been a cut-and-paste job or a new arm, but I'm leaning towards the former). The plane firing on the Hulk has also been moved and rotated, with a new wingtip drawn in.

Next up, here's Amazing Spider-Man #23 and the reprint from Marvel Tales #1. Here we've got an unusual change in that the original art has been enlarged! As a result, some of the lab background has been eliminated. I don't believe any other changes were made, other than reworking the blurbs.

Hey, here I was just talking about MTA, and here's one of the later issues! It's issue #23 reprinting Avengers #29. The art has been reduced from the original, with some new blurbs added... plus in the reprint, the Black Widow's costume was correctly colored! Art-wise, the only change I can identify is on the Swordsman's arm, which looks like it was redrawn.

Here we have Fantastic Four #48 and the reprint in Marvel's Greatest Comics #35... new art was done for the reprint, and it's decent, but nowhere near as great as the original Kirby cover!

Lastly, we have Incredible Hulk #106 and the reprint in Marvel Super-Heroes #60. Honestly, there's not a lot of changes here... the blurb is different t the bottom, and there may have been slight changes to the Hulk's face (or the coloring makes it look very different), but that's all I can see (I'm not that concerned with the black background being replaced with an orange one).

Friday, December 16, 2016

Cool Stuff Week Finale!

Last day of Cool Stuff week, and we're back to a bit more variety, perhaps!
Super Goof puzzle!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cool Stuff, Day Three!

More Star Trek items today!
First up, the Star Trek: The Motion Picture pop-up book!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cool Stuff, Day Two!

Cool Stuff continues with more Star Trek items!

First up is this giant crossword puzzle!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Cool Stuff Week, Day One!

So, with the holidays coming, I thought I'd throw a Cool Stuff week in, just in case you were needing some ideas for a Christmas present for a geek friend of yours!
First up, a still from the Spy Smasher serial!

Friday, December 09, 2016

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Cool Stuff! All Spidey-Stuff Installment!

Time for another installment of Cool Stuff, one of the most popular features of this blog! Today's post is all Spider-Man stuff!
We begin with this foreign Spidey cycle!

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Foreign Comic Book Covers!


Time for another round of Foreign Comic Book Covers! Today's post features "One Aventure des Fantastiques," or in other words, the Fantastic Four. See how many of these you can recognize!

Monday, December 05, 2016

Returned to Work, but Schedule is Wonky...

...and because of that, I haven't got this week's posts all done yet. But I didn't want to let this first day of the week go by without something, so instead of my usual post, I'm going to take the time to let you readers know about a webcomic I've started reading lately, Blue Milk Special.

What the heck is Blue Milk Special, and what does that title mean? Well, you might recall a certain popular movie that's spawned sequels galore (as well as merchandising galore) in which a young  man sits down for a meal with his uncle and aunt, and accompanying their meal is a liquid that has been named "blue milk."

Obviously, I'm talking Star Wars here. Blue Milk Special has been around since February of 2009, usually posting at least two strips a week (sometimes more, rarely less), poking fun at Star Wars, beginning with the first movie.

I've been enjoying it greatly, and I can only tell you that you owe it to yourself to read it from the very beginning... so click here and prepare yourself for some fun! Just be warned... sometimes the jokes get slightly NSFW!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016