Thursday, July 31, 2014


With GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY already getting raves for its special effects, it's worth noting just how far we've come in that area over the past 36 years. Here we see Marvel's 1978 version of Spider-Man scaling the heights the hard way.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

WAIT TILL YOUR FATHER GETS HOME was a primetime sitcom from Hanna-Barbera in the ALL IN THE FAMILY mode which just happened to be animated. Although a little controversial with its generation gap plots, it ran 2 seasons beginning in 1972 and starred the voice of Tom Bosley along with many prominent voice actors. Some non-voice actors who appeared included Willie Ames, Ross Martin. Rich Little, Ronnie Schell, Don Knotts, Don Adams, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller and Isabel Sanford. A kind of weird coincidence is that actresses Hazel Shermet, Florence Halop and Sandra Gould all appeared on the series. All three women were known for playing the role of Miss Duffy on radio's DUFFY'S TAVERN!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Jimminy Meets Cheech?

Howie Post draws DC's Jimminy character way back in the mid-1940s in a panel with a frog, some mushrooms and a red and yellow talking hat. One really has to wonder if future underground comix legend Vaughn Bode saw this panel at the impressionable age of 6!

Not Your Typical Comics Text Story

Embiggen and read this 2 page text from a late 1943 issue for CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES for a surprisingly good story. Most readers tended to skip the text stories which were generally just quickly dashed off, inconsequential but legally required space fillers. On occasion, though, an Otto Binder or Mickey Spillane (!) would turn out something better than average. This one, though is credited to William Cole and I can't find any more info about him.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

More Cool Ads-1960

Trying hard to get my big semi-secret project finished but here are a few more cool ads to look at while you're here. Be back with more substantial posts soon. Thanx!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Celebrity Endorsements-1950

You'll note that in some cases the celebrities didn't even have to show up. They simply donated their names and faces and an artist painted them into the ads.