Thursday, August 30, 2012

Star Spangled War Stories, The Unknown Soldier, The Brave and The Bold, DC Comics

Star Spangled War Stories #153, 3rd appearance of The Unknown Soldier.
Picked this book up at a comic show a while back.  

Batman and The Unknown Soldier team up to battle some nazi's in this WWII era 70's issue.
Notice the classic black bat insignia, without the yellow background, on Batman's chest.  

From Dan the Man's private collection. Thanks Dan!

Reader issue from Queen City Bookstore.
Dedicated to my son Joe, who by the way is a big time WWII buff.

The Phantom Stranger, DC Comics, The Brave and The Bold

The Phantom Stranger
Also In This Issue: The Spawn Of Frankenstein
The Line Of DC Super-Stars

Above issue is from my personal collection.

From Dan the Man's private collection. Thank You Dan!

Ripley's Believe It or Not, True Ghost Stories

True Ghost Stories 
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Weird! Eerie! Authentic!

Super sweet Gold Key '74 issue from Queen City bookstore.

From Dan the Man's private collection. Thanks Dan!

My day at the Comic Bookstore #4

 Watermarked reader J.L.A. issue from '67.
Holy Ace Of Spades Batman!
Superman DC National Comics

Avengers reader issue from '74. 

Boris Karloff Tales OF Mystery from '74.

Crow-Nan Productions promo card

Dr. Druid Reveals The Dark Secrets Of Realms Unknown!
In Time It Touches Everyone -- "The Madness!"

Mister Miracle '71 reader issue.

Here's a Gold Key True Ghost Stories from Ripley's Believe It or Not! 
Weird! Eerie! Authentic!
The dead won't rest in peace - what do they want?
Sweet cover, not a scenario I'd like to be in...especially alone...not at all.  

Here's a Dell Ghost Stories comic from '62.

Weird Wonder Tales, Marvel Comics Group

Weird Wonder Tales
What a fantastic name for a comic book!

The Murder Mirror!

"The Madness!"

I picked up this Weird Wonder Tales issue, on the cheap, from Queen City Bookstore, (Thanks Emil!).
Inside are some fantastic reprints for '56, '61 and '62 with a couple stories from Jack Kirby and 1 from Steve Ditko. Fantastic Cover! issue is from 1977.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys

Here's an actual Sea-Monkeys Ad as it appeared in '78.

This Ad is from Facebook

WOW World's Favorite InstaPet! Do Not Resist
Since 1960, children of all ages have been fascinated by these comic book ads...
heck, your fave blogger even sent away for them once.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sabretooth Reborn

Howard The Duck, Marvel Comics Group

Trapped In A World He Never Made! 
Howard The Duck

Howard For Prez!

Thunder Over Niagara Falls!
When Bites The Beaver!

Within Man And Fowl Lurks A Demon Demanding To Be Set Free!
A Duck Possessed!

Welcome To The Mediterranean's Last Resort!
The Mysterious Island Of Dr. Bong!
(sounds like fun...light it up Doc)

--- Now Eat My Glove!

I picked these absolute classics up from an antique shop in N.T. on Main St., you'll never know what you'll find in a antique bad they didn't have the first KISS appearance/Howard The Duck issue. The first time KISS ever appeared in a comic book was in Howard The Duck.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hulk Smash Avengers


Hulk Smash Avengers Fact! 2000's The Red Hulk, General Thunderbolt Ross, joined the Avengers in Nov. 2010 in Avengers #7.

Hulk Smash Avengers Fact! 1990's Presumed dead following the explosion of Middletown, the Hulk moves to Las Vegas as an enforcer operating under the name Mr. Fixit.

Hulk Smash Avengers Fact! The Hulk became a founding member of the Avengers, appearing in just two issues before he returned as an adversary in Avengers #3.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Batman Earth One, The Dark Knight Rises



Special preview edition with The Dark Knight Rises movie poster on the back cover from Queen City Bookstore.



Thanks to the Professor.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

2001: A Space Odyssey, Jack Kirby, Marvel Comics

Awesome '77 cover's by The King Of Comics!
....picked these decent grade issues up @ Queen City Bookstore for cheap!