Category Archives: What I Miss About Comics

Too Good to be True

Even the grade school boys at which this ad was squarely aimed knew this was too good to be true.

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Turned On & Supernatural Effects

Back in the ’70s while my parents shopped for clothes and boring stuff, my younger brother and I were left to our own devices wandering the toy and record sections of the department stores that anchored the shopping malls. Invariably … Continue reading

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Chicks Will Dig You!

Is it the mod haircut, the happening turtleneck or the aloof attitude?

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Instant Arsenal of Power

I chuckle at how crude the ads were in comic books with their utter lack of finesse and marketing acumen, but when I think about it, I realize that these advertisers didn’t have to rely on focus groups or demographics. … Continue reading

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Double Shot of O.J.

If the boot doesn’t fit, you must…oh, never mind.

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A Missed Opportunity

With the remakes and reboots of Planet of the Apes that have been playing out in cinemas in recent years I’m surprised nobody has decided to put these swinging medallions back on the market.

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It was either Art School or This…

Back when I was pondering what I wanted to do with my life, the fast growing/big money world of van customization beckoned to me like a siren singing a sweet song from the rocks.

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Thor Was a Lady Before

Last week I had showed you delightful readers Alex Ross’ version of a female Thor from the late 1990s. As it turns out, a few years before that another woman wielded Mjolnir! And who was that lady with the impossibly … Continue reading

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Been There, Done That

Is it just me or is Marvel Comics suffering from short-term memory loss?Thor, Goddess of Thunder was in Marvel Comics Earth X series about 15 years ago.

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The Summer of ’82

Spikes – CHECK Mohawk – CHECK Leather – CHECK Eye-patch – CHECK

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Your Very Own Vampire Bat

He’s BIG! He’s FEARSOME! But best of all — he’s fun?

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YECCH!!! Looks, Feels Real!

The Finger Factory? Was it a cottage industry or was there a brick and mortar building where workers punched a time clock to crank out life-like severed fingers?

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Cylons is Golden

Sorry. I can’t resist a pun, and I’ve been itching to use this since the late 1970s.

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Learn to Breakdance!

…as if the intricacies of movement were as byzantine as a minuet.

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