Category Archives: What I Miss About Comics

Temporary Tattoos

Back when only bikers, sailors and circus freaks had tattoos, kids could exhibit their countercultural zeal and longing to be different like everyone else by donning a tee-shirt emblazoned with a garishly colored, usually rudely humorous decal. Along the boardwalks … Continue reading

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Flying a Kite at Night?

I was flipping through an old comic when I came across this advertisement which made me think of the truly terrible 1979 version of Dracula starring Frank Langella as the count and Laurence Olivier recycling his awful accent from A … Continue reading

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Barbershop Comics

Some deep cleaning in work turned up a wonderful stack of old comics. I’m not sure who the comics belonged to and nobody currently working there has laid any claim to them. I refer to this odd stack of funny … Continue reading

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AAAAAY! Wear the Fonz!

This Fonz T Shirt ad appeared in Justice League of America No. 138 published by DC comics in 1977.

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Marvel Treasury Editions

80 glorious over-sized pages of Hulk stories by some of the greatest members of Marvel Comics’ legendary bullpen of writers and illustrators. The treasury editions were printed on newsprint like the regular comic books, and they were usually sold at … Continue reading

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What I Miss About Comics – Perfectly Legitimate Ads

This along with a number of other classified style advertisements for perfectly legitimate products and services appeared in Marvel Spotlight No. 25 published by Marvel Comics in 1975. It was a comic adaptation of Ray Harryhausen’s 1958 fantasy epic The … Continue reading

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What I Miss About Comics – Wally Wood

This is an independently published comic by master illustrator Wally Wood. It also features work by Spider-Man and Doctor Strange co-creator Steve Ditko! Marie Severin who is one of my all time favorites provides colors. This issue is really the … Continue reading

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Hypnotize!

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Confronting Destiny

It’s not necessarily a ringing endorsement of the product that Chipper is selling, but it seems he has come to a greater understanding of human nature and of himself. I wonder what else he tried to peddle.

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Out of Context Comics

A panel from The Phantom from March 22, 1980. I’m not sure what’s going on here. I never really got into daily newspaper comic strips preferring comic books instead. I would get a chuckle from the humor strips, but wasn’t … Continue reading

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