Category Archives: What I Miss About Comics

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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A Hundred Horrific Pages for Half a Buck!

A buddy of mine chased down a well-worn and well loved comic that he had once owned and lost to the vagaries of time and fortune. It’s DC Super Spectacular No. 4 and was published by DC Comics in 1971. … Continue reading

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Mail Order Muscles

Charles Atlas is the body builder that everybody knows from comic book advertisements, but if you actually bought and read comic books regularly any time between the 1950s through the 1970s, you would be just as familiar with the name … Continue reading

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Go-Kart or Speed-Bike?

So you scraped together the two bucks and waited patiently for the instructions to arrive in the mail while you pictured yourself buzzing the town on your boss GO-KART or sweet SPEED-BIKE! Wouldn’t it be great?! Imagine all of the … Continue reading

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A Familiar Face

As is usually the case, I was looking for something else when I came across an old stash of comics books. I immediately forgot about whatever I was originally looking for as I gleefully thumbed through my four-colored, battered beauties. … Continue reading

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Fandom Before the Internet

This is what Red Sonja looked like back before the internet when comics were sold at newsstands and convenience stores, and the only way to see how comics were made was through obscure, mail-order magazines.

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You Look Like a GANGSTER!

Here ya go, kid! Do me a favor — run this across the street for me.

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