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You Can’t Keep a Good Vampire Down

Although the TV series ended in 1971, vampire Barnabas Collins continued to haunt the comic book racks of newsstands and convenience stores well into the 1970s. The comic above was published by Gold Key in 1974 — 50 years ago! … Continue reading

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A James Bond Bait and Switch

I remember seeing this issue of The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu back in 1975 sitting on a shelf among lurid detective magazines and other black and white comics like Creepy and Eerie at Davis Drug in Westville, NJ. I … Continue reading

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With The Comico Boys

Among the well worn stack of comics that I refer to as Barbershop Comics was an old issue of the X-Men that hit the stands late in 1981. There is nothing special about that particular issue, but the advertisement above … Continue reading

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More Little Sketchbooks Than I Thought…

I originally thought this was going to be a simple short post where I would gather all of the small, mainly inexpensive sketchbooks I’ve been doodling in; line them all up and shoot pictures of their sticker encrusted covers. How … Continue reading

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Date with an Amazon?

Sure, comic-books were filled with advertisements aimed at 98 lb weaklings, craven cowards and even wallflowers with two left feet, but what about the vertically challenged? Is your lack of stature holding you back? Are you finding that you may … Continue reading

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You Should Be Dancing!

Face it, chum, being a wallflower is going to get you zip, zowie, nothin’! You’re going to be somewhere with plenty of girls, but you’ll be too afraid to approach them! Why? Because you dance like Jerry Lewis falling out … Continue reading

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Chasing the Cool Kids

Back in the 1970s Marvel Comics was trying to chase an audience beyond the typical comic reader which was comprised chiefly of seven to twelve year old boys. Somebody thought a rock album based on their most popular character would … Continue reading

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