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The Frankenstein Monster in COLOR

This panel from The Frankenstein Monster No. 10 published by Marvel in 1974 screamed out to me. I miss traditional comic coloring! It is so much better than the overwrought digital coloring found in modern comics. Art by John Buscema … Continue reading

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Confronting Destiny in a Comic Book

I’m not sure whether this is a public service announcement or an advertisement for a graphic arts position at the company that published this comic book. There are no specifics about applying for a job so I am leaning towards … Continue reading

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Not Just Astonishing — VERY Astonishing

There’s not much more that I can say beyond this advertisement’s astounding copy. Read it for yourself! I am a little confused as to how this gizmo worked, and I think that was intentional. It was probably worth half a … 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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There’s No Escape from a DEADLINE!

Back in the late 1990s I was exploring the illustrative possibilities of my newly purchased Power Mac 7300. I put a lot of time and effort chasing down what meager information I could via a dial-up modem; picking the brains … 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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Comin’ at Ya in The Third Dimension

A buddy of mine who has loved and collected comics his whole life continues to acquire the things he desires. He gets regular shipments of old comics that he finds at prices he just can’t resist. I guess he plans … Continue reading

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