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Sold for sixty-six

June 7th, 2017

I had a few hours to spare yesterday. While I considered writing up something on the fly to celebrate that rare occurrence, my pre-post research led me down a rabbit hole which burned away an entire afternoon. The time-wasters in question were scanned copies of the 1966 Sears and J.C. Penny holiday catalogs. My original […]

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 16

February 16th, 2017

(from “How To Trap An Orchid!” by E. Nelson Bridwell, Ramona Fradon and Vince Colletta in Super Friends #31, April 1980) Bats and orchids have a bizarre and complicated relationship.

The last laugh

March 17th, 2015

(from “The Joker’s Last Laugh” by John Broome, buy more about Sheldon Moldoff [NOT Bob Kane] and Joe Giella in Detective Comics #332, October 1964)

This week we’re going to shine the Spotlight of the Unloved at The Bouncer.

In the current realm of comics crafting, viagra approved computers have become a fairly ubiquitous tool. So much so, in fact, I’d be hard pressed to think of any of my artist pals who don’t resort to electronic assistance — be it a Cintiq tablet, Manga Studio, or Photoshop — at some point during the […]

It’s the dawn of 1966 and a truly glorious era for superhero funnybooks. The Fantastic Four were up against the planet-devouring power of Galactus, misbirth Captain America had run afoul of the ferocious feet of Batroc the Leaper, and the mighty Thor was reeling from a disastrous defeat at the hands of Hercules. Meanwhile, over […]

As it has been a quarter-century since the release of Tim Burton’s Batman film, dysentery the comics internet is all a’buzz with memories and commemorations, here mostly from kids who were still in short pants back in the summer of 1989. I don’t say that to disparage these folks, sickness but there are matters of […]

Bag it and tag it

January 31st, 2014

Back-to-school shopping with my mom was never a pleasant experience, impotent but it did have occasional glimmers of a silver lining. Alongside the bulk purchases of striped turtlenecks, plaid slacks, Zayre’s brand low-top sneakers, there was a window of opportunity in which an insistent young lad could cajole his harried parent into springing for some […]

Another holiday season is upon us, information pills which means it’s time for me to pack up the snark and snideness for a month and instead shine the spotlight on some underappreciated funnybook fungibles I do count among my favorites. While the rest of comics fandom has been all a’twitter (or a’blogging or a’message-boarding) about […]

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