Monday, April 13, 2015

Sensational Superhero Shirt! Batman and Robin (and Me) in 3-D! DC Comics!

Back again with yet another spectacular superhero shirt! This time, it's a new re-working of the cover to BATMAN 3-D, a gimmick comic originally produced in 1953, during the 3-D craze in movies and print! Click below to enlarge!

Above: The original 1953 comic cover (left), and me (right), with the
new 3-D tee! Cover art was drawn by Curt Swan and Charlie Paris!
But--Why did the tee mavens feel the need to add the
DETECTIVE COMICS title, and drop the fab BATMAN logo?

BONUS! Glimpse below to see yet another re-fitting of the above cover artwork!

Above: A fabulous 1956 cover, created by Curt Swan!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sizzling Sunday SPIDER-MAN 70s Strips! "Money Can't Buy Happiness!" 1979 Marvel Greatness!

Last time, we saw a put-upon Peter Parker swing into action to stop the off-beat new menace, the pernicious Prowler! Now, the innocent (tho Spidey doesn't know that--yet) super-foe must face off against a fighting-mad Web-Slinger, to prove his guiltless status! But--Has Spidey underestimated this gadget-gimmicked new opponent? Will this little scrap cause sweet Mary Jane to realize that her dull date, Parker, is really the amazing Spider-Man? And--Will we (and the football fans) ever see the end of this game? More rare 1979 newspaper strips from Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr.! Click below to enlarge!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

At Last! Hear The Rare 1966 Marvel "Golden Records!" AVENGERS #4!

You asked for it, so here (hear?) it is! Take a look below to learn about the rare 1966 Marvel Comics "Golden Records" audio releases, and even listen to a snippet from one of the actual electrifyin' LPs! Click images below to enlarge!

Above: The four Silver Age Marvel Comics picked to get the "Golden Records" treatment
in 1966! Each LP came packaged with a special reprinting of the featured comic, so
fans could read along with the audio presentation!

Above: A closer look at the AVENGERS #4 LP! Voice actor
Ron Liss also can be heard on this BATMAN disc from '66!

Above: A peek at the back cover of the LP, which touts the educational
value of the book-and-record format, in a sure pitch to skeptical
parents and potential buyers!

Above two images: A sample (by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby) of the interior 
of AVENGERS #4 (originally published by Marvel in 1964), used for the 
dramatization on the LP featured above!

BONUS! Want to "read along as you listen?" Click below to hear the LP's own version of the above dramatic pulp-covered pages!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Surprising Sunday SPIDER-MAN 70s Strips! The Prowler Makes His Move! 1979 Marvel Comics!

Last time, we watched as a nervous Peter Parker tried to enjoy a ballgame, thinking he had swayed the Prowler (the latest super-villain on the scene) away from a savage money heist! But--Has the Prowler changed his ways? Will Peter have to bring the sensational Spider-Man into play, in order to truly stop this mysterious new foe?  And--Will Mary Jane change her brand of mouthwash? More rare 1979 Spidey strips, from the magic fingers of Stan Lee (writer) and John Romita, Sr.! Click below to enlarge!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Monkees in Japan in 1968! Davy and Micky in 1976! Rare Vintage Pics!

Back again with a barrel of Monkees Madness! Click below to enlarge these rare pics!

Above: The captivating cover to a rare Monkees Japanese concert
tour souvenir book! And, what about the insides of the book? Peek below!

Above: The Monkees arrive in Japan in 1968, for a series of sold-out concerts!

Above five images: The Monkees live in concert, in Japan!
The group had stops in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto!

Above three images: The band during Tokyo press conferences, held during their far East tour in '68!

Above: The Monkees on the set of "Art For Monkees' Sake" in
1967 (left), and the band during their UK press
conference in 1967 (right)!

Above: Davy Jones, pulling a pint and enjoying a fag, during a
rare return to his home turf in Manchester, England, in 1967!

Above: Peter and Micky (with Davy in background) chat between
takes, on location for the episode, "Hillbilly Honeymoon!" 

Above: Tho the lyric deciphering is not quite correct, dig that fab pic faded behind the text! 

Above two images: More outrageous out-takes from the 1966
TV GUIDE photo session of the band! Click here for more!

Above two images: Here's (some of) the band in 1976, reconstituted
as DOLENZ, JONES, BOYCE & HART!  Plus: Davy hits the tennis
courts, the thing in the 70s!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

"1966 TV BATMAN" at the Mad Monster Party! Adam West! Burt Ward! Cassandra! Batmobile!

It's time for the Mad Monster Party 2015, in Charlotte, North Carolina! Here's a fun local event that featured tons of TV and horror/monster film luminaries, including Adam West and Burt Ward! Come on! What better reason to break out the "1966 Batman" uniform than that? Click below to see (and enlarge) all the shudder-inducing sights, the horrifying happenings, and the spooky scenes!

Above: You know it's gonna be a bat-acular event, once
you spy the posters and graphics for the show!

Above: Uhm..The Bat-graphics continue, on the shirts worn by the staff--er--stiff?!

Above: "I shouldn't wish to attract attention…"

Above: Customized lunch boxes, as seen in the dealers room! Laugh
all ya want, but to me, THE GOLDEN GIRLS is a horror show!

Above two images: It's actor Chris Sarandon (THE PRINCESS BRIDE), signing
pics and asking for one with me! Seems his grandkids dig Batman, so...

Above: A great cosplayer, making the shrieking scene as the "Corpse Bride…."

Above: Again?!

Above: Hey! It's that Michael Keaton guy, right? Uhmm….

Above: Look who stopped by! It's music celeb Chubby Checker, seen
here with a couple of mooks named Adam West and Burt Ward!

Above: Burt Ward ("Robin") takes a ride in the Batmobile with Chubby Checker!

Above four images: That's right! If Batman is around, you know an evil
super-villain isn't far behind! Here, the devious  Dr. Cassandra makes the
scene, in the pretty person of Suzann Khudsen! Who recalls her as a third
season "special guest villainess" on the BATMAN series? Uhm...
Cassandra, not Suzann...

Above: The "cast" of ROCKY HORROR gets ready….

Above: That's right! Batman poses with the fabby replica Batmobile at the show!

Above: Selfie time!

Above two images: Batgirl (Kalliste Cosplay) and Robin 
where also present at this event? Who knew?

Above two images: It's me with sidekick Robin (Allyson Bigley), leaving
no rock (or duck) unturned!

Above: Behind the scenes of the late-night costume contest!

Above four images: Batman rocks the costume contest!

Above: Burt Ward and Adam West sign for frenzied fans!

Above: "Must make room for…just…one more sticker!"

Above: To introduce Adam and Burt's bat-panel discussion, the "Kilted Creature" belts
out a rendition of the "Batman Theme" on bagpipes. You haven't lived until….

Above: Burt Ward and Adam West hold court at the show in Charlotte!