Friday, July 31, 2015

Spidey vs. The Vulture! 1972 Original Kane/Romita Comic Art! Marvel Magnificence!

Back again with another brain-blistering piece of Bronze Age original art! This time, it's the amazing cover art to MARVEL TALES #34, from 1972! Those twin titans of terrific illustration, Gil Kane and John Romita, Sr., team to create a sensational scene of Spidey battling the villainous Vulture! Click below to enlarge and enjoy!

Thanks to collector Joe Fiore for the above scan!

Monday, July 13, 2015

ZOWIE! More 1966 BATMAN Blasts! Unseen TV Ads! Updates! Radio Interviews!

Swing back into Bat-action with these rare pics, documents and sounds (zounds!) detailing the famed 1966 BATMAN ABC-TV series! Thanks to Steve Rosinski for his help with this entry! Click below to enlarge!

Above: Adam West (as Batman) performing at the Dobritch International 
Circus at the Michigan State Fairgrounds, on May 17, 1967

(Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press and Leslie Visingard Young, whose 
father Gaylord Maynard is seen here performing stunt work as The Riddler.)

Above: The very poster used to advertise the BATacular circus event!

Above: More local newspaper interviews to promote
the Dobritch Circus appearance! Thanks to
Steve Rosinski again!

Above: Even more newspaper
coverage of Batman's par-
ticipation at the three-ring

Above: Adam West, backstage at the Dobritch circus, with Leslie 
Visingard Young's sister Rhonda, and her grandparents, Tex 
and Marcy!

Above: A great 1966 article from TV GUIDE! Read more about Biljo White here!

Above: A 1965 sneak-peek for the show, touting its "sophisticated" approach to
dry camp comedy, one with no juvenile laugh-track to instruct viewers when to
laugh, or even the fact that is a comedy! Thanks to Steven Thompson for
 this gem!

Above two images: Script and storyboard for a Batman-themed
Lava Soap TV ad! Notice how little dialog the Dynamic Duo receive
in this fun commercial...See the actual TV ad right here!

Above: A 2014 "rag mag" piece on TV superheroes, featuring Adam and Burt!
Wanna read more about Burt's canine rescue charity efforts? Click here!

BATTY BAT-BONUS! Click below to hear Julie Newmar ("Catwoman") answer some particularly odd fan questions, on this 1989 radio call-in segment!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Captain America Strikes Back! Heroes Con 2015 Pics and Clicks!

Back again with more colossal cosplay action! This time, I proudly paraded as a "new" version of the ever-cuddly Captain America! Click images below to enlarge and enjoy!

Above: Getting suited up! Am I
working the "A" motif too much?

Above: Dressing in a parking garage?! Oh, the
indignity! You never saw this in the comics...

Above: Ready to go! New "Cap" jacket added, along
with new belt, gloves, and other accessories..

Above three images: Setting up for a dramatic shot! Is
this how Chris Evans started? Reb Brown? Dick Purcell?!

Above: The evil Winter Soldier sneaks up on a camera-smitten Cap!

Above two images: "The Hulk" walks among us! Now that's a lotta work...

Above: The Black Widow (Allyson Bigley) multi-tasks!

Above: What?! How many "Winter Soldiers" can there be here?!

Above: Dig all that fantastic phantasmagorical original comic art!

Above: An unusually dapper Wolverine (Jim Sherman) makes the con scene!

Above seven images: Outside into the heat, for a gargantuan group shot! 

Above: Super-heroing is thirsty work! Hey! I like the colors on that soda pop label!

Above: Victor Goldberg appears once again, as the Joker!

Above: "If he be worthy…"

Above: How many Harleys can ya stand?

Above: Hellcat (Hope Roten) appears!

Above: Allyson Bigley as the Black Widow...

Above: What could I do? He said he was a DC Comics fan…

Above two images: Always some nut trying to "photo-bomb" me!
Say! It's Shelton Drum, the organizer of Heroes Con!

Above: Your guess is as good as mine...

Above: "So, to wrap up my 4-hour lecture on pedestrian safety, let me just add…"

Above: "Say, you look like a lad who'd love to learn about pedestrian safety…"

Above: "I could swear I've seen you before someplace…"

Above two images: Both Winter Soldier and Harley attack! Just
when I was about to buy some cute little action figures!

Above: Sure, it's the end of the con, but does Wolverine (Jim Sherman)
have to smoke and drink like that around kids? SHAME!