Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sensational Superhero Shirt! Batman vs. Catwoman! 1967 Coloring Book Cover(age)!

Back again with another nifty new find! This time, it's a great new wrap-around sublimated tee that dynamically displays the cover art to a well-recalled 1967 BATMAN coloring book! The daring Dynamic Duo swings down on a highway-bound Catwoman, in this well-designed Silver Age graphic! I had a reprint of this terrific tome in the early 70s, and always loved this indelible image (the interior coloring pages weren't exactly aesthetically anemic, either)! Click below to enlarge!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

IRON MAN Painting! Rare 1979 John Romita, Sr. Original Comic Art! Marvel!

One of the fondest memories for us aging Marvel fans involves the short-lived "Marvel Novel Series." These pulpy prose publications popped up (in drug stores and small book shops), almost without notice or fanfare, and were always unexpected treats, in those days before the Marvel media and movie invasion so evident today! In addition to movie-like (and movie-length) tales within, the exteriors of these paperbacks sported then-rare paintings of the characters, making these offerings a double-treat! Click below to enlarge a rare IRON MAN novel cover rough (by John Romita, Sr.), created as a guide for the final (and fabulous) Bob Larkin cover painting that adorned said publication!

Above, left: Romita's original color rough sketch, as a
guide for the final painted Larkin cover art (right)!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

More Madcap MONKEES Mania! Rare 1994 Davy Jones Interview! Archies! Mike Nesmith--Outlaw!

Snap back into fun with these pics and clips detailing the madcap musicians of mirth, the Monkees! Click images below to enlarge!

Above: The Monkees arrive in cold climes! Possibly for a show in Winnipeg?

Above: The band on set, filming a musical segment that highlights
the song, "Valleri!" Note Davy Jones atop a lifting crane that will
soon zoom him up and away from the rest of the group, for an
unusual visual effect!

Above: Even the ARCHIE gang gets in on the act,
in this late-60s gag page from one of the many 

ARCHIE comic books! Those wacky kids, with
their long hair!

Above: Dynamic Davy Jones belts one out with the 
group, live at the Hollywood Bowl, in 1967!

Above: The Monkees, playing live in Salt Lake City, Utah, for
the exciting concert segments of their 1968 film, HEAD!

Above: Recent article on the band's famed clash with musical Svengali, Don Kirshner!

Above: The guys pose for pics, during a photography session
for their 2nd LP release, MORE OF THE MONKEES...

Above three images: A great recent MOJO magazine article
on Michael Nesmith's post-Monkees solo career!

BONUS! Click below to listen to a snippet of a rare 1994 Davy Jones interview! Davy talks of GREASE (a stage play he was involved with then), as well as favorite MONKEES episodes, THE BRADY BUNCH, and more!