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12h54 12  avril
Ant-Man The Step-By-Step Making of a Sensational Silver-Age Cosplay
Here’s a loopy look at another fun cosplay This time, I decided to tackle the early-60s look of Marvel’s Ant-Man Click below (to enlarge pics) and follow along as I assemble the pieces, create the designs, and bring ol’ Hank Pym to life Above: Rough sketches that also eventually served as printer...
21h26 08  avril
The Monkees’ Mighty Mike Nesmith Latest 2020 Interview
Dig this recent article on the latest musical machinations of Mike Nesmith, from a recent issue of RECORD COLLECTOR magazine Mike again unspools his pre-and-post Monkees past, his ground-breaking solo 70s years, his days as a video pioneer, his new book, touring with Micky Dolenz, and so much...
15h49 02  avril
Live-Action Spidey Pimps His Marvel Merch 1978 PIZZAZZ Magazine Fun
Oh, the treasures buried deep within the pulpy pages of Marvel’s PIZZAZZ magazine. This late-70s teen mag was created to compete with such stalwart publications like DYNAMITE and other kid faves, but sprinkled with many Marvel touches, such as this page spotlighting many mounds of Marvel merch ...
22h02 03  mars
Rare Dave Cockrum CAPTAIN AMERICA Novel Cover Art 1979 Original Comic Art
Here’s another recently unearthed gem for all Bronze-Age comics fans Here is dandy Dave Cockrum’s cover sketch for the front of the famed 1979 Captain America novel, Holocaust For Hire Dave was designing so many of Marvel’s covers then, creating some of the most dynamic and iconic images in...
21h48 24  janvier
Batman 1966 The Making of a Cosplay TV Classic Holy Costumed Cut-Ups
One of my first cosplay projects was to create an awesome approximation of the iconic 1966 TV Batman, as made world famous by actor Adam West It was this incarnation of the Caped Crusader that sparked my interest in the character (as well as comic books, and a comic art career), so I just had...
16h29 21  novembre
Classic Batman The Making of a Bronze-Age Cosplay DC Comics
I grew up at just the right time in comics history. In the early 70s, (as I was coming in as a new comics reader and fan) DC Comics was re-making and modifying the Batman character, taking him back to his original roots as a darker, street-tough detective (in a push-back reaction to the then-recent...
22h52 08  novembre
It’ll Be Good For You AND Them... A Very Special Marvel Story.
I got into the very creative world of cosplay a few years ago.One of the rewarding avenues of making cosplay a hobby was being asked to appear as characters for the benefit of children, whether that takes the form of visiting hospitals, or greeting a recovering child in his home, or...
13h27 10  octobre
Producer Kenny Johnson Recalls THE INCREDIBLE HULK New Article and Pics
Fans can never get enough of famed TV producer Kenny Johnson and his memories of adapting and transforming the INCREDIBLE HULK comic into a very successful TV series Click below to enlarge each page of this great 2019 retrospective, from the powerful pages of INFINITY...
19h50 05  septembre
The Late 60s Convention Scene Early Cosplay Justice Society
Dig this wonderful 1969 piece on early conventions, from the pulpy pages of the famed fanzine, MONSTERS AND HEROES Those early (and infrequent) cons sometimes had as few as a dozen frantic fans, but still can’t be matched for excitement and fun Costuming Creator meet-and-greets Original...
13h33 19  août
Rare 1972 MARVEL TALES Sal Buscema Cover Art Spidey Strikes Back
Wow Another piece of beautiful Bronze Age original cover art This time, it’s the front of an issue of the famed Spider-Man reprint title, MARVEL TALES, from Sal Buscema Sal was Marvel’s go-to guy in the 70s, lending his versatile art to almost every one of their titles (and covers) Click...
13h53 15  août
Spidey vs. Iceman 1971 Marie Severin Original Cover Sketch Marvel
Was there anything Marie Severin couldn’t do? Once again, we take a loving look at another of her fabulous cover sketches This time, it’s one doodled for the front cover of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #92, from 1971 Again, Mirthful Marie delivers depth, drama, action, and movement, as Spidey is attacked...
11h22 01  juillet
The Making of the Classic Spider-Man Cosplay Step-By-Step Bronze-Age Madness
One of the costumes on my bucket list has always been Spider-Man done right I finally committed to tackling this project in late 2018, keeping the classic 60s and 70s Spidey comics (are there any other kind?) foremost in my mind Click below to take a look into what went into making this...
20h10 28  novembre
The Making of the 1979 TV Captain America Cosplay Marvel Comics Madness
Sure, I’ve created a loose version of this variant of Captain America before (click here), but I always wanted to make a fully representational cosplay of the famous (some would say infamous) 1979 CBS-TV movie Cap So, come along with me as I detail the making of this star-spangled superhero suit ...
11h56 10  août
2016 Monkees Article Davy Was The Smartest of Us Kirshner was Trump
From the fabulous folks at UNCUT magazine, here is a great 2016 article on the Monkees, and the awesome anticipation for their then-new album, GOOD TIMES The LP went on to rave reviews and high chart positions, and is a heck of a disc Read below for a quick overview of the Monkees, where they...
12h09 24  juin
Black Bolt The Making of a 2018 Cosplay Inhumans More Marvel Madness
Not content with my past cosplay costumes of Captain America and Hawkeye, I just had to create my own version of the Inhuman’s head honcho, Black Bolt Click below to see the 5-month step-by-step creation of this live-action interpretation of this 60s sleek and speechless superhero Above three...
19h48 11  avril
Big Boffo BATMAN Rarities Collection From 1966 Onward Mego Corgi Ideal
Due to an overwhelming blast of letters from thousands (that’s Frankie Mitts Thousands, the guy who cuts my hair), here is a power-packed pictorial, spotlighting my own overflowing Batman collection This Bat-bounty contains just the good stuff, hand-picked rarities from the 60s and 70s (and a...
16h04 25  février
CAPTAIN MARVEL #10 Original 1969 Unused Cover Art Marie Severin
Another rare one revealed at last Below is the amazing original unpublished cover art to the colossal CAPTAIN MARVEL #10, from 1969 Pencilled by masterful Marie Severin, this unused cover was substituted for a different one, also by Marie (with inks by John Verpoorten) Both are packed with...
12h53 20  janvier
More Monkees Madness Recent Articles The Songwriters GOOD TIMES Mike Solo
Here we go again, swinging back with even more articles (old and new) that throw a red-hot spotlight on the Monkees New bios Run-downs on riotous recording sessions On the road in ’67 GOOD TIMES in 2016 Click images below to enlarge Above ten images: A nice recap of the Monkees’...
22h23 03  janvier
The Hulk 1975 Jack Kirby Original Cover Art The Many Uses
Dig this amazing illo, drawn by none other than Jack King Kirby himself, for the long-running Hulk reprint mag, MARVEL SUPERHEROES Click below to enlarge this amazing artwork, and to discover where else this powerful piece was used Above, left: Kirby’s pencilled masterpiece (possibly done for a...
17h26 31  décembre
1974 Clark Kent Wonder Bread Trading Card Original Comic Art Superman
I’ve already revealed most of the super-rare comic art from the ’74 Wonder Bread trading cards (here and here), but dig this wonderful image of Clark Kent, done for the same set This bit of Bronze Age goodness is a wonderful inked image of Kent flashing his famous costume, ready to go into action ...
13h56 01  décembre
The Monkees Comic Book Connection All-New 2017 Al Bigley Documentary Comic
At last Here is my 2-page comic strip commentary (done for the wonderful BACK ISSUE magazine), all about the many vast connections between those madcap Monkees and your favorite comic strips and characters Sure, I’ve mentioned such link-ups before (here and here), but click below to enlarge this...
17h53 27  novembre
Neal Adams JUSTICE LEAGUE 1976 Pencils Hear the ’66 JLA Song Wonder Woman
Take a look at these very rare power-packed pencils, by nefarious Neal Adams They were produced as part of the famed Hall of Justice action figure playset, for the primo provider of pulp-procured products of the 70s, Mego The Justice League never looked better These amazing scenes were used to...
14h01 31  octobre
Rare Spanish Marvel Painted Stickers Lopez Espi Strikes Back X-Men Avengers
Take a look at this beautiful blast of rare overseas stickers Each one painted by the amazing Lopez Epsi, who re-imagined tons of classic Marvel covers (click here to view), these 1980 cards are wonderful realistic depictions of a ton of famed Marvel superheroes Quite a selection of characters in...
15h47 20  octobre
The Monkees Rare Behind-the-Scenes Pics 1967 to 2017 Davy Jones Told Me to Kill Solo Years The Monkies?
Back with more fabulous and rare Monkees clippings, pics, news reports, candids, interviews, sounds, and more Click images below to enlarge and enjoy Above thirteen images: From an under-the-radar eBay auction, here are some very rare pics from the set of the MONKEES show, their concert tours...
14h01 07  septembre
POW 1966 BATMAN TV Series Opening Credits The Rare Sketches and Paintings Holy Pre-Production
ZAP Everyone is familiar with the fabulous animated opening credits to the famed 1966 BATMAN TV series (you’re singing Na-Na-Na-Na Batman already, aren’t you?) that ran before the live-action excitement of each episode, but have you ever seen these polychromatic pre-production sketches...