Monday, 2 December 2013

Batman '66 Book & Record Set

Don't you wish? Anyone remember these in the early Seventies? Take an issue of the current Batman '66 run and hire Adam & Burt to do the voices. Of course audiophiles would have to have the 45 in 180 gram vinyl.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Toronto Comic Store Heroes in miniature!

Toronto, like many cities, has a robust and diverse choice if you are a comic book fan to buy your goods.  This is a salute to the various store owners, past and present, in the GTA that I have shopped at. It's based on an old ad for finger dolls of The Monkees from 1969.  Those boots are made for walkin...

Thursday, 24 October 2013

The King's Mob Book & Record

Jack "The King" Kirby did a couple of these magazines with photo collages, comic stories as well as prose pieces.  They were an amazing insight into the man.  Another great one is his "Spirit World".
Here's an imaginary Power Records Book & Record cover.  Somehow, I think The King would jump at the chance to record the various character voices as well.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Batman vs. Hulk in 1969!

Haven't you wanted to see this version of Brave & The Bold hit the stands in 1969? As a kid I always wanted to take crayons and colour Bork as Hulk green. Thanks to photoshop, I can today.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Come On Get Batty....

Ok, let's say Charlton merges with DC around 1971. Properties acquired begin to see publication in DC's books.  Then some 40 years on the DC with the banana peel logo create a New 52 run of Breaking Bonaduce. Hmmm...

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Here They Come... walking into the Dark Knight!

It's The Monkees teaming up with The Caped Crusaders vs. The Joker for Pete's Sake! ;)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Chewy good!

Razzles were a fave kid's food group.  At least on my block.  Here's the new improved adult version.  I imagine each Zazzle is at least 5% proof?

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Power Records Presents Aquaman

DC Comic's King of The Seven Seas makes the cut for this early Seventies classic at your local K-Mart or Towers store in Canada.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Golden Age Star Trek Comics!

I love creating faux comic book mastheads for friends and for myself.  For this one I envisioned what a 1940's Star Trek comic book masthead would look like and also if it was on a T-shirt.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

You wouldn't want to be in the first row for this one.

Battle Of The Network Stars was certainly an oddity by any standard but also hugely popular at the time.  But what if you get an ambitious sponsor in the mix? Can the resurrection of Smell-O-Rama be far behind?

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Wonder if CONTROL made the Batphone?

Mid Sixties mash-up I put together of Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson artwork from that era.  I'm waiting for the sequel with 99 and Batgirl.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

And in this corner....

Power Records was a company in New Jersey that liked to license various comic book characters and create recordings of their exploits much like the radio shows in the Thirties and Forties.  Superman vs. Ali was a huge hit with kids everywhere in the late Seventies. This would have been a natural for them to produce. 

Monday, 2 September 2013

Pray For The Wildcats!

I remember seeing this TV movie when it was originally broadcast on ABC in the early Seventies.    There are so many memorable scenes.  One was to see Andy Griffith go nuts in a bar as the main villain and the other was Shatner wearing a motorcycle shirt that looked suspiciously like the tunic he wore on The USS Enterprise a couple years earlier. 

Friday, 30 August 2013

By hanging around in The Monkees pad he gets his own set of trading cards

I created this for a friend who is a huge Mr. Schneider fan from The Monkees TV show.  I think the strip of gum in the package tastes kind of wooden.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

The adult version of this kids drink...

In the Seventies, Freshie was a staple in many a Canadian kid's fridge.  I think this would be a fave with Mom & Dad's everywhere!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Heeeeeer's The King of Late Night & The King of the Seven Seas!

Using Jim Aparo's art from an early 70's issue of Aquaman, he actually drew Carson in the issue but called him a different name.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

This ad appeared in various DC & Marvel books in the early 70s.  It's not exactly as it appeared then.

Monday, 26 August 2013

It's 1976 and you are riding your banana seat bike jumping ditches or building wooden ramps with the kids on your street. This would have been a dream team up in Brave & Bold that summer.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Imagine if you will that More Fun comics in the 1940's run of Aquaman was so successful that it spawned it's own solo Aquaman comic book.  For your viewing pleasure I present Aquaman #1 as I think it would have looked like. Yes, it is based on a Superman issue (#23) from that era.