I just thought I would start up a personal column where I can reflect on different things about comics of the past.

 

First off, what a neurotic life that boy sidekicks led.

 

 

 

 

 

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The main excuse was that they didn't want Barbie to have a voice so every girl could imagine it on their own.

Which, of course, completely ignores their own myriad of Barbie DVDs!

I have a Barbie workout VHS tape.

Now that's something you don't hear people say every day.

Did it help you trim your waist and increase your bust size?

 

Do you have to keep you elbows and knees locked the whole time you're doing the Barbie workout?



Mark S. Ogilvie said:

I have a Barbie workout VHS tape.

I was watching a friend's daughters a week or so back and they were watching Barbie webisodes. It was terrible they ran out of glitter in Malibu!

 

Today's Subject:

Bernard Baily is best known as the co-creator of the Golden Age Spectre and Hourman. But did you know that just prior to those successes, he also did a Hollywood trivia page for Quality Comics?  Here are some samples.

 

Happy Fourth of July!

For some reason or other, my mother dragged me to 1776 (the play), when I was a kid. I don't remember where or how we saw it, just that we did (as it was somewhat mystifying, in that it was the only play I ever saw until I was an adult). I guess it was some sort of local production. Was there also a movie? That might be confusing me.

Anyway, I dutifully bought the Charlton comic adaptation when it came out, and have it still. I have no idea why Charlton adapted it, either, unless it was part of their effort to pick up Western's licenses when that company started backing out of the comics biz. Also, it might have been when Dick Giordano was editor, who was pretty experimental by Charlton standards.

Yes, there was a TERRIFIC movie.  You can see it tonight on Turner Classic Movies at 1:30 am Eastern, 10:30 pm Pacific.  It features all of the original Broadway cast, except for two roles.  

 

Captain Comics said:

 Was there also a movie? 

I second that! One of my favorite musicals. Also have seen it on the stage a couple of times.The characterizations are very entertaining and the icons humanized.

Peter Bosch said:

Yes, there was a TERRIFIC movie.  You can see it tonight on Turner Classic Movies at 1:30 am Eastern, 10:30 pm Pacific.  It features all of the original Broadway cast, except for two roles. 

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