"It didn’t matter. Nobody cared. Everybody tuned in to watch Space Ghost and went into the kitchen to make a bowl of cereal when Dino Boy came on.
Your comment above is spot on, Commander. I can recall many details about Space…"
"Irregardless of the silly main theme song and the extremely limited animation, the Marvel Super Heroes cartoons played a major roll in my switch from being primarily a DC reader to being more of a Marvel guy. The cartoons being direct…"
"Just reminded by a post on Walt Simonson's Facebook page that Wein wrote one of my all time favorite Batman stories - a brief two pager - Once Upon A Time... that appeared in Detective #500. If someone was totally unfamiliar with Batman, that…"
"And who would have been Stan's go to artist? Steve Ditko would seem to be the likely candidate. As much as I'd love to see an alternate Earth version of a Lee / Ditko Fantastic Four, I can't imagine the series would have succeeded…"
"I wonder if the comic book business would have done better if they had slowly raised prices from the Thirties to the Sixties while holding to a large page count. In the Sixties I bought nearly every annual or 80 Page Giant I could find, so buying a…"
"I am sure I read this when originally posted but glad to have you re-visit it since this was my era and I have great fondness for the subject.
The host of our local Hercules show was supposed to be Herc himself but the guy portraying him had a brush…"
"Jeff - you are not alone. As a kid I saw Beneath the Planet of the Apes in the theater and loved it. Watching it now I recognize the movies shortcomings but it still ranks near the top for me. The scene where Brent and Nova begin exploring the…"
"Right from the beginning I recognized different art styles. Superboy and Jimmy Olsen, two of my early favorites, usually featured three 8 page stories with different artists handling each. I identified the Best (Curt Swan), the Second Best (Al…"
"There were two brothers in the neighborhood where I grew up who always had stacks of coverless comic books around their house courtesy of their father who owned a small grocery store. The younger brother was my best buddy and the older brother…"
"My first exposure to Kirby was when a kid in our neighborhood loaned me his copy of Fantastic Four #10 - a story that featured guest appearances by Stan and Jack. I had only been reading comics for a few months - primarily the Superman family…"
"How long before movie studios produce on-going film series with virtual versions of the actors that first made them popular. Virtual Sean Connery back as Bond. A young, virtual Harrison Ford returns for Indy V etc."