Monthly Archives: December 2012

Super Movie Monday – X-Men

To start off the new year, let’s start a new series: the X-Men. The Uncanny X-Men were introduced by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963. They had two basic gimmicks to set them apart from other heroes: number one, … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Batman #247

So with New Year’s coming up, as well as Christmas just past, here’s a combined issue of Batman to enjoy. Batman #247, dated Feb. 1973, bucks the trend of its fellow DC Comics of the period with long main features … Continue reading

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Holiday Movie Monday – Santa Claus (1959)

If you’ll remember before I skipped last week, I had been revisiting lost treasures of my childhood: movies I had been intrigued by the commercials for, but never seen, or movies I had seen part of, but not the whole … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Justice League of America #110

Sorry for the late update (and the missed update last week), but not only has it been hard to find a good Christmas story to cover, but the holidays in general tend to screw with my mind. I have so … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – Return of the Vampire

Once again, we continue with the lost treasures of my youth, this time with Columbia’s Return of the Vampire from 1943. I don’t know whether I’m getting nostalgic because I turned 50, or if I just didn’t get enough Halloween … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Border Worlds

Last week, I discussed Don Simpson’s superhero parody, Megaton Man, which initially ran for 10 issues in the mid-80’s from Kitchen Sink. Starting with issue #6, ┬áSimpson introduced a back-up feature to Megaton Man, a straight science-fiction adventure titled Border … Continue reading

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Super Movie Monday – Equinox

Probably my best Christmas ever was the year I got a super 8mm camera and projector. I never did make the ambitious stop-motion movie projects I had planned, but I made good use of the projector, anyway. First, I ordered … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Megaton Man

One of the reasons I write about 80’s comics so much is that it was a time of fundamental change in the comics industry, changing the way they were produced, printed, marketed and distributed. In the late 70’s, people had … Continue reading

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