Friday, January 17, 2020

Fibber and Molly's 20th-1952

Well, actually it was Jim and Marian Jordan's anniversary, but still!

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Harry Donenfeld Clippings

Here we have another couple of clippings of Harry Donenfeld, the man who owned Superman. Considered a hero by some for his philanthropic work and entertaining troops, etc. and a villain by others for cheating Siegel & Shuster and having mob ties early on. A complex, fascinating man.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Ms. Molecule for Christmas

We don't really do Christmas anymore. No tree, no decorations, no cards. Maybe a small present sometimes and usually a feast-style meal a la Thanksgiving but that's about it. This year, though, I had the idea to get my wife something a little different so I contacted a young artist I had once worked with and asked about a commission of Rene's comics heroine, MS. MOLECULE, whose online adventures were partly collected in this comic book a few years back.

If anyone would like to commission my friend, the artist, her name is Brittany. Feel free to contact me and I can pass it on for you. 

MS. MOLECULE is © Rene-King Thompson and Sandy Carruthers

Monday, December 23, 2019

Flintstones Christmas-1975--Robert Redford??!!

What's the weirdest Christmas strip you ever saw? This one's pretty darn close on MY list! First the old, "How can the Flintstones celebrate Christmas before the first Christmas?" Add to that how can they reference Santa before Santa existed? Throw in Pebbly-poo's "Robert Redford" line and you've got surrealism at its best! 1975

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Great Caesar's Sex Scandal!

Here's a scandal I don't recall at all. Doesn't seem to have damaged Sid's reputation any and he was already into guest roles by this point in his career on his way to elder statesman status and eventually legend.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Cyber Monday Suggestion--The Best of Booksteve's Library

For your consideration for 2019's Cyber Monday, may we offer THE BEST OF BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY. This nearly 500 page five-star volume is available in oversized book form for only $25 and digitally for your Kindle for only $9.99.

Filled with 100 of the best, most memorable pieces written for this blog between its 2005 debut and the book's 2017 publication, each and every one updated and annotated, with many all-new illustrations, you'll also find never-before published material and even a few all-new pieces!

Bruce Lee! Batman! Christa Helm! David Bowie! George Carlin! Jack Kirby! Kay Kyser! Carrie Fisher! Skeeter Davis! Lana Turner! Lassie! Paul McCartney! The Great Gildersleeve! Mitzi Green! Vaughn Bode! Harvey Kurtzman! Linda Blair! Kip King! Kurt Russell! Dick Van Dyke! Ron Jeremy! Chuck Norris! Kevin Smith! And more!

A 20th century pop culture fan's delight! Movies! TV! Radio! Music! Comic Books! Novels!

We here at the Library wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and would appreciate your giving our book a try. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

R.I.P. Howard Cruse

In 2007 I joined Facebook. Because I had written a nice piece about his character WENDEL, cartoonist Howard Cruse became the first person to friend me on Facebook. My second facebook friend--found on Howard's list--was Batton Lash. Both wonderful human beings, both fun cartoonists, and now both passing this year.

Rest in Peace.