Monday, November 24, 2014

Wally Wood's Panels That Alway Work--The Official Print!


We've mentioned this on the Wood blog before but I don't believe it's been mentioned here. The Wallace Wood Estate has taken Woody's oft-bootlegged "22 Panels That Always Work," originally assembled by former Wood Assistant Larry Hama, and turned it into a lovely, cleaned up, compact, slick paper poster print. If you work at all in doing comics, studying comics or just enjoying comics, this is something to consider for yourself for your workspace or even as a holiday gift this season.

Copies of the poster and (other Wood books and merchandise) can be ordered here:

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Birthday To Roy Thomas



On Facebook, time permitting, I often try to make little personalized birthday messages. Since Roy Thomas--one of my all-time favorite writers of comics, comics history or anything else, isn't on FB, I sent him this one today and he liked it. Now back to work. I'm actually spending the day transcribing and interview someone did for Roy's ALTER EGO!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Weird Mystery Tales and Me


You can preview the first two pages of my article on DC's WEIRD MYSTERY TALES coming up in January's BACK ISSUE MAGAZINE here. You can also order it there. And while you're there, Twomorrows is having a 50% off sale on many of their great publications. Check 'em all out!

Superior Duck


I can't seem to find out much on SUPERIOR DUCK. It was produced by Chuck Jones. It was made in either 1991, 1992 or 1996 depending on the source. It was theatrically released with...? 


While I have no personal memory of it at all, it's mildly amusing and features Frank Gorshin doing a fine job (contrary to what some YT users say) as both Daffy Duck and Foghorn Leghorn. Other Looney Tunes characters cameo including Road Runner and Coyote, Tweety, Taz, Marvin the Martian and Bob Bergen's Porky Pig. The real surprise though (Spoiler!) is the Superman cameo at the end (See above). Certainly looks NOHING like Jones' style but still...

Here's the whole thing. Watch out for a bootleg version where someone has had the temerity to redub Gorshin's lines!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Catwoman in the Seventies



Internet issues are preventing me from being able to be online consistently. While we wait, here's a look at the unique Catwoman of the 1970s Filmation cartoons. Seen with her is Clayface who was in the animated opening credits to the '66 series but never mad the actual show because his powers proved too complicated to depict in real life.



Monday, November 17, 2014

Jack Kirby's Superman


Let's start your week with a rarely seen unadulterated SUPERMAN portrait from Jack King Kirby, also featuring Jimmy Olsen and DNAlien Dubbilex.