I happened to come across these two items while surfing the web. Two complete story sets that are on sale on eBay right now. That is, if you're reading this on the same day that I post it; even a few days from now the items will likely be gone. And that's why I wanted to post these immediately - because these scans will likely disappear after they're sold.
If you're interested in buying them, the item descriptions are listed before each story.
BILL HUDSON - CASPER #9 COMPLETE 5-Pg STORY ART BOO SCOUTS(1953)
ERNIE COLON - HOT STUFF #112 COMPLETE 5-PG STORY ART STUMBO "MIGHTY MODEL"(1972)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sometimes it's hard to explain exactly why I like certain comics and dislike others. Sometimes it's just the artwork I like, other times it's the story itself. With this book here, I just can't put my finger on it. I do like the whole book (it's an anthology of early works by 'Jason', and the art is not so bad despite it's very minimalist nature), but I have to say that there's something else going on here. Underneath the surface of this collection is an underlying theme; what it is, I don't know, but it resonates within me long after I've finished reading it; which is strange because none of these stories were ever intended to be joined together. I guess if I had to label it, I'd say that it 'rings true' to what life really is. Another way to describe it would be to say that it's like one of those foreign 'art films' that makes itself deliberately hard to understand.
This selection here doesn't really do any justice to the book as a whole, but I picked this one because it was the creepiest story I've read in quite a while.
We'll get back to this book again...guaranteed; I may collect my thoughts and give a better review of it sometime.
from POCKET FULL OF RAIN and other stories (ISBN: 978-1-56097-934-0), 2008
Yeah, that's a creepy pedophile story right there. And the impressive things about it is that it's only 2 pages long and leaves the nasty details to the readers imaginations. Y'all seriously need to check this book out if you get a chance.
Monday, November 28, 2011
The classic Archie collections are totally worth their weight in gold. This story about Archie, Jug, and the girls going out for a picnic is just about worth the cover price by itself. Especially entertaining is the exaggerated facial expressions and body language throughout. There's no credit given for the art here, and that's a shame. Whoever did this was very good at what they did.
Enjoy this one, folks. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
from ARCHIE AMERICANA SERIES: BEST OF THE FORTIES vol 2 (ISBN: 1-879794-09-8) 2002
reprinted from LAUGH #36, December 1949
Sunday, November 27, 2011
There's so many bloggers now that it's almost impossible to find anything that hasn't already been blogged. I thought that this comic was obscure enough to warrant my giving it a little bit of attention; as it turns out, half of this book has already been blogged.
The first excerpt is HERE
The second excerpt is HERE
But since I was already planning to use these scans, I've picked these panels from the other half of the book. The half that isn't already on the internet.
from SWEETIE PIE, 1955
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Super Diaper Baby is the first in a series of graphic novels by Dav Pilkey, creator of the childrens book series "Captain Underpants". Somewhat controversial when it was first released (it was banned from multiple school libraries) because of the "potty humor" throughout, it still remains a very popular bestseller. Probably because kids like the "potty humor".
As for me, I love this story. I can't remember when I ever laughed so hard and so many times at just one story. And I've read a lot of stories. There's nothing wrong with having a good laugh every now and then; in fact, they say it's healthy for you.
This is not the whole book, it only covers the first half because I feel this is a book that every person who loves humorous comics should own. That's not a light statement. I rarely give a 5★ endorsement to anything.
from THE ADVENTURES OF SUPER DIAPER BABY (ISBN: 0-439-37606-8), 2002
The fight scene is presented in FLIP-O-RAMA™, which just doesn't translate well to the internet. Nothing like owning a physical copy of a comic is there?
After the escape, Deputy Dangerous works on an evil invention.
When it's completed, he delivers it to the Hoskins family as a 'prize' won from a contest.
And it just gets even funnier from there. Throughout the second half of the book, he is called 'Deputy DooDoo'.
I have to ask y'all, when have you ever read a graphic novel in which the villain was a piece of crap? I mean literally?
Misspellings abound, and the plot takes some strange twists as it all leads up to the final showdown between Super Diaper Baby and Deputy DooDoo.
Wonder what happens next? BUY THE BOOK!
THE ADVENTURES OF SUPER DIAPER BABY
$4.99 USD (softcover)(hardcover also available)
Published by Scholastic
OFFICIAL WEBSITE - includes a S.D.B. flash game
DAV PILKEY'S YOUTUBE - fun videos
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