as we race to get perhapanauts 5 together and off to the printer--as well as get everything ready for the baltimore comiccon next week, i've been ALSO trying to clean up/out my office which, sadly, has become an incredible cluttered mess. filled with comics and toys and books about ufos and bigfoot and the paranormal and, oh yeah, comics, it truly is a depressing--maybe even disturbing--sight. it's piled up so much that jake doesn't even wanna come in anymore! >sigh<
so i've been cleaning up. making boxes of stuff that can go and stuff that i love. and, as i go through these stacks and stacks of comics, it seems that the trend is that a lot of the newer stuff can go and the books that are near and dear to my heart are the older ones, the ones from my childhood (and some before...) that not only feature timeless stories that are still exciting today, but are also filled with ads that take me back at a glance. i realize that this is me trying to hold onto my childhood, but...whatever.
and of course you can't mention comic book ads from the 70s without including the hostess ads. here are a couple of my favorites...
i'll have more on the baltimore comiccon next week--as well as a couple of new announcements--but for now, have a great weekend, start thinking about those halloween stories --maybe we should have a contest...?-- and here's some trivia to hold you over...
"five for friday"
1. which artist drew more issues of brave and the bold than any other artist?
2. what member of batman's rogues gallery was deemed "off limits" in the 80s because his name might incite some racial controversy?
3. the groundbreaking comic book miniseries, the watchmen, was originally supposed to feature characters from what defunct comic book company?
4. who is responsible for the scar on the right side of jonah hex's face?
5. name the seven core members of the original justice league.
smell ya later!