Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Comics Ads!


From the July 1978 cover-dated DC books... I think I've read that Batman issue at least once before! The cover certainly looks familiar. And I have no idea what the DC Super-Stars Society thing was about... I don't ever remember seeing anything for it beyond that one ad!


From the same month, I think I've only got photos of the Superman one in my photo library... these are kind of like a stained glass deal, except that in the metal frame is these bead-like plastic balls that were kind of melted together... that sort of thing was apparently popular for a while in the 1970s!


From the August 1975 cover-dated DC's, there's another tabloid book advertised!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Comics Ads!


I know I have both the Batman items from this June, 1977 cover-dated DC comics ad in my files... and I believe I've shown the bike siren (but I could be mistaken)...


I know I've shown the Corgi Jr. Bat-Vehicles advertised here... but I don't know that I've presented the patches at all!


I don't know how many times I've seen the ad for Batman #300... but I do know how many times I've read the story -- zero.


I know I've shown all the Batman-related Megos by now! This ad is from the July 1977 cover-dated DC books.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lite-Brite Refill, Bootleg TV Toy, and Pa'Cheesi Game!


I've never found Lite-Brite to be a particularly effective method of creating pictures of superheroes or cartoon characters myself...


Remember a while back I showed you a picture of a kids tv-type toy with Batman and Wonder Woman on it, and I said I thought it was some kind of bootleg item? Here's a photo of what I believe is the same thing with the box. Like I said, I'm pretty sure it's an unlicensed product, but I could be wrong.


Not a bad way to incorporate the Super Friends into a Parcheesi game -- I especially like the appearance of the Hall of Justice there!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lunch Bags, Magnets, and Mego Ad from Catalog!


You know, when you're limited to two colors, that can make it challenging to do something really good... especially if you can only use 100% of either color or 100% of both. As cool as this lunch bag design is, if I were to redo it, I would use some screens to really make the thing pop!


Yes, I wish I had every one of these magnets on my fridge. Don't you?


From 1975, here's a full-page ad for the Megos that appeared in some catalog or other!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Intercom Set, Bubble Gum Header Card, and Chalkboard!


This intercom set looks cool, but I have to wonder -- why does it have antenna AND a long cord????


When I posted this photo on the Random Acts of Geekery in 2009, I wondered what these were... fortunately, fellow blogger RAB wrote about them on his own blog here!


I've said it on my other blogs, I'll say it here... I really dig this JLA chalkboard!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Gulliver Figures, Gym Bag, and Instant Stained Glass!


Here's two different assortments of DC superheroes figurines made by Gulliver! In the time I've been collecting photos for my blogs, I've noticed there's been a LOT of cool stuff sold in Argentina -- I don't know if that's still the case or not, but if it is, I've gotta get down there some day!


Now, that's what I call a gym bag!


By "instant stained glass," I'm guessing it means "printed on clear plastic that will stick to your window."

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Golden Picture Book, Gulliver Figures


I'm guessing this isn't the same product as the DC Poster Book you may have seen in a comic ad here (or you will soon -- I don't always write these posts in order!). Some nice art on these!


Here's some more plastic figures of Batman characters from Argentina, made by the Gulliver company!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Erasers, Fabric, and Sunbeam Bread Insert!


Ah, a sealed box of erasers... I wish I had photos of the erasers within the box!


See this fabric, with the great Bronze Age artwork? I have a sleeping bag made of this same stuff. I really gotta take some good photos of that thing some day!


See this funbook? I can tell you it came with Sunbeam Bread. And that's about it. Anything else I know, you can glean from the photo!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Super-Heroes Dominoes and Drawing Desk!


Now, THAT'S a set of dominoes I could enjoy playing with! Who needs those puny dominoes with mere dots on them?


I wonder how many of today's comics artists got their start with this drawing desk that's really just a light table to help you trace pictures?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Comic Art!


First up today is page 23 from DC Comics Presents #41, art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez! DCCP, as it's nicknamed, was a Superman team-up book, and this issue had him teaming up with the Joker!


Here's page 16 from the same comic!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Comics Ads!


Here's an oldie but a goodie, from the June, 1969 cover-dated DC comics! Palisades Park was immortalized and made legendary to comics fans all over the USA thanks to ads like these -- the park must've got a good deal on the advertising, considering how small the readership portion was that could've taken advantage of the coupons!


This ad from the June, 1976 cover-dated DC books features a lot of Batman goodies -- have I shown photos of any of the actual products here yet?


This house ad from the same month is advertising two different tabloids of interest to Batman fans!


Yes, Superman's the biggest image in this ad from the June, 1977 cover-dated DC books... but look at the bottom -- you could get this as Batman, too!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Comics Ads!


It's a two-fer on this ad from DC's March, 1978 cover-dated comics, with the Caped Crusader featured in both of them, particularly so on the Batman Family issue, which I may have already featured some artwork from!


From the May 1974 cover-dated DC comics, here's the half-page version of the stickers ad I've shown before!


Look at the bottom of this ad, from the May '74 DC's... that's advertising the Famous First Edition reprint of the very first comic Batman appeared in -- and it was a tabloid-sized book.


You'll definitely see the supercase and that poster on this blog some day! This ad appeared in the May 1977 cover-dated DC books.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Coloring Cloth, Mini-Comics, and Corgi Juniors Case!


I find myself wishing the seller of this item had a loose copy of the coloring cloth they could've taken a photo of.


I used to have a complete set of these mini-origins comics! They came out about 1983, and were sold with a stick of gum.


There's not too many times you'll see Spider-Man joining Superman and Batman on licensed products -- this storage case for Corgi Jr. vehicles is one of those times!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bingo, Book Covers and Wrapping Paper, and Color & Play!


When I first saw this listed on eBay, I thought, "Cool! Superheroes Bingo -- instead of numbers, it's all characters, and you need to know who's who in order to win!" And then I saw the second photo, and realized that B-I-N-G-O was replaced with different heroes.

I like my idea better.


I may have a separate photo of the Batman book cover in my files... I know I have another photo of the wrapping paper, assuming I haven't posted it already!


If you ask me, stuff like this Color and Play set should never go out of print!