Category:
Comics

Superman to the Rescue!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 08, 2018 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Domestic, Food, Comics, 1950s

Celi Bee’s “Superman”



Her Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 07, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, Comics, 1970s

Follies of the Madmen #338



Original ad here.

I find this ad too creepy for me even to register the product, as if it were something out of THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

But perhaps that's because I was seriously creeped out by this comic book cover when I was a kid!



Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 02, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Body Modifications, Business, Advertising, Products, Puppets and Automatons, Comics, 1950s, 1960s

The Tomorrow People



Combine The Mod Squad with The X-Men and you have The Tomorrow People.

Wikipedia page here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 06, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Human Marvels, Television, Comics, Science Fiction, 1970s, Europe, Differently Abled, Handicapped, Challenged, and Otherwise Atypical

Mystery Illustration 49



Who is this titanic figure of 20th-century history, whose face should be instantly familiar?

Original illo here (page 14).

Answer also after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 05, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Comics, Twentieth Century

Real-Life Dick Tracy







Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 10, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Law, Comics, 1960s

Mystery Illustration 41

image

What famous film comedian is this drawing supposed to represent?

The answer is here.

And after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 18, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Comics, 1950s, Comedians

Fred and Barney Meet the Thing





A mashup no one ever asked for.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 07, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Television, Comics, Cartoons, 1970s

Death by Space Helmet

Another example of the danger of reading comic books. From July 1954:

a man suffocated by a plastic raincoat round his head was trying to copy a space-helmet he saw illustrated in a "comic." He appeared to be trying to imagine the sensation of travelling through space.

See here for a previous example.

The Guardian - July 27, 1954



Perhaps the space helmet that inspired him looked something like this:

Posted By: Alex - Sat Feb 25, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Death, Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, Comics, Headgear, 1950s

Bensen Gyrocopters



Aren't drones a little wimpy, when you could be flying your own Bensen Gyrocopter?

image

Original ad here.

Heck, even Batman had one!

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Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 23, 2016 - Comments (10)
Category: Hobbies and DIY, Comics, Air Travel and Airlines, 1960s

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