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Anime Makeup



Never too early to start thinking about your Halloween look!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 24, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Cosmetics, Costumes and Masks, Comics, Asia

Jughead Licks An Old Man Wearing Ice Cream

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Forever will the image of Jughead licking icecream off the head of Pop Tate haunt your every waking moment.

But if that's not enough old-school Archie weirdness for you, please click the link and purchase the newest volume of the Archie Archives.

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 11, 2012 - Comments (2)
Category: Food, Comics, 1940s, Eating, Goofs and Screw-ups

Do You Kiss Betty and/or Veronica With That Mouth?

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This is not an artifact of me fooling around with Photoshop. Nor can I imagine some Google drone did this during the newspaper-scanning process. You're welcome to look at the original here.

My guess is some bored artist or letterer in 1947 seeing what he could sneak past the editor.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 22, 2012 - Comments (12)
Category: Comics

Rick Altergott News

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What has the brilliant cartoonist Rick Altergott--who created our fabulous site banner--been up to lately?

He's started a new online strip about a young woman's romantic travails. And he's offering free sex advice!

Episode 1 here.

Episode 2 here.

Sex advice here.


Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 15, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Sexuality, Weird Universe, Comics

Strange As It Seems



News of the Weird has several ancestors. One is Strange As It Seems.

Strange as it Seems featured bizarre stories based on cartoons created by John Hix who was a staff artist at the Washington Herald. The comic strip Strange as it Seems was syndicated in American newspapers between 1928 and 1944. Strange as it Seems was comparable to Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Sponsored by Exlax in the 1930s and Palmolive Shave Cream when the show reappeared in 1947-1948.


The brand has recently been revivied, and features a YouTube Channel. Check it out!



Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 17, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Newspapers, Radio, Weird Studies and Guides, Comics, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s

Electra Woman and Dyna Girl



All you need to know here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 01, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Television, Comics, 1970s, Parody

Jack Kirby Omnibus

If you enjoy old school comics, especially by the master, Jack Kirby, you'll want to purchase the volume depicted at right. It's full of Silver Age weirdness in the unselfconscious manner of the day.

Here's my favorite example, from the story titled "I Was Big-Game on Neptune."


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An Earthman is kidnapped and finds himself in prison with five other beings, all uniquely bizarre. Pretty hard to mistake one for another, right?

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Not according to our hero, who has to label them for ease of identification, with hard-to-distinguish-at-a-distance nametags!

I love the expression on the beaky face of the orange guy. He's thinking, "This guy is dumber than a bag of Saturnian hammers!"

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 24, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Aliens, Stupidity, Comics, 1950s

Kaz Animation



I love the cartoons of Kaz.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 14, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Drugs, Comics, Cartoons

Veronica in Wonderland

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I presume that Archie is not hallucinating here, and that Veronica's Alice-like abilities are canonical, part of the Riverdale continuity. And I look forward to her future exploits.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 04, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Literature, Fantasy, Comics, Teenagers

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