Saturday, May 21, 2016

Comic Book by Alan J. Hanley

With comics fandom in its formative stages, Alan James Hanley began his personal comic book entitled...COMIC BOOK,  in '66. Until his untimely death just 14 years later, Hanley remained a fixture in organized fandom and even tentatively contributed illos professionally (well sort of) to Charlton. He also did mail order caricatures of people as superheroes. He did me as Captain America. R.I.P. 

Friday, May 13, 2016


The sexual revolution was, of course, all the rage by '66 with increasing importance to come almost daily after that. PLAYBOY magazine gets much of the credit/blame for this and no matter how you might feel about the magazine's contents, it's hard not to respect the great design that went into every month's cover with its ever-present, often subtle, bunny logo!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

My First Brave and Bold

My first B&B. Took it with me to my Dad's horseshoe tournament where I sat in the back seat of our car with the windows rolled down, drinking a glass bottle of Coke through a straw and re-reading it over and over. It's a riff on the TV series' camp, a showcase for writer Bob Haney's pet hero, Metamorpho, and a dig at Marvel via the "Hulk" references. One of THE weirdest comics of a weird era!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Patty Duke/Perry Como-Downtown

Petula Clark's song was a huge hit so, of course, everyone had to sing it, That included, as seen here from '66, the ever-popular Perry Como with the late Patty Duke who had a pleasant singing voice but did not harmonize well.