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!