Saturday, November 24, 2012

G-8 and His Battle Aces

Another attempt at cashing in on the success of the revived pulp characters in novels such as Doc Savage and The Shadow, this comic book attempt lasted only this single issue in '66 with art by aviation buff George Evans.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The 1966 Alley Award Winners

Presented in '67 for the preceding year, The Alley Awards were the first major awards for comics, set up through the fandom networks that organized from the fifties on and promoted in fanzines such as Jerry Bails' ALTER EGO. They had been around all through the sixties and had a bit of prestige by the '66 balloting.

From Wikipedia, here are the 1966 Alley Award Winners:

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christopher Lee Article

Spotted on Facebook. This December 1966 article about how Christopher Lee was wanting to try more diverse roles. It would be another six years before he was really allowed to do so.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Finders Keepers

Singer Cliff Richard was known in the some circles as the UK Elvis Presley. He and his group, The Shadows, had plenty of rockin' hits in the late fifties and early sixties. Like Elvis, Cliff also drifted into movies where he put out a series of fun, inoffensive pop musicals like THE YOUNG ONES and SUMMER HOLIDAY. Here, in '66, he was still putting 'em out with FINDERS KEEPERS. (Available on Netflix!)


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Small Faces-All or Nothing

Still one of the best but most unsung groups of their day--The Small Faces.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

April Dancer

Seen on Facebook, here's a publicity shot of the lovely Stefanie Powers as THE GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E., April Dancer (what a great name!) whose show premiered in late 1966.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Destination Cool Ad

One of my favorite DC Comics house ads from my earliest days of collecting! This appeared in the April '66 issue of ADVENTURE COMICS. Right now, our companion blog, DAYS OF ADVENTURE, is revisiting all of the 1966 issues of ADVENTURE COMICS.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Saint Lies in Wait

Legendary French film star Jean Marais followed in the classy footsteps of George Sanders, Roger Moore and others when he portrayed The Saint on the big screen in '66.