Friday, July 31, 2009

Marvel Superheroes Sparkle Paints!

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Man, I must've posted this picture on all my Marvel blogs by now! Anyway... Kenner produced this variation on the paint-by-numbers stuff in the 1970s, with pictures that already had color on 'em, you just had to add the sparkle paints! It's included here because of the Surfer being included.

Cover of the Day: Fantastic Four 130!

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Probably the best 1970s post-Kirby era cover? You decide.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cover of the Day: Marvel's Greatest Comics 83!

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Pizzazz Marvel Comics House Ad!

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The 70s were an interesting time... for some reason, every publisher seemed to want to come out with some kind of magazine created for kids! The best-known one was probably Scholastic's Dynamite, which was sold through schools, but I also recall one that was supposedly created by kids for kids (one feature I recall to this day is "Horace Cope's Horoscope").

Anyway, Marvel got the idea they should get into this market, as seen in the ad above, but I don't think it lasted very long! But at least Ben and Sue appeared in it!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cover of the Day: Astonishing Tales 1!

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Mead Portfolio!

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Part of that whole line of Mead Marvel Super-Heroes School Supplies! Too bad they only chose one cover from each book to represent... this same cover was also used for the three-ring binder.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

1975 Marvel Calendar Back Cover!

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Cover of the Day: Fantastic Four 55!

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Hey! Here's the original comic cover for one of the reprints in that FF paperback book I posted a few days ago!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Marvel World Adventure Playset!

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This Amsco toy is one of the most awesome things produced in the 1970s, IMHO... as you can see, it's a playset made on the cheap side -- it's all cardboard figure and buildings that you'd punch out and assemble, but you had everything you needed to play Marvel New York! You had the Baxter Building, Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, the Daily Bugle, vehicles, and more!

I used to have this, and I have no idea for sure what happened to it... although I'm guessing something fell on it and crushed it, and I decided to just throw it away, sadly... these things go for big bucks now!

Cover of the Day: Fantastic Four 52!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Marvel's Clobberin' Time Crosswords!

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I promise you, if I ever get my hands on this or any of the similar books produced at this time, you'll see stuff from it on one of my blogs!

Cover of the Day: Fantastic Four 49!

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Pro Magazine Pages!

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Here's a two page spread from the San Diego Chargers' Pro Magazine that foolishly (IMHO) compared the players to Marvel characters, included here simply because of the presence of Dr. Doom.

Cover of the Day: Fantastic Four 37!

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

FF and Daredevil Paperback Books!

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I believe the Surfer story in here deals with Ben thinking the Surfer's making a play for Alicia!

Cover of the Day: Fantastic Four 33!

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Much more impressive than the reprint in Marvel's Greatest Comics, isn't it?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Marvel Superheroes Card Game Invisible Girl Card!

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by the way, the cards from this game appearing in this blog were scanned from my own collection at high res!

Cover of the Day: Fantastic Four 14!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

FOOM Posters!

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OK, so these barely squeak in here, with the Surfer poster and the FF appearing in the background of the Sub-Mariner poster...

Cover of the Day: Fantastic Four 9!

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Argentina Soccer Standee!

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This Human Torch soccer player standee is one of the bizarre series of standees of both DC and Marvel characters produced in Argentina!

Cover of the Day: Fantastic Four 5!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Marvel Superheroes Card Game Doom Card!

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As I think I've written before, the Marvel Superheroes Card Game was basically a variation on Old Maid, where you'd try to collect two cards with the same character, and hope you weren't stuck with this card in your hand when the game ended!

Cover of the Day: Marvel's Greatest Comics 72!

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Here's another two-fer because of the cover price trials!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Glowing Super-Heroes Flashlights!

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Amazing how the card art uses illustrations provided by Marvel for licensors, while the toys themselves use extremely inferior tracings of the same, isn't it?

Cover of the Day: Marvel's Greatest Comics 66!

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Have I mentioned yet how much I love the MGC logo here? It's not fancy by any means, but I just dig it!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Cover of the Day: Shogun Warriors 19!

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Have I written anything about the Shogun Warriors before? It was a toy line Mattel brought to the US from Japan, which Marvel Comics later licensed. As they tended to do with all toy lines they licensed into comics form, the Shoguns were plugged into the Marvel Universe... which could play havoc when doing flashbacks to stuff or characters from them that were created by Marvel, especially after the license expired!

Marvel Super-Hero Philly Stamps!

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It's been so long since I saved this photo, I've forgotten what the heck "Philly Stamps" were! But enjoy these anyway, with the one FF-related stamp there (unless you count the Sub-Mariner one!).

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fantastic Four 56, Page 14, by Jack Kirby!

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You didn't think I'd be posting FF-related art pages for too long before getting a Kirby page in here, did you?

Cover of the Day: Giant-Size Superstars 1!

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I remember buying this one off the stands when I was a kid! Wish I still had it... it was a unique twist on the Thing/Hulk battles...