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Discovered folded and tucked into a beat-up run of Watchmen that was recently dropped on us was this hand-drawn map of a certain location of import to the story:
Click that pic for a larger image.
I also feel like I’ve seen something like this before, like maybe in one of the Watchmen supplements for the DC Role Playing Game. It’s not in the backmatter of the Absolute Edition hardcover.
…much less do this:
Though the temptation to scrawl “ROTWORLD” parts one through, oh, 100 on the bags of my issues of New 52 Swamp Thing
and Animal Man
We recently acquired a collection of X-Men comics
that were stored in this handpainted box:
It is ideal for storing your X-Men comics…
…or, you know, whatever.
“Oh, you have such good taste in comics! You certainly picked a top notch book to read! May I say again how much I admire your discerning eye for such excellent reading material?”
Um…I don’t think that’s what the “complimentary copy” stamp on your cover is supposed to mean.
“Okay, fine. Enjoy your lousy free funnybook, cheapskate.”
from Fun and Games #13 (September 1980)
Recently acquired at the shop…issue #59 of X-Men (August 1969), with a special message for you X-fans scribbled onto the logo by some anonymous comics critic:
And apparently our critic wasn’t satisfied with warning you on the cover…he hit the first page, too:
Just what we needed…a back issue that deliberately insults possible buyers. …Surely that’s my
So Rob, of Rob’s Movie Vault, found this bookplate in a old book donated to his library, and sent along a scan of it to me to share with all of you:
As Rob says, “How’s about that? Swap ten disgusting, depraved (*blecch*) comic books at your library and you can get one GOOD book, kids!”
I realize this is from the ’50s, back when we were all worried about the evils of comic books, Communism, and other things beginning with “com,” but I’m hoping the next time I swing by New Bedford, the offer is still standing. I have a bunch of old, crummy Swamp Thing and Love and Rockets and American Splendor comics I want to unload so I can get a real book that’s worthwhile and live-affirming to read.
…I’m not shore…er, sure
which book just yet, but I’ll think of something.
So sometime between the release of Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #122 in 1969 and today:
…the previous owner of a copy of that very comic decided Jimmy Olsen needed a snazzier look more appropriate for the modern gentleman. And thus, with the gentle application of a ballpoint pen, Mr. Olsen went from snoozy:
Sure, it’s a little on the bluish side, but in the Superman comics, whose hair isn’t
? Well, aside from Lana’s. And Perry’s. And Lex’s. Well, young
By the way, have I mentioned I have a moustache category on my site? All the cool sites do.
NOTE: Moustachioed copy acquired in a collection on Thursday. Non-moustachioed copy from the Vast Mikester Comic Archives, and shown for comparison. I’m spelling this out because someone’s gonna ask why I drew on a copy of this comic for a blog post. Someone probably still will. I’ll bet that person won’t have a cool moustache.
Some found art from the back cover of the Harvey Comics AstroComics 1973 airline giveaway:
“Little Dot” looks terrifying
, frankly. It’s those soulless coal-lump eyes, I think.
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