Popsicle Pete, filing Supergirl, Mike’s descent into madness, Korg, and the half-baked debut of Half-Minute Mikester.

§ July 9th, 2007 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Popsicle Pete, filing Supergirl, Mike’s descent into madness, Korg, and the half-baked debut of Half-Minute Mikester.

from Bob Steele Western #5 (August 1951)

Okay, two things:

1. Alternate dialogue for Tim in that last panel: “Where the hell were you when we were under the gun, fancy pants?”

2. I’m guessing Popsicle Pete got beat up a lot on the ranch, there, cool refreshing treats or no cool refreshing treats.

Since the topic came up on Sunday at our shop…where are your stores filing back issues of Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes? I’m just keeping them with the Legion comics, since 1) it’s a continuation of the Legion series, and 2) I doubt it’s going to be Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes forever, and the title will eventually revert back. Unless, of course, the book dies again, leading the Legion into its 129th reboot.

I was just wondering, since a longtime customer of ours was giving us some goodnatured harassment over keeping S&LSH with LSH. I mean, it made perfect sense to me at the time…but perhaps he has a point, that people looking with comics featuring Supergirl are going to go the S section and not the L section.

Then again, I’m doing S&LSH a favor by storing it away from the current Supergirl series. Reaction is generally favorable to S&LSH, from fans and from young girls just looking for comics with Supergirl in them, while the regular Supergirl series continues to be an affront to anyone with working eyes. I wouldn’t want a kid interested in Supergirl accidentally getting his/her hands on a copy of the regular series, and being turned off the character for good.

from All-Star Superman #7 (June 2007)

Example #1881 of my continuing descent into insanity:

On Sunday, I found myself singing this, to the tune of “Tomorrow” from Annie, much to Employee Jeff’s chagrin:

I love ya
You’re only a page a-way!”

Good Lord, do I need a day off.

from Korg: 70,000 B.C. #1 (May 1975)

This was the title header from one of those allegedly-educational, and totally unread, text pages in the Korg comic book. Just showing it here because it amused me.

However, it does remind me…I don’t know that I’ve ever seen an issue of Korg: 70,000 B.C. past issue #1. Copies of #1, we’ve got plenty of. We have at least a half-dozen graded ‘n’ priced and out for sale in the front of the store, and I’m reasonably certain we have even more copies located in the perilous reaches of our back room. There are at least nine issues, but the only one we ever see is that first issue. When that Korg: 70,000 B.C. big-budget Hollywood movie comes out, directed by Michael Bay and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, we’ll be sittin’ pretty.

Okay…I’d been intending on doing something like this for a while, but it took Dave posting this terrifying video to finally get me to at least test it out. The result: installment #0 of Half-Minute Mikester.

Why only half a minute? Because I don’t have a proper video camera, and that’s the video-record limit of the digital camera I used to make this.

Please keep in mind this was only a test…only barely planned out, shot on the floor of the upstairs loft (please, enjoy my carpet), not terribly well lit, and this was the very first time I used iMovie on my Mac for anything, ever. But hey, at least you ladies (and about 10% of you men) can enjoy the sexy excitement of my voice, so it’s not a total loss. I wasn’t even planning to put this video on my site…but, you know, what the heck. I made it, I might as well show it to you, my close, personal friends what read this weblog:

So there you go. Future installments, if there are any, will actually involve forethought (and, perhaps, a table or a counter of some sort) so hopefully there will be some improvement.

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