I think posting a picture of those glasses on my site about once a decade should be okay.

§ September 13th, 2018 § Filed under Uncategorized § 9 Comments

SO CONTINUETH THE PARADE OF OLD PROMO GOODIES THAT MAY OR NOT BE ON MY EBAYS AS I WRITE THIS:

“Prophet: The Quest Begins” poster from 1994:


…featuring the artwork of the Wizard Top Ten Artist (I’m presuming) Stephen Platt. His work always kinda reminded me of a slightly less goofy (and I mean “goofy” in a 100% positive way) Sam Kieth. He also has the perfect pen name: “SPLATT.”

Straight outta 1986, becaues when else, is this promo poster for New Wave from Eclipse Comics:


…a short lived experiment in a cheaper comics format…16 pages for 50 cents. It was a buck and a half by the end of its 13 issue run, well, that still sounds like a pretty good price to me nowadays. Anyhoo, check out pal Andrew’s write-up no this book, if you dare.

Here’s a particuilarly low-rent..er, I mean, “artistic” black and white poster for that new 1990 Marvel teen sensation, Darkhawk:


Well, okay, I shouldn’t tease. It’s actually a striking image, and really doesn’t need color, That logo could use a tad bit of work, however.

Now this next item isn’t a poster, but rather some store signage…an “OPEN/CLOSED” sign from Oni Press and View Askew (1999):


…with art by Michael Avon Oeming. Never did use it at the store…I mean, the “OPEN” part is okay, but the “CLOSED” part:


…seemed maybe just a tad too crass. Okay, look, that’s a feature, not a bug, I realize, but we weren’t sure how some of our clientele would take it seeing it in our front window.

Oh hey, here’s an Archer mousepad promoting season 2 of that show from 2011:


Never seen a single second of this show, though I understand it’s funny. The mousepad is approximately 1 micron thick. Do people even use mousepads anymore? Sure, I do, because I’m an elder, But I feel like that’s one of those things that’s becoming increasing obsolete, like CDs, phone books, and comic blogs.

This Eclipse 3D comics poster is undated, but c’mon, it’s from the 1980s:


I wonder how many more people we would have had coming into the shop asking just to straight-up buy our 3D glasses, had we had that in the window? We didn’t sell the glasses separately, of course…we had just enough to cover our back issue stock of 3D comics, and God forbid we didn’t have a pair to go with that 3D copy of BraveStarr should it have sold.

Didn’t keep me from claiming a pair of 3D SCRATCH AND SNIFF GORILLA GLASSES for myelf, however:

9 Responses to “I think posting a picture of those glasses on my site about once a decade should be okay.”

  • philfromgermany says:

    Of course I also immediately thought to myself “Who still used a mouse pad in 2011?” Sorry!

    Gotta say I love the font on the Darkhawk logo! Where have I seen that before?

  • Papa Lazarou says:

    Just seek out the ARCHER episode ‘The Man From Jupiter”. You won’t be sorry.

  • Thom H. says:

    I think I just deciphered the art on that Prophet poster. At first, all I could see was a giant hand coming out of his knee.

  • Rich Handley says:

    I have only three 3-D comics in my collection: Blackthorne Comics’ Star Wars 3-D. The 3-D effect gives me a major headache.

  • Allan Hoffman says:

    Holy, I had those gorilla glasses but I can’t remember what they came with if anything.

  • Chuck V. says:

    Hey, pal Andrew has a sale on Viagra and Cialis! Sweet.

  • Mikester says:

    Chuck V. – I’m not seeing a problem with the link. What are you experiencing?

  • Mikester says:

    CHuck V – whoops, yeah, never mind I see it. I know Andrew had a thing happen on his site a while back…it’s fixed, but there are still drips and drabs of the results of said thing still floating around in the text of some of his posts. Just try to ignore it…the actual content Andrew posted is always worth reading!

  • Hal Shipman says:

    There is one use for mousepads, at least in my office:

    The optical mouse does not work correctly on clear surfaces. Say, for example, the glass-topped tables we have. So you need something that the beam doesn’t shine through for that 1/4 inch. We’re obviously an edge case.

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