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  1. They're briefcases for the office. Top level execs like to demonstrate that they busy themselves at home with only the most important matters and therefore don't carry thick briefcases. There could be more than four and of course in a multiplicity of colours. In addition to the briefcases SPP also released binders: It seems that the Digger, Daddy, Davey and Freddy Flameout binders listed in the above catalogue were available in red, yellow, green and black. Here are some pictures I've managed to find: SPP also released at least two more Weird-Ohs binders not shown in the above catalogue: So I count at least six different binders. Each was perhaps available in red, yellow, green, black and perhaps even teal. Plus at least one pencil case: I'm not sure how many different pencil cases there were or in how many different colours. All I know for sure is that any self-respecting Hawk Weird-Ohs enthusiast needs to have them all!
  2. Some of the parts are enclosed beneath the cardboard insert.
  3. What then were the last few comics you purchased? And now after taking a seventy year breather, do you not feel sufficiently refreshed to start adding to your collection again? e.g. all those issues from the late 1940's and early 1950's you missed out on at the time?
  4. Those LP's are wild cool! I remember seeing one of the "Big Daddy" Roth ones when I was actively accumulating vinyl LP's circa 1970. I have one other "Big Daddy" Roth LP you've not pictured: I like to relax to the sweet sounds of Rods 'n Ratfinks: But I don't have the Weird-Ohs or Silly Surfers LP's. I take it that yours are two separate albums. I believe I've seen an LP with the Weird-Ohs on the front of the sleeve and the Silly Surfers on the back.
  5. The difference is in the "use it or lose it" provisions of case law. Shakespeare understandably did nothing with respect to continuing to use his creations. (He died.) So his creations became "abandoned property" under Common Law (just like a couch you put out on the curb) and thus entered the public domain centuries before such concepts were even codified in acts of Parliament. DC though has kept Superman in very active publication since his creation. In no way, shape or form has he been "abandoned".
  6. Another fabulous Jay Scott Pike cover! Dolphin eventually became a love interest of Aquaman after Mera walked out on him.
  7. A Rat Fink figure proportional to the car and resembling the one pictured on the box is included. The inclusion of the fink figures made the slot cars too top heavy of course and they were very poor performers on any slot car track.
  8. The DC house ad that impressed me the most in the spring of 1962 though was this one: Since I've already posted the Atom and Hawkman comics from which the images in the above ad were taken, here's the Aquaman comic: And here's a Metal Men comic:
  9. I remember making the drive from London to Detroit circa 1985 thinking that a big city comic shop in the States must have all those Silver Age DCs that I hadn't been able to find in Canada. Well of course it did not. Worse yet was when I was in New York to take in a Mets series against the Pirates in 1986 or so and I decided to drop into the Batcave comic shop in Manhattan thinking that with a full page ad in Overstreet it must be big time. Well it was a tiny shop with minimal selection.
  10. A marsupial variant of Felix perhaps?
  11. Here's a Four Color with the fabled Krazy Kat!
  12. Count Dracula wasn't Madeline's only fan. She had many at Hammer Studios and elsewhere!
  13. Whoever wanted a woman with no fuss, no bother I'm guessing.
  14. Dracula by the book: His castle: And his favourite serving wench at the blood bank:
  15. Here's another house ad I admired that appeared in the very same comics as the "Atom" and "Hawkman" ads above:
  16. DC's Superman and Batman properties are therefore an excellent example of why it's not only not necessary to have expiration dates based on creation dates, but why basing these expiration dates on creation dates is an absolutely harebrained idea. For Superman and Batman to enter the public domain and thus have multiple publishers and thus storylines is beyond ridiculous.
  17. That one I've had for some 25 years: This one though was among my most exciting acquisitions last year: Here's the ad that Revell ran in publications such as Boy's Life in 1964-65 to advertise the two kits:
  18. I believe in the concept of intellectual property rights. The publishing, music and filmmaking industries and the livelihood of the participants in those industries are founded on intellectual property rights. Removing intellectual property rights would almost completely remove anyone's incentive to create such intellectual property. Moreover I don't see how the public's interest would be served if any johnny-come-lately fly-by-night operator could publish "Superman" or "Batman" comics. Legacy, continuity? Those concepts would go completely out the door. (Admittedly DC itself hasn't done much better than a passable job in that regard either.)
  19. I strongly disagree. I don't see how anyone but DC should have the right to Superman and Batman these days.