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Everything posted by Hepcat

  1. Technically I believe Gorgo and his mother are amphibians and not reptiles.
  2. A Harvey title out of the mists of time:
  3. Dells from the early 1940's to mid-1962 nevertheless seem to be far more common than other comics from the same years.
  4. Well I certainly wouldn't pay to see any movie in which the leading ladies looked anything like the ones Jack Kirby drew: My word! Invisible Girl looks like a hippo on the lower left! That nurse looks like a hunchback! Yes, Kirby was a great storyteller. But Stan Lee should have sent him back to art school for anatomy lessons.
  5. Five more from my run: Please don't make fun of me for the above issue. I know it has a subscription crease and I need a better copy. But it's a tough issue to locate in grade. I can't exactly find a really nice copy at any of my local comic shops. The above two are super high nostalgia issues for me!
  6. Strange Worlds to Monster World: Or is posting a magazine cheating? If that's breaking the rules of this thread, I'll remove it.
  7. Five more of my Felix the Cat comics:
  8. Almost all Justice League covers to mid-1965 are gems. Here though are a couple that do nothing for me:
  9. Hey! What happened to the pictures I posted on page 18? They're still in Photobucket. Moreover my pictures in this older posts still appear: Well at least the ones in my post on page 12 appear.
  10. I'd like to know more about these Dell file copies. When did they appear out of the woodwork and do you have any idea of how many File copies there were per issue? Who unearthed them and how were they brought to market initially?
  11. What I find unacceptable is that grading companies are easier on defects displayed by Golden Age comics than on the same defect displayed by a modern comic. That easing of standards plays right into every shyster's tired mantra of "Well it's mint for its age!" You know, just like any used car salesman. But mint is mint. That standard doesn't vary with age.
  12. Flippity and Flop comics are boss! Sadly about the only way I've had to admire them is through house ads such as this one: I can also say the same for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comics: The house ads have filled me with a craving I've not yet been able to satisfy.
  13. Rex is a great hero! And Rex the Wonder Dog is a fantastic title but it's difficult beyond belief to find copies in nice condition.
  14. So here's the thread I just started on DC Funny Animal comics:
  15. DC has a long history of publishing Funny Animal comics. Some of the titles over the years have been these: Animal Antics Comic Cavalcade Funny Stuff Hollywood Funny Folk Leading Screen Comics Real/TV Screen Comics Dodo and the Frog Flippity and Flop Fox and the Crow Nutsy Squirrel Peter Panda Peter Porkchops Raccoon Kids Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Three Mouseketeers Most of these DC titles got their start in the late 1940's but were defunct by 1960. The most notable exception was Fox and the Crow which lasted until the issue cover dated March 1968 although (the egregious in my opinion) Stanley and His Monster had taken over as the exclusive cover feature a year earlier. So post your DC Funny Animal comics here! But no, Spike and Tyke don't qualify for the purposes of this thread primarily because they have their own thread over in Silver Age. I'll start:
  16. 1 2 Cicero's Cat 1 and 2 were the first two comics I ever bought in the summer of 1959. I bought them at Ken's Variety on Wharncliffe Road in London, Ontario and I still very clearly remember my father initially telling me to take #2 back because he thought I already had a copy!
  17. The first model kit I built was one I received in 1961 or 1962 at the John Labatt Limited employees' kids Xmas party at the old London Arena (whose main use by then was for roller skating, roller derbies and NWA wrestling): While we waited for Santa to make his appearance, we got cake, cookies and ice cream and were entertained by a wonderful magician. Every child's name was then called and we each received a wrapped present such as a model kit together with a boodle bag full of candy treats including a box of Cracker Jack and package of Mackintosh Toffee from Santa. It couldn't get any better than that for a kid at the time. The kit I received was definitely an AMT 3-in-1 car model but I'm not sure exactly which. It may have been this Chevy Nova: Or this Chevy II: I got glue marks/stains over the body and it only looked good from a distance. A few months later I purchased a tiny Revell model kit of a warship for $0.29-$0.39 from my local Les' Variety store. The box graphics to a certain extent resembled those of this much bigger Revell battleship below: But the model I bought came in a box that was only about six inches long and I think it was one of the British ships that fought in the Battle of the River Plate because I have a vague memory of reading about this battle on a model instruction sheet. I had bought it for the birthday party of Dave H. down the street but ended up building it myself when his party was cancelled. It was such a simple kit that I did a good job on it. So emboldened was I by my success that I then stepped up to a model kit of an Aurora P-38 Lightning. Here's the one from my present day collection: Mine may have been molded in a white, grey or cream coloured plastic though since Aurora Canada often cast kits in different coloured plastic than did Aurora in the States. Nevertheless I built it nicely but then painted the whole thing other than the canopy with blue Testors glossy enamel paint to better mimic the picture on the box. I did a wretched job on the paint though with very obvious brush marks all over the plane. One of my buddies, Paul S., even commented that it looked lousy which had me concluding that since I couldn't paint very well, I wouldn't paint any more kits. This was perhaps a premature assessment since I was only eleven or so years of age at the time.
  18. The second cover here always makes me think of the first:
  19. Boy, those are old ones! Our Gang lasted only until June 1949 after which it was retitled Tom and Jerry.