Archive for May, 2010

Bullies from Outer Space

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Long before Mr. Spielberg brought us Close Encounters and E.T., most beings from other planets were just out to get us. Sometimes they had reasons, like preventing us from destroying the universe or wanting our women, but mostly they just seemed to be having a bad day and wanted some target practice. Such is the story with this classic Old Key comic. This issue comes to us from a private collector in Ahnapee, WI.

Do You have to Wear the Uniform?

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

I can remember seeing these ads in the backs of comic books and being lured by all those cool prizes (I always wanted a Luger!), but something just didn’t seem right about it. A few history classes later it all made sense. Do you think all those unsold issues of this rag were burned? Is that irony? This page, ripped from a 1959 issue of Archie Comics, was being used as bookmark in the M-N volume of a World Scope Encyclopedia at our intern’s grandma’s house.

So, It’s Not the Director’s Cut?

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

I’m sure it would include more slides if it were Michael Cimino’s original vision, but still this hefty version of the classic Have-A-Show Projector brings back memories of long nights shining images of Kris Kristofferson on my Sesame Street wallpapered bedroom walls. I’m kidding, I couldn’t get through the first 50 film strips. Anyway, this box comes to us from the Farm & Home Store in Chickasha, OK.