Hurry! Only five more Batmobiles left!!

About ten years ago, I blogged about a company in Indiana, Fiberglass Freaks, who take regular cars and customize them into replicas of the Batmobile from 1966-69 Batman TV series.  Originally the Batmobile from the show was a Lincoln Futura concept car, and was heavily customized from its original look to become the legendary supercar…

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Considering the new DC Universe streaming channel…

I recently acquired the upgraded Apple TV unit, and after installing it and connecting it to my home computer network and adding all my normal streaming channels – I saw the option to add the DC Universe streaming service. I gotta think about this. I’ll probably add it at some point – the price is…

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You say “Wee Pals,” I say “Kid Power.”

When this tweet came up in my Twitter feed a few days ago, it brought back some smiles. Today in Comics History: "Wee Pals" creator Morrie Turner, a true trailblazer for inclusivity and multicultural perspectives on the comics page, was born on December 11, 1923. pic.twitter.com/7F187mrfE9 — Tom Heintjes (@Hoganmag) December 11, 2018 Morrie Turner…

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The 35-cent Escape (Thank you, Stan Lee)

Stan Lee saved my childhood sanity and my childhood life.  So did Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko and George Perez and Marv Wolfman and Bill Mantlo and the rest of the Marvel Comics creative team. Which is why the passing of Stan Lee yesterday – at the ripe age of 95 – still seems like…

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Someone’s taking “Beetle Bailey” too literally…

Everybody loves Beetle Bailey, the military comedy comic strip about life at Camp Swampy.  You know – Beetle Bailey, Sgt. Snorkel, General Halftrack, Ms. Buxley (on Wednesdays), all the fun stuff. In addition to 65 years of newspaper comics, Beetle Bailey was also made into a series of animated cartoons in the early 1960’s. Okay. …

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Will Eisner’s “The Spirit” artwork on display in Baltimore museum

On September 26th, the largest and most important 75th-year retrospective exhibition of original comic art from Will Eisner’s The Spirit will go on display at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards, Baltimore. More than 50 pieces of Eisner’s rare original art have been curated for the event, which runs through March 7, 2016. Some of…

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