Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hey Sis, Comics! - 1980

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I was digging through some old family photos and found this--a shot me, my sister, our dog Patrick, and a copy of Battlestar Galactica (#13, to be exact).

Finding a family photo that I have no memory of is surprising enough, but one that features a comic book in it that I'm not the one holding? Downright shocking!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Comics on A Clothesline - 1941

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Another vintage photo I found online, another newsstand so well-stocked it makes my mouth water (am I weird for saying that?).

Here's a close-up of the books on sale. In the center is Superman #10, which was on sale March of 1941. You can also see issues of Blue Beetle, Master Comics, Action Comics, and All-Star Comics:
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If, when I was a kid, there was a place like this near me, I would've spent all my time there. Apparently you could get some comics, a soda, a sandwhich--and it seemed like the place was open to the air, so you could enjoy all those items on a beautiful sunny day, just hanging out.

My Dad was around eight in March 1941. Sometimes I envy him his childhood...


Thursday, April 1, 2010

The "Show Me" Newsstand - 1951

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I found this photo online, of an unbelievably well-stocked newsstand. Judging by the comics on sale (that issue of Tarzan, for instance), this photo was taken sometime around late 1951.

For whatever reason, when I see photos like this, my eyes grow wide and I get a sense of anticipation I think similar to what foodies get when they watch the Food Network. It just seems so exciting!