Saturday, May 28, 2011

1945 Newsstand

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Here are some proto-hoodlums checking out some new comics. You can clearly see Red Band Comics #3, which was cover-dated April 1945, making this around January or February or so.


Obviously this photo comes from the late, great Life magazine; but I found it online here.


Friday, May 27, 2011

1942 Newsstand

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Here's another great "vintage newsstand" photo I found online (in this case, right here). The comics selection is kinda hard to make out, even when blown up:
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...you most clearly see a copy of More Fun Comics #78, which was on sale in February 1942. Love those fedoras!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

1949 Newsstand

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I found this great "vintage newsstand" photo online, check out the comics selection! Here's a close-up:
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...I had the hardest time dating this photo, since so many of the specific series' covers are hard to identify. But I was able to determine that the book seen third down from top right is Little Miss Muffet #13, which was cover-dated March 1949.

That would mean this photo was taken sometime in late 1948, early 1949--and judging by the men's outfits, I'd say this has to be California, Florida, somewhere where Winter is still pretty warm!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Celebrities Enjoying Comics!

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Brad Paisley.

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Glenn Danzig.

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Laurel & Hardy.

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Buff Cobb.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hey Kids, Comics! FCBD Sampler

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In honor of Free Comic Book Day, you can download the Hey Kids, Comics! Sampler as a .PDF right here.

It runs 16 pages, and features three stories from the upcoming book by author Kevin Dilmore, writer and educator Sholly Fish, and journalist/blogger Jill Pantozzi! I hope you enjoy!