Saturday, May 28, 2011

1945 Newsstand

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


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:
sg 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


I found this great "vintage newsstand" photo online, check out the comics selection! Here's a close-up:
...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!

Brad Paisley.

Glenn Danzig.

Laurel & Hardy.

Buff Cobb.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hey Kids, Comics! FCBD Sampler

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!