Monthly Archives: November 2013

House ad for Vigilante v1

First, I want to say that this Vigilante has no relation to DC’s golden age Vigilante that appeared in 1941 (cowboy who rides a motorcycle). I did a lot of research on Vigilante before I posted this, and found there … Continue reading

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House ad for Masters of the Universe mini-series

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was originally devised by Mattel as a toy line to take advantage of the late 1970s sci-fi/sword and sorcery boom (generated by Star Wars and Conan the Barbarian, respectively). Eventually He-Man and the … Continue reading

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House ad for Super-Star Holiday Special 1980 (DC Special Series)

First of all, it’s amusing to note that this (Christmas) Holiday Special has a cover date of April. From a business perspective, the appeal of a holiday special is two-fold: customers are more likely to pick up a holiday issue … Continue reading

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House ad for Cinder & Ashe mini-series

Cinder & Ashe is a detective thriller set in (then) present-day Louisiana. It carries a “mature readers” label and that would mainly have to do with depictions of graphic violence and nudity. It occurs outside of regular DC continuity, thus … Continue reading

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House ad for Justice Inc. v2

Justice Inc. is based on ‘The Avenger’, a late 30s/early 40s pulp hero that was prominently featured in Street & Smith dime novels and pulp magazines. For anyone who doesn’t know, The Avenger was created by an editor and a … Continue reading

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Part of no place completely

Originally posted on Suggested For Mature Readers:
Rereading The Demon, from 1987, by Matt Wagner and Art Nichols.  So I decided, as a prelude to spending half-a-year at least blogging about Matt Wagner’s Grendel, that I’d write about Matt Wagner’s…

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Retro Gaming The 70s & 80s: DC Heroes Role Playing Game

Originally posted on Brooklyn Wargaming:
Households tend to gravitate to fan divisions. There are Star Trek people and Star Wars people. In New York City, you’re a Mets fan or a Yankees supporter. With comic books, divisions have fallen for…

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