Bookshelf: V #5

V #5 First Published June 1985 Published by DC Comics Inc. This is the last issue of the V comic I’ll be reviewing. I initially only planned on reviewing the first issue, which I did in February of 2009. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a big fan of the V franchise, which is why I’ve … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Man from Atlantis #5, #6, #7

Man from Atlantis #5, #6 and #7 First Published June, July & August 1978 Published by Marvel Comics Group I’m reviewing the final three issues of Marvel’s Man from Atlantis comic book at the same time for two reasons. First, they make up a three-part adventure, so reviewing them together makes sense. Second, I don’t … Continue Reading →

ABC Saturday Morning Advertisement, Circa 1969

ABC kicked off its Fall 1969 “Super Saturday” line-up on September 6th at 8PM, with quite a few new programs. All of the returning shows were just repeats of episodes originally produced for past seasons. The New Adventures of Casper the Friendly Ghost (also known as The New Casper Cartoon Show), in its last season … Continue Reading →

November 1969 Gold Key Comics Club News

The following page is scanned from the November 1969 edition of Gold Key’s Walt Disney Mickey Mouse. This issue featured Goofy as well, so the cover reads Walt Disney Mickey Mouse and Goofy (other issues were titled Walt Disney Mickey Mouse and Pluto). In 1969, the title was published four times a year, so the … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: V #4

V #4 – “Alien Encounter!” First Published May 1985 Published by DC Comics Inc. At the end of issue #3, Mike Donovan, Juliet Parrish and other members of the resistance had convinced a small town to stop working with the Visitors. Meanwhile, Ham Tyler and Chris Farber are forcing a Visitor mercenary named Lorne to … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Man from Atlantis #4

Man from Atlantis #4 First Published May 1978 Published by Marvel Comics Group Although the cover screams “All New!,” this issue is actually adapted from the third made-for-TV movie (Killer Spores, broadcast by NBC on May 17th, 1977) that led to the short-lived weekly series. This is mentioned on the first page in a small … Continue Reading →

Marvel Comics Promotes Its Television Adaptations

The late 1970s saw the premier of two weekly television series based on Marvel Comics characters: The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man. Both aired on CBS and both began as made-for-TV movies. A ninety-minute telefilm called Spider-Man, starring Nicholas Hammond, was broadcast on Wednesday, September 14th, 1977 from 8-9:30PM. Several weeks later, on Friday, … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: I Love Lucy Comics #3

I Love Lucy Comics #3 First Published August-October 1954 Published by Dell Publishing Co., Inc. Although referred to as the third issue of Dell’s I Love Lucy comics, technically this was in fact the first issue of a standalone comic book based on the sitcom. The first two issues were actually part of Dell’s long-running … Continue Reading →