The ads sprinkled through comic books have slowly evolved through the years, as comics moved from mainstream entertainment to collector's items, the comic book audience aged, and the internet became the number one repository of obvious scams, semi-obvious scams, and products that weren't scams but also weren't anything that people would buy.
Yes, the days of Sea Monkeys for saes may be behind us --
There are times when the everyday world gets too complicated and you need a little escape. Sadly, modern comics rarely provide this escape, with their incomprehensible continuity, angst-ridden heroes, and unhappy endings. It's times
Thanks to Dark Horse's wise decision to release "Hellboy in Mexico" on Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of Mexico's victory over the French, I've been spending even more time than usual thinking about luchadores, and it's led me to one unassailable conclusion: El Santo was awesome.
For American audien
As Marvel prepares to officially retcon Spider-Man and Mary Jane's wedding into oblivion with Joe Quesada and Paolo Rivera's upcoming "One Moment In Time" storyline, it's important to remember a time when the nuptials of the costumed wallcrawler and his model paramour was all the talk of the morning show circuit.
As media coverage from the time attests, Marvel pulled out all the stops for Spidey and MJ's 1987 w
This week's release of "Shotgun Wedding" may have been the first of IDW's "A-Team" comics, released to tie in with this summer's big budget Liam Neeson/Rampage Jackson movie, but it's hardly the first time that the crack commando unit starred in comics
When it comes to super hero logos, Spider-Man stands above the crowd. Thanks to his luchador-flavored wrestler mask, his face is an icon unto itself. As such, most anything with a near-oval shape provides the Web Slinger with fertile merchandising ground and boy, has it ever been farmed.
The human form finds its way into all kinds of inanimate objects thanks to the human brain's tendency to make with the gestalism, but more often than not, merchandise can afford to sacrifice a few limbs and hone in on a character's face. Assembled from around the Interwebs and the treasure trove of all things Spider-Merch that is Jon K's "Spider-Man Stuff" blog, this list takes a look at some of the Wall-Crawler's most bizarre incarnations through licensed (and potentially unlicensed) merchandise - specifically the kind that appropriates Spidey's facade disembodied style. Continue reading for a look at some of the most bizarre uses of his Spider-head, hands, legs, torso and other body parts through his history as a novelty collectible.
While petticoats and ribbons might not be our personal style, we got a little excited when we stumbled across these Batman dresses and corsets at The Vintage Doctor, particularly given the general lack of comic book-oriented clothing for ladies outside of the occasional logo tee. There are also tons of other geek-oriented designs avail
Back on Martin Luther King Day, scans of the civil rights comic "The Montgomery Story" were doing the rounds. The comic was to spread information about using civil disobedience to fight segregation, and is generally a heartwarming story about the power of comics.
The medium, however, is only as good or bad as