I'm still on the mend and what better way to spend that time than reading comic books. I wrote about the comic book find I made at a garage sale a few weeks back. The comics were ten cents each and the vast majority were coverless. But for 10 cents, I wasn't ashamed to pick up a bunch of the orphaned adventures. While collectors call them worthless, I'm here to defend the lowly coverless comic book.No cover means no false allusions as to what takes place in the book itself. Most of the scenes on comic book covers never happened in the interior anyway.
No cover means you jump right into the action, no wasted time flipping the cover page.
No cover means no worries if you spill chocolate milk on it.
No cover means I have no problems leaving them in the bathroom hoping my kids will latch onto one and become a fan.
Usually, the first splash page acts as a second cover, reiterating what happens (or doesn't happen) within the comic.
You still get to enjoy art by some of the greats including Don Heck, Stan Goldberg, and Dick Ayers.
And as always, there's the ads.
Convenient placement of seaweed there, Jimmy.
Uh, perhaps you shouldn't be exposing a guided missile to an open flame, Jim.
Tough break, Supes.
Well, Jimmy, at least you didn't get into the "Ron Jeremy" Serum.
Millie the Model with art by Stan Goldberg.
Is it wrong to find a fictional comic book character sexy? I'm going to say "no". In the age-old "Betty or Veronica" question, it was always Betty for me.
Man, Betty is totally strung out in that first panel. And more comic cheesecake in panel 4.
Another great Betty picture, although she's got the "thumb toe" going here.
Apparently, Archie capitalized (and acronymed) on the "Man from U.N.C.L.E." craze of the mid '60's. "Let's get Pop Tate!" Sorry, Archie, looks like somebody already "got" him.
Given the style of the Archie art above, I'm guessing this Bendix ad had been running since the '50's.
I remember ordering one of those comic book back issue lists when I was a kid. Not having a comic shop around me, the prospect of access to old comics was intriguing. I never did order anything though.
I always wanted this record when I was a kid. As it turns out, the ad was cooler than the record.
Fall 1969 CBS Saturday Morning Lineup
I guess they were showing "Monkees" reruns and promoting them as something new. I wonder what the "new" songs were.
I'm guessing the "bippie" was riding on the popular "Laugh In" expression, "You bet your sweet bippie!"
"Big Jim" was Mattel's answer to "G.I. Joe" because "Ken" sure wasn't.