Tag Archives: comics

ComiCon: Day 1 [Verdict: Nerdywood!]

I’ve tagged along with Wired for this year’s ComicCon. It’s my first time. So far so good. Coming Up: a collection of cosplay interviews…

Paper Jam Boy!

Mundane Mary Worth Tackles Technology

There is a long-running comic strip called Mary Worth, which you’ll find in many local newspapers. Of late, it has focused on the empty-headed character Toby and her naive but perseverent attempts to understand computers. The series’ sequential nature, combined … Continue reading

Vintage Flash Gordon strip shills Union Carbide products

According to this vintage Flash Gordon strip by Alex Raymond, Union Carbide’s chemical and plastic empire had already spread its sticky polymer tentacles as far as the planet Mongo by 1936. “We sure could use some rocket carloads of BAKELITE … Continue reading

Comic book ads lied? No!

“Kids are stupid,” Justin Plourde rightly asserts in his introduction to twelve examples of planet Earth’s most inconsequential false advertising of all time. Whatever happened to the classic comic book ads? Did someone finally kick up a litigious stir about … Continue reading

Rare “Marvel Comics (#1)” October ’39 Issue Up for Sale

This is far off the beaten gadget path, but when ComicConnect’s Ben Smith (who sold me my treasured “Wally Wood’s 22 Panels that Always Work” paste-up) contacted me about a noteworthy upcoming auction, I figured there’s a healthy enough overlap … Continue reading