Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Riddle Me This





There's tons more at the link.  


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stoner Witch



Frickin amazing Melvins poster, as seen on Super Punch.




Wednesday, May 25, 2011





Maison Derriere



Did you guys hear about this Burlesqueland thing?   Because it sounds pretty crazy.  You can view pictures here.





Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Separated at Birth?


Uncle Scrooge McDuck:



Jeff Albertson, Comic Book Guy:



Monday, May 23, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Quien es mas macho


Who is the greatest American icon:  Superman or Uncle Scrooge?


Friday, May 20, 2011

Epic Fail


Here's something cool I found on Tumblr:




Weird Failure Tales

by MPAC

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Aaaaand Boom goes the dynamite


Boom! Studios releases unseen Don Rosa Donald Duck roughs, entire story available online here.



One Night Only


I'm not sure if this is the best message to send to young girls:

The original design said "Instant Slut, Just Add Booze"

The "one night" the shirt is referring to is Halloween, apparently.



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Under Pressure


Cartoon Brew alerts us to the 1968 short "Understanding Stresses and Strains"



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Help me out here, guys


So I'm diligently working my way through all these 90's Marvel comics (and it's not easy, believe me), and  I come across this:



What the f##k kind of Ren and Stimpy rip-off is this?  This actually aired?   On television?

If you have any memory whatsoever of this show, tell me about it in the comments or shoot me an email.  I can't believe that this is an actual thing.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

There's no such thing as a free comic book.


Free Comic Book Day was a week ago, and I'm still working my way through my haul.  If you're a fan of the Disney properties, this was the best FCBD ever.  There were tons of great non-Disney books as well.  Here are some of the highlights:


The Dark Crystal/ Mouse Guard flip book (Archaia).  This was the most heavy metal offering at this year's FCBD.  This shit will melt your face off.  I can't believe it took the Henson people 20+ years to do a spin-off of this movie, but the upcoming graphic novel looks terrific.  The other comic, Mouse Guard, is right up most Disney fans' alley.  Well worth a look.



Darkwing Duck/ Chip N' Dale's Rescue Rangers flip book (Kaboom).   I've gone on record that the opening arc of Darkwing Duck was one of the best things Boom Kids has ever done, and here's an easy way to jump on board.  I was glad to see Chip N' Dale on the other side, since I didn't want to drop $2.99 on a show I didn't like the first time around.



Mickey Mouse by Floyd Gottfredson (Fantagraphics).  1930's Floyd Gottfredson strips, David Gerstein forward, Floyd Norman afterword, free.  What else do you need to know?  I haven't read this one yet, because I already know it's the best of the bunch and I'm saving it for last.



John Stanley's Summer Fun (Drawn and Quarterly).  A nice sampler of classics by comics' funniest writer, John Stanley.  This book features stips and puzzles starring Nancy and Sluggo, Judy Jr, Choo-Choo Charlie, and best of all Tubby. If you're unfamiliar with Stanley's work, check out the amazing blog Stanley Stories and you'll be hooked.


There were a lot of other great books this year, like the always-enjoyable Bongo Comics Free-For-All, The Tick, 2000 AD, and some jerk called Spider-Man.  If you missed out last week, make nice with your local comic shop clerk and he may be able to hook you up with some leftovers.   Free Comic Book Day, you can't beat it.



Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Is it just me...


...or do you find it sorta creepy when the Ducks interact with "real" people rather than dog-noses?


EXHIBIT A:
From The Disney Afternoon #6, Marvel Comics, 1995



EXHIBIT B:

"Dangerous Disguise" by Carl Barks, 1951



Some people hate the very idea of dog-noses, but not me.   What I had a problem with as a kid (and, to a lesser extent, as an adult) was when the ordinary humans and the funny-animal humans would intermingle.  Do the humans not notice that there are animals walking around, looking and acting almost exactly like people, only just slightly off?  Or perhaps they do notice, but it's considered gauche to bring up in conversation?  Either way, that's some Twilight Zone shit right there.    Creepy.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I get more emails


Alert reader Peter sends this bootleg Donald t-shirt

Thanks, Peter!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Afternoon Delights


One-page gag strips from The Disney Afternoon #4, February 1995:



Saturday, May 7, 2011

Free Comic Book Day!


Today is Free Comic Book Day!   Go down to your local comic shop and get some FREE COMICS!





Friday, May 6, 2011

And the word is Zap/ Action!


Check out this Pirates of the Caribbean model kit ad from MPC:


I was gaga over the Haunted Mansion kits, but these are even cooler.  Sword fighting skeletons!   You don't see toys like that any more.

from Prez # 3, DC Comics,1973


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I get emails


Jim R writes, "I did not see anything on Expedition Everest on your blog. Maybe I missed it.  But if not, you should add something, it is awesome!  I would be grateful if you would add a link or embed my youtube video of the ride on your site either way."

Jim, your wish is my command:


That ride looks pretty sick.  Last time I was in Disney we didn't have the time to explore the Animal Kingdom, but I hear great things about the park.  Next time...


Monday, May 2, 2011

Say Uncle


Speaking of colorful relatives, meet Mickey's Uncle Gudger:






Charming fellow, no?