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Thursday, August 12, 2010
Slum Circus Indy Comic And Art Expo - August 28th, 2010!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Cons

 

Slum Circus

Indy Comic And Art Expo

August 28th, 2010

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Above Uppermost Photo: The front poster of the postcard for the Slum Circus Indy Comic And Art Expo!
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Above Top Photo: The creative team of Iota_Arcane & D. Castr at the Taco Comics Table at the LBCC!

At the Top Left: The back poster of the promotional postcard.  Click it to view it in larger detail!

At the Bottom Left: I didn't believe it either when I saw Dale Wilson of DWAP Productions sporting his new hairstyle at the SDCC! Stop in at this Expo to say hello to Dale! 

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3211:

I've been blogging about the most recent Comic-Con that we've been to during the last few weeks. (The SDCC!)

However, not all comic shows are as large as the one in San Diego. Nor do they all run the same amount of days. But each one has its own distinct flavor.

So I'm always glad to hear of new shows, no matter what size that are starting up!

One that is happening soon is the Expo that is mentioned above.  Please Note:  This Expo is a "Strictly Underground Theme". So please realize that it is probably not suitable for very young kids. That is my take on this, and not from the promoters. It is a brand new show which is being held at:

Chuco's Justice Center - 1137 E. Redondo Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90302.

The Date of this One-Day Expo is August 28th, 2010. Tickets are $8 at the Door, and $5 pre-sale.

Contributing artists and vendors scheduled to exhibit are:

Alex Chili, Donna Letterese, Beee Bello, DCastr, Dwap Productions, Ezra, Dreams by Machine, Taco Comics, Hyperwerks, Brandon Bracamonte, Jimmy Bell, Karl Altstaetter, Crude Dude Comix, Rebornz Art, Splatter Beast, James Riot, Scott Aicher, MIF, Alexnadra Gonzales, Amer Shihab, Tony Acosta, John Tomason, Tom Neely, Yuki Miyazaki, Natures Mistake, and more!

As this is a brand new show, Tina and I have not attended this one before.  Please be advised of the 'Strictly Underground Theme' that this show centers on. We are looking at making arrangements to possibly check this show out. You can do the same by looking at the below links.

For those of YOU that are members of Facebook, feel free to 'like' the Slum Circus Facebook Fan Page and become interactive.

For those of you that aren't Facebook members, or if there are additional questions you may have, feel free to check out their web site at: SlumCircus.org.

Thanks to the good people at Taco Comics for bringing this to my attention!

PLUS: My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 3,210 total posts in number! I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

Note: Our online comic book shop carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, underground comix, and comic con promotional items at the link seen below.  

http://www.comicbookscircus.com/

 


 

 

Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

 

 "Hammering Out the Web For You Since May 12th, 1998!"

 

Click Here to see our Listings that are Ending Soonest!

 

Click Here add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs! 

Note: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

 

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing Inc.
PO Box 130653
Carlsbad, CA 92013

 

 

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

ComicBooksCircus.com - It's Under The Big Top Of Comics! Click the Above Circus Tent to See Our Current Listings!  

 

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My thanks to those of YOU that have read today's blog post! I do appreciate that!

For those of you that didn't know me before today... I first set up as a 'dealer' at the 1972 San Diego West Coast Comic Con (SDCC) at the El Cortez Hotel. So I've been around comic conventions for a little while, LOL 

My wife Tina and I now have an on-line exhibitor (dealer) table at the first "virtual" comic con titled the "Facebook Comic Con" (FBCC)!

You can view our dealer table and interact with us there on Facebook by clicking this link, which takes you to our table named: 'Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing'. 

So if YOU are a Facebook member, please 'join' our Facebook Comic Con - Make It So Marketing exhibitor table for updates, specials, links to this blog, and other wall comments that we post every day! 
 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member and would like to also join my Facebook Network, feel free to send a 'friend request' to 'Michael D Hamersky'. I am reaching the maximum of 5,000 Facebook Friends soon, and I don't want YOU to be left out!
       
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Talking about comics: if YOU are a comics creator, (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, etc.), OR even a Comics / Magazine Publisher, feel free to contact me regarding YOUR works for a possible mention / review!

I've made a special blog post about: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!" for those creators / publishers that would like to possibly have their publications mentioned or reviewed. Just click on the link provided in this paragraph!

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

WEB PAGE NOTE:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards. Chrome, Safarai, Netscape, Firefox and the others serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

 

 


Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:01 AM PDT
Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010 5:45 AM PDT
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Bob Burden's Disorderly House No. 3 As Seen At the 2010 San Diego Comic Con!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New

 

Bob Burden's Disorderly House No. 3

As Seen At The San Diego Comic-Con International  2010!

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Above Uppermost Photo: Tina LoSasso listens to Bob Burden as seen at the Second Annual Captain Rochester Artists Appreciation Dinner!
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Above Top Photo: Michael D Hamersky, Tina LoSasso, and Bob Burden at the same Off-Site Comic-Con Party!

At the Top Left: Bob Burden holds the 'Disorderly House No. 3' Special Promotional Preview Edition!

At the Bottom Left: The Logo for the Comic Con International: San Diego - a.k.a. San Diego Comic Con 2010. 

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3210:

Today's post is on the Special Promotional Preview Edition that Bob Burden shared with Tina and myself at the Off-Site Comic Party that I blogged about earlier this week, (Second Annual Captain Rochester Artists Appreciation Dinner).

For those of YOU that don't know of Bob's works, he is responsible for: Flaming Carrot, and Mystery Men, among other creations of his.  I'll post the links to them at the end of this blog.

Bob pulled out a promotional preview edition of a future publication of this material when Tina asked him what his most current project was.

Bob explained that the story contained in this Preview Edition would be the additional new feature in the Second Deluxe Flaming Carrot Hard Back Collected Volume titled 'The Wild Shall Wild Remain'.

The actual cover to the hardback volume is printed on the back of this preview edition, but not shown here in this post.

The new story is an 8 pager titled 'Cryptid'. I found it to be as engaging as other stories that Flaming Carrot has been in during previous years. And rather timely in the quips!

There are also five pages of a Flaming Carrot Gallery which rounds out the Preview Edition!

YOU can find out more on what's happening with the Collected Volume at Bob's web site: FlamingCarrot.com.

Plus check out his other works at: MysteryMen.net, DynamiteGirl.net, and MulletForce6.com.

Thanks Bob, for sharing this news via the Special Preview Edition with us at the dinner party.  Looking forward to seeing more in the upcoming months!

PLUS: My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 3,205 total posts in number! I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

Note: Our online comic book shop carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items at the link seen below.  

http://www.comicbookscircus.com/

 


 

 

Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

 

 "Hammering Out the Web For You Since May 12th, 1998!"

 

Click Here to see our Listings that are Ending Soonest!

 

Click Here add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs! 

Note: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

 

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing Inc.
PO Box 130653
Carlsbad, CA 92013

 

 

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

ComicBooksCircus.com - It's Under The Big Top Of Comics! Click the Above Circus Tent to See Our Current Listings!  

 

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My thanks to those of YOU that have read today's blog post! I do appreciate that!

For those of you that didn't know me before today... I first set up as a 'dealer' at the 1972 San Diego West Coast Comic Con (SDCC) at the El Cortez Hotel. So I've been around comic conventions for a little while, LOL 

My wife Tina and I now have an on-line exhibitor (dealer) table at the first "virtual" comic con titled the "Facebook Comic Con" (FBCC)!

You can view our dealer table and interact with us there on Facebook by clicking this link, which takes you to our table named: 'Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing'. 

So if YOU are a Facebook member, please 'join' our Facebook Comic Con - Make It So Marketing exhibitor table for updates, specials, links to this blog, and other wall comments that we post every day! 
 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member and would like to also join my Facebook Network, feel free to send a 'friend request' to 'Michael D Hamersky'. I am reaching the maximum of 5,000 Facebook Friends soon, and I don't want YOU to be left out!
       
-------------------

Talking about comics: if YOU are a comics creator, (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, etc.), OR even a Comics / Magazine Publisher, feel free to contact me regarding YOUR works for a possible mention / review!

I've made a special blog post about: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!" for those creators / publishers that would like to possibly have their publications mentioned or reviewed. Just click on the link provided in this paragraph!

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

WEB PAGE NOTE:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards. Chrome, Safarai, Netscape, Firefox and the others serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

 

 


Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:01 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 6:10 AM PDT
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
3-D Animated Megamind Looks Like Mega Fun!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Cons

 

3-D Animated Megamind Looks Like MegaFun!

As Seen At The San Diego Comic-Con International  2010!

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Above Uppermost Photo: Will Ferrell Wins Best Moment On Panel With His Megamind Costume!
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Above Top Photo: Megamind Stars Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Jonah Hill Show off Their Comedic Talents!

At the Top Left: The Front Cover to the Reign Of The Megamind Comic Book Distributed at the SDCC!

At the Bottom Left: The Logo for the Comic Con International: San Diego - a.k.a. San Diego Comic Con 2010. 

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3209:

Today's post is a 'guest blog post' by my wife, Tina LoSasso.

She attended several programs in Hall 'H' on Thursday of this years' San Diego Comic Con International while I attended other programs outside of Hall 'H'.

Here's her thoughts on one program / panel that she really enjoyed and wanted to blog about ASAP:

3-D Animated Megamind Looks Like Mega Fun!

Dreamworks’ Megamind panel at San Diego Comic-Con was an opportunity for the film’s three comedic actors to display their talents.  Will Ferrell stole the show by dressing up as his character, villain Megamind complete with blue face paint and what looked like a blue globe lampshade on his head.  He cautioned the audience members who would want to do this at home not to use spray paint, as he had.

Tina Fey (intrepid reporter Roxanne Ritchi) had a chance to live out a fantasy holding a life-size cut-out of Brad Pitt who voices everyone’s hero, Metro Man.

By his comments, Jonah Hill (TV news cameraman) showed why most of his work is in R-rated movies despite the fact that he was representing a family film and talking to a crowd with kids. SuperBad, Jonah.

The highlight of the Q&A was the re-appearance of a Comic-Con favorite, Bob Stencil to ask why such a resurgence of blue characters? Megamind, Avatar, Smurfs.

We were treated to a clip from the 3-D animation movie which looked amazing. The 3-D encompassed the entire movie, “not just sticks coming out” as Director Tom McGrath put it.

There are plenty of jokes for kids and adults alike. Best sight gag: the familiar Obama poster reinterpreted for Megamind that read: No You Can’t

Megamind will be out in time for the holiday season opening November 5, 2010. Mark your calendars and enjoy!

~Tina

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Thanks Tina for guest blogging today! For those of YOU that are interested in obtaining a copy of the above shown comic book for yourself, Tina was able to pick up a few for you! Click here for our listings for the comic book AND the promo stand up card!

PLUS: My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 3,205 total posts in number! I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

Note: Our online comic book shop carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items at the link seen below.  

http://www.comicbookscircus.com/

 


 

 

Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

 

 "Hammering Out the Web For You Since May 12th, 1998!"

 

Click Here to see our Listings that are Ending Soonest!

 

Click Here add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs! 

Note: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

 

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing Inc.
PO Box 130653
Carlsbad, CA 92013

 

 

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

ComicBooksCircus.com - It's Under The Big Top Of Comics! Click the Above Circus Tent to See Our Current Listings!  

 

Site Meter

 

 

 

   

My thanks to those of YOU that have read today's blog post! I do appreciate that!

For those of you that didn't know me before today... I first set up as a 'dealer' at the 1972 San Diego West Coast Comic Con (SDCC) at the El Cortez Hotel. So I've been around comic conventions for a little while, LOL 

My wife Tina and I now have an on-line exhibitor (dealer) table at the first "virtual" comic con titled the "Facebook Comic Con" (FBCC)!

You can view our dealer table and interact with us there on Facebook by clicking this link, which takes you to our table named: 'Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing'. 

So if YOU are a Facebook member, please 'join' our Facebook Comic Con - Make It So Marketing exhibitor table for updates, specials, links to this blog, and other wall comments that we post every day! 
 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member and would like to also join my Facebook Network, feel free to send a 'friend request' to 'Michael D Hamersky'. I am reaching the maximum of 5,000 Facebook Friends soon, and I don't want YOU to be left out!
       
-------------------

Talking about comics: if YOU are a comics creator, (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, etc.), OR even a Comics / Magazine Publisher, feel free to contact me regarding YOUR works for a possible mention / review!

I've made a special blog post about: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!" for those creators / publishers that would like to possibly have their publications mentioned or reviewed. Just click on the link provided in this paragraph!

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

WEB PAGE NOTE:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards. Chrome, Safarai, Netscape, Firefox and the others serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

 

 


Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:01 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4:54 AM PDT
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Monday, August 9, 2010
Celebrating Captain Rochester At Comic-Con! Part 2
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: Comic Books - New

 

Celebrating Captain Rochester At The 2010 Comic-Con International

Part 2!

Another Look At An Off-Site 2010 Comic-Con Party!

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Above Uppermost Photo: George Karalias Cutting the Captain Rochester Cake!
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Above Top Photo: The Captain Rochester Cake As Seen Before the Cutting!

At the Top Left: The Front of the Palm Restaurant in Downtown San Diego!

At the Bottom Left: The Logo for the Comic Con International: San Diego - a.k.a. San Diego Comic Con 2010. 

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3208:

Today's post is a continuation from my youngest son's blog post on Monday, July 26th, after we ended our five days attendance at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.  Vinie's earlier blog post, 'Celebrating Captain Rochester at Comic-Con - From a Tween's POV' told the story from his point of view.  

Today, I'm going to add just a little more text, and a lot more photos from the event we were invited to. Plus a link to where YOU can see and purchase the Captain Rochester items that Vinnie and I have discussed in the two posts.

 

First of all...Tina and I were invited to this Offsite Comic-Con Party by George Karalias of Rochester Electronics.  I had blogged about the promotional comics that Rochester Electronics had published after seeing my Facebook Friend, Scott Shaw!, at the 2010 Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con with the 2nd issue.

Scott had illustrated issue #2 in this series, and was selling them at his table in Artists Alley at Wizard World. I enjoy seeing Scott's artwork, and enjoyed the storyline as well.  Thus my blog post about seeing issue #2 at Scott's table as seen here.

Well...George Karalias saw my interest in this series, and sent me a copy of issue #1.  I then did a joint review blog on both issues in this blog post here.  As you can see after reading both of the blogs about Captain Rochester, this is a great concept using 'promotional comic books' that too often nowadays is overlooked!

So anyways...I was pleased to see an invite in the mail to myself to attend the Second Annual Captain Rochester Artists Appreciation Dinner Party.  I knew my wife Tina LoSasso would love to attend, but we were bringing my youngest son this year to Comic-Con all 5 days / nights.  Turned out that George was fine in accepting Vinnie to attend, especially as he was going to be picture taking, as well as myself!

As you will see in the photos below, a Great Time was had by all that attended!  Can you figure who they all are?  Here's some help in identifying them:

Card Set 1 Artists  
Jack Davis Keith Knight Gary Fields
Gene Colan Mort Drucker Willie Ito
Stan Sakai Paul Gerrish Segio Aragones
Floyd Norman Doug Gray Stephanie Buscema
Fred Hembeck Chris Gerrish Chris Wisnia
Mike Gray Al Jaffee Scott Shaw
Art Baltazar Dan Parent Grace Gerrish
Rich Koslowski George Karalias Batton Lash
Bobby London Peter Bagge Mike Kazaleh
Gordon Kent Paul Power Daxiong
Dave Alvarez Jon Murakami Bob Foster
B.K. Taylor   
   
Card Set 2 Artists  
Sergio Aragones Jeff Keane Dean Yeagle
Tom Richmond Jack Katz Brent Anderson
Ken Stacey Garrett Ho Chari Pere
Dave Bennett Steve Rude Jim MacQuarrie
Art Baltazar Dan Nakrosis Stephen Silver
Jerry Eisenberg Tone Rodriguez Rick Detorie
Batton Lash Scott Shaw Dave Alvarez
Scott Jeralds David Coulson Jon Murakami
Tracy Buck Stephen Notley Rick Geary
Jim Mahfood Tom Luth Leo Leibelman
Todd Kurosawa Doug McCoy Hy Eisman
Gary Owens  

Here's the start of the photos (reduced in size to fit):

Well...I hope YOU had fun identifying the above persons that were just part of the many that were there at this celebration party!  And no, I didn't score a 100% either in identifying them all!

You should check the Captain Rochester Facebook Fan Page for additional photos I have sent in to George, and also the CaptainRochester.com web site where YOU can order the comic book issues of Captain Rochester, PLUS the New Trading Card Sets and Sheets that were unveiled at the Party!

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Again, My Thanks to George Karalias of Rochester Electronics for bringing the latest news of Captain Rochester to us, and for inviting us to cover the Second Annual Captain Rochester Artists Appreciation Dinner Party!  We truly enjoyed it!

PLUS: My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 3,205 total posts in number! I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

Note: Our online comic book shop carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items at the link seen below.  

http://www.comicbookscircus.com/

 


 

 

Now Celebrating the 11th Year On The Web!

 

 "Hammering Out the Web For You Since May 12th, 1998!"

 

Click Here to see our Listings that are Ending Soonest!

 

Click Here add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs! 

Note: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

 

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

Make It So Marketing Inc.
PO Box 130653
Carlsbad, CA 92013

 

 

Click Here to see our Facebook Comic Con Dealer Table!

ComicBooksCircus.com - It's Under The Big Top Of Comics! Click the Above Circus Tent to See Our Current Listings!  

 

Site Meter

 

 

 

   

My thanks to those of YOU that have read today's blog post! I do appreciate that!

For those of you that didn't know me before today... I first set up as a 'dealer' at the 1972 San Diego West Coast Comic Con (SDCC) at the El Cortez Hotel. So I've been around comic conventions for a little while, LOL 

My wife Tina and I now have an on-line exhibitor (dealer) table at the first "virtual" comic con titled the "Facebook Comic Con" (FBCC)!

You can view our dealer table and interact with us there on Facebook by clicking this link, which takes you to our table named: 'Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing'. 

So if YOU are a Facebook member, please 'join' our Facebook Comic Con - Make It So Marketing exhibitor table for updates, specials, links to this blog, and other wall comments that we post every day! 
 

 Also, if you are a Facebook member and would like to also join my Facebook Network, feel free to send a 'friend request' to 'Michael D Hamersky'. I am reaching the maximum of 5,000 Facebook Friends soon, and I don't want YOU to be left out!
       
-------------------

Talking about comics: if YOU are a comics creator, (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, etc.), OR even a Comics / Magazine Publisher, feel free to contact me regarding YOUR works for a possible mention / review!

I've made a special blog post about: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!" for those creators / publishers that would like to possibly have their publications mentioned or reviewed. Just click on the link provided in this paragraph!

~Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com

 

WEB PAGE NOTE:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards. Chrome, Safarai, Netscape, Firefox and the others serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

 

 


Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:01 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, August 9, 2010 6:32 AM PDT
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Sunday, August 8, 2010
My 'Take' On: The Best Of Simon And Kirby From Titan Books!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New

 

My 'Take' On:

 The Best Of Simon And Kirby From Titan Books!

As Seen At The San Diego Comic-Con International  2010!

Click Here to see our NEWEST Listings for Sale!

 

Click Here to see our Comic Con listings!

 
Click here to see the MOST COLLECTIBLE ITEMS we have in our online store for sale!
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Click here to see the JACK KIRBY ITEMS we have in our online store for sale!
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Above Uppermost Photo: Michael D Hamersky and Steve Saffel In the Titan Books Booth at 2010 SDCC!
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Above Top Photo: Steve Saffel Showing The Next Simon & Kirby Book: 'The Simon And Kirby Superheroes' to Those In the Audience at the Jack Kirby Annual Tribute Moderated by Mark Evanier!

At the Top Left: The Front Cover to the Book Reviewed Here Today!

At the Bottom Left: The Logo for the Comic Con International: San Diego - a.k.a. San Diego Comic Con 2010. 

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3207:

Today's post is almost a continuation from yesterday's blog post when my wife, Tina LoSasso, guest blogged.  That's because while Tina and I were at the Titan Books Booth on the last day of the Comic-Con, I met up with another of my Facebook Friends, Steve Saffel.

Steve is an Editor with Titan Books, and I had seen him earlier at the Annual Jack Kirby Tribute.  Mark Evanier, the moderator of the panel, had asked Steve to come up and talk about Titan Book's next book, 'The Simon And Kirby Superheroes'.  A picture from that panel is shown at the top right of this post.

Steve mentioned to me that the series of books that Titan was starting to publish would be several volumes.  I had heard about the first book, but had not yet read it.

You see, when I was first starting to read comics, I started with 'funnybooks' and then TV Westerns as I have blogged about before. Slowly other genres came into my reading habits. 

It wasn't until Journey Into Mystery #72, (Sept 1961), with art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers, and written by Stan Lee, that I realized that there were actual people that illustrated and wrote these comics!  That's how BIG of an impression that Jack Kirby made on me.  That's the first comic that I remember reading and then wanting to 'collect' comics.

By that time the comics 'team' was Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, as the earlier team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby had ended.

It wasn't until Marvel Comics started reprinting some of the earlier classics in 'Fantasy Masterpieces' that I realized that 'Marvel' had existed before the 1950's!

You see, there were only spinner racks in the 'Good Old Days' when I grew up!  Comic Book Shops per se, had not truly come into existence in the early 1960's...  There were a couple of early shops, but those were in sections of used book stores, etc.

So, it wasn't until the beginning of Fandom, and books like this one came into print that I was able to read about the early history of comics, and of those that were the comic book creators...

Here is 'My Take' on this book that Steve brought to my attention, with a little bit of promo blurbs first:  

The Best Of Simon and Kirby 

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Titan Books (May 12, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1845769317
ISBN-13: 978-1845769314
Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.4 x 1 inches

"A collection of complete comic book stories from the legendary team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, covering every genre in which they made their mark.
 

From the very beginning in the late 1930s, Simon and Kirby produced the finest stories around, creating dramatic new super heroes (Captain America, Blue Bolt, Fighting American, The Fly), western action (Boys Ranch), gruesome horror (Black Magic), explosive detective fiction (Justice Traps the Guilty), and the very first romance comics (Young Romance). They were the dream team.


This is the only edition authorised by both Joe Simon and the estate of Jack Kirby; each story is hand-picked by Joe Simon himself."

As stated at the beginning of this review, I wasn't all that familar with the works of Simon and Kirby when I first started reading comics.  In fact Simon and Kirby were working individually when I actually started 'collecting' comics.  Thus I missed out on a lot of these tales told in different comics for different publishers.

I mentioned that I saw this book series being publicized at Mark Evanier's Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel.  I have attend all of them conducted at the San Diego Comic Con International since he started them the year of Jack's passing.  So for anyone to write an introduction to each one of the chapters presented in this book...Well, Mark would be the one to do so.

What I mean by 'chapters' is this.  Each chapter is on a different genre of comics that either Joe Simon or Jack Kirby was involved in individually, or as the team of Simon and Kirby.

The chapters / genres cover include: The Heroes, Way Out Science Fiction, War And Adventure, The Birth of Romance, Crime Drama, The Great Western, Oh! The HoRRoR, and 'Sick' Humor. Each of those chapters could have been expanded into a book themselves!

Which is what I understand that this series will / would do, depending on reception by the intended audience and sales. I for one enjoyed each of the chapters presented in this book. This is not my 'normal' review as it isn't a 'comic book' or a 'graphic novel' that I'm reviewing today.  It's more like a 'coffee table book' that could reach more than its limited target market.

I for one enjoyed reading this compilation of 'The Best' of Simon and Kirby. I'm not the only one... 

There was also news recently that 'The Best of Simon & Kirby' has received two Harvey Award nominations for BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT and BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL OR JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION!

Here is editor Steve Saffel's reaction on hearing the news:

"It's been an amazing year for The Best of Simon and Kirby. First we were nominated for the Eisner Award--in essence, the Oscars of the comics industry, awarded at the San Diego ComicCon International. And now we've been nominated in two categories of the Harvey Awards--"Best Domestic Reprint Project" and "Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation." If the Eisners are the Oscars, then I suppose the Harveys are the Emmys (or maybe the BAFTA Awards). We're in the company of giants--Harvey Kurtzman, Alex Raymond, Art Spiegelman, and more. There's no way to predict what's going to happen, but it's an amazing journey along the way!"

So this book has achieved the critical acclaim it so richly desrves!

Now all it needs is the 'popular' acclaim and sales figures to match...

I'm giving this book a NEAR MINT (NM) 9.4 out of a 10.0 grading scale.  Even though it isn't a comic book or graphic novel!

The presentation of just the cream of the crop in each of the comics genres published is done very well in this oversized book.  The intros to each chapter by Mark Evanier are an added plus.  Kudos to all who had a hand in getting this book published!

Please note that the features presented in this book cover a long range of publishing dates, from August 1940 to February of 1966.  Thus this is just a preview of the works of Simon and Kirby, b oth individually and as a team.

The added feature 'A Simon And Kirby Checklist' starting on page 238 ends the book.  Another added Plus!

Oh, and I did say there was another book coming out soon, right?!

At the Comic-Con there were "signed advance copies of the gorgeous SIMON AND KIRBY SUPERHEROES! With a specially designed bookplate featuring Fighting American and Speedboy, these copies are signed by Joe Simon himself; plus a limited number are also signed by Neil Gaiman, who provided the introduction to the book, giving fans two autographs for the price of one! Outside of their work for Marvel and DC, this hardback compendium features all of the duo’s finest superhero stories and characters, including Fighting American, The Fly, Lancelot Strong and The Stuntman, fully restored to their original glory". 
 

This is not a review of the second book, but since I have your attention...Here's just a teaser of what it is about:

"Beginning with Blue Bolt in June, 1940, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby set the standard for costumed heroes. Their creation Captain America, remains one of the most famous heroes in comic book history, and their work for Timely and DC Comics raised the bar.

This volume introduces some of their most exciting characters: Fighting American, their cold-war take on the patriotic hero, The Fly, with origins in an unknown Spider-Man prototype, Lancelot Strong, the man with the double life, and the Hollywood swashbuckler known as Stuntman.


This is the only edition authorized by both Joe Simon and the estate of Jack Kirby, gathered from the official Simon and Kirby archives."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781848563650 Dimensions: 7 1/2” x 11” Hardback: 480pp Publication date: Oct. 12, 2010

All authors:
Jack Kirby, Joe Simon

This is definitely something to look forward to!  You might want to ask for either one of these two books as a gift for the Holidays Gift Giving Season in 2010!

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Thanks Steve for bringing this book to my attention at Comic-Con!  For more on this book and others that Titan Publishing is printing in the near future please check out their web site at TitanBooks.com. Plus they have a Facebook Fan Page at Titan Books! For the individual listing for 'The Best of Simon and Kirby' click here. For more info on the upcoming book 'The Simon and Kirby Superheroes' book click here.

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