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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Fogel's Guide 2013-2014 Final Pre-Order & Ad Deadline May 31!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Book History
                                        
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Fogel's Guide 2013-2014 Final Pre-Order & Ad Deadline May 31!
 
  
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 Above is the Top Part of the Flyer!
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3857 -    This blog post is basically a special call for a book that I have enjoyed in the past in a previous edition.  I normally don't do this, but I feel that this is a great reference book and should be in many persons private library.  So here is the special announcement that goes with the above top part of the flyer that was emailed to me:

Fogel's Underground Price & Grading Guide

By Dan Fogel, M. Steven Fox, Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, Rick Buckler & Their Pals 'N Gals

Final Pre-Order & Advertising Deadline May 31!!

Premiering at Comic-Con International: San Diego on July 17th, 2013, the all-new, expanded , 2013-2014 edition “FUGG” is a mammoth of over 500 pages, with updated prices and detailed listings on the hottest and newest (or newly discovered) Underground and Adult Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Alternatives, Independents, Small Press, and all titles not covered by “Overstreet’s Comic Book Price Guide”. Also significantly expanded and updated are special sections spotlighting Mini-Comix and International books. The new sections cover Tijuana Bibles, Fanzines, Counterculture Tabloid Newspapers, and the first comprehensive Price and Grading Guide for Rock Posters of the Psychedelic Era! Plus a new, detailed, Underground Comix Grading Guide! Sponsored by the Bill Graham Archives at Wolfgang’s Vault.

The standard softcover edition is only $39.95. The hardcover limited edition features exclusive front-cover art by Underground Comix legend Frank Stack (Foolbert Sturgeon) limited to 100 and is only $74.95. The hardcover edition will be personally signed by Stack as well as yers truly! Any pre-orders for the Frank Stack Ltd. Softcover have been upgraded at no extra charge!

Fogel’s 2006 Guide and 2010’s Supplement are the industry standard and the indispensable resource for collectors, retailers, auctioneers, historians, investors, and fans!

Below is pasted text from the attached pdf file of my flyer announcing the final advertising deadline and pre-order with free shipping cut off date of May 31, 2013:

Black & White Ads
Full Page: $240.00 (7.75 x 10” or 8.75 x 11.25” full bleed)
Half Page: $120.00 (7.75 x 4.75”)
Quarter Page : $60.00 (3.75 x 4.75”)
Full Color Ads (Limited Availability!)
Full Page: $400.00 (7.75 x 10” or 8.75 x 11.25” full bleed)
Half Page: $200.00 (7.75 x 4.75”)
Quarter Page : $100.00 (3.75 x 4.75”)


PRE-SALE OR AD ORDER FORM
Ad Size / Type ______________________________________

____Copies of the S&N Limited Edition Hardcover @ $74.95 each
____Copies of the Standard Edition Guide @ $39.95 each

Total Amount Paid __________________________________

Name _____________________________________________
Address ___________________________________________
City ______________________________________________
State ________ Zip ____________ Country_______________
Phone _________________ Email _____________________

To order please call: 510-220-6314

Send check or credit card info payable to: Hippy Comix, Inc.
4516 Gregory Way • Richmond, CA 94803
Send PayPal payments
to: hippycomix@comcast.net

Advertising management & layouts: Rick Buckler buckler9916@gmail.com

Pay by check, credit card or PayPal! Placement of ads at publisher’s discretion; earliest reservations are given priority. Camera-ready art deadline is May 31, 2013.

 

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Okay, that's the end of the 'advertisement' for this blog post. Make sure you reserve yourself a copy of this reference book!

Oh, and here is my review blog on Dan's Supplement that he published a couple of years ago so as to give you an idea of what this new book is about.

~ Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,857 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly 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:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

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

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail 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:  Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
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In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:00 AM PDT
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Monday, May 13, 2013
She Was 'Lava'!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Book History
                                        
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She Was 'Lava'!
 
 
Blog #3855 -  I'm back from the one day Long Beach Comic Con Expo, as shown yesterday in blog #3854.
 
While I was there... I went through some of the comic dealers' back issues boxes, and came across a few nice items to read and / or resell.
 
One of the items that I saw was a copy of the 1997 'Lava' comic book that was published by Crossbreed Press.
 
I've blogged about this comic book before and the model that was the 'star' of the comic book.  However, those blogs go back to 2007 / 2008 in the old eBay blogging format that this Blog of mine started out in.
 
So I'm going to re-format that blog and add some additional info here as well.
 
First of all, here's the publishing & credits info:
Title                Lava: Chapter One
Authors      Max Espinoza, Ruben Gerard, Rick       Valenzuela
Editor              Judy Sofer
Illustrated by  Gabriela Mottino
Publisher        Crossbreed Press, 1997
 
Here's what the comic book is about:
Written by Max Espinoza. Art by Ruben Gerard and Gabriella Motino. A chronicle of a a wild beauty's fight for freedom in an ecologically ravaged future. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

In an apocalyptic future, the beautiful bikini-clad Lava lives a simple life in the rocky Deadlands with her lover, until the day they wander too far into the green, lush forest. Lava awakes to find her lover murdered and herself at the mercy of Deadlands slave traders.

Soon, she finds herself the slave of her evil cousin, Queen Mala. Lava is pressed into gladiatorial contests to amuse the prison guards, and eventually into vicious fights in arenas for the amusement of the aristocracy.

Her spirit unbroken, Lava must plot her escape, if she can survive constant trial by combat. Will she break free from her dank prison, and rise above her hopeless existence? And will she someday have her revenge on the cruel Queen Mala?
 
My memory about this comic book is that back in 1997 at the San Diego Comic Con International... My two oldest sons and I met Leah Samonte, who was there in character dress to greet all those who entered the the Small Press area.  See 2nd photo on the right.
 
Her booth had a polaroid camera which was to have your picture taken with Leah in character as LAVA. So of course I had my boys have their pic taken with her as shown in the top left photo of this blog.
 
In the early to mid 1990's 'Good Girl' and 'Bad Girl' art in comics was the latest 'Hot' Fad, and there were plenty of models that had comics books based on their adventures. Most of them were sold based on the photo covers or artwork inside.
 
Today, looking via Google, I see that the small press publisher just had the one comic book published.  And that Leah Samonte doesn't appear in the search engine with a mention of the comic book!  So it must have been just one fabulous 'One Hit Wonder' from 1997!  Anyways, that comic book is what I wanted to share with you from the LBCC Expo today!
 
~Michael!
  
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 Of course my sons met more than just 'Lava' at the 2007 San Diego Comic Con International!
 They also met 'Super Underwear Man' and his comic book!  As seen in the photo above!  
 For more of whom they met in 1997, take a look at this special photo album at my Facebook Fan Page!

  

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,855 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly 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:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

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

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail 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:  Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
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In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013 6:48 AM PDT
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
My Take On: Mighty Mouse... Blue Cream! From RocketFizz.com
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Book History
                                        
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Mighty Mouse Blue Cream!
 
  
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 Fly on over to your nearest Rocket Fizz because we've teamed up with iconic Golden Records to bring you the mighty, Mighty Mouse theme song blue cream soda "Here I Come To Save The Day!"!
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3850 -    This past weekend my youngest son, Vinnie, and I attended the Free Comic Book Day event in Rancho Cucamonga.   One of the nice things about this event at 4 Color Fantasies is that while we were standing in line for a couple of hours plus, I went over to the food stand where our tickets got us a free hot dog each!   Which helped make the wait more bearable!

After staying there for four hours in total, we headed back down to Carlsbad, which is 1 & 1/2 hours away.  We of course had to stop at Tom's Farms in Corona for a break!   I always try to stop there, to pick up divinity, chocolate, and vanilla fudge samplers!   Which I did again this time, LOL!

While there, since it was just Vinnie and myself on this drive, I decided to check out what else was on hand.   Besides all kinds of candy, nuts, etc., Tom's Farms of course has a fruit / vegetable stand.  In that area there was also a large cooler.  So as I wandered over there, I came across a bunch of 'strange' pops!  Including this Blue Cream bottle.  Of course it was the Mighty Mouse on the label that caught my eyes! 

So while I bought one for me, Vinnie picked up a Chocolate Creme Soda, which he had never had one.  But it didn't have a cartoon character on the label.

So anyways, I started drinking mine on the way back down to Carlsbad.  It was very smooth to the taste, and refreshing.  Enough so that when I got back home, I had to look up the producers of this soda pop, RocketFizz.com

As you can see by their web site, they have quite a few sodas to sample!  And the Rocket Fizz people mentioned the  'Golden Records' logo on the label.  Golden Records has their own web site.   So there is quite a bit of extra reading to be done, if you are interested!

Oh, and the RocketFizz folks are a franchise opportunity!  As it is actually Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shops.  Take a look if you have interest at the tabs on their web site for more info.

Also for more info, and to be interactive with Rocket Fizz... Be sure to check their Facebook Fan Page!

Anyways, I just had to bring this soda pop to your attention today, as it was darn good, and comic book related.  You never know what you will find at Tom's Farms!

~ Michael

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,850 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly 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:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

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

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail 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:  Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
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In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:35 AM PDT
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Sharing My Thoughts Via.... A Self-Publishing Checklist!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Book History
                                        
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Shares His Thoughts On... 
 
A Self Publishing Checklist!
 
  
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 Batton Lash & Michael D Hamersky at the Spotlight On Batton Lash Panel!
At the 2012 Long Beach Comic Con on Saturday! Batton asked Michael to 'interview' him on the panel, which Michael gladly did!
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3845 -    I've had the pleasure of meeting many independent comics creators over the past decades... Usually at comic cons.

I've also seen several of them 'breakout' and become small indie publishers. 

However, most of them haven't become small indie publishers past their own 2 - 3 issues story arc, and several I haven't seen lately at comic cons. Possibly they have given up on making it in the comics industry...?

Yet others, and actually, though just a few, have gone on to make it big in the comics industry.  By becoming indie press publishers.

So what's my thoughts on publishing your own comic book?

Here's what I have come up with, and no it is not everything you should do... But are things you could do to help yourself make it 'big' in comics.

1. Create your comic book - Which should be somewhat easy for you to do, unless you have to have other comics creators do the writing or artwork or inking, etc., while you do one of those functions.  Oh, and in general terms, it is less expensive to start online with a web comic, and build a following of readers.  After that... Then you can sell print copies.  But be aware that printing webcomics could be an odd-sized shape for the comic book to be printed in.  I've see some weird formats that webcomics have been printed in!

2. Post the copyright notice in the comic book - Be sure to do this!

3. Keep control. Period.  You must maintain complete creative control and own your copyright.  Keep this in mind for all of these steps!

4. Look at getting a trademark for logo of your comic book. 

5. Place an ISBN on the front cover.  This is a MUST!  That's because you're supposed to have an ISBN for each format that you use to publish your comic book. Actually some printers offer inexpensive or free ISBNs, but it is up to you to make sure to read the fine print before using those printers services!

6. Barcode the front cover! Why? This simple action will open more vendors for you. You can actually find places to get the barcode images for free.  You can also pay a small fee for an easy-to-use file.

7. Okay, before printing this comic book... Check to see if you want to do a 'crowd funder' program like KickStarter or IndieGoGo.  Do you have enough Facebook Friends to get the word out about your comic book?   KickStarter & IndieGoGo have different rules and funding programs.  Investigate both and possibly other 'crowd funders' thoroughly.

8. Seems funny to say this, but PRINT the comic book, even if you don't use a crowd funder. In some quantity.  Check sources online for the best prices for printing small quantities.  You don't want to be sitting on cases of comic books that you have to sell to recover your printing costs.

9. Plus, which most people don't do... print an alternate cover as a retailer incentive!  Or use it at comic cons as an exclusive comic con cover!

10. Then, after printing your comic book, you should convert your comic book to a digital format.

11. Publish digital format comic via some format.  There are several formats to choose from.

12. Create a sales page on your own website.  Don't have a web site? Do it now!  And for goodness sake, you should make sure that your comic book's title isn't already owned online by another person / company.  Buy that Domain Name for your property ASAP!

13. Set up your own Paypal account to receive payment for selling copies, whether online or at a comic con.

14. Contact the comics press about your new comic.  Include bloggers like myself, when contacting the press.

15. Set up a Facebook FanPage, a Twitter Acoount, and possibly other Social Media avenues.

16. Check the Local Comic Book Shop Locator for comic shops in your area. Contact them to sell your comic book.  Possibly even on consignment?

17. Set up at nearby comic book conventions in the Artists Alley for a cheaper table rate.  After you make it, you can set up in Small Press sections.

18. See if you can get on a program at a comic con, any program that you have knowledge about, and mention your comic book when you are introduced, and what your table number is at the con for sales.  Later you can check out about getting a 'Spotlight On... (yourself) at a comic con, like in the top right photo of this blog, where Batton Lash and myself went over his comic book career and small press business at his program.

19.  Bookkeeping... Yes, Bookkeeping!  You have to keep an accounting of what you have spent and what you take in.  Being an accountant by trade, I'll let you in on what I use.  QuickBooks!  It is definitely worth the money if you plan on continuing to publish this comic book as a series, or have plans for another one or two.

20.  And I saved this for last.  Use Amazon.com to sell your comic book.  The charges that Amazon places on you are a large percentage of your sales price, so use this sales tool only after you have already iniitialized doing all of the above 19 steps.  

Okay, the above list is just thoughts that I've now put down on 'paper'.  Like I said before, listing these 20 steps... This list is NOT everything you could or should do, but a really good start

If you are thinking about creating your own comic book, or have already done so and not made any traction in sales... the above 20 steps are ones you might go over and ponder on just a bit.

I may be back with more thoughts on self-publing in the future, but for now, these are the ones I believe are most important.   Good luck to your on your self-publishing venture.  Maybe I'll see you at a comic con with your self published comic book(s)?!

~ Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,845 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly 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:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

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

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail 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:  Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
---------------            
      
In Addition, I started a YouTube Channel just before the 2011 Comic-Con International, where I am slowly uploading videos from conventions or other events that we attend that are also pop culture related.  You are invited to 'subscribe' to that channel also!  As found at 'HamerskyOnComics'!
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Updated: Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:16 AM PDT
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Wally Wood's Heroes, Inc.!
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Topic: Comic Book History
                                        
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Wally Wood's
 
HEROES, INC.!
 
  
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TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3843 -    I've listed the remaining copies I have of Wally Wood's 'Heroes, Inc. Presents Cannon (#1) at my online comic book shop, ComicBooksCircus.com!

This was a two-issue comic book title that represented one of the earliest known efforts of 'independent' comics publishing!

The first issue was self-published by Wally Wood in 1969, with another issue published by CPL Publications in 1976.

This comic book was an 'in-between' publication, in that it bridged the gap between underground comix and the more 'mainstream' Marvel and DC Comics publications of the time.

This original one-shot comic attempted to provide mature genre stories for an adult audience. It could be considered a forerunner of the late-1970s modern graphic novel!

The one-shot was actually created for the 'armed forces' readership that Wally Wood had cultivated with his "Sally Forth" feature in Military News and Overseas Weekly.

The first issue, pictured at the top right, contained no U.S. Postal Service indicia.

Additionally it was higher priced, set at 15 cents cover price, NOT the 12 cents cover that other comics of the time were priced at when it was publsihed.

As Wally's target market was NOT children,  it wasn't submitted to the CCA and thus had no Comics Code Seal on the cover!

Aimed at an older audience, the comic contained more 'action' violence and more 'revealing' clothing on the illustrated nubile young women than did mainstream comics of the day!

However, it was not 'grim and gritty'. It did not contain nudity or gore. Most of the deaths illustrated occurred in silhouette or off-panel.

The blaring comic book cover itself did promote "Amazing Adult Adventure" within its' pages, but it is far milder than today's comics!

A self portrait of Woody can be seen at the top left of this blog post.

Wally's Wikipedia entry can be found at this link.

In addition, this comic book series has its own Wikipedia entry!

So don't miss out on owning a piece of comic book history for the low prices I'm offering this historical comic book at.  Again, this is the link to my online comic book shop!

~ Michael

 

 


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,843 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com!     

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written per the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up slightly 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:  Your computer's resoulution may be set differently, but the above resolution is the most commonly used resolution at the time of this blog post. 

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Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail 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:  Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:01 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:32 AM PDT
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