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Thursday, December 24, 2015
Merry Christmas!
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: Other Non Comics Works
                                        


 
 
Michael D Hamersky On Comics Wishes All Of You...
 
A Merry Christmas!
 
 
  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4059 -   I wanted to wish all of the readers of this blog a Merry Christmas for 2015!

It's been tough sledding around here the last month and a half.  My daughter was hospitalized for the fourth time in the last month and a half last night, so she will be celebrating Christmas in the hospital this year.  We almost lost her the third time she was hospitalized, as they had the crash cart and the special team ready.   Like I said, tough sledding around here this Holiday Season.

Anyways, I wanted to post this blog before leaving to go back to the hospital.  Oh, and on top of that we saw her maternal grandmother last night at the hospital.  Seems that Nana was at the emergency room also and was not aware that we were there also.  Like my daughter said last night, "It's Family Night at the Hospital!".

So, I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas.  I hope it is a fine one for all of you!

(Note:  We should all be fine this Christmas holiday even with the hospitalizations...)

~ Michael D Hamersky

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 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 my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 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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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 1:01 PM PST
Updated: Thursday, December 24, 2015 1:16 PM PST
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Sunday, December 20, 2015
My Secret... Updated!
Mood:  cheeky
Topic: Comic Book History
                                        


 
 
 
My Secret
(Updated!)
 
 
  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4058 -   I have blogged several times in the past about the Atlas / Seaboard publishing company that was started by Martin Goodman, (who also started the Timely / Atlas / Marvel publishing companies). 

This blog is an update on 'My Secret', which was a magazine published by Atlas / Seaboard.  See my blog #3963, which was published back on October 1st of 2013. 

As stated in that blog, My Secret #1 is ten times harder to find than the 'Gothic Romances' #1 magazine that was also published by Atlas / Seaboard.

So I'm updating that blog post by presenting here the front cover to issue #2 of 'My Secret'.  While technically not a comic book, even in magazine format, it is one of the few publications published by Atlas / Seaboard. 

Now you have another item to collect if you are an Atlas / Seaboard completist! 

Oh, and if you don't know about the history of Atlas / Seaboard, here is the Wikipedia link for further reading!

~ Michael D Hamersky

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 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 my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 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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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 2:52 PM PST
Updated: Sunday, December 20, 2015 3:19 PM PST
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Saturday, December 19, 2015
Suggesting A Christmas Movie To Watch... Babes In Toyland
Mood:  chatty
Topic: Comic Book History
                                        


 
 
Michael D Hamersky On Comics Suggests A Christmas Movie To Watch...
 
Babes In Toyland
(From 1961)
 
 
  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4057 -   During this time of year I always watch my favorite Christmas time film, "It's A Wonderful Life".  It gets me into the spirit of Christmas actually... 

In addition, this year I have my "It's A Wonderful Life" village set up.  This is the set I bought from Target several years ago. The village is actually spread out over three tables in my home, as there are quite a few buildings and characters that are part of the full set.  I have not listed my Village for sale yet, but here is a link to see what the Village items are selling for.

I also tend to watch other Christmas films during the Holidays.  Last night I watched a 1961 film, 'Babes In Toyland', featuring one of my favorite stars, Annette Funicello.   Right now I'm listening to the LP soundtrack on my new turntable/record player.  So yes, I am really in the mood for Christmas!  

The film is fun to watch again, I first saw it back in 1961 when it came out.  The info on the film can be found at this Wikipedia link to the film.

I recorded it off the TCM network, but I'm sure you can find it elsewhere during this time of year, or possibly on the web.

 

There was also a 'comic book' printed about the film.  Annette & Tommy Sands are shown on the cover.

So there is a comic book connection also!  That makes a video, an LP, and a  comic book trifecta!

There are also other 'Babes In Toyland' comics, as seen in this link from Comics.org!

Have fun searching for all three Annette items this Holiday Season!

~ Michael D Hamersky

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 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 my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 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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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 1:54 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, December 19, 2015 3:02 PM PST
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Friday, December 18, 2015
My Take On: Star Wars - The Force Awakens (Part VII)
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Book Movies
                                        


 
 
Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents His Take On...
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
(Part VII)
 
 
  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4056 -   I'm back from seeing Part VII of the Star Wars film series.  I haven't blogged or posted about this latest installment of the Star Wars films before.  Sure, I was interested in going to see it on the Big Screen, but nothing made me want to go until last night.  

Last night I saw some TV spots where people were going to see it Thursday night.  Which got me to thinking... I'll see it Friday mid-morning.  So I did.  At my local Regal Cinemas theatre.  Here's My Take on the film:

The opening was similar to the earlier films with the large font opening as to what had happened since the last film. Okay...

Then the first few minutes ran.  Nothing exciting there for me.  Actually it was kind of slow for me, even though there was a lot of action going on.

It took several minutes before my interest picked up.  Then there he was!  Hans Solo and Chewbacca!  Allright!  Now the film picked up for me.

I won't go in for spoiling for those of you that have not already seen it.  I went not knowing much about the film.  I wanted to be surprised this time.  And I was!

Besides Hans & Chewbacca there were:  R2-D2, C-3PO, General (Princess) Leia and Luke Skywalker.  It was fun seeing them all again.  That was for sure!  As each character was re-introduced, my interest in this film continued to grow. It turned out to be a couple of hours of fun viewing.  Plus this film is just the first of two more films to be added.  I'll be back for sure to see those!

Like I said above, I'm not going to give away the storyline of this film.  Just that if you have seen all of the previous six films, you gotta see this seventh one!

For those of you that want to know a little more about the film, please see this link to the Wikipedia entry for the film.

As for my grade for this film, I'd give it a VF/VF+ (Very Fine/Very Fine Plus) 8.25 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grade.   It was a fun film, but just a little slow at the beginning of the film.   As for the new cast members, I'd have to give a Near Mint Minus (NM-) to Daisy Ridley who played Rey.  Her character development in the film was handled nicely.  Looking forward to seeing more of her in the films to follow.

~ Michael D Hamersky

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 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 my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 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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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 1:38 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, December 19, 2015 3:13 PM PST
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Whom I'm Thankful For... (The 2015 Thanksgiving Post)
Mood:  special
Topic: Other Non Comics Works
                                        


 
 
Michael D Hamersky On Comics Mentions Whom He Is...
 
Thankful For On This Thanksgiving Day
 
 
  
  

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4055 -   It is time for my Annual Thanksgiving Post!

Well... Almost Annual, as I missed posting last year during my divorce.  I guess I just wasn't thankful enough during that time!

Anyways, this 'Annual' post has been around for several years.  Here's a link to the 2013 Post which shows all of those I've been thankful during my lifetime. 

Those persons included, (in order of year posted), Stan Lee, Engineer Bill, Sheriff John, Fess Parker, Howard & Marge McIntosh, Jack Kirby, Tina LoSasso, Francis & Lois Hamersky, Annette Funicello, Shel Dorf, Elvis Presley, and Leo Carrillo.  Whew!   That's a lot to be thankful for!

This year's choice is... (drumroll.....)... Creedence Clearwater Revival! (Or CCR for short.)

That's because it was this band's albums that got me to collecting what was then 'current' music, back in the late 1960s.  You see, I graduated High School in 1970, and lived at home till the 2nd year of Junior College.  So my choice of records was somewhat limited to what would be acceptable to my parents.  I did have a pair of headphones, but it wasn't until I moved 'out of the house' that my choices of music started to widen...

I had been listening to Elvis Presley and other rockabilly artists and some country music as my Dad had a few country music LPs.

But CCR was the first 'band' that I remember buying their albums at the Navy Exchange, straight off the record stands. 

I was able to catch the band live, but only once, after Tom Fogerty had left the group of four.   So while nice seeing 'CCR' in 1971/72 it wasn't the same band whose records I had been listening to for a few years.  Actually the band broke up with the release of the 'Mardi Gras' album, whose cuts the trio played in concert. 

I did buy the individual records of John Fogerty (aka Blue Ridge Rangers), Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, and Tom Fogerty.  But it just wasn't the same for me after the breakup of the band. BTW, CCR existed from 1967 - 1972. There were earlier incarnations of the band, with two other names, but CCR ran for just those years listed.

Yes, I did see the other 'CCR' - Creedence Clearwater Revisted, the band that Stu & Doug ran with a soundalike lead singer sounding close to John Fogerty's style years later at the San Diego County Fair.  But still it wasn't the same for me.

The purchase of a new turntable / record player, (as mentioned in blog #4054), has had me pulling out my collection of CCR LPs that I had not sold, (unlike my Elvis & Annette collections).  I'm almost at the end of listening to them all over again, although its been years since I've done so.

However, just a thought... It's the Creedence Clearwater Revival band that I am thankful for this Thanksgiving, which was the nucleous of my once large LP & 45 records collections.

My thanks to the Band for what will be an ongoing relationship now that I've purchased a record player to hear them like I did in the late 1960s.

Links for further reading:

Wikipedia for Creedence Clearwater Revival

Wikipedia for Creedence Clearwater Revisted

Wikipedia for John Fogerty

Wikipedia for Tom Fogerty

Wikipedia for Stu Cook

Wikipedia for Doug Clifford

Note: There were only seven studio albums, released from 1968 - 1972, see this link for details on them, plus other albums released after the breakup of the band.

Additional Note: I mentioned that CCR had two names before using CCR.  They were the 'Blue Velvets' and then 'The Golliwogs'.  Here is a link to their history courtesy of Wikipedia.  I have some of the music that was released, when I first became aware of CCR's earlier history.

Plus a Final Note:  There is actually a one page story of CCR in a comic book!  See this link from Comics.org.

~ Michael D Hamersky

 



 

NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 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 my blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to me for possible review, just contact me. 

 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, November 26, 2015 8:02 AM PST
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