Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Young Hearts

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Today is Valentine's Day.  So let's look at a few "love" comics of the 60s and 70s.
     "My Love" was on of my favorites from Marvel Comics.  The good news...they had all of those great Marvel artists, John Romita, Gene Colan, John Buscema and many more.  The bad news, it only ran about 10 issues before it went reprint.

     Over at DC Comics, they had many many love comics with series running within the books like, "The Manu Loves of Lisa St. Clair."  And let's not forget "3 Girls."  That is the good news, the bad?  DC seemed to have hundreds of love books to choose from.

     Either way, have a great lovely holiday with your sweetie.

     Take care and adopt a (love ) comic book today!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Captain Apollo, Gone

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Well, yet another comic book related person has passed.  The last time I posted, it was artist/friend Dan Spiegle.  Today it is actor, Richard Hatch, who portrayed Captain Apollo on Battlestar Galactica (the original one from the 70s).

     And like Star Wars before it, Marvel Comics did a fine adaptation of the show complete with great new stories.

     Now is it me, or is everyone and everything great from the 60s and 70s leaving us?  My advice to all of you...remember and appreciate.

     Take care and adopt a (BSG) comic book today!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Dan Spiegle Passes

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Last week I lost another friend from the comic industry.  Dan Spiegle, who drew Zorro, The Hardy Boys, Scooby Doo, Crossfire and the Blackhawks among many, many more comics to boot.

     Some years back, I met him online and he called me on the phone and we kept up a chat schedule as well as trading letters from time to time.  He then did a painting of my favorite super team, The Blackhawks that group of great heroes and aviators.  He thrilled me at the holidays as he began sending me hand colored Christmas cards showing scenes that he had drawn over his career.

     He was 96 years old and had a great long career and life, but I'm missing him already.  I've been blessed in that I have had many friends from my favorite hobby bond with me, but it is also a sad thing that many of these "greats" that have befriended me are gone.  But I've enjoyed their friendship while they were here, soooo...

     And now that Dan is gone, just maybe, I hear his Blackhawks give a giant "Hawkaaaaa" yell.

     Take care and adopt a (anything drawn by Dan) comic today!