Observation for Now

It has always seemed to me that the human race needs more things to wonder about, rather than less.

-- Gregory L Reece

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Kenner Action Figure Cards 1


From 1995 we have cards from Kenner's series of action figures. These came out soon after Superman's death and return. As you can see from this card, he's got those nasty black circles under his eyes and the long (regeneration matrix-length) hair.




Note that Superman flies through force of will. Also that you can read more about him in DC Comics. Ya think?

Monday, January 07, 2008

A Super Dictionary. I Am Talking About a Book with Definitions




This is the Super Dictionary from the 1970s. It uses silly art of DC characters for didactic definitions that always use the meaning in a sentence.




Like, Braniac says, "Good morning Superman! In this time of day after sunrise and before noon I am going to murder Lois Lane and rape Krypto with a probe! It will be a good morning for me but not a good morning for you!"




(This definition of morning is not used in the Super Dictionary.)

BTW, I have a copy of this for sale on Amazon, along with a bunch of other fan and nonfan items. End of commercial!
The art may be by Alex Toth, or one of the Kuberts. Where else but on this book's back cover can you get such a fine view of so many superheroes' derrieres?
See you soon! Please don't forget to write.

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