The Lone Ranger: Read For Danger — Tense Over Homophones

You might knock comics, saying they aren’t good for literacy, but this vintage copy of The Lone Ranger has complex issues of homophones and verb tenses right on the cover.


The New Krofft Supershow Comic #2

Fan of The New Krofft Supershow? Here’s the Whitman comic, #2. Front cover with photos is copyrighted 1977; but the title page is dated May 1978.

Inside, the comic stories feature Magic Mongo, Kaptain Kool & The Kongs, Bigfoot & Wildboy, and Wonderbug. Tons of retro ads.

If you live in the US or Canada, you can buy it from me for $9.99 (plus shipping) — or take your chances at eBay

Dolls From The 1957-58 Aldens Catalog

Some selected dolls from the Fall and Winter Aldens catalog. There’s Dennis The Menace

Little Miss Revlon, with her Magic-Touch skin (a phrase that creeps me out) and her “‘Form-Fit’ bra and girdle with nylon front” (FormFit being a lingerie company all-too wiling to confuse the lines between girlhood and womanhood)…

And my personal favorite, Patti Prays doll — or Pattie Prays, depending on whether you believe the type by the image of the doll or the text used in the catalog description. (Not to be confused with Patty Prayer doll by Niresk.)

Will Linda Lee Get A Campus Cuddle-Bun?

Back in 1961, readers voted on which style of hair Linda Lee, aka Supergirl, should have; the results of that poll, published in Adventure Comics #387, revealed that the favored hairstyle was Campus Cuddle-Bun — but they were still accepting ideas.

Comic Book Superhero Auction Event

EBay’s Comic Book Superhero Auction Event, now through Sunday, May 9, 2010, features rare and collectible comic-related merchandise (vintage comic books, original artwork by popular and classic artists, signed memorabilia, etc.). Most of these items have never been offered before — or at such a low starting prices.

Bidding starts at $0.99 (items valued <$1,000) or $99.99 (items valued ≥$1,000) and all items are available as auctions with free shipping and no reserve.