Batman No.1

Batman No.1 (1940)

That’s all. Just Batman number one. In nearly perfect condition. It contains the first appearance of both the Joker and the Cat, a.k.a. Catwoman.

The 1st Joker
The “Cat”
I just had to include this page… “Quiet or Papa Spank!” LMAO!

Batman “66” Bubblegum Cards

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These bubblegum cards are very charming. There is an innocence about them, and I enjoy the slightly off model designs of many of the characters. At one point Batman isn’t wearing any gloves. Part of the story? Who knows, but I adore it. The art stye feels Latin in origin.

Larry Storch, the First Animated Joker

Larry Storch, the First Animated Joker – by Doc – 8 July 2022

I didn’t want to let the passing of Larry Storch, who’s IMDB list stretched from 1951 through 2010, go by without mentioning his involvement in the history of Batman. He played the Joker on Filmation’s Batman/Superman Hour (1968-1969). My first recollection of Larry is in F-Troop which I watched in re-runs when I was three and four. I also remember him fondly in the Ghost Busters television series from the 1970s. There are other roles that he was well known for, but I really enjoy his guest-star appearances throughout the 60s and 70s programs.

Thanks for everything, Larry! You lived a long life and made me smile every time you showed up. Rest well, sir.

Epic Byrne: The Comic Art of John Byrne

Epic Byrne: The Comic Art of John Byrne

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Epic Byrne

Epic Byrne is my excuse to share art from my favorite artist of all time. You’ll note that I did not say “comic artist”. He is probably the reason I sampled other comics from the Fantastic Four, to Lab Rats. He is more that just an artist but also a wonderful writer. He’s a fan of the subject matter and has my respect. People have some negative things to say about him but show me anybody who’s ever existed who doesn’t have their detractors. The cover seen above is one of the most influential books I have ever picked up at a comic shop and I love to thumb through it from time to time. If you want even more John Byrne, head to which is the only place on the internet where the man posts anything.