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Desc:In 1965, Marvel Comics sent out a record to the fans. Steve Ditko's cameo is priceless.
Tags:Stan Lee, Marvel Comics, A Bunch of Cranky Jews
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Hugo Gorilla - 2009-01-29
Make Mine Marvel!
cognitivedissonance - 2009-01-29
I look forward to the "A Bunch of Cranky Jews" tag blossoming.
TeflonDoc - 2009-01-29
oh god yes

KnowFuture - 2009-01-29
Man, being a nerd was hard work back then.
Stopheles - 2009-01-29
Better than the Beatles Christmas records. I'd love to have a copy of this on vinyl - it would be the midpoint between my 7" collection and my 60s Marvel office swag (unmailed NoPrizes, etc).
Hooper_X - 2009-01-29
your no-prize makes my beard tingle with envy.

Stopheles - 2009-01-29
I actually got a few No-Prizes in the 80s, when they weren't mailing anything out anymore (I helped them cover a miscolored detail on Hobgoblin's costume in one issue of ASM, and a tattoo discrepancy in an issue of G.I.JOE), but the actual physical NoPrizes are awesome.

They're small envelopes with pictures of superheroes and big block letters reading "OFFICIAL NO-PRIZE ENCLOSED," which were (of course) mailed empty.

Again, I adore 60s Marvel's sense of company identity.

Hooper_X - 2009-01-30
That is awesome - I've seen scans of them etc. before, but I had no idea they quit actually mailing them out that early - I knew it was kind of a done deal by the 90s, and I don't think they even acknowledge it now.

This whole thing is such an awesome weird corporate identity - hey kids, listen to this record in which the guys who make your comic books engage in REALLY stilted readings of old vaudeville routines! It's all so ridiculous and forced-collegian that you would almost believe that all these guys didn't end up fucking hating each other's guts.

I would also believe that much of that hate was predicated on being forced to do this album.

robotkarateman - 2009-01-29
Flo wouldn't read her lines right so they hired Edie McClurg?
erection reset by queer - 2009-01-30
Flo Steinberg's pretty hot.
Hooper_X - 2009-01-30
Except for the part where she's Edith Bunker.

Corman's Inferno - 2009-01-30
Amazing. Ditko is a proto-Steve Sutton. Billions of stars for Jack Kirby and Wally Wood appearing on the same record.
Kibblesmith - 2009-01-30
Truly extraordinary.
bac - 2009-01-30
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