|Hugo Gorilla |
Make Mine Marvel!
I look forward to the "A Bunch of Cranky Jews" tag blossoming.
Man, being a nerd was hard work back then.
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).
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.
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.
Flo wouldn't read her lines right so they hired Edie McClurg?
|erection reset by queer |
Flo Steinberg's pretty hot.
Except for the part where she's Edith Bunker.
|Corman's Inferno |
Amazing. Ditko is a proto-Steve Sutton. Billions of stars for Jack Kirby and Wally Wood appearing on the same record.
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