Tagged: 1978

Comic Book Cover of the Week: Muhammad Ali vs. Superman!!

There’d just be no better time to post this legendary comic book cover, yesterday we lost boxing legend Muhammad Ali at the age of 74. I really don’t need to go into much detail about the legend as he’s one of the most well known athletes of all time. However some people may not have known that he had a part in the DC universe when he took on Superman in a boxing match!

Yeah the two squared off in a fight to save planet earth from an alien invasion! This was an epic comic at 72 pages in length Superman was in the fight of his life!! Ali is also rumored to have written all of his own dialogue and make a specific request, that in the book he would discover Superman’s true identity.

RIP Muhammad, you were a real life Superhero…..

Here’s the full scoop on the legendary comic book-check it out!!!

 

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Comic Book Cover of the Week: Conan The Barbarian Hits the NYC Streets?!

What If was one of the coolest Marvel Comic books ever, it was kinda like a weird ass Twilight Zone episode starring your favorite characters! This cover here to What If #13 is a personal favorite and it wouldn’t be the last time Conan grazed the pages of this particular title. He’d go on to face off with the likes of Thor and Wolverine as well here. But this at the time was a trippy idea-what if Conan walked the Earth today? You just know that he’d get into some major shit as it clearly shows by the situation arising on the cover here. This was way back in 1978(notice the Star Wars poster in the  background!) and this cover was beautifully drawn by John Buscema and Ernie Chan! A true classic!!

Obscure Super Hero Movies! Dr. Strange 1978?

So it’s apparent now that Marvel is going to keep cranking out super hero movies and I am certain one of their next films is gonna be Dr. Strange! What a lot of people don’t know is that they already gave Stephen a go way back in 1978!

The results well as you can guess it was not quite what you would call a memorable film to say the least! This was actually a pilot that aired on CBS way back when. It seems Marvel was trying for another hit like The Hulk series-which to this day is still totally rad! I don’t care what anyone says Lou Ferrigno is still a much better Hulk than any of these CG versions. So check out this clip and see why this show never made it into a real television series….

1978: A Great Year For Marvel Model Kits!

As you may have noticed there has been a bit of a lull in the posting here as I am actually back in Wisconsin visiting with my family and getting ready to take a road trip back to Oregon this week. So if I don’t post for the majority of the week it’s because I am driving cross country! Anyway today I went out into the shed at my parents home here in the northwoods and checked out some of my old toys that I have stored here. There are some damn good ones! Old Transformers, tons of Super Powers figures, Secret Wars figures, Inhumanoids, actual Muppets puppets, G.I. Joes, lunch boxes, tons of  He-Man and suprisingly quite a few toys that are for some reason missing!

Anyway I did find two things I was looking for in particular. Two Marvel models from 1978 made by a company called Fandimensions. Continue reading