Saturday, November 30, 2019

Cyber Monday Suggestion--The Best of Booksteve's Library

For your consideration for 2019's Cyber Monday, may we offer THE BEST OF BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY. This nearly 500 page five-star volume is available in oversized book form for only $25 and digitally for your Kindle for only $9.99.

Filled with 100 of the best, most memorable pieces written for our main blog between its 2005 debut and the book's 2017 publication, each and every one updated and annotated, with many all-new illustrations, you'll also find never-before published material and even a few all-new pieces!

Bruce Lee! Batman! Christa Helm! David Bowie! George Carlin! Jack Kirby! Kay Kyser! Carrie Fisher! Skeeter Davis! Lana Turner! Lassie! Paul McCartney! The Great Gildersleeve! Mitzi Green! Vaughn Bode! Harvey Kurtzman! Linda Blair! Kip King! Kurt Russell! Dick Van Dyke! Ron Jeremy! Chuck Norris! Kevin Smith! And more!

A 20th century pop culture fan's delight! Movies! TV! Radio! Music! Comic Books! Novels!

We here at 4CS wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and would appreciate your giving our book a try. Thanks!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Tarz an' the Apes-Marie and John Severin-197

In Harvey Kurtzman's classic MAD comics, John Severin parodied Tarzan not once but twice. In CRACKED over the years, he also parodied Tarzan more than once. Here, in a Roy Thomas-scripted parody dedicated to Kurtzman, he does so yet again, in a Marvelous collaboration with sister Marie!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Freddy Firefly-1947

This rare superhero series from EC Comics' earlier incarnation originally had its hero looking very much like a buggy Human Torch. Perhaps Martin Goodman complained because here, in his final adventure, Freddy glows and burns oddly in shades of green. 

Monday, November 25, 2019

A Waggy Dog Story-Jack Davis-1958

One of THE all-time great jokes and one of my personal favorites , illustrated here by the late, great Jack Davis!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Robin-Jim Mooney-1948

Here's another old-time radio themed story, drawn by a young Jim Mooney ghosting for Bob Kane. 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Krazy Kat-1951-1952

I've always been fascinated by this majorly off-model series. Even the cartoon series of a decade later, in spite of its low budget, looked more familiar to old time fans than this run did.

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Green Arrow-George Papp-1948

Here's a colorful Batm...I mean a Green Arrow story from the period in which Green Arrow and Speedy were pretty much Batman and Robin with arrows and without capes.